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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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 11.316.920.1125.14 164 WON North Melbourne 1.64.87.1012.10 82 82 WIN Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.18.611.811.10 76 LOST West Coast 4.411.917.1326.19 175 -99 WAC Apr 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3 H Essendon 7.210.811.1111.13 79 LOST Carlton 4.39.519.823.13 151 -72 WIN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.16.49.514.7 91 WON St. Kilda 4.44.67.810.9 69 22 MOO Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 2.36.911.1013.14 92 LOST Geelong 5.29.413.817.14 116 -24 KAR Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.39.312.416.5 101 WON Melbourne 1.45.77.119.14 68 33 MCG May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 2.45.89.1117.17 119 WON Collingwood 2.47.69.811.9 75 44 WIN May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 4.211.717.1420.17 137 WON Richmond 3.47.78.1013.11 89 48 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 6.112.520.1129.20 194 WON Brisbane 3.03.26.28.6 54 140 MCG May 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 A Essendon 2.03.34.78.7 55 LOST Sydney 4.17.410.911.11 77 -22 SCG Jun 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.33.55.610.8 68 LOST Hawthorn 3.47.1110.1317.16 118 -50 PRI Jun 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.64.74.94.9 33 LOST Fitzroy 0.35.56.77.9 51 -18 VFL Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.26.410.1010.15 75 LOST Footscray 3.110.211.815.9 99 -24 WIN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 3.26.89.1216.16 112 WON West Coast 4.49.411.613.7 85 27 WIN Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 6.411.816.1421.14 140 WON North Melbourne 3.24.57.1014.10 94 46 MCG Jul 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 3.27.711.716.14 110 WON Fitzroy 3.25.66.89.12 66 44 WIN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 4.19.213.516.7 103 WON Brisbane 4.35.68.910.14 74 29 CRR Jul 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.45.57.79.8 62 LOST Hawthorn 3.15.77.1112.16 88 -26 VFL Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 2.47.811.1212.18 90 LOST Geelong 6.510.917.1024.13 157 -67 WIN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.56.77.1210.13 73 LOST Collingwood 1.13.56.710.14 74 -1 VFL Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 3.58.514.919.14 128 WON Melbourne 5.28.810.813.12 90 38 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 7.29.311.712.12 84 WON St. Kilda 1.65.77.128.17 65 19 VFL Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1988 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
11 Anderson, Greg 20 254 12.7 112 5.6 366 18.3 83 4.2 0 0.0 37 1.9 23 36 12 0.6 15 87
31 Bailey, Dean 8 72 9.0 44 5.5 116 14.5 19 2.4 0 0.0 17 2.1 11 11 4 0.5 2 26
4 Baker, Leon 8 109 13.6 27 3.4 136 17.0 35 4.4 0 0.0 10 1.3 14 13 2 0.3 4 16
20 Barnes, John 2 12 6.0 6 3.0 18 9.0 8 4.0 1 0.5 1 0.5 0 4 0 0.0 1 1
8 Bewick, Darren 18 253 14.1 74 4.1 327 18.2 58 3.2 0 0.0 25 1.4 38 21 19 1.1 19 133
41 Bourke, Peter 1 6 6.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
12 Clark, Steven 16 152 9.5 79 4.9 231 14.4 37 2.3 0 0.0 16 1.0 44 29 22 1.4 13 145
37 Considine, Ed 6 35 5.8 12 2.0 47 7.8 8 1.3 0 0.0 6 1.0 4 10 2 0.3 2 14
7 Daniher, Chris 2 16 8.0 6 3.0 22 11.0 8 4.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2 2 1 0.5 0 6
5 Daniher, Terry 19 250 13.2 111 5.8 361 19.0 115 6.1 3 0.2 10 0.5 41 33 18 0.9 17 125
6 Daniher, Anthony 22 205 9.3 90 4.1 295 13.4 91 4.1 0 0.0 16 0.7 43 18 3 0.1 3 21
22 Duckworth, Bill 20 179 9.0 84 4.2 263 13.2 63 3.2 1 0.1 28 1.4 36 49 15 0.8 6 96
15 Ezard, Alan 20 300 15.0 76 3.8 376 18.8 70 3.5 0 0.0 30 1.5 24 23 20 1.0 28 148
28 Flood, David 7 43 6.1 20 2.9 63 9.0 21 3.0 0 0.0 2 0.3 6 8 4 0.6 5 29
10 Foulds, Garry 22 309 14.0 66 3.0 375 17.0 76 3.5 0 0.0 15 0.7 22 22 13 0.6 7 85
17 Francis, Peter 4 36 9.0 13 3.3 49 12.3 9 2.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 7 3 0 0.0 0 0
16 Hamilton, Paul 21 137 6.5 120 5.7 257 12.2 60 2.9 0 0.0 21 1.0 25 18 3 0.1 0 18
1 Harvey, Mark 15 243 16.2 58 3.9 301 20.1 82 5.5 0 0.0 26 1.7 23 29 14 0.9 10 94
33 Hawker, Glenn 20 267 13.4 134 6.7 401 20.1 76 3.8 0 0.0 21 1.1 23 38 10 0.5 11 71
39 Johnston, David 6 53 8.8 23 3.8 76 12.7 14 2.3 0 0.0 6 1.0 4 9 2 0.3 2 14
35 Keane, Gavin 13 169 13.0 61 4.7 230 17.7 33 2.5 0 0.0 7 0.5 14 15 9 0.7 5 59
27 Madden, Simon 22 183 8.3 95 4.3 278 12.6 138 6.3 257 11.7 27 1.2 36 44 31 1.4 8 194
34 Merryweather, Andrew 5 29 5.8 12 2.4 41 8.2 5 1.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 7 4 0 0.0 0 0
38 Moore, Brendon 4 27 6.8 19 4.8 46 11.5 7 1.8 0 0.0 3 0.8 3 3 1 0.3 1 7
36 O'Brien, Paul 3 25 8.3 11 3.7 36 12.0 4 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.7 2 2 2 0.7 1 13
44 O'Donnell, Gary 20 196 9.8 109 5.5 305 15.3 41 2.1 0 0.0 35 1.8 24 21 5 0.3 1 31
40 O'Sullivan, Michael 1 6 6.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Plain, Bradley 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 3 1 1.0 2 8
25 Rogers, Andrew 8 54 6.8 28 3.5 82 10.3 18 2.3 0 0.0 5 0.6 6 10 1 0.1 1 7
3 Salmon, Paul 19 180 9.5 63 3.3 243 12.8 108 5.7 126 6.6 18 0.9 23 40 37 1.9 23 245
42 Somerville, Peter 4 31 7.8 10 2.5 41 10.3 23 5.8 35 8.8 4 1.0 1 17 2 0.5 3 15
23 Spencer, Trevor 2 5 2.5 6 3.0 11 5.5 6 3.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 1 2 3 1.5 0 18
45 Stubbs, Justin 2 13 6.5 0 0.0 13 6.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 4 1 3 1.5 4 22
19 Sullivan, David 5 31 6.2 13 2.6 44 8.8 7 1.4 0 0.0 8 1.6 7 7 6 1.2 7 43
18 Vander Haar, Paul 2 14 7.0 9 4.5 23 11.5 13 6.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 2 2 2 1.0 2 14
21 Wallis, Dean 13 81 6.2 30 2.3 111 8.5 29 2.2 0 0.0 23 1.8 5 21 9 0.7 3 57
29 Walsh, Nick 2 14 7.0 11 5.5 25 12.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 3 0 0 0.0 1 1
30 Walsh, Kevin 17 100 5.9 58 3.4 158 9.3 36 2.1 6 0.4 27 1.6 9 22 0 0.0 1 1
32 Watson, Tim 19 300 15.8 136 7.2 436 22.9 92 4.8 1 0.1 22 1.2 24 33 24 1.3 17 161
13 Williams, Darren 15 207 13.8 105 7.0 312 20.8 43 2.9 1 0.1 17 1.1 40 37 18 1.2 6 114
24 Winton, Brian 6 48 8.0 20 3.3 68 11.3 20 3.3 0 0.0 12 2.0 6 14 1 0.2 2 8
Totals 440 4653 10.6 1955 4.4 6608 15.0 1564 3.6 433 1.0 519 1.2 609 676 319 0.7 233 2147
 

Footnotes

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