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KEY FACTS

Official name
Essendon Football Club

Known as
Essendon

Nickname
Bombers

Formed
1873

Colours
Black and red

Associated clubs
Essendon Reserves; Essendon WFC (VFLW); Essendon WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2023

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1878–1896

AFL Premierships
1993, 2000 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1897, 1901, 1911-12, 1923-4, 1942, 1946, 1949-50, 1962, 1965, 1984-5 (14 total)

VFA Premierships
1891-2-3-4 (4 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia: 1893 (1 total); VFL/AFL Night Series: 1981, 1984, 1990, 1993-4, 2000 (6 total); McClelland Trophy: 1951, 1953, 1957, 1968, 1989, 1993, 1999, 2000-1 (9 total)

Most Games
400 - Dustin Fletcher (1993-2015)

Most Goals
926 - Matthew Lloyd (1995-2009)

League Top Goalkickers
A.Thurgood (25) 1900; F.Hiskins (34) 1901; G.Stockdale (68) 1923; W.Brittingham (66) 1946; J.Coleman (100) 1949, (120) 1950, (103) 1951 & (97) 1952; R.Evans (78) 1959 & (67) 1960; E.Fordham (76) 1966; M.Lloyd (109) 2000, (105) 2001 & (93) 2003 (8 winners/14 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Dick Reynolds 1934, 1937 & 1938; Bill Hutchison 1952 & 1953; Graham Moss 1976; Gavin Wanganeen 1993; James Hird 1996 (5 medallists/8 medals)

Headquarters
275 Melrose Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC 3045

Postal Address
PO Box 17, Essendon, VIC, 3040

Phone: (03) 8340 2000 

Email
generalenquiries@essendonfc.com.au

Website
essendonfc.com.au

Essendon



"Essendon's performances in season 2000 were among the most noteworthy in football history. After waltzing unbeaten to the Ansett Cup, the Bombers won all bar one of 25 home-and-away and finals matches culminating in an apparently effortless 10-goal grand final demolition of Melbourne. Such bare statistics cannot convey the full extent of Essendon's supremacy, however. At times the Bombers seemed to be performing on a different plane than every other team ... "

In looking at their grand history, John Devaney sees the Bombers fly up, up to a record-equalling 16 V/AFL premierships

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1969 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1969 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.35.77.912.10 82 LOST Richmond 1.53.139.1815.21 111 -29 MCG Apr 7 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 1.14.88.913.13 91 DRAW Geelong 5.18.113.414.7 91 0 WIN Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.38.49.912.13 85 LOST Hawthorn 5.18.512.614.14 98 -13 WIN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.26.810.1313.19 97 WON Melbourne 2.94.117.1510.19 79 18 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.56.910.1416.17 113 WON North Melbourne 3.36.59.912.11 83 30 WIN May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.26.512.817.13 115 WON Fitzroy 3.27.59.713.12 90 25 PRI May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 1.46.109.1011.14 80 LOST St. Kilda 8.310.315.816.10 106 -26 MOO May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 2.26.611.1015.15 105 WON Footscray 6.29.211.913.12 90 15 WIN May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 2.32.45.66.9 45 LOST Carlton 5.58.811.915.13 103 -58 PRI May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.410.614.1118.15 123 WON South Melbourne 3.27.511.615.13 103 20 LAK Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.54.910.1513.19 97 LOST Collingwood 5.18.610.1116.12 108 -11 WIN Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.32.74.128.15 63 WON Richmond 1.44.65.87.12 54 9 WIN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.27.610.1013.16 94 WON Geelong 3.76.87.1110.14 74 20 KAR Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.67.1112.1516.18 114 LOST Hawthorn 2.59.1014.1517.19 121 -7 GLE Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 0.66.108.1613.21 99 WON Melbourne 3.55.1010.1213.16 94 5 WIN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 2.16.67.99.13 67 LOST North Melbourne 4.27.711.1213.16 94 -27 ARD Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 6.59.915.1119.18 132 WON Fitzroy 3.24.58.914.11 95 37 WIN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.56.1214.1919.25 139 WON St. Kilda 3.37.610.811.10 76 63 WIN Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.28.511.712.10 82 LOST Footscray 2.25.59.614.10 94 -12 WES Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 6.48.1010.1317.16 118 LOST Carlton 2.27.516.820.9 129 -11 WIN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1969 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
42 Barclay, Stuart 12 149 12.4 19 1.6 168 14.0 56 4.7 3 0.3     14 22 0 0.0 0 0
11 Blethyn, Geoff 16 203 12.7 70 4.4 273 17.1 90 5.6 0 0.0     36 29 12 0.8 19 91
18 Brown, Greg 10 99 9.9 18 1.8 117 11.7 40 4.0 0 0.0     25 12 1 0.1 3 9
2 Buhaj, Wally 2 2 1.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
50 Carpenter, John 2 21 10.5 3 1.5 24 12.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     4 1 1 0.5 2 8
19 Close, Robin 19 229 12.1 41 2.2 270 14.2 96 5.1 0 0.0     50 43 39 2.1 28 262
31 Collins, David 10 79 7.9 21 2.1 100 10.0 32 3.2 0 0.0     12 17 4 0.4 4 28
5 Crouch, Gary 5 32 6.4 12 2.4 44 8.8 2 0.4 0 0.0     6 11 0 0.0 4 4
28 Daniel, Peter 20 168 8.4 22 1.1 190 9.5 89 4.5 49 2.5     23 24 32 1.6 29 221
32 Davis, Barry 19 446 23.5 90 4.7 536 28.2 134 7.1 5 0.3     38 34 18 0.9 18 126
29 Egan, Kevin 12 162 13.5 50 4.2 212 17.7 26 2.2 0 0.0     35 20 2 0.2 3 15
30 Ellis, John 5 62 12.4 52 10.4 114 22.8 35 7.0 1 0.2     7 11 5 1.0 5 35
40 Fanning, John 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
55 Fields, Neville 2 5 2.5 1 0.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
21 Fletcher, Ken 20 289 14.5 27 1.4 316 15.8 58 2.9 0 0.0     42 45 3 0.2 4 22
20 Fordham, Ted 6 75 12.5 20 3.3 95 15.8 27 4.5 0 0.0     16 15 2 0.3 5 17
17 Gerlach, Daryl 17 218 12.8 22 1.3 240 14.1 73 4.3 0 0.0     29 26 1 0.1 1 7
6 Gosper, Geoff 19 358 18.8 58 3.1 416 21.9 71 3.7 0 0.0     77 30 10 0.5 16 76
8 Greenwood, Bob 12 213 17.8 32 2.7 245 20.4 57 4.8 0 0.0     30 31 11 0.9 20 86
15 Gross, Don 13 155 11.9 48 3.7 203 15.6 25 1.9 0 0.0     23 23 13 1.0 10 88
41 Hampson, Roger 8 137 17.1 37 4.6 174 21.8 38 4.8 0 0.0     20 21 1 0.1 4 10
40 Headlam, Wayne 6 27 4.5 3 0.5 30 5.0 17 2.8 7 1.2     3 5 7 1.2 6 48
38 Lake, Eddie 4 35 8.8 7 1.8 42 10.5 14 3.5 0 0.0     6 8 0 0.0 2 2
16 Lake, Bruce 15 145 9.7 26 1.7 171 11.4 71 4.7 1 0.1     26 17 16 1.1 14 110
4 McGie, Lindsay 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
24 McKenzie, Don 20 209 10.5 32 1.6 241 12.1 63 3.2 344 17.2     71 71 3 0.2 5 23
10 Noonan, Alan 18 208 11.6 35 1.9 243 13.5 99 5.5 0 0.0     28 40 43 2.4 37 295
7 Payne, Charlie 9 108 12.0 29 3.2 137 15.2 49 5.4 7 0.8     14 18 5 0.6 0 30
3 Payne, Ian 1 8 8.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 0 0
21 Pryor, Geoff 20 247 12.4 20 1.0 267 13.4 104 5.2 35 1.8     38 34 3 0.2 1 19
14 Sinclair, John 2 29 14.5 0 0.0 29 14.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     13 5 0 0.0 0 0
26 Sproule, Paul 17 228 13.4 74 4.4 302 17.8 54 3.2 0 0.0     35 37 21 1.2 24 150
25 Stevenson, Ian 4 17 4.3 4 1.0 21 5.3 5 1.3 14 3.5     5 8 0 0.0 0 0
23 Stillman, Les 13 156 12.0 26 2.0 182 14.0 46 3.5 0 0.0     22 31 14 1.1 20 104
53 Tassell, Doug 9 82 9.1 26 2.9 108 12.0 20 2.2 0 0.0     13 22 0 0.0 1 1
12 Thompson, Bill 8 76 9.5 31 3.9 107 13.4 32 4.0 0 0.0     9 12 0 0.0 0 0
9 Waite, Bruce 3 8 2.7 1 0.3 9 3.0 5 1.7 6 2.0     1 2 5 1.7 2 32
22 Williams, John 20 319 16.0 28 1.4 347 17.4 107 5.4 0 0.0     36 19 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 400 5008 12.5 989 2.5 5997 15.0 1647 4.1 472 1.2     812 749 272 0.7 287 1919
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.