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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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1998 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 1998 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.19.310.713.11 89 LOST Richmond 4.65.118.1514.19 103 -14 MCG Mar 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 6.411.721.1128.14 182 WON St. Kilda 2.44.98.1213.15 93 89 MCG Apr 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 5.410.1012.1214.15 99 WON Carlton 3.35.510.714.14 98 1 MCG Apr 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 3.24.79.911.10 76 LOST Fremantle 5.58.911.1114.16 100 -24 WAV Apr 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Essendon 4.39.69.1212.16 88 LOST Collingwood 3.66.1211.1715.18 108 -20 MCG Apr 25 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.29.411.913.11 89 LOST Western Bulldogs 4.46.910.1413.19 97 -8 PRI May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 3.06.07.111.4 70 LOST Geelong 2.15.49.712.7 79 -9 MCG May 9 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
8 H Essendon 2.15.310.812.12 84 WON Brisbane 2.56.117.178.22 70 14 MCG May 15 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Essendon 4.29.612.1018.14 122 WON Melbourne 4.36.69.1012.12 84 38 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
10 A Essendon 5.46.89.1213.15 93 WON Hawthorn 2.25.67.813.9 87 6 WAV May 30 (Sat, 3:40) Scores
11 H Essendon 7.813.1120.1224.16 160 WON Sydney 4.18.411.915.10 100 60 MCG Jun 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
12 A Essendon 4.47.612.1015.16 106 LOST Adelaide 3.56.613.1115.18 108 -2 FBP Jun 13 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
13 H Essendon 3.25.59.511.6 72 LOST West Coast 1.25.57.711.17 83 -11 MCG Jun 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 A Essendon 4.08.611.1016.13 109 LOST North Melbourne 5.412.516.719.13 127 -18 MCG Jun 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 H Essendon 6.411.713.1116.12 108 WON Port Adelaide 3.06.27.512.9 81 27 MCG Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 6.37.510.614.10 94 WON Richmond 2.36.1110.1310.15 75 19 MCG Jul 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.36.512.614.6 90 WON St. Kilda 2.46.69.813.9 87 3 WAV Jul 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 1.44.76.1012.12 84 WON Carlton 0.55.68.1011.12 78 6 MCG Aug 2 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 7.39.816.918.11 119 WON Fremantle 2.27.610.1012.14 86 33 SUB Aug 8 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
20 H Essendon 6.610.813.1316.13 109 WON Collingwood 3.09.313.614.15 99 10 MCG Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 4.37.610.813.12 90 LOST Western Bulldogs 4.56.1010.1714.17 101 -11 MCG Aug 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Essendon 6.010.315.618.9 117 LOST Geelong 4.59.814.919.13 127 -10 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4QF H Essendon 2.43.65.118.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 1.12.78.1211.16 82 -22 MCG Sep 4 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
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1998 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 12 82 6.8 63 5.3 145 12.1 61 5.1 110 9.2 14 1.2 7 16 15 1.3 10 100
39 Banks, Matthew 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
16 Barnard, Paul 17 116 6.8 84 4.9 200 11.8 68 4.0 6 0.4 14 0.8 13 12 4 0.2 5 29
20 Berbakov, Peter 16 108 6.8 49 3.1 157 9.8 55 3.4 3 0.2 12 0.8 13 8 1 0.1 0 6
8 Bewick, Darren 23 256 11.1 87 3.8 343 14.9 64 2.8 1 0.0 17 0.7 15 12 32 1.4 16 208
32 Blumfield, Justin 21 197 9.4 162 7.7 359 17.1 108 5.1 3 0.1 32 1.5 9 10 12 0.6 9 81
23 Bolton, Mark 4 19 4.8 13 3.3 32 8.0 10 2.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 1 6 1 0.3 0 6
28 Bomford, Andrew 10 79 7.9 61 6.1 140 14.0 32 3.2 1 0.1 9 0.9 2 10 3 0.3 2 20
14 Calthorpe, David 21 264 12.6 112 5.3 376 17.9 92 4.4 1 0.0 24 1.1 15 23 13 0.6 10 88
33 Caracella, Blake 16 149 9.3 97 6.1 246 15.4 78 4.9 3 0.2 24 1.5 12 15 13 0.8 7 85
9 Cockatoo-Collins, Che 14 106 7.6 44 3.1 150 10.7 47 3.4 0 0.0 9 0.6 12 7 12 0.9 8 80
38 Denham, Sean 11 95 8.6 77 7.0 172 15.6 23 2.1 1 0.1 20 1.8 7 10 3 0.3 2 20
22 Doolan, Ben 11 67 6.1 54 4.9 121 11.0 29 2.6 0 0.0 17 1.5 6 7 0 0.0 0 0
36 Eastaugh, Simon 12 76 6.3 50 4.2 126 10.5 44 3.7 167 13.9 12 1.0 9 16 0 0.0 3 3
31 Fletcher, Dustin 18 186 10.3 39 2.2 225 12.5 57 3.2 14 0.8 16 0.9 17 14 4 0.2 2 26
30 Fraser, Mark 18 135 7.5 115 6.4 250 13.9 52 2.9 0 0.0 26 1.4 14 5 8 0.4 9 57
11 Hardwick, Damien 23 325 14.1 117 5.1 442 19.2 87 3.8 0 0.0 43 1.9 37 23 0 0.0 1 1
26 Heffernan, Chris 12 71 5.9 53 4.4 124 10.3 12 1.0 3 0.3 31 2.6 9 13 3 0.3 0 18
5 Hird, James 13 159 12.2 89 6.8 248 19.1 73 5.6 4 0.3 24 1.8 12 20 19 1.5 19 133
42 Johnson, Jason 8 55 6.9 29 3.6 84 10.5 22 2.8 1 0.1 9 1.1 6 6 2 0.3 0 12
17 Lalich, Judd 2 14 7.0 3 1.5 17 8.5 10 5.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 1 2 0 0.0 2 2
18 Lloyd, Matthew 23 249 10.8 77 3.3 326 14.2 156 6.8 2 0.1 24 1.0 17 34 70 3.0 38 458
13 Long, Michael 9 54 6.0 60 6.7 114 12.7 30 3.3 0 0.0 9 1.0 7 3 9 1.0 4 58
25 Lucas, Scott 23 287 12.5 51 2.2 338 14.7 123 5.3 3 0.1 30 1.3 23 28 49 2.1 31 325
2 Mercuri, Mark 20 224 11.2 141 7.1 365 18.3 112 5.6 1 0.1 27 1.4 18 23 24 1.2 14 158
24 Misiti, Joe 19 214 11.3 179 9.4 393 20.7 64 3.4 2 0.1 29 1.5 8 8 6 0.3 4 40
29 Moorcroft, Gary 17 114 6.7 53 3.1 167 9.8 53 3.1 1 0.1 28 1.6 8 25 14 0.8 9 93
3 O'Connor, Ryan 14 46 3.3 57 4.1 103 7.4 28 2.0 45 3.2 15 1.1 10 15 8 0.6 4 52
10 O'Donnell, Gary 17 205 12.1 92 5.4 297 17.5 45 2.6 2 0.1 34 2.0 9 9 3 0.2 2 20
47 Olarenshaw, Ricky 17 140 8.2 122 7.2 262 15.4 50 2.9 0 0.0 23 1.4 22 10 2 0.1 5 17
15 Prior, Michael 8 77 9.6 29 3.6 106 13.3 30 3.8 0 0.0 10 1.3 4 2 2 0.3 0 12
7 Solomon, Dean 7 38 5.4 25 3.6 63 9.0 12 1.7 3 0.4 13 1.9 3 10 2 0.3 1 13
19 Somerville, Peter 12 64 5.3 37 3.1 101 8.4 34 2.8 212 17.7 8 0.7 8 18 0 0.0 2 2
12 Symons, Michael 3 24 8.0 17 5.7 41 13.7 12 4.0 0 0.0 6 2.0 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
1 Ukovic, Andrew 7 40 5.7 33 4.7 73 10.4 19 2.7 0 0.0 8 1.1 3 5 3 0.4 1 19
21 Wallis, Dean 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
6 Wellman, Sean 23 248 10.8 111 4.8 359 15.6 122 5.3 15 0.7 15 0.7 21 14 2 0.1 3 15
35 Young, Barry 3 36 12.0 15 5.0 51 17.0 18 6.0 2 0.7 5 1.7 3 2 1 0.3 1 7
Totals 506 4627 9.1 2498 4.9 7125 14.1 1935 3.8 609 1.2 640 1.3 386 447 340 0.7 224 2264
 

Footnotes

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