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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

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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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.510.914.921.11 137 WON Richmond 5.38.412.818.12 120 17 WIN Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.312.1118.1524.22 166 WON Fitzroy 1.41.96.128.15 63 103 VIC Apr 8 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 7.412.916.1117.12 114 WON Hawthorn 4.110.412.915.10 100 14 VFL Mar 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 4.19.213.613.8 86 WON Collingwood 3.25.78.712.10 82 4 WIN Apr 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 4.36.86.1111.18 84 LOST Footscray 3.47.1114.1318.17 125 -41 WES Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 6.111.419.927.14 176 WON Carlton 3.54.105.148.19 67 109 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 5.48.513.714.9 93 LOST North Melbourne 4.59.817.1422.20 152 -59 VFL May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 4.37.68.910.15 75 WON Geelong 3.45.78.88.11 59 16 KAR May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 7.312.820.1223.15 153 WON Melbourne 2.53.105.149.17 71 82 WIN May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 7.413.815.1821.20 146 WON St. Kilda 4.17.59.1018.12 120 26 MOO Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Essendon 6.410.812.917.11 113 WON Sydney 1.24.29.311.5 71 42 WIN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 8.514.619.923.12 150 WON Richmond 1.34.36.610.9 69 81 MCG Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 6.410.713.921.14 140 WON Fitzroy 4.48.513.1116.17 113 27 WIN Jun 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.410.715.921.11 137 WON Hawthorn 3.35.410.815.11 101 36 VFL Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 4.38.411.613.11 89 WON Collingwood 2.34.78.1011.12 78 11 VIC Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 6.112.415.817.10 112 WON Footscray 2.54.66.713.10 88 24 WIN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 4.36.58.610.8 68 LOST Carlton 4.311.616.918.12 120 -52 PRI Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 9.218.821.1325.16 166 WON North Melbourne 2.22.46.78.14 62 104 WIN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 5.56.69.813.11 89 WON Geelong 3.54.126.168.16 64 25 VFL Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 8.212.614.917.10 112 WON Melbourne 2.14.410.515.7 97 15 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 9.414.1118.1527.22 184 WON St. Kilda 3.27.312.614.7 91 93 WIN Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Essendon 8.315.820.1424.21 165 WON Sydney 2.43.78.911.12 78 87 SCG Sep 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2SF H Essendon 4.44.811.1414.18 102 WON Hawthorn 3.26.26.39.8 62 40 VFL Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 6.411.915.1126.14 170 WON Hawthorn 5.19.311.514.8 92 78 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1985 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 23 312 13.6 129 5.6 441 19.2 100 4.3 1 0.0     38 44 27 1.2 22 184
16 Banfield, Peter 6 24 4.0 38 6.3 62 10.3 10 1.7 0 0.0     7 13 2 0.3 3 15
36 Bradbury, Peter 12 82 6.8 41 3.4 123 10.3 20 1.7 0 0.0     24 28 5 0.4 6 36
17 Carey, Stephen 16 111 6.9 79 4.9 190 11.9 31 1.9 0 0.0     21 21 1 0.1 1 7
41 Clark, Steven 4 31 7.8 11 2.8 42 10.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     10 6 4 1.0 6 30
8 Clarke, Neil 12 118 9.8 56 4.7 174 14.5 22 1.8 1 0.1     14 15 5 0.4 0 30
6 Daniher, Neale 5 52 10.4 36 7.2 88 17.6 17 3.4 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 2 2
5 Daniher, Terry 17 205 12.1 112 6.6 317 18.6 119 7.0 5 0.3     30 19 41 2.4 21 267
22 Duckworth, Bill 6 59 9.8 34 5.7 93 15.5 22 3.7 0 0.0     10 8 2 0.3 1 13
7 Dunell, Frank 21 183 8.7 105 5.0 288 13.7 56 2.7 1 0.0     16 25 9 0.4 3 57
14 Elshaug, Tony 23 328 14.3 146 6.3 474 20.6 69 3.0 0 0.0     25 54 37 1.6 27 249
15 Ezard, Alan 17 198 11.6 67 3.9 265 15.6 58 3.4 2 0.1     13 25 20 1.2 26 146
10 Foulds, Garry 24 366 15.3 133 5.5 499 20.8 60 2.5 0 0.0     31 33 8 0.3 3 51
37 Harbinson, Merv 1 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 2 2
38 Harvey, Mark 24 354 14.8 121 5.0 475 19.8 138 5.8 0 0.0     35 46 48 2.0 34 322
33 Hawker, Glenn 19 255 13.4 137 7.2 392 20.6 76 4.0 0 0.0     23 46 13 0.7 8 86
9 Heard, Shane 11 105 9.5 60 5.5 165 15.0 19 1.7 0 0.0     10 11 3 0.3 0 18
23 Kink, Rene 11 91 8.3 42 3.8 133 12.1 38 3.5 0 0.0     7 11 11 1.0 7 73
27 Madden, Simon 20 163 8.2 123 6.2 286 14.3 136 6.8 322 16.1     56 39 19 1.0 21 135
25 Merrett, Roger 23 208 9.0 100 4.3 308 13.4 101 4.4 143 6.2     65 96 46 2.0 18 294
1 Neagle, Merv 14 147 10.5 125 8.9 272 19.4 33 2.4 1 0.1     24 37 7 0.5 2 44
29 Pirrie, Stephen 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Salmon, Paul 4 28 7.0 4 1.0 32 8.0 21 5.3 4 1.0     4 4 15 3.8 10 100
23 Spencer, Trevor 3 13 4.3 10 3.3 23 7.7 13 4.3 6 2.0     2 3 3 1.0 2 20
26 Thompson, Mark 23 261 11.3 188 8.2 449 19.5 71 3.1 0 0.0     49 24 5 0.2 5 35
34 Thomson, Michael 6 49 8.2 31 5.2 80 13.3 17 2.8 0 0.0     3 11 5 0.8 2 32
18 Vander Haar, Paul 21 234 11.1 76 3.6 310 14.8 130 6.2 19 0.9     33 25 46 2.2 21 297
30 Walsh, Kevin 20 124 6.2 104 5.2 228 11.4 57 2.9 53 2.7     30 33 5 0.3 2 32
35 Waterson, Chris 9 61 6.8 21 2.3 82 9.1 16 1.8 0 0.0     13 3 3 0.3 1 19
32 Watson, Tim 24 352 14.7 183 7.6 535 22.3 99 4.1 2 0.1     47 42 27 1.1 25 187
28 Weston, Paul 24 185 7.7 131 5.5 316 13.2 79 3.3 2 0.1     43 16 6 0.3 9 45
13 Williams, Darren 20 254 12.7 109 5.5 363 18.2 51 2.6 1 0.1     27 43 21 1.1 11 137
24 Winton, Brian 1 3 3.0 1 1.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 1.0 0 6
2 Wood, Bryan 15 170 11.3 88 5.9 258 17.2 64 4.3 1 0.1     20 21 4 0.3 5 29
Totals 480 5139 10.7 2644 5.5 7783 16.2 1754 3.7 564 1.2     735 809 449 0.9 306 3000
 

Footnotes

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