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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) –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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 2.65.78.1010.12 72 LOST Hawthorn 4.38.1111.1513.18 96 -24 WIN Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.23.57.129.15 69 LOST Carlton 5.39.411.520.9 129 -60 PRI Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 1.24.76.89.12 66 DRAW Collingwood 2.35.38.69.12 66 0 WIN Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.35.56.66.7 43 LOST Melbourne 1.63.86.1110.18 78 -35 VFL Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 8.413.518.921.15 141 WON Geelong 2.010.214.716.12 108 33 WIN May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.06.67.79.11 65 LOST St. Kilda 6.119.1212.2014.25 109 -44 MOO May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.67.89.1212.17 89 LOST South Melbourne 4.16.511.816.9 105 -16 WIN May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.16.39.612.7 79 LOST Footscray 5.39.612.1317.17 119 -40 WES May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 1.24.67.913.11 89 LOST Richmond 8.29.313.617.11 113 -24 VFL May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.34.109.1313.18 96 WON North Melbourne 2.35.57.98.15 63 33 WIN Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.24.37.78.9 57 LOST Fitzroy 2.26.68.717.13 115 -58 JUN Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.15.110.511.5 71 LOST Hawthorn 3.68.911.1014.20 104 -33 GLE Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.14.47.513.6 84 LOST Carlton 1.45.710.1214.14 98 -14 WIN Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 2.53.95.107.11 53 LOST Collingwood 5.513.1023.1530.20 200 -147 VIC Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.14.57.1111.12 78 LOST Melbourne 4.56.89.1312.17 89 -11 WIN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 8.58.813.1416.18 114 WON Geelong 4.110.210.613.7 85 29 VFL Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 0.33.65.87.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 4.78.1110.1214.15 99 -49 WIN Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 1.28.109.1213.18 96 WON South Melbourne 4.46.49.513.8 86 10 LAK Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 1.44.67.177.23 65 LOST Footscray 0.24.78.89.12 66 -1 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 2.23.48.610.12 72 LOST Richmond 4.710.1113.1418.18 126 -54 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 2.33.56.1110.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 6.410.712.815.13 103 -31 ARD Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 4.57.511.1012.12 84 LOST Fitzroy 1.45.119.1513.17 95 -11 WIN Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
25 Anderson, Ian 6 29 4.8 7 1.2 36 6.0 18 3.0 12 2.0     7 8 13 2.2 5 83
37 Barclay, Stuart 12 107 8.9 19 1.6 126 10.5 44 3.7 0 0.0     26 23 1 0.1 3 9
49 Bates, Mick 2 11 5.5 0 0.0 11 5.5 4 2.0 1 0.5     3 4 1 0.5 4 10
11 Blethyn, Geoff 15 215 14.3 37 2.5 252 16.8 102 6.8 0 0.0     38 32 21 1.4 22 148
42 Cassin, John 9 82 9.1 30 3.3 112 12.4 24 2.7 0 0.0     14 27 4 0.4 3 27
19 Close, Robin 3 32 10.7 12 4.0 44 14.7 17 5.7 0 0.0     6 9 5 1.7 5 35
28 Daniel, Peter 20 208 10.4 44 2.2 252 12.6 100 5.0 1 0.1     37 38 16 0.8 13 109
32 Davis, Barry 19 400 21.1 62 3.3 462 24.3 132 6.9 2 0.1     43 32 11 0.6 23 89
40 Delahunty, Hugh 14 164 11.7 28 2.0 192 13.7 65 4.6 1 0.1     25 49 4 0.3 0 24
41 Dodson, Bruce 11 92 8.4 25 2.3 117 10.6 45 4.1 0 0.0     18 25 3 0.3 8 26
30 Ellis, John 1 12 12.0 2 2.0 14 14.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     5 1 0 0.0 0 0
1 Fields, Neville 12 182 15.2 19 1.6 201 16.8 42 3.5 0 0.0     33 28 6 0.5 13 49
21 Fletcher, Ken 22 391 17.8 30 1.4 421 19.1 108 4.9 0 0.0     66 59 1 0.0 3 9
17 Gerlach, Daryl 19 251 13.2 29 1.5 280 14.7 81 4.3 0 0.0     46 23 1 0.1 0 6
52 Graco, Allan 8 83 10.4 24 3.0 107 13.4 23 2.9 0 0.0     14 23 2 0.3 5 17
4 Grainger, Gary 11 80 7.3 49 4.5 129 11.7 43 3.9 49 4.5     13 30 6 0.5 4 40
2 Greenwood, Bob 7 108 15.4 15 2.1 123 17.6 28 4.0 0 0.0     12 20 9 1.3 7 61
18 Grinter, Barry 6 31 5.2 20 3.3 51 8.5 14 2.3 6 1.0     10 9 1 0.2 1 7
15 Gross, Don 19 324 17.1 78 4.1 402 21.2 66 3.5 0 0.0     68 24 22 1.2 14 146
44 Halley, Len 5 26 5.2 15 3.0 41 8.2 16 3.2 2 0.4     4 12 1 0.2 2 8
36 Hampson, Roger 2 29 14.5 7 3.5 36 18.0 6 3.0 0 0.0     6 6 0 0.0 0 0
14 Headlam, Wayne 22 251 11.4 60 2.7 311 14.1 154 7.0 194 8.8     33 59 3 0.1 5 23
58 Heath, Trevor 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hogan, Ken 8 62 7.8 9 1.1 71 8.9 7 0.9 0 0.0     13 13 5 0.6 8 38
38 Lake, Eddie 12 132 11.0 21 1.8 153 12.8 38 3.2 0 0.0     28 22 5 0.4 1 31
20 McFarlane, Rod 4 25 6.3 3 0.8 28 7.0 9 2.3 0 0.0     4 2 3 0.8 5 23
24 McKenzie, Don 19 171 9.0 21 1.1 192 10.1 48 2.5 196 10.3     51 63 2 0.1 2 14
34 Moloney, Laurie 2 11 5.5 3 1.5 14 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     3 3 2 1.0 0 12
8 Neish, Bruce 7 49 7.0 11 1.6 60 8.6 25 3.6 0 0.0     7 11 5 0.7 6 36
10 Noonan, Alan 18 172 9.6 32 1.8 204 11.3 88 4.9 0 0.0     27 23 31 1.7 37 223
5 Parkes, Gary 8 72 9.0 5 0.6 77 9.6 15 1.9 0 0.0     14 16 1 0.1 1 7
3 Payne, Ian 12 131 10.9 22 1.8 153 12.8 27 2.3 0 0.0     17 24 2 0.2 4 16
7 Payne, Charlie 17 225 13.2 32 1.9 257 15.1 91 5.4 12 0.7     46 28 9 0.5 8 62
9 Pirouet, Bryan 3 31 10.3 7 2.3 38 12.7 7 2.3 0 0.0     6 7 0 0.0 0 0
45 Roberts, Ken 1 10 10.0 3 3.0 13 13.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     4 1 0 0.0 0 0
12 Schultz, Graeme 16 170 10.6 35 2.2 205 12.8 52 3.3 0 0.0     29 21 29 1.8 14 188
35 Smith, Ray 11 96 8.7 34 3.1 130 11.8 35 3.2 0 0.0     5 20 0 0.0 2 2
26 Sproule, Paul 13 151 11.6 57 4.4 208 16.0 31 2.4 0 0.0     22 23 10 0.8 12 72
39 Starbuck, David 6 99 16.5 10 1.7 109 18.2 27 4.5 0 0.0     16 13 2 0.3 3 15
27 Talbot, Sandy 11 84 7.6 3 0.3 87 7.9 18 1.6 0 0.0     29 14 0 0.0 0 0
43 Thompson, Robert 1 7 7.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 Williams, John 22 368 16.7 35 1.6 403 18.3 140 6.4 0 0.0     57 41 1 0.0 1 7
33 Wilson, Andy 3 43 14.3 2 0.7 45 15.0 8 2.7 0 0.0     5 4 1 0.3 3 9
Totals 440 5219 11.9 958 2.2 6177 14.0 1807 4.1 476 1.1     910 893 239 0.5 247 1681
 

Footnotes

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