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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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 7.113.415.719.8 122 WON Richmond 4.47.712.1015.14 104 18 MCG Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.44.76.910.12 72 LOST Carlton 2.47.512.915.11 101 -29 MCG Apr 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 6.413.813.1016.13 109 WON West Coast 2.32.33.106.14 50 59 WAV Apr 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 1.32.65.79.11 65 LOST Adelaide 6.410.918.1623.23 161 -96 FBP Apr 20 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
5 H Essendon 7.110.514.816.9 105 LOST Collingwood 2.46.1011.1317.15 117 -12 MCG Apr 25 (Thu, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.46.710.1312.18 90 DRAW Sydney 3.07.08.314.6 90 0 SCG May 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.211.515.622.11 143 WON Geelong 4.29.616.917.12 114 29 MCG May 8 (Wed, 8:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 8.412.719.1123.13 151 WON Footscray 1.14.38.513.6 84 67 MCG May 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 2.84.128.1811.23 89 WON Melbourne 3.15.210.312.5 77 12 MCG May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.27.59.913.11 89 WON St. Kilda 2.35.67.79.13 67 22 WAV Jun 8 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
11 H Essendon 4.47.59.713.12 90 WON Fremantle 1.26.59.1312.17 89 1 MCG Jun 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.27.48.1014.11 95 LOST North Melbourne 6.39.811.916.11 107 -12 MCG Jun 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.111.614.1018.13 121 WON Hawthorn 5.29.714.1015.10 100 21 MCG Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 4.57.812.917.16 118 WON Fitzroy 3.44.65.107.10 52 66 PRI Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 2.42.57.810.8 68 LOST Brisbane 1.17.610.815.13 103 -35 GAB Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 3.73.1111.1315.18 108 WON Richmond 5.38.79.813.10 88 20 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.16.77.1011.16 82 LOST Carlton 4.39.612.1013.13 91 -9 MCG Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 4.15.414.814.9 93 LOST West Coast 4.48.611.914.15 99 -6 SUB Aug 4 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 4.58.913.1221.17 143 WON Adelaide 3.48.713.916.11 107 36 PRI Aug 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 2.26.89.1011.11 77 WON Collingwood 4.05.38.69.10 64 13 MCG Aug 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 3.68.712.1214.16 100 WON Sydney 5.49.511.812.10 82 18 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.26.88.1011.13 79 WON Footscray 2.24.37.611.10 76 3 MCG Aug 30 (Fri, 8:10) Scores
2QF A Essendon 2.18.210.515.10 100 LOST Brisbane 4.66.811.915.11 101 -1 GAB Sep 6 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
1SF H Essendon 5.49.615.1022.12 144 WON West Coast 0.34.116.138.19 67 77 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2PF A Essendon 4.44.68.610.9 69 LOST Sydney 1.36.68.710.10 70 -1 SCG Sep 21 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
27 Alessio, Steven 18 108 6.0 83 4.6 191 10.6 71 3.9 121 6.7 21 1.2 13 22 22 1.2 14 146
16 Barnard, Paul 15 107 7.1 93 6.2 200 13.3 47 3.1 3 0.2 21 1.4 12 13 3 0.2 8 26
51 Berbakov, Peter 17 105 6.2 47 2.8 152 8.9 52 3.1 4 0.2 19 1.1 12 13 0 0.0 0 0
8 Bewick, Darren 18 226 12.6 89 4.9 315 17.5 61 3.4 0 0.0 15 0.8 19 13 28 1.6 21 189
34 Blumfield, Justin 10 66 6.6 51 5.1 117 11.7 34 3.4 2 0.2 18 1.8 7 8 3 0.3 4 22
14 Calthorpe, David 16 141 8.8 50 3.1 191 11.9 24 1.5 0 0.0 19 1.2 12 26 7 0.4 13 55
9 Cockatoo-Collins, Che 24 175 7.3 126 5.3 301 12.5 81 3.4 0 0.0 32 1.3 18 26 37 1.5 20 242
23 Cransberg, Peter 2 12 6.0 8 4.0 20 10.0 4 2.0 3 1.5 4 2.0 1 2 2 1.0 1 13
36 Cummings, Scott 15 96 6.4 28 1.9 124 8.3 55 3.7 0 0.0 11 0.7 17 22 38 2.5 23 251
7 Daniher, Chris 19 172 9.1 108 5.7 280 14.7 85 4.5 0 0.0 34 1.8 13 9 13 0.7 6 84
38 Denham, Sean 17 166 9.8 174 10.2 340 20.0 31 1.8 1 0.1 52 3.1 14 26 2 0.1 5 17
22 Doolan, Ben 24 289 12.0 171 7.1 460 19.2 79 3.3 0 0.0 35 1.5 16 16 6 0.3 4 40
31 Fletcher, Dustin 23 235 10.2 52 2.3 287 12.5 105 4.6 13 0.6 16 0.7 16 17 16 0.7 10 106
30 Fraser, Mark 8 58 7.3 49 6.1 107 13.4 18 2.3 0 0.0 9 1.1 8 3 4 0.5 5 29
29 Grenvold, David 1 6 6.0 5 5.0 11 11.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
39 Hardwick, Damien 17 170 10.0 102 6.0 272 16.0 60 3.5 0 0.0 22 1.3 21 14 1 0.1 1 7
1 Harvey, Mark 24 313 13.0 99 4.1 412 17.2 105 4.4 0 0.0 39 1.6 17 28 5 0.2 4 34
11 Hills, Paul 1 1 1.0 5 5.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
5 Hird, James 24 330 13.8 237 9.9 567 23.6 175 7.3 32 1.3 34 1.4 28 37 39 1.6 39 273
18 Lloyd, Matthew 11 78 7.1 34 3.1 112 10.2 46 4.2 1 0.1 11 1.0 9 9 18 1.6 7 115
13 Long, Michael 2 9 4.5 6 3.0 15 7.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 3 2 2 1.0 0 12
25 Lucas, Scott 14 84 6.0 49 3.5 133 9.5 44 3.1 7 0.5 19 1.4 7 15 11 0.8 11 77
2 Mercuri, Mark 21 244 11.6 200 9.5 444 21.1 115 5.5 1 0.0 32 1.5 24 26 37 1.8 25 247
24 Misiti, Joe 22 292 13.3 207 9.4 499 22.7 56 2.5 0 0.0 30 1.4 18 21 9 0.4 11 65
43 Morgan, Danny 3 14 4.7 16 5.3 30 10.0 6 2.0 0 0.0 5 1.7 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
3 O'Connor, Ryan 11 78 7.1 67 6.1 145 13.2 42 3.8 32 2.9 17 1.5 9 14 11 1.0 10 76
10 O'Donnell, Gary 25 281 11.2 195 7.8 476 19.0 81 3.2 2 0.1 46 1.8 25 14 8 0.3 6 54
47 Olarenshaw, Ricky 8 96 12.0 76 9.5 172 21.5 46 5.8 0 0.0 7 0.9 7 2 1 0.1 0 6
15 Prior, Michael 17 203 11.9 53 3.1 256 15.1 52 3.1 1 0.1 20 1.2 22 23 3 0.2 3 21
19 Somerville, Peter 21 110 5.2 100 4.8 210 10.0 73 3.5 289 13.8 10 0.5 20 42 5 0.2 5 35
12 Symons, Michael 18 126 7.0 109 6.1 235 13.1 55 3.1 2 0.1 42 2.3 14 17 11 0.6 8 74
26 Thompson, Mark 8 84 10.5 42 5.3 126 15.8 37 4.6 0 0.0 12 1.5 7 11 1 0.1 1 7
21 Wallis, Dean 12 55 4.6 46 3.8 101 8.4 33 2.8 3 0.3 25 2.1 7 12 6 0.5 3 39
4 Wanganeen, Gavin 21 242 11.5 111 5.3 353 16.8 64 3.0 0 0.0 43 2.0 38 13 14 0.7 8 92
6 Wellman, Sean 9 59 6.6 37 4.1 96 10.7 28 3.1 1 0.1 4 0.4 3 9 0 0.0 0 0
35 Young, Barry 14 105 7.5 92 6.6 197 14.1 56 4.0 1 0.1 31 2.2 7 9 4 0.3 6 30
Totals 530 4936 9.3 3017 5.7 7953 15.0 1924 3.6 519 1.0 757 1.4 466 538 367 0.7 282 2484
 

Footnotes

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