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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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1989 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1989 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 6.411.814.817.10 112 WON West Coast 6.47.610.914.12 96 16 WAC Mar 31 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2 H Essendon 4.28.513.914.10 94 WON Melbourne 2.34.74.119.14 68 26 WIN Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 2.26.78.1013.13 91 LOST Hawthorn 5.36.912.1320.15 135 -44 PRI Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 5.211.516.821.12 138 WON Carlton 3.47.118.1515.20 110 28 PRI Apr 25 (Tue, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 5.36.912.1220.18 138 WON St. Kilda 4.47.1112.1112.12 84 54 WIN Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 6.19.412.716.9 105 LOST North Melbourne 5.410.1014.1417.19 121 -16 MCG May 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.612.814.817.10 112 WON Brisbane 5.16.311.812.9 81 31 CRR May 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 3.95.1214.1621.19 145 WON Richmond 0.22.67.1112.15 87 58 WIN May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.49.413.519.11 125 WON Collingwood 3.75.96.137.16 58 67 VFL May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 2.48.810.1018.14 122 WON Fitzroy 5.16.69.810.9 69 53 WIN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.33.33.54.11 35 LOST Geelong 5.38.1010.1312.17 89 -54 MCG Jun 12 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.05.25.67.8 50 LOST Sydney 5.65.85.107.13 55 -5 WIN Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 2.23.23.73.10 28 WON Footscray 1.22.22.23.5 23 5 WIN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Essendon 4.36.58.69.7 61 WON Carlton 0.14.35.38.10 58 3 VFL Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 8.213.217.825.10 160 WON West Coast 0.11.21.71.12 18 142 WIN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 7.49.812.1214.15 99 WON Richmond 6.17.58.109.12 66 33 MCG Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.312.815.1120.13 133 WON St. Kilda 3.34.59.916.10 106 27 MOO Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 1.22.42.77.9 51 WON Footscray 0.11.22.43.5 23 28 WES Aug 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 5.310.612.815.11 101 WON Brisbane 2.34.35.57.5 47 54 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 2.18.413.1019.14 128 WON North Melbourne 5.48.610.817.10 112 16 WIN Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 3.38.712.915.14 104 LOST Sydney 4.87.1111.1715.20 110 -6 SCG Aug 25 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Essendon 4.19.413.916.12 108 WON Melbourne 4.47.79.1013.11 89 19 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A Essendon 5.512.919.1224.13 157 WON Geelong 2.46.57.711.15 81 76 MCG Sep 10 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
2SF A Essendon 5.47.69.611.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 3.28.413.1016.16 112 -36 VFL Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A Essendon 4.36.46.910.10 70 LOST Geelong 6.413.1219.1524.20 164 -94 VFL Sep 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1989 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 23 356 15.5 110 4.8 466 20.3 106 4.6 2 0.1 34 1.5 32 32 14 0.6 11 95
2 Antrobus, Tony 13 165 12.7 66 5.1 231 17.8 57 4.4 1 0.1 7 0.5 28 29 21 1.6 13 139
31 Bailey, Dean 17 157 9.2 98 5.8 255 15.0 31 1.8 1 0.1 19 1.1 15 19 4 0.2 5 29
20 Barnes, John 2 10 5.0 8 4.0 18 9.0 8 4.0 5 2.5 2 1.0 1 1 1 0.5 1 7
8 Bewick, Darren 13 163 12.5 60 4.6 223 17.2 43 3.3 0 0.0 26 2.0 26 17 30 2.3 14 194
12 Clark, Steven 3 32 10.7 7 2.3 39 13.0 20 6.7 0 0.0 8 2.7 3 2 3 1.0 7 25
37 Considine, Ed 13 100 7.7 38 2.9 138 10.6 29 2.2 5 0.4 14 1.1 18 15 3 0.2 2 20
7 Daniher, Chris 3 24 8.0 7 2.3 31 10.3 9 3.0 1 0.3 2 0.7 3 7 1 0.3 2 8
5 Daniher, Terry 23 326 14.2 130 5.7 456 19.8 160 7.0 1 0.0 22 1.0 44 40 26 1.1 18 174
36 Daniher, Neale 4 48 12.0 12 3.0 60 15.0 16 4.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 3 5 1 0.3 2 8
6 Daniher, Anthony 25 190 7.6 91 3.6 281 11.2 85 3.4 4 0.2 30 1.2 38 22 6 0.2 5 41
22 Duckworth, Bill 13 115 8.8 53 4.1 168 12.9 45 3.5 0 0.0 19 1.5 14 12 7 0.5 7 49
15 Ezard, Alan 19 267 14.1 59 3.1 326 17.2 65 3.4 0 0.0 29 1.5 19 28 24 1.3 13 157
10 Foulds, Garry 12 131 10.9 31 2.6 162 13.5 35 2.9 0 0.0 11 0.9 8 16 2 0.2 2 14
29 Grenvold, David 12 82 6.8 69 5.8 151 12.6 25 2.1 0 0.0 14 1.2 14 19 2 0.2 2 14
16 Hamilton, Paul 19 156 8.2 127 6.7 283 14.9 67 3.5 0 0.0 20 1.1 43 15 0 0.0 2 2
1 Harvey, Mark 12 150 12.5 57 4.8 207 17.3 51 4.3 3 0.3 16 1.3 22 15 11 0.9 10 76
39 Johnston, David 6 53 8.8 27 4.5 80 13.3 14 2.3 0 0.0 9 1.5 8 6 1 0.2 0 6
4 Long, Michael 24 233 9.7 203 8.5 436 18.2 68 2.8 0 0.0 63 2.6 23 28 19 0.8 10 124
27 Madden, Simon 25 239 9.6 81 3.2 320 12.8 138 5.5 350 14.0 28 1.1 64 52 33 1.3 16 214
41 Manning, Andrew 3 19 6.3 24 8.0 43 14.3 12 4.0 0 0.0 10 3.3 6 5 2 0.7 1 13
45 O'Brien, Craig 2 18 9.0 2 1.0 20 10.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 2 1 0.5 1 7
44 O'Donnell, Gary 25 277 11.1 176 7.0 453 18.1 73 2.9 0 0.0 32 1.3 31 24 3 0.1 7 25
25 Parker, Geoff 2 14 7.0 6 3.0 20 10.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
14 Plain, Bradley 19 187 9.8 82 4.3 269 14.2 47 2.5 0 0.0 31 1.6 17 33 27 1.4 19 181
3 Salmon, Paul 16 161 10.1 51 3.2 212 13.3 96 6.0 144 9.0 5 0.3 33 27 39 2.4 16 250
19 Somerville, Peter 3 24 8.0 11 3.7 35 11.7 15 5.0 16 5.3 3 1.0 6 7 2 0.7 2 14
23 Spencer, Trevor 6 34 5.7 15 2.5 49 8.2 17 2.8 5 0.8 6 1.0 8 11 3 0.5 2 20
17 Sporn, Kieran 20 196 9.8 88 4.4 284 14.2 82 4.1 0 0.0 26 1.3 31 22 24 1.2 15 159
26 Thompson, Mark 10 134 13.4 76 7.6 210 21.0 40 4.0 0 0.0 10 1.0 15 9 0 0.0 1 1
9 Underwood, Andrew 11 112 10.2 64 5.8 176 16.0 33 3.0 5 0.5 15 1.4 24 15 4 0.4 5 29
18 Vander Haar, Paul 12 97 8.1 42 3.5 139 11.6 54 4.5 4 0.3 8 0.7 22 19 13 1.1 6 84
21 Wallis, Dean 9 67 7.4 38 4.2 105 11.7 27 3.0 1 0.1 14 1.6 7 17 2 0.2 6 18
30 Walsh, Kevin 25 197 7.9 124 5.0 321 12.8 62 2.5 16 0.6 28 1.1 35 40 2 0.1 3 15
32 Watson, Tim 24 334 13.9 205 8.5 539 22.5 99 4.1 1 0.0 39 1.6 35 37 23 1.0 15 153
24 Werner, Michael 12 77 6.4 30 2.5 107 8.9 28 2.3 1 0.1 7 0.6 10 24 16 1.3 11 107
13 Williams, Darren 20 249 12.5 135 6.8 384 19.2 63 3.2 0 0.0 31 1.6 48 48 5 0.3 6 36
Totals 500 5194 10.4 2503 5.0 7697 15.4 1833 3.7 566 1.1 643 1.3 755 721 375 0.8 259 2509
 

Footnotes

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