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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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1987 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1987 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 2.17.313.619.7 121 WON Footscray 3.36.37.49.8 62 59 VFL Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 3.411.513.1117.17 119 WON West Coast 4.310.414.917.12 114 5 WIN Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.57.610.912.12 84 LOST Richmond 6.210.513.1219.16 130 -46 MCG Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.35.310.817.11 113 WON Sydney 1.26.76.109.12 66 47 WIN Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.44.56.69.8 62 LOST Carlton 2.69.713.1117.14 116 -54 VFL Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 5.28.510.714.12 96 DRAW Geelong 1.57.910.1513.18 96 0 WIN May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 5.413.616.821.8 134 LOST Fitzroy 4.17.315.725.9 159 -25 PRI May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.36.413.614.10 94 WON Collingwood 1.12.16.410.8 68 26 VFL May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.21.33.37.9 51 LOST Hawthorn 6.711.1019.1325.15 165 -114 VFL May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 1.36.88.1011.14 80 LOST Melbourne 4.45.614.915.12 102 -22 WIN May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 5.38.814.1018.13 121 WON St. Kilda 4.17.510.916.10 106 15 MOO Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 2.06.37.89.10 64 LOST North Melbourne 4.37.59.715.10 100 -36 MCG Jun 12 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.34.36.59.10 64 WON Brisbane 0.22.32.53.9 27 37 WIN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 0.24.45.67.10 52 LOST Footscray 2.15.37.89.10 64 -12 WIN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.69.1316.1721.20 146 WON West Coast 4.37.510.818.10 118 28 WAC Jul 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 H Essendon 7.413.518.821.11 137 WON Richmond 0.34.66.1012.11 83 54 WIN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 5.28.210.511.7 73 LOST Sydney 5.415.823.1336.20 236 -163 SCG Jul 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 2.15.27.710.9 69 LOST Carlton 3.24.57.810.10 70 -1 VFL Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 4.47.68.99.11 65 LOST Geelong 1.64.109.1312.20 92 -27 KAR Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 3.29.214.520.7 127 WON Fitzroy 2.82.109.1311.20 86 41 WIN Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 3.17.47.49.10 64 LOST Hawthorn 4.15.414.1017.12 114 -50 VFL Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 7.312.617.1121.13 139 LOST Collingwood 4.312.317.623.6 144 -5 MCG Aug 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1987 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Antrobus, Tony 1 1 1.0 3 3.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
31 Bailey, Dean 15 113 7.5 75 5.0 188 12.5 21 1.4 1 0.1 30 2.0 23 26 7 0.5 3 45
4 Baker, Leon 11 166 15.1 64 5.8 230 20.9 43 3.9 0 0.0 36 3.3 25 22 6 0.5 6 42
20 Barnes, John 6 21 3.5 8 1.3 29 4.8 14 2.3 2 0.3 6 1.0 2 4 9 1.5 4 58
12 Clark, Steven 11 80 7.3 47 4.3 127 11.5 15 1.4 0 0.0 12 1.1 17 14 11 1.0 9 75
8 Clarke, Neil 11 114 10.4 66 6.0 180 16.4 30 2.7 0 0.0 23 2.1 10 13 10 0.9 3 63
37 Considine, Ed 9 73 8.1 26 2.9 99 11.0 24 2.7 0 0.0 13 1.4 9 12 4 0.4 4 28
38 Cunningham, Daryl 7 57 8.1 31 4.4 88 12.6 15 2.1 0 0.0 8 1.1 12 13 5 0.7 7 37
5 Daniher, Terry 22 248 11.3 112 5.1 360 16.4 135 6.1 4 0.2 27 1.2 39 27 30 1.4 11 191
6 Daniher, Anthony 4 37 9.3 24 6.0 61 15.3 26 6.5 0 0.0 7 1.8 3 4 3 0.8 1 19
7 Daniher, Chris 2 5 2.5 8 4.0 13 6.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 2 2 0 0.0 1 1
22 Duckworth, Bill 14 107 7.6 47 3.4 154 11.0 42 3.0 0 0.0 26 1.9 18 38 15 1.1 7 97
14 Elshaug, Tony 7 93 13.3 34 4.9 127 18.1 22 3.1 0 0.0 12 1.7 5 11 7 1.0 5 47
15 Ezard, Alan 17 217 12.8 54 3.2 271 15.9 38 2.2 0 0.0 26 1.5 32 22 34 2.0 14 218
28 Flood, David 4 18 4.5 14 3.5 32 8.0 5 1.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 2 7 4 1.0 3 27
10 Foulds, Garry 20 278 13.9 111 5.6 389 19.5 61 3.1 0 0.0 22 1.1 26 19 8 0.4 5 53
17 Francis, Peter 15 181 12.1 52 3.5 233 15.5 34 2.3 0 0.0 31 2.1 24 26 2 0.1 3 15
16 Hamilton, Paul 19 139 7.3 130 6.8 269 14.2 69 3.6 0 0.0 27 1.4 36 8 1 0.1 0 6
1 Harvey, Mark 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 Hawker, Glenn 21 282 13.4 135 6.4 417 19.9 67 3.2 4 0.2 38 1.8 32 57 19 0.9 14 128
9 Heard, Shane 17 135 7.9 126 7.4 261 15.4 28 1.6 0 0.0 35 2.1 16 22 1 0.1 1 7
46 Johnston, David 11 85 7.7 52 4.7 137 12.5 21 1.9 0 0.0 27 2.5 11 13 0 0.0 0 0
35 Keane, Gavin 16 246 15.4 71 4.4 317 19.8 54 3.4 0 0.0 33 2.1 30 22 9 0.6 12 66
27 Madden, Simon 14 85 6.1 65 4.6 150 10.7 69 4.9 252 18.0 12 0.9 30 19 9 0.6 4 58
25 Merrett, Roger 18 139 7.7 99 5.5 238 13.2 80 4.4 52 2.9 42 2.3 38 63 11 0.6 8 74
56 Moore, Brendon 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
44 O'Donnell, Gary 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Parker, Geoff 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
3 Salmon, Paul 22 173 7.9 75 3.4 248 11.3 114 5.2 214 9.7 24 1.1 39 24 43 2.0 22 280
23 Spencer, Trevor 8 35 4.4 19 2.4 54 6.8 19 2.4 11 1.4 11 1.4 5 11 2 0.3 4 16
19 Sullivan, David 5 26 5.2 12 2.4 38 7.6 14 2.8 0 0.0 5 1.0 2 9 8 1.6 2 50
26 Thompson, Mark 18 217 12.1 131 7.3 348 19.3 75 4.2 0 0.0 32 1.8 35 27 16 0.9 9 105
18 Vander Haar, Paul 8 53 6.6 13 1.6 66 8.3 31 3.9 1 0.1 15 1.9 8 6 6 0.8 8 44
21 Wallis, Dean 11 76 6.9 38 3.5 114 10.4 21 1.9 0 0.0 31 2.8 10 18 2 0.2 0 12
30 Walsh, Kevin 17 143 8.4 97 5.7 240 14.1 57 3.4 22 1.3 27 1.6 24 21 5 0.3 4 34
29 Walsh, Nick 8 52 6.5 30 3.8 82 10.3 13 1.6 0 0.0 6 0.8 11 12 1 0.1 4 10
32 Watson, Tim 7 84 12.0 29 4.1 113 16.1 18 2.6 0 0.0 13 1.9 14 15 5 0.7 8 38
13 Williams, Darren 20 275 13.8 134 6.7 409 20.5 62 3.1 2 0.1 34 1.7 53 52 12 0.6 16 88
24 Winton, Brian 20 196 9.8 105 5.3 301 15.1 44 2.2 0 0.0 25 1.3 29 25 1 0.1 3 9
Totals 440 4261 9.7 2142 4.9 6403 14.6 1390 3.2 565 1.3 730 1.7 674 687 306 0.7 205 2041
 

Footnotes

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