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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

CEO
McConnell, Roy

President
Hird, Allan

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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1974 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1974 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.26.613.915.10 100 LOST Collingwood 5.510.712.1117.15 117 -17 VIC Apr 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
2 H Essendon 6.814.1418.1821.24 150 WON South Melbourne 1.13.46.1310.18 78 72 WIN Apr 15 (Mon, 2:00) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.56.912.1016.14 110 WON St. Kilda 3.89.99.1315.15 105 5 VFL Apr 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.32.74.135.13 43 LOST Hawthorn 3.55.56.99.15 69 -26 PRI Apr 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
5 H Essendon 3.45.89.1812.26 98 WON Geelong 3.66.108.1210.14 74 24 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.64.86.118.16 64 LOST Footscray 4.28.610.917.12 114 -50 WES May 11 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.77.1011.1215.15 105 LOST Richmond 5.39.813.1216.19 115 -10 WIN May 18 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
8 A Essendon 4.57.811.1314.15 99 LOST Fitzroy 3.16.49.716.11 107 -8 JUN May 25 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
9 A Essendon 6.510.814.1116.15 111 WON North Melbourne 4.87.1210.1211.15 81 30 ARD Jun 1 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.34.57.89.14 68 LOST Carlton 4.38.412.616.7 103 -35 WIN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
11 A Essendon 5.57.712.1015.15 105 WON Melbourne 3.35.49.510.10 70 35 VFL Jun 15 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.37.710.813.12 90 LOST Collingwood 6.29.414.719.9 123 -33 WIN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.36.610.914.12 96 WON South Melbourne 4.54.68.1211.16 82 14 LAK Jun 29 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
14 H Essendon 1.19.49.611.9 75 LOST Hawthorn 4.610.1115.1623.17 155 -80 WIN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.44.67.710.8 68 LOST St. Kilda 3.45.99.1216.13 109 -41 MOO Jul 13 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.35.411.614.9 93 WON Geelong 2.44.66.1011.11 77 16 KAR Jul 20 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.36.58.99.10 64 LOST Footscray 4.94.119.1313.15 93 -29 WIN Jul 27 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.46.89.1112.16 88 LOST Richmond 5.59.913.920.15 135 -47 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
19 H Essendon 8.216.620.1224.15 159 WON Fitzroy 3.46.47.88.13 61 98 WIN Aug 10 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
20 H Essendon 3.28.411.1014.14 98 LOST North Melbourne 3.67.1010.1116.12 108 -10 WIN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
21 A Essendon 5.39.611.1212.17 89 WON Carlton 5.27.410.512.11 83 6 VFL Aug 24 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
22 H Essendon 5.412.617.920.17 137 WON Melbourne 5.25.610.1215.13 103 34 WIN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:00) Scores
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1974 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Amos, Robert 12 125 10.4 12 1.0 137 11.4 36 3.0         15 16 3 0.3 6 24
4 Andrews, Ron 16 216 13.5 43 2.7 259 16.2 50 3.1         45 71 0 0.0 0 0
3 Beaumont, Steve 11 92 8.4 35 3.2 127 11.5 28 2.5         29 24 9 0.8 6 60
9 Cassin, John 14 165 11.8 56 4.0 221 15.8 38 2.7         25 57 9 0.6 18 72
19 Close, Robin 5 53 10.6 9 1.8 62 12.4 24 4.8         5 15 8 1.6 8 56
43 Crow, Max 10 47 4.7 9 0.9 56 5.6 23 2.3         7 10 12 1.2 3 75
28 Daniel, Peter 3 32 10.7 3 1.0 35 11.7 13 4.3         9 2 0 0.0 0 0
30 Ellen, Russ 7 54 7.7 21 3.0 75 10.7 24 3.4         9 19 2 0.3 1 13
1 Fields, Neville 21 349 16.6 79 3.8 428 20.4 68 3.2         82 54 19 0.9 34 148
51 Fitzpatrick, Gary 7 90 12.9 18 2.6 108 15.4 5 0.7         11 12 6 0.9 10 46
21 Fletcher, Ken 19 308 16.2 38 2.0 346 18.2 65 3.4         58 31 8 0.4 9 57
38 Foulds, Garry 8 90 11.3 10 1.3 100 12.5 30 3.8         14 13 14 1.8 8 92
18 Grinter, Barry 7 44 6.3 9 1.3 53 7.6 17 2.4         14 10 2 0.3 4 16
15 Gross, Don 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 2.0         1 0 1 1.0 0 6
41 Hartigan, Dean 8 63 7.9 23 2.9 86 10.8 14 1.8         14 5 0 0.0 0 0
23 Hickmott, Peter 8 82 10.3 17 2.1 99 12.4 15 1.9         19 11 4 0.5 3 27
14 Jenkin, Graeme 18 150 8.3 37 2.1 187 10.4 73 4.1 14 14.0     24 49 9 0.5 9 63
37 Lowe, Garry 8 23 2.9 6 0.8 29 3.6 8 1.0         5 7 0 0.0 1 1
27 Madden, Simon 6 52 8.7 8 1.3 60 10.0 28 4.7         9 7 18 3.0 8 116
24 McKenzie, Don 11 77 7.0 6 0.5 83 7.5 27 2.5         19 18 0 0.0 0 0
34 Moloney, Laurie 21 226 10.8 54 2.6 280 13.3 68 3.2         48 38 1 0.0 0 6
25 Moss, Graham 20 198 9.9 186 9.3 384 19.2 154 7.7 6 6.0     43 47 11 0.6 11 77
2 Newton, Rob 8 64 8.0 9 1.1 73 9.1 32 4.0         6 9 6 0.8 1 37
10 Noonan, Alan 21 235 11.2 36 1.7 271 12.9 129 6.1         33 36 77 3.7 81 543
54 Park, Tom 3 25 8.3 12 4.0 37 12.3 6 2.0         8 7 0 0.0 0 0
5 Parkes, Gary 14 160 11.4 30 2.1 190 13.6 32 2.3         35 30 0 0.0 4 4
16 Perry, Greg 15 97 6.5 32 2.1 129 8.6 40 2.7 4 4.0     32 24 0 0.0 1 1
31 Pryor, Geoff 22 256 11.6 41 1.9 297 13.5 77 3.5         58 32 0 0.0 0 0
6 Roberts, Ken 7 78 11.1 23 3.3 101 14.4 25 3.6         22 19 11 1.6 6 72
56 Robins, Stephen 2 5 2.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 2 1.0         0 0 0 0.0 1 1
12 Schultz, Graeme 16 209 13.1 71 4.4 280 17.5 58 3.6         22 18 12 0.8 8 80
26 Shaw, Robert 5 15 3.0 5 1.0 20 4.0 4 0.8         5 5 1 0.2 1 7
35 Smith, Ray 22 264 12.0 58 2.6 322 14.6 44 2.0         50 35 0 0.0 0 0
32 Staehr, Howard 2 10 5.0 1 0.5 11 5.5 3 1.5         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
8 Tuddenham, Des 21 288 13.7 92 4.4 380 18.1 81 3.9         54 59 18 0.9 14 122
17 Tyler, Trevor 1 6 6.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 0 0.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
39 Wellington, Pat 17 224 13.2 39 2.3 263 15.5 76 4.5         36 35 13 0.8 22 100
33 Wilson, Andy 21 453 21.6 51 2.4 504 24.0 73 3.5         34 52 25 1.2 21 171
20 Wright, Ross 2 11 5.5 3 1.5 14 7.0 1 0.5         1 2 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 440 4941 11.2 1184 2.7 6125 13.9 1493 3.4 24 0.1     905 882 299 0.7 300 2094
 

Footnotes

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