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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) 1897–2022

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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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 2.36.69.1114.12 96 LOST Carlton 7.612.1016.1421.19 145 -49 PRI Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 3.56.88.1310.14 74 LOST Footscray 2.56.117.1414.22 106 -32 WIN Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 7.29.413.615.10 100 WON South Melbourne 4.39.711.1512.17 89 11 LAK Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 5.310.612.1116.14 110 WON Hawthorn 2.36.58.910.10 70 40 GLE Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 3.39.89.109.14 68 LOST Geelong 5.110.113.414.4 88 -20 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.54.87.107.15 57 LOST Melbourne 1.25.39.1010.12 72 -15 MCG May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.43.58.108.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 1.24.75.179.22 76 -16 VFL May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 5.07.210.411.5 71 WON Fitzroy 3.05.69.109.14 68 3 JUN May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.35.88.1413.15 93 WON Collingwood 2.46.118.1211.21 87 6 WIN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 1.46.811.1114.13 97 LOST Richmond 4.07.512.915.14 104 -7 WIN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.44.56.98.9 57 LOST St. Kilda 1.14.76.138.21 69 -12 VFL Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.85.137.1410.16 76 LOST Carlton 3.47.79.712.9 81 -5 WIN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.06.47.59.8 62 LOST Footscray 2.05.310.1011.12 78 -16 WES Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 1.13.33.95.10 40 LOST South Melbourne 2.14.27.411.5 71 -31 VFL Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 2.26.58.59.8 62 LOST Hawthorn 7.110.118.421.4 130 -68 WIN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.26.118.128.17 65 LOST Geelong 4.47.610.1015.16 106 -41 KAR Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 0.310.1012.1118.17 125 WON Melbourne 4.55.711.1512.17 89 36 WIN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.510.1213.1416.22 118 WON North Melbourne 5.56.69.1113.13 91 27 ARD Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 2.36.710.1312.16 88 LOST Fitzroy 5.57.510.714.10 94 -6 WIN Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 3.39.69.811.13 79 LOST Collingwood 6.27.618.1224.16 160 -81 VIC Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 2.17.29.511.11 77 LOST Richmond 2.413.716.1123.13 151 -74 MCG Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.43.65.78.11 59 LOST St. Kilda 3.45.610.1714.19 103 -44 WIN Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1970 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
37 Barclay, Stuart 6 28 4.7 4 0.7 32 5.3 12 2.0 1 0.2     4 7 0 0.0 2 2
11 Blethyn, Geoff 13 133 10.2 11 0.8 144 11.1 69 5.3 0 0.0     26 24 33 2.5 18 216
19 Close, Robin 14 133 9.5 24 1.7 157 11.2 59 4.2 0 0.0     33 28 17 1.2 14 116
31 Collins, David 4 42 10.5 11 2.8 53 13.3 15 3.8 0 0.0     8 8 2 0.5 6 18
5 Crouch, Gary 4 20 5.0 6 1.5 26 6.5 1 0.3 0 0.0     6 2 1 0.3 0 6
28 Daniel, Peter 21 211 10.0 15 0.7 226 10.8 65 3.1 4 0.2     49 25 3 0.1 2 20
32 Davis, Barry 19 382 20.1 85 4.5 467 24.6 101 5.3 1 0.1     40 34 17 0.9 23 125
30 Ellis, John 11 93 8.5 56 5.1 149 13.5 46 4.2 0 0.0     14 10 13 1.2 9 87
27 Fanning, John 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 3 3.0 3 3.0     0 0 1 1.0 0 6
41 Fields, Neville 7 57 8.1 14 2.0 71 10.1 12 1.7 0 0.0     14 10 4 0.6 3 27
21 Fletcher, Ken 19 310 16.3 15 0.8 325 17.1 63 3.3 0 0.0     46 39 1 0.1 5 11
17 Gerlach, Daryl 21 299 14.2 55 2.6 354 16.9 83 4.0 0 0.0     60 38 0 0.0 0 0
6 Gosper, Geoff 20 341 17.1 65 3.3 406 20.3 71 3.6 0 0.0     63 37 3 0.2 14 32
4 Grainger, Gary 14 65 4.6 43 3.1 108 7.7 42 3.0 44 3.1     18 23 13 0.9 12 90
2 Greenwood, Bob 21 390 18.6 62 3.0 452 21.5 91 4.3 0 0.0     68 56 23 1.1 27 165
15 Gross, Don 18 237 13.2 65 3.6 302 16.8 45 2.5 0 0.0     49 29 17 0.9 17 119
44 Halley, Len 9 59 6.6 39 4.3 98 10.9 30 3.3 13 1.4     7 20 6 0.7 7 43
40 Headlam, Wayne 16 123 7.7 42 2.6 165 10.3 58 3.6 94 5.9     23 32 3 0.2 6 24
16 Lake, Bruce 4 26 6.5 4 1.0 30 7.5 8 2.0 0 0.0     8 7 2 0.5 4 16
38 Lake, Eddie 14 197 14.1 52 3.7 249 17.8 67 4.8 0 0.0     56 32 4 0.3 9 33
55 May, John 3 25 8.3 5 1.7 30 10.0 1 0.3 0 0.0     3 2 1 0.3 5 11
24 McKenzie, Don 18 168 9.3 17 0.9 185 10.3 49 2.7 184 10.2     53 61 1 0.1 1 7
8 Neish, Bruce 14 194 13.9 41 2.9 235 16.8 58 4.1 2 0.1     35 38 8 0.6 9 57
10 Noonan, Alan 2 9 4.5 0 0.0 9 4.5 4 2.0 0 0.0     3 3 7 3.5 1 43
48 Parkes, Gary 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
3 Payne, Ian 11 157 14.3 22 2.0 179 16.3 32 2.9 0 0.0     14 27 3 0.3 3 21
7 Payne, Charlie 16 173 10.8 43 2.7 216 13.5 64 4.0 7 0.4     28 26 11 0.7 19 85
14 Perry, Greg 5 25 5.0 6 1.2 31 6.2 13 2.6 21 4.2     5 6 5 1.0 2 32
9 Pirouet, Bryan 11 66 6.0 13 1.2 79 7.2 20 1.8 0 0.0     15 19 0 0.0 4 4
21 Pryor, Geoff 14 158 11.3 40 2.9 198 14.1 55 3.9 56 4.0     28 32 4 0.3 1 25
45 Roberts, Ken 2 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 Sproule, Paul 21 332 15.8 129 6.1 461 22.0 64 3.0 0 0.0     61 52 18 0.9 21 129
39 Starbuck, David 7 73 10.4 5 0.7 78 11.1 32 4.6 0 0.0     10 16 0 0.0 0 0
25 Stevenson, Ian 6 42 7.0 26 4.3 68 11.3 31 5.2 45 7.5     8 21 2 0.3 3 15
23 Stillman, Les 10 104 10.4 26 2.6 130 13.0 28 2.8 0 0.0     21 18 18 1.8 15 123
51 Talbot, Sandy 5 28 5.6 7 1.4 35 7.0 6 1.2 0 0.0     9 4 0 0.0 0 0
33 Tassell, Doug 11 141 12.8 24 2.2 165 15.0 43 3.9 0 0.0     19 29 0 0.0 0 0
43 Thompson, Robert 6 45 7.5 5 0.8 50 8.3 11 1.8 0 0.0     19 10 0 0.0 0 0
22 Williams, John 21 344 16.4 37 1.8 381 18.1 146 7.0 0 0.0     44 26 1 0.0 1 7
Totals 440 5238 11.9 1116 2.5 6354 14.4 1598 3.6 475 1.1     968 852 242 0.6 263 1715
 

Footnotes

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