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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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1982 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1982 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 8.414.620.1129.16 190 WON Footscray 1.54.810.1211.15 81 109 WIN Mar 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 2.76.810.1113.13 91 WON Carlton 1.32.97.128.17 65 26 VFL Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 6.312.914.1316.14 110 LOST Richmond 4.712.1415.1825.22 172 -62 MCG Apr 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 1.34.58.1512.19 91 LOST North Melbourne 1.107.159.1714.24 108 -17 WIN Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.19.312.615.12 102 LOST Fitzroy 5.109.1015.1418.19 127 -25 JUN Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.210.412.918.9 117 WON Sydney 3.75.1111.1715.21 111 6 SCG May 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.310.913.1417.20 122 WON Collingwood 0.33.65.119.13 67 55 WIN May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 5.39.511.1116.15 111 WON Hawthorn 5.46.1010.1215.15 105 6 PRI May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.68.912.1619.19 133 WON Melbourne 3.16.88.1112.13 85 48 WIN May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.37.715.1022.17 149 WON St. Kilda 6.39.814.1018.11 119 30 VFL May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 3.27.311.417.9 111 WON Geelong 1.33.56.1010.11 71 40 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.29.415.919.12 126 WON Carlton 1.44.115.148.18 66 60 WIN Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.04.35.410.5 65 LOST Richmond 1.43.48.612.10 82 -17 VFL Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 4.310.712.915.15 105 WON North Melbourne 5.27.511.1014.13 97 8 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 6.311.416.921.13 139 WON Fitzroy 0.22.82.117.12 54 85 WIN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 4.29.69.912.10 82 LOST Sydney 6.210.614.817.13 115 -33 WIN Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 4.26.614.1217.17 119 WON Collingwood 6.411.712.1215.18 108 11 VIC Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.45.611.812.10 82 LOST Hawthorn 5.17.48.715.10 100 -18 WIN Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 2.47.1012.1320.17 137 WON Melbourne 5.79.913.1514.17 101 36 VFL Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.26.411.913.12 90 WON St. Kilda 3.75.127.1410.16 76 14 MOO Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 4.17.510.914.12 96 WON Geelong 4.26.69.1012.13 85 11 WIN Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Essendon 3.211.424.832.16 208 WON Footscray 4.26.47.69.8 62 146 WES Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Essendon 1.34.1010.1516.19 115 LOST North Melbourne 6.38.714.1019.14 128 -13 VFL Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1982 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 15 122 8.1 69 4.6 191 12.7 43 2.9 4 0.3     34 40 3 0.2 3 21
13 Brown, Brian 2 8 4.0 8 4.0 16 8.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     4 0 0 0.0 0 0
20 Buhagiar, Tony 23 323 14.0 220 9.6 543 23.6 70 3.0 3 0.1     48 60 41 1.8 41 287
17 Carey, Stephen 20 183 9.2 96 4.8 279 14.0 28 1.4 0 0.0     33 35 1 0.1 0 6
8 Clarke, Neil 21 218 10.4 112 5.3 330 15.7 44 2.1 0 0.0     41 25 4 0.2 0 24
24 Copping, Stephen 23 210 9.1 142 6.2 352 15.3 114 5.0 2 0.1     49 57 45 2.0 23 293
31 Crow, Max 16 108 6.8 53 3.3 161 10.1 70 4.4 55 3.4     28 26 19 1.2 17 131
5 Daniher, Terry 23 284 12.3 132 5.7 416 18.1 135 5.9 19 0.8     57 47 23 1.0 18 156
41 Davis, Michael 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
22 Duckworth, Bill 20 145 7.3 100 5.0 245 12.3 48 2.4 1 0.1     49 35 6 0.3 4 40
7 Dunell, Frank 2 6 3.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 2 2
19 Eustice, Mark 9 76 8.4 36 4.0 112 12.4 13 1.4 0 0.0     11 15 6 0.7 5 41
28 Fields, Neville 3 45 15.0 7 2.3 52 17.3 4 1.3 0 0.0     4 6 2 0.7 1 13
10 Foulds, Garry 23 368 16.0 83 3.6 451 19.6 53 2.3 0 0.0     39 32 14 0.6 16 100
23 Fowler, Grant 18 162 9.0 48 2.7 210 11.7 19 1.1 0 0.0     37 38 11 0.6 8 74
40 Grbac, Anton 2 10 5.0 14 7.0 24 12.0 10 5.0 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
33 Hawker, Glenn 23 407 17.7 125 5.4 532 23.1 107 4.7 1 0.0     37 74 30 1.3 22 202
9 Heard, Shane 17 151 8.9 141 8.3 292 17.2 42 2.5 0 0.0     23 35 6 0.4 4 40
27 Madden, Simon 21 142 6.8 74 3.5 216 10.3 92 4.4 230 11.0     34 44 49 2.3 25 319
44 Madden, Justin 23 177 7.7 87 3.8 264 11.5 81 3.5 631 27.4     70 77 17 0.7 11 113
25 Merrett, Roger 13 53 4.1 40 3.1 93 7.2 17 1.3 32 2.5     25 24 4 0.3 2 26
1 Neagle, Merv 17 217 12.8 118 6.9 335 19.7 41 2.4 2 0.1     33 60 1 0.1 10 16
15 Otway, Wayne 22 310 14.1 130 5.9 440 20.0 45 2.0 1 0.0     37 40 46 2.1 23 299
36 Ramsay, Roy 3 21 7.0 14 4.7 35 11.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 0 0
2 Reid, Alan 3 30 10.0 11 3.7 41 13.7 12 4.0 0 0.0     1 6 1 0.3 1 7
14 Schultz, Graeme 5 43 8.6 19 3.8 62 12.4 8 1.6 0 0.0     5 6 5 1.0 2 32
11 Stoneham, Alan 21 204 9.7 80 3.8 284 13.5 45 2.1 0 0.0     33 21 4 0.2 2 26
34 Thomson, Michael 3 14 4.7 4 1.3 18 6.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     2 5 5 1.7 0 30
18 Vander Haar, Paul 21 250 11.9 71 3.4 321 15.3 130 6.2 11 0.5     39 37 24 1.1 16 160
30 Walsh, Kevin 20 123 6.2 62 3.1 185 9.3 44 2.2 16 0.8     36 37 2 0.1 3 15
47 Waterson, Chris 3 10 3.3 4 1.3 14 4.7 5 1.7 0 0.0     2 3 2 0.7 0 12
32 Watson, Tim 22 384 17.5 153 7.0 537 24.4 85 3.9 4 0.2     35 39 24 1.1 31 175
29 West, Tony 2 20 10.0 7 3.5 27 13.5 5 2.5 1 0.5     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 460 4824 10.5 2260 4.9 7084 15.4 1422 3.1 1013 2.2     854 934 395 0.9 290 2660
 

Footnotes

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