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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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2000 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2000 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.411.517.724.12 156 WON Port Adelaide 0.32.86.138.14 62 94 DOC Mar 9 (Thu, 8:15) Scores
2 H Essendon 5.410.715.720.10 130 WON Richmond 1.54.109.1212.15 87 43 MCG Mar 16 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
3 A Essendon 5.110.416.719.10 124 WON Fremantle 2.54.109.1312.16 88 36 SUB Mar 26 (Sun, 6:40) Scores
4 A Essendon 6.310.615.1420.17 137 WON Hawthorn 2.07.311.314.6 90 47 MCG Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 5.610.816.1218.15 123 WON Carlton 1.23.68.715.9 99 24 MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Essendon 6.59.812.1222.12 144 WON Western Bulldogs 1.34.47.712.9 81 63 DOC Apr 14 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.26.414.1021.14 140 WON Collingwood 3.38.412.615.10 100 40 MCG Apr 25 (Tue, 2:15) Scores
8 A Essendon 3.59.813.1119.13 127 WON Brisbane 3.35.48.89.9 63 64 GAB May 1 (Mon, 7:40) Scores
9 A Essendon 3.38.512.1115.16 106 WON Melbourne 2.65.119.1413.15 93 13 MCG May 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 4.48.512.820.12 132 WON Adelaide 4.29.912.1012.12 84 48 DOC May 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 4.211.716.1022.13 145 WON Geelong 7.110.611.813.9 87 58 DOC May 20 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
12 H Essendon 6.315.819.1225.19 169 WON St. Kilda 3.36.37.513.5 83 86 DOC May 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 H Essendon 7.510.1313.1717.17 119 WON North Melbourne 0.03.17.411.4 70 49 MCG Jun 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.27.67.1012.17 89 WON Sydney 3.35.69.1011.10 76 13 SCG Jun 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 1.77.1013.1215.18 108 WON West Coast 3.15.210.511.10 76 32 DOC Jun 17 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.37.710.1312.17 89 WON Port Adelaide 0.42.86.107.16 58 31 FBP Jun 24 (Sat, 8:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.612.1118.1524.23 167 WON Richmond 2.25.39.310.6 66 101 MCG Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 4.511.918.1224.15 159 WON Fremantle 4.04.07.111.6 72 87 DOC Jul 7 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 H Essendon 7.414.717.1025.15 165 WON Hawthorn 4.16.211.413.4 82 83 DOC Jul 15 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.46.69.916.13 109 WON Carlton 2.36.59.712.11 83 26 MCG Jul 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
21 H Essendon 3.27.311.712.9 81 LOST Western Bulldogs 4.17.39.414.8 92 -11 DOC Jul 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.24.68.1213.19 97 WON Collingwood 4.07.68.1111.12 78 19 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
1QF H Essendon 9.115.625.931.12 198 WON North Melbourne 4.26.39.411.7 73 125 MCG Aug 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1PF H Essendon 4.28.714.1318.17 125 WON Carlton 2.35.46.712.8 80 45 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H Essendon 4.810.1616.1719.21 135 WON Melbourne 3.35.58.811.9 75 60 MCG Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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2000 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 24 125 5.2 121 5.0 246 10.3 83 3.5 209 8.7 37 1.5 23 19 24 1.0 13 157
16 Barnard, Paul 22 182 8.3 104 4.7 286 13.0 84 3.8 4 0.2 24 1.1 12 20 10 0.5 9 69
22 Barnes, John 24 188 7.8 123 5.1 311 13.0 115 4.8 400 16.7 26 1.1 27 12 10 0.4 2 62
8 Bewick, Darren 19 195 10.3 64 3.4 259 13.6 48 2.5 0 0.0 26 1.4 6 13 14 0.7 12 96
32 Blumfield, Justin 24 228 9.5 205 8.5 433 18.0 121 5.0 16 0.7 49 2.0 11 11 27 1.1 20 182
23 Bolton, Mark 1 4 4.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
33 Caracella, Blake 24 270 11.3 219 9.1 489 20.4 138 5.8 8 0.3 43 1.8 19 23 35 1.5 17 227
38 Denham, Sean 9 75 8.3 58 6.4 133 14.8 20 2.2 0 0.0 15 1.7 6 9 0 0.0 1 1
31 Fletcher, Dustin 23 276 12.0 81 3.5 357 15.5 93 4.0 12 0.5 26 1.1 17 21 14 0.6 6 90
30 Fraser, Mark 4 18 4.5 14 3.5 32 8.0 5 1.3 0 0.0 5 1.3 0 3 1 0.3 0 6
11 Hardwick, Damien 24 270 11.3 172 7.2 442 18.4 71 3.0 0 0.0 55 2.3 31 21 0 0.0 1 1
26 Heffernan, Chris 21 194 9.2 115 5.5 309 14.7 54 2.6 2 0.1 67 3.2 21 31 4 0.2 6 30
3 Henneman, Aaron 8 47 5.9 10 1.3 57 7.1 12 1.5 0 0.0 14 1.8 5 2 0 0.0 1 1
5 Hird, James 20 294 14.7 145 7.3 439 22.0 115 5.8 5 0.3 41 2.1 26 21 36 1.8 18 234
42 Jacobs, Danny 9 46 5.1 37 4.1 83 9.2 28 3.1 4 0.4 17 1.9 2 2 3 0.3 4 22
1 Johnson, Mark 24 269 11.2 124 5.2 393 16.4 102 4.3 2 0.1 39 1.6 18 21 5 0.2 4 34
14 Johnson, Jason 25 317 12.7 151 6.0 468 18.7 79 3.2 0 0.0 53 2.1 18 26 14 0.6 20 104
18 Lloyd, Matthew 25 323 12.9 68 2.7 391 15.6 186 7.4 4 0.2 21 0.8 31 35 109 4.4 60 714
13 Long, Michael 23 230 10.0 135 5.9 365 15.9 72 3.1 0 0.0 59 2.6 27 17 18 0.8 18 126
25 Lucas, Scott 23 265 11.5 84 3.7 349 15.2 132 5.7 3 0.1 38 1.7 17 22 57 2.5 42 384
10 McVeigh, Mark 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
2 Mercuri, Mark 20 208 10.4 152 7.6 360 18.0 92 4.6 0 0.0 33 1.7 23 18 32 1.6 19 211
24 Misiti, Joe 25 312 12.5 313 12.5 625 25.0 92 3.7 1 0.0 61 2.4 10 24 14 0.6 9 93
29 Moorcroft, Gary 18 144 8.0 54 3.0 198 11.0 54 3.0 0 0.0 20 1.1 11 23 23 1.3 9 147
15 Prior, Michael 11 85 7.7 44 4.0 129 11.7 29 2.6 0 0.0 5 0.5 3 9 0 0.0 0 0
9 Ramanauskas, Adam 24 221 9.2 155 6.5 376 15.7 105 4.4 0 0.0 38 1.6 14 14 13 0.5 8 86
43 Rioli, Dean 5 32 6.4 19 3.8 51 10.2 14 2.8 0 0.0 6 1.2 2 5 4 0.8 1 25
12 Robran, Jonathon 4 30 7.5 21 5.3 51 12.8 13 3.3 19 4.8 5 1.3 2 3 0 0.0 1 1
7 Solomon, Dean 25 196 7.8 136 5.4 332 13.3 115 4.6 3 0.1 43 1.7 15 24 8 0.3 7 55
21 Wallis, Dean 16 79 4.9 57 3.6 136 8.5 54 3.4 2 0.1 18 1.1 6 21 3 0.2 1 19
6 Wellman, Sean 25 231 9.2 127 5.1 358 14.3 100 4.0 6 0.2 25 1.0 18 13 5 0.2 1 31
Totals 550 5356 9.7 3111 5.7 8467 15.4 2228 4.1 700 1.3 911 1.7 422 484 483 0.9 311 3209
 

Footnotes

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