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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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1980 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1980 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 3.27.68.912.15 87 LOST North Melbourne 5.39.713.1015.10 100 -13 WIN Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.411.712.1517.22 124 WON Richmond 4.69.1015.1417.15 117 7 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.88.1016.1124.12 156 WON South Melbourne 3.78.1410.1514.17 101 55 VFL Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.25.57.612.8 80 LOST St. Kilda 4.86.109.1411.17 83 -3 MOO Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.54.78.139.15 69 LOST Collingwood 3.25.77.1010.13 73 -4 WIN Apr 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.65.139.2015.23 113 WON Fitzroy 4.16.411.816.12 108 5 JUN May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 7.28.58.1313.15 93 LOST Geelong 3.36.510.716.11 107 -14 WIN May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 4.08.512.1122.16 148 WON Footscray 6.46.68.1010.11 71 77 VFL May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.65.108.1513.16 94 LOST Carlton 1.15.514.820.11 131 -37 SCG May 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.36.611.1217.18 120 WON Melbourne 2.56.711.711.10 76 44 WIN May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.59.612.813.11 89 WON Hawthorn 2.34.67.119.17 71 18 PRI Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.44.46.810.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 2.36.613.815.11 101 -29 ARD Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 6.69.1011.1515.17 107 LOST Richmond 4.68.1010.1616.21 117 -10 WIN Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.55.86.126.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 0.32.103.107.11 53 -5 VFL Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 3.15.112.313.6 84 LOST Collingwood 2.96.147.1811.22 88 -4 VIC Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 4.59.713.820.9 129 LOST South Melbourne 4.29.714.1619.19 133 -4 WIN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.310.616.718.14 122 WON Fitzroy 5.59.913.1217.14 116 6 WIN Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 5.210.512.1013.12 90 LOST Geelong 3.68.1011.1415.14 104 -14 KAR Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 3.411.414.618.8 116 WON Footscray 2.13.57.611.8 74 42 WIN Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 6.011.212.416.7 103 LOST Carlton 2.38.517.1025.14 164 -61 PRI Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 5.79.914.1218.14 122 WON Melbourne 6.58.711.1014.17 101 21 MCG Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 3.46.611.715.12 102 WON Hawthorn 2.54.68.118.14 62 40 WIN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1980 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Andrews, Ron 9 84 9.3 49 5.4 133 14.8 23 2.6 3 0.3     18 19 0 0.0 0 0
38 Bennett, Peter 18 209 11.6 118 6.6 327 18.2 49 2.7 3 0.2     42 35 6 0.3 1 37
30 Besanko, Neil 8 60 7.5 40 5.0 100 12.5 14 1.8 0 0.0     10 8 0 0.0 0 0
49 Besanko, Barry 3 22 7.3 10 3.3 32 10.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     7 2 3 1.0 2 20
29 Burke, David 3 17 5.7 11 3.7 28 9.3 7 2.3 7 2.3     3 5 6 2.0 2 38
17 Carey, Stephen 7 55 7.9 34 4.9 89 12.7 11 1.6 0 0.0     10 6 0 0.0 0 0
8 Carman, Phil 4 44 11.0 35 8.8 79 19.8 21 5.3 2 0.5     10 10 7 1.8 7 49
39 Clarke, Neil 7 44 6.3 27 3.9 71 10.1 6 0.9 0 0.0     9 8 2 0.3 1 13
31 Crow, Max 8 60 7.5 21 2.6 81 10.1 29 3.6 29 3.6     14 11 8 1.0 1 49
5 Daniher, Terry 20 199 10.0 77 3.9 276 13.8 93 4.7 4 0.2     41 31 22 1.1 27 159
6 Daniher, Neale 22 266 12.1 138 6.3 404 18.4 74 3.4 0 0.0     51 30 2 0.1 0 12
46 Davis, Michael 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
3 Day, Barry 4 43 10.8 24 6.0 67 16.8 12 3.0 0 0.0     7 5 8 2.0 5 53
7 Dunell, Frank 9 61 6.8 36 4.0 97 10.8 18 2.0 0 0.0     12 10 8 0.9 10 58
47 Eustice, Mark 1 6 6.0 3 3.0 9 9.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 1 1.0 2 8
28 Flanegan, Greg 2 8 4.0 3 1.5 11 5.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 3 1.5 1 19
21 Fletcher, Ken 11 98 8.9 35 3.2 133 12.1 11 1.0 1 0.1     27 16 2 0.2 1 13
22 Foreman, Wayne 18 221 12.3 117 6.5 338 18.8 65 3.6 1 0.1     41 46 25 1.4 21 171
10 Foulds, Garry 16 192 12.0 45 2.8 237 14.8 47 2.9 0 0.0     26 21 1 0.1 1 7
23 Fowler, Grant 16 186 11.6 71 4.4 257 16.1 30 1.9 0 0.0     26 27 15 0.9 10 100
33 Hawker, Glenn 12 85 7.1 41 3.4 126 10.5 30 2.5 0 0.0     17 21 6 0.5 3 39
9 Heard, Shane 20 220 11.0 133 6.7 353 17.7 40 2.0 0 0.0     29 37 3 0.2 9 27
1 Keenan, Peter 18 140 7.8 75 4.2 215 11.9 116 6.4 331 18.4     22 27 9 0.5 3 57
19 Light, Peter 2 10 5.0 5 2.5 15 7.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 0 0
27 Madden, Simon 21 176 8.4 95 4.5 271 12.9 111 5.3 211 10.0     41 41 45 2.1 27 297
44 Madden, Justin 5 20 4.0 7 1.4 27 5.4 5 1.0 79 15.8     7 13 1 0.2 2 8
13 Mansfield, Ken 7 63 9.0 39 5.6 102 14.6 10 1.4 0 0.0     9 10 11 1.6 4 70
37 Marsh, Ian 19 307 16.2 131 6.9 438 23.1 69 3.6 0 0.0     34 46 12 0.6 11 83
40 McAllester, Jim 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
25 Merrett, Roger 12 60 5.0 46 3.8 106 8.8 19 1.6 1 0.1     19 17 2 0.2 0 12
42 Muir, Russell 14 120 8.6 68 4.9 188 13.4 40 2.9 0 0.0     20 17 0 0.0 1 1
34 Neagle, Merv 22 378 17.2 163 7.4 541 24.6 86 3.9 1 0.0     53 52 11 0.5 22 88
2 Reid, Alan 7 101 14.4 40 5.7 141 20.1 27 3.9 1 0.1     18 17 2 0.3 4 16
24 Robins, Stephen 12 109 9.1 24 2.0 133 11.1 24 2.0 1 0.1     11 11 23 1.9 12 150
36 Scanlon, Denis 4 22 5.5 16 4.0 38 9.5 15 3.8 1 0.3     6 4 0 0.0 0 0
26 Shaw, Robert 5 43 8.6 13 2.6 56 11.2 13 2.6 0 0.0     11 9 5 1.0 4 34
12 Sheldon, Michael 2 3 1.5 2 1.0 5 2.5 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Stoneham, Alan 21 279 13.3 148 7.0 427 20.3 55 2.6 1 0.0     32 44 11 0.5 10 76
16 Taubert, Stephen 10 83 8.3 34 3.4 117 11.7 26 2.6 6 0.6     29 11 0 0.0 0 0
15 Valli, Bill 1 18 18.0 6 6.0 24 24.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 1 1
18 Vander Haar, Paul 15 153 10.2 66 4.4 219 14.6 63 4.2 60 4.0     34 33 27 1.8 20 182
32 Watson, Tim 22 337 15.3 199 9.0 536 24.4 94 4.3 1 0.0     37 30 42 1.9 25 277
Totals 440 4608 10.5 2247 5.1 6855 15.6 1361 3.1 744 1.7     795 742 329 0.7 251 2225
 

Footnotes

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