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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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1986 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1986 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 4.69.813.1419.19 133 WON Collingwood 4.17.38.410.8 68 65 VIC Mar 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 4.55.911.1321.22 148 WON Geelong 2.14.27.77.9 51 97 WIN Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 1.38.510.713.11 89 WON Footscray 1.24.35.1011.15 81 8 VFL Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 7.315.416.727.8 170 WON Melbourne 5.210.413.417.6 108 62 WIN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 0.05.36.48.7 55 LOST Carlton 2.22.46.1110.11 71 -16 VFL Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.15.68.815.12 102 LOST Hawthorn 8.414.717.1119.12 126 -24 VFL May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 6.19.615.1021.19 145 WON Richmond 7.211.415.816.9 105 40 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 7.213.619.1122.14 146 WON St. Kilda 5.47.711.712.12 84 62 WIN May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.36.410.710.10 70 LOST Fitzroy 1.25.49.618.7 115 -45 VIC May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 3.56.1113.1218.13 121 LOST North Melbourne 3.28.414.821.11 137 -16 MCG May 30 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 H Essendon 4.17.37.39.4 58 LOST Sydney 3.54.98.1610.18 78 -20 WIN Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 4.47.912.1413.16 94 LOST Collingwood 4.314.716.1018.12 120 -26 VFL Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Essendon 1.34.59.912.17 89 WON Geelong 4.25.79.911.11 77 12 KAR Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.16.47.78.8 56 LOST Footscray 1.54.79.812.13 85 -29 WIN Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 7.415.819.1327.20 182 WON Melbourne 2.25.47.88.12 60 122 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.16.710.1015.13 103 LOST Sydney 3.58.915.1624.18 162 -59 SCG Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Essendon 1.54.711.1015.15 105 WON Carlton 3.17.59.811.14 80 25 MCG Jul 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 4.26.314.621.11 137 WON Hawthorn 0.44.96.106.14 50 87 WIN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 8.712.1122.1423.16 154 WON Richmond 1.24.36.411.9 75 79 VFL Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 0.44.77.1011.16 82 WON St. Kilda 3.54.85.126.12 48 34 MOO Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 1.25.96.118.13 61 LOST Fitzroy 6.48.611.914.12 96 -35 WIN Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 0.14.57.1010.19 79 LOST North Melbourne 8.58.613.1015.11 101 -22 WIN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
EF H Essendon 2.14.37.58.9 57 LOST Fitzroy 4.24.46.88.10 58 -1 VFL Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1986 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
42 Bailey, Dean 3 11 3.7 13 4.3 24 8.0 3 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 2 0.7 1 13
4 Baker, Leon 20 323 16.2 131 6.6 454 22.7 90 4.5 0 0.0     49 28 9 0.5 9 63
16 Banfield, Peter 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
36 Bradbury, Peter 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
17 Carey, Stephen 1 9 9.0 1 1.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 0 0
12 Clark, Steven 19 158 8.3 83 4.4 241 12.7 29 1.5 0 0.0     38 42 33 1.7 33 231
8 Clarke, Neil 11 115 10.5 69 6.3 184 16.7 29 2.6 0 0.0     9 5 2 0.2 1 13
37 Considine, Ed 6 37 6.2 33 5.5 70 11.7 18 3.0 0 0.0     3 9 1 0.2 6 12
5 Daniher, Terry 21 272 13.0 121 5.8 393 18.7 154 7.3 6 0.3     42 26 24 1.1 15 159
22 Duckworth, Bill 14 129 9.2 50 3.6 179 12.8 40 2.9 0 0.0     21 32 14 1.0 13 97
7 Dunell, Frank 21 243 11.6 104 5.0 347 16.5 51 2.4 1 0.0     33 30 1 0.0 3 9
14 Elshaug, Tony 20 279 14.0 105 5.3 384 19.2 46 2.3 0 0.0     24 39 17 0.9 20 122
15 Ezard, Alan 23 297 12.9 93 4.0 390 17.0 73 3.2 0 0.0     22 36 47 2.0 33 315
28 Flood, David 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 8 4.0 0 0.0     0 1 2 1.0 2 14
10 Foulds, Garry 22 369 16.8 93 4.2 462 21.0 65 3.0 0 0.0     47 24 10 0.5 5 65
40 Hamilton, Paul 11 61 5.5 52 4.7 113 10.3 36 3.3 0 0.0     24 6 1 0.1 0 6
38 Harvey, Mark 20 258 12.9 72 3.6 330 16.5 90 4.5 0 0.0     20 39 21 1.1 24 150
33 Hawker, Glenn 23 367 16.0 140 6.1 507 22.0 115 5.0 1 0.0     33 44 16 0.7 11 107
9 Heard, Shane 15 135 9.0 102 6.8 237 15.8 21 1.4 0 0.0     16 23 3 0.2 1 19
27 Madden, Simon 23 182 7.9 112 4.9 294 12.8 114 5.0 338 14.7     62 33 25 1.1 11 161
25 Merrett, Roger 22 193 8.8 95 4.3 288 13.1 96 4.4 62 2.8     50 67 28 1.3 26 194
19 Phillips, Brenton 10 86 8.6 66 6.6 152 15.2 26 2.6 0 0.0     9 16 3 0.3 5 23
6 Raines, Geoff 14 148 10.6 100 7.1 248 17.7 54 3.9 0 0.0     20 32 2 0.1 2 14
17 Richardson, Mike 15 157 10.5 96 6.4 253 16.9 49 3.3 1 0.1     15 22 14 0.9 7 91
3 Salmon, Paul 21 163 7.8 64 3.0 227 10.8 124 5.9 154 7.3     22 16 46 2.2 32 308
40 Spencer, Trevor 12 61 5.1 46 3.8 107 8.9 48 4.0 11 0.9     13 13 17 1.4 5 107
26 Thompson, Mark 22 247 11.2 192 8.7 439 20.0 93 4.2 0 0.0     32 35 2 0.1 3 15
34 Thomson, Michael 14 119 8.5 80 5.7 199 14.2 31 2.2 0 0.0     14 19 4 0.3 5 29
18 Vander Haar, Paul 5 37 7.4 8 1.6 45 9.0 20 4.0 1 0.2     4 4 2 0.4 1 13
30 Walsh, Kevin 23 182 7.9 137 6.0 319 13.9 85 3.7 14 0.6     20 34 0 0.0 0 0
45 Walsh, Nick 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
35 Waterson, Chris 5 34 6.8 10 2.0 44 8.8 5 1.0 0 0.0     2 7 0 0.0 1 1
32 Watson, Tim 3 40 13.3 26 8.7 66 22.0 6 2.0 1 0.3     2 2 0 0.0 2 2
13 Williams, Darren 4 41 10.3 26 6.5 67 16.8 7 1.8 0 0.0     8 11 5 1.3 2 32
24 Winton, Brian 3 33 11.0 13 4.3 46 15.3 5 1.7 0 0.0     1 6 0 0.0 0 0
2 Wood, Bryan 9 80 8.9 43 4.8 123 13.7 25 2.8 0 0.0     13 8 3 0.3 1 19
Totals 460 4881 10.6 2389 5.2 7270 15.8 1659 3.6 590 1.3     673 714 354 0.8 280 2404
 

Footnotes

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