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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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 5.38.912.1016.13 109 LOST North Melbourne 4.88.1414.2017.27 129 -20 ARD Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.26.1010.1721.22 148 WON St. Kilda 1.57.67.99.10 64 84 WIN Apr 16 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.25.58.1011.14 80 LOST Carlton 3.38.812.1014.17 101 -21 VFL Mar 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 4.611.817.1119.14 128 DRAW Footscray 7.39.615.620.8 128 0 WES Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.14.45.810.16 76 LOST Fitzroy 7.911.1420.1725.22 172 -96 WIN May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.29.816.1119.19 133 WON Collingwood 4.46.810.1414.15 99 34 VIC May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 7.715.817.1223.18 156 WON Melbourne 2.54.96.149.20 74 82 WIN May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.16.79.812.12 84 WON Geelong 5.36.511.612.11 83 1 KAR May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 6.110.412.817.14 116 WON Hawthorn 7.310.313.816.12 108 8 PRI Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 4.77.1011.1516.19 115 WON South Melbourne 3.28.710.1014.15 99 16 WIN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 8.011.016.720.12 132 WON Richmond 2.26.69.1016.12 108 24 VFL Jun 18 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.510.813.915.11 101 WON North Melbourne 0.30.71.126.18 54 47 WIN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 2.36.98.1215.15 105 WON St. Kilda 5.47.59.99.12 66 39 MOO Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.25.57.710.11 71 WON Footscray 1.52.84.126.14 50 21 WIN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 4.26.79.912.11 83 LOST Carlton 4.311.915.1318.18 126 -43 PRI Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 3.25.310.315.9 99 LOST Fitzroy 4.69.1112.1416.16 112 -13 JUN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.24.57.119.17 71 LOST Collingwood 4.28.311.414.8 92 -21 WIN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.45.710.916.9 105 LOST Melbourne 1.58.614.721.8 134 -29 MCG Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 3.67.712.1014.12 96 WON Geelong 2.26.36.58.8 56 40 WIN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 4.55.127.169.16 70 LOST Hawthorn 2.44.95.1210.14 74 -4 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 4.98.1112.1513.17 95 WON South Melbourne 3.16.29.710.16 76 19 VFL Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.64.77.138.15 63 LOST Richmond 4.48.912.918.14 122 -59 WIN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF A Essendon 1.32.43.85.13 43 LOST Fitzroy 9.411.914.1717.22 124 -81 VFL Sep 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1979 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 2 13 6.5 2 1.0 15 7.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     3 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Andrews, Ron 3 7 2.3 5 1.7 12 4.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     4 5 2 0.7 1 13
48 Barbary, Craig 8 63 7.9 39 4.9 102 12.8 12 1.5 0 0.0     17 8 5 0.6 4 34
38 Bennett, Peter 23 357 15.5 173 7.5 530 23.0 106 4.6 2 0.1     85 90 8 0.3 8 56
30 Besanko, Neil 8 68 8.5 36 4.5 104 13.0 18 2.3 0 0.0     11 9 1 0.1 0 6
17 Boyd, Colin 4 35 8.8 10 2.5 45 11.3 9 2.3 0 0.0     9 5 0 0.0 0 0
39 Clarke, Neil 5 26 5.2 23 4.6 49 9.8 11 2.2 0 0.0     5 5 2 0.4 0 12
31 Crow, Max 22 272 12.4 100 4.5 372 16.9 170 7.7 114 5.2     51 44 12 0.5 14 86
5 Daniher, Terry 15 172 11.5 53 3.5 225 15.0 114 7.6 0 0.0     21 42 57 3.8 44 386
6 Daniher, Neale 23 261 11.3 124 5.4 385 16.7 79 3.4 0 0.0     51 22 9 0.4 7 61
29 Davis, Allan 15 206 13.7 49 3.3 255 17.0 31 2.1 0 0.0     47 38 12 0.8 10 82
3 Day, Barry 11 104 9.5 64 5.8 168 15.3 40 3.6 1 0.1     18 21 7 0.6 12 54
7 Dunell, Frank 5 35 7.0 14 2.8 49 9.8 19 3.8 0 0.0     5 9 8 1.6 4 52
21 Fletcher, Ken 19 274 14.4 67 3.5 341 17.9 44 2.3 1 0.1     50 29 1 0.1 1 7
10 Foulds, Garry 23 422 18.3 92 4.0 514 22.3 84 3.7 0 0.0     52 42 8 0.3 6 54
33 Hawker, Glenn 10 81 8.1 30 3.0 111 11.1 24 2.4 0 0.0     24 19 5 0.5 7 37
9 Heard, Shane 15 145 9.7 54 3.6 199 13.3 37 2.5 0 0.0     16 20 6 0.4 10 46
19 Hyde, Robert 1 9 9.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 3 3.0 1 1.0     4 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 Keenan, Peter 13 91 7.0 38 2.9 129 9.9 60 4.6 185 14.2     19 16 8 0.6 5 53
27 Madden, Simon 23 220 9.6 106 4.6 326 14.2 158 6.9 263 11.4     59 54 39 1.7 31 265
13 Mansfield, Ken 21 325 15.5 121 5.8 446 21.2 72 3.4 1 0.0     90 53 10 0.5 14 74
37 Marsh, Ian 22 317 14.4 118 5.4 435 19.8 79 3.6 0 0.0     37 64 2 0.1 7 19
25 Merrett, Roger 4 15 3.8 8 2.0 23 5.8 6 1.5 12 3.0     6 6 1 0.3 1 7
42 Muir, Russell 16 141 8.8 88 5.5 229 14.3 47 2.9 0 0.0     25 16 1 0.1 0 6
34 Neagle, Merv 10 79 7.9 46 4.6 125 12.5 20 2.0 0 0.0     17 24 5 0.5 3 33
15 Primmer, Wayne 10 94 9.4 33 3.3 127 12.7 21 2.1 0 0.0     18 15 16 1.6 12 108
2 Reid, Alan 16 246 15.4 99 6.2 345 21.6 98 6.1 0 0.0     42 49 3 0.2 5 23
24 Robins, Stephen 18 241 13.4 39 2.2 280 15.6 76 4.2 0 0.0     33 45 23 1.3 24 162
36 Scanlon, Denis 17 140 8.2 43 2.5 183 10.8 71 4.2 0 0.0     18 21 2 0.1 0 12
26 Shaw, Robert 16 98 6.1 48 3.0 146 9.1 41 2.6 0 0.0     42 14 0 0.0 3 3
12 Sheldon, Michael 3 11 3.7 5 1.7 16 5.3 2 0.7 0 0.0     2 3 0 0.0 1 1
20 Steel, Kelvin 6 36 6.0 23 3.8 59 9.8 7 1.2 0 0.0     8 15 0 0.0 3 3
16 Taubert, Stephen 14 124 8.9 25 1.8 149 10.6 64 4.6 47 3.4     28 20 14 1.0 5 89
18 Vander Haar, Paul 15 157 10.5 63 4.2 220 14.7 80 5.3 27 1.8     35 27 24 1.6 24 168
32 Watson, Tim 23 223 9.7 111 4.8 334 14.5 82 3.6 2 0.1     38 41 34 1.5 27 231
45 Williams, Darren 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 0 0 0.0 2 2
Totals 460 5113 11.1 1955 4.3 7068 15.4 1790 3.9 656 1.4     993 891 325 0.7 295 2245
 

Footnotes

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