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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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1984 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1984 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 5.59.1014.1319.20 134 WON St. Kilda 4.29.712.814.13 97 37 MOO Mar 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.58.510.816.14 110 LOST Hawthorn 2.46.713.1017.14 116 -6 WIN Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 4.212.820.1226.13 169 WON Collingwood 3.55.710.816.10 106 63 WIN Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.118.1512.2217.24 126 WON Melbourne 2.15.27.214.7 91 35 VFL Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 4.311.818.1120.15 135 WON Richmond 5.39.710.1112.14 86 49 MCG Apr 25 (Wed, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.38.714.822.12 144 WON Fitzroy 4.58.612.1313.15 93 51 JUN May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.26.59.812.10 82 LOST Footscray 6.27.313.616.8 104 -22 WIN May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 4.28.612.1319.19 133 WON Geelong 2.17.29.414.6 90 43 VFL May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.68.813.1316.17 113 WON Carlton 5.58.78.99.12 66 47 WIN May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.09.411.616.12 108 WON North Melbourne 5.67.711.1215.16 106 2 ARD Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Essendon 9.714.1116.1220.15 135 WON Sydney 2.17.611.814.10 94 41 WIN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.44.55.86.10 46 LOST Hawthorn 4.59.911.1212.21 93 -47 PRI Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 3.57.713.819.9 123 WON Collingwood 3.48.811.1412.17 89 34 VIC Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.45.69.914.15 99 WON Melbourne 4.34.56.97.14 56 43 VFL Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 4.08.49.814.10 94 WON Richmond 1.43.106.157.19 61 33 WIN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 5.111.317.620.7 127 WON Fitzroy 2.24.77.109.12 66 61 WIN Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 0.60.73.94.10 34 WON Footscray 0.30.70.83.14 32 2 WES Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 5.68.1111.1819.22 136 WON Geelong 3.45.910.1412.17 89 47 VFL Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.38.69.915.12 102 WON Carlton 2.45.1011.1512.18 90 12 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 6.210.419.622.6 138 WON St. Kilda 2.14.28.213.5 83 55 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 5.48.812.1314.15 99 LOST Sydney 5.110.515.1123.17 155 -56 SCG Aug 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 10.217.325.327.7 169 WON North Melbourne 3.49.1114.1419.17 131 38 WIN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2SF H Essendon 3.48.1013.1415.15 105 LOST Hawthorn 5.69.813.1316.17 113 -8 MCG Sep 16 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
PF H Essendon 8.117.621.628.6 174 WON Collingwood 2.43.64.95.11 41 133 VFL Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 2.43.115.1514.21 105 WON Hawthorn 6.18.610.812.9 81 24 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1984 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Baker, Leon 24 332 13.8 117 4.9 449 18.7 116 4.8 2 0.1     46 37 26 1.1 16 172
16 Banfield, Peter 4 23 5.8 25 6.3 48 12.0 5 1.3 0 0.0     6 2 1 0.3 2 8
36 Bradbury, Peter 24 272 11.3 128 5.3 400 16.7 79 3.3 0 0.0     56 46 13 0.5 9 87
20 Buhagiar, Tony 14 186 13.3 111 7.9 297 21.2 35 2.5 1 0.1     32 26 13 0.9 14 92
17 Carey, Stephen 20 149 7.5 90 4.5 239 12.0 29 1.5 2 0.1     27 25 0 0.0 0 0
8 Clarke, Neil 14 142 10.1 98 7.0 240 17.1 21 1.5 2 0.1     21 17 4 0.3 3 27
24 Copping, Stephen 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 1 1.0 0 6
21 Cox, Doug 3 15 5.0 13 4.3 28 9.3 6 2.0 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 1 1
5 Daniher, Terry 22 271 12.3 117 5.3 388 17.6 140 6.4 26 1.2     36 48 48 2.2 23 311
22 Duckworth, Bill 24 229 9.5 83 3.5 312 13.0 56 2.3 1 0.0     47 46 3 0.1 2 20
7 Dunell, Frank 24 240 10.0 84 3.5 324 13.5 72 3.0 0 0.0     23 56 25 1.0 15 165
14 Elshaug, Tony 15 208 13.9 73 4.9 281 18.7 29 1.9 1 0.1     12 26 14 0.9 12 96
19 Eustice, Mark 9 79 8.8 24 2.7 103 11.4 17 1.9 0 0.0     7 14 7 0.8 5 47
15 Ezard, Alan 19 207 10.9 45 2.4 252 13.3 39 2.1 0 0.0     18 32 19 1.0 22 136
10 Foulds, Garry 18 211 11.7 72 4.0 283 15.7 38 2.1 0 0.0     24 20 3 0.2 3 21
16 Hannebery, Mark 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
37 Harbinson, Merv 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Harvey, Mark 16 210 13.1 39 2.4 249 15.6 73 4.6 3 0.2     29 23 28 1.8 23 191
33 Hawker, Glenn 21 263 12.5 108 5.1 371 17.7 69 3.3 1 0.0     29 45 21 1.0 19 145
9 Heard, Shane 11 71 6.5 66 6.0 137 12.5 8 0.7 0 0.0     20 18 1 0.1 0 6
27 Madden, Simon 24 177 7.4 137 5.7 314 13.1 151 6.3 699 29.1     57 50 27 1.1 17 179
25 Merrett, Roger 24 213 8.9 125 5.2 338 14.1 111 4.6 205 8.5     71 65 20 0.8 10 130
1 Neagle, Merv 18 235 13.1 119 6.6 354 19.7 46 2.6 0 0.0     45 50 8 0.4 3 51
3 Salmon, Paul 13 137 10.5 22 1.7 159 12.2 91 7.0 84 6.5     20 21 63 4.8 36 414
26 Thompson, Mark 20 203 10.2 143 7.2 346 17.3 60 3.0 3 0.2     31 29 4 0.2 3 27
18 Vander Haar, Paul 22 242 11.0 82 3.7 324 14.7 128 5.8 32 1.5     41 41 23 1.0 28 166
30 Walsh, Kevin 18 119 6.6 76 4.2 195 10.8 45 2.5 8 0.4     18 28 3 0.2 3 21
35 Waterson, Chris 7 60 8.6 16 2.3 76 10.9 8 1.1 0 0.0     10 7 2 0.3 1 13
32 Watson, Tim 22 327 14.9 142 6.5 469 21.3 118 5.4 5 0.2     40 43 25 1.1 22 172
29 West, Tony 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
28 Weston, Paul 11 84 7.6 44 4.0 128 11.6 26 2.4 0 0.0     18 8 2 0.2 1 13
13 Williams, Darren 19 267 14.1 80 4.2 347 18.3 61 3.2 1 0.1     28 57 27 1.4 13 175
24 Winton, Brian 2 19 9.5 3 1.5 22 11.0 3 1.5 2 1.0     1 2 1 0.5 0 6
2 Wood, Bryan 14 145 10.4 62 4.4 207 14.8 53 3.8 0 0.0     25 24 2 0.1 4 16
Totals 500 5349 10.7 2347 4.7 7696 15.4 1735 3.5 1078 2.2     844 915 434 0.9 310 2914
 

Footnotes

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