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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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2002 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2002 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 4.511.917.1218.18 126 WON Geelong 2.07.28.611.10 76 50 MCG Mar 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 7.213.714.1216.16 112 WON Richmond 0.32.65.98.12 60 52 MCG Apr 5 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.24.66.109.13 67 LOST Brisbane 3.48.711.1217.15 117 -50 GAB Apr 13 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
4 H Essendon 7.211.417.519.8 122 WON Adelaide 3.16.28.811.15 81 41 DOC Apr 19 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.12.42.74.9 33 LOST Collingwood 1.23.57.89.12 66 -33 MCG Apr 25 (Thu, 2:15) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.25.57.69.8 62 LOST Fremantle 2.35.89.913.11 89 -27 SUB May 4 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
7 H Essendon 4.17.79.1212.15 87 WON Carlton 0.42.54.79.8 62 25 MCG May 10 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
8 H Essendon 3.513.821.1226.15 171 WON St. Kilda 2.23.34.511.6 72 99 DOC May 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 6.17.69.912.13 85 WON Sydney 3.74.118.1211.17 83 2 STA May 25 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 4.36.68.1012.12 84 LOST North Melbourne 4.56.1111.1612.20 92 -8 MCG May 31 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
11 H Essendon 1.14.35.77.7 49 LOST Port Adelaide 4.27.610.1016.12 108 -59 DOC Jun 8 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
12 H Essendon 3.36.68.1110.12 72 WON Hawthorn 3.24.39.310.5 65 7 MCG Jun 14 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
13 H Essendon 7.212.717.1118.12 120 WON Melbourne 3.45.510.916.12 108 12 DOC Jun 28 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
14 A Essendon 5.48.913.1317.16 118 DRAW Western Bulldogs 3.39.514.618.10 118 0 DOC Jul 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.23.66.108.15 63 LOST West Coast 3.46.97.1013.12 90 -27 SUB Jul 14 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
16 H Essendon 2.24.27.48.8 56 LOST Geelong 4.38.511.714.11 95 -39 DOC Jul 20 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 4.25.85.97.12 54 WON Richmond 1.22.36.67.11 53 1 MCG Jul 26 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.07.28.311.5 71 LOST Brisbane 5.29.311.516.12 108 -37 DOC Aug 3 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.36.57.611.10 76 LOST Adelaide 5.38.714.1118.16 124 -48 FBP Aug 11 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
20 H Essendon 6.310.614.1019.12 126 WON Collingwood 2.24.48.810.11 71 55 MCG Aug 17 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 5.37.89.1213.15 93 WON Fremantle 2.55.67.1010.12 72 21 DOC Aug 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Essendon 4.79.1112.1612.20 92 WON Carlton 0.22.63.65.7 37 55 MCG Sep 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
1EF H Essendon 3.46.611.717.9 111 WON West Coast 2.26.69.811.12 78 33 DOC Sep 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Essendon 3.45.86.88.11 59 LOST Port Adelaide 3.53.89.1211.17 83 -24 FBP Sep 13 (Fri, 7:30) Scores
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2002 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 15 79 5.3 63 4.2 142 9.5 44 2.9 146 9.7 30 2.0 17 21 11 0.7 6 72
36 Bannister, Jordan 5 8 1.6 17 3.4 25 5.0 6 1.2 2 0.4 6 1.2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
16 Barnard, Paul 24 191 8.0 104 4.3 295 12.3 106 4.4 9 0.4 37 1.5 11 21 23 1.0 22 160
32 Blumfield, Justin 22 214 9.7 147 6.7 361 16.4 108 4.9 9 0.4 62 2.8 9 17 11 0.5 9 75
23 Bolton, Mark 19 123 6.5 99 5.2 222 11.7 85 4.5 16 0.8 29 1.5 19 15 8 0.4 2 50
37 Bullen, Marc 2 11 5.5 9 4.5 20 10.0 2 1.0 1 0.5 6 3.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
33 Caracella, Blake 24 287 12.0 150 6.3 437 18.2 111 4.6 6 0.3 43 1.8 16 22 22 0.9 14 146
35 Davies, James 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Fletcher, Dustin 18 202 11.2 44 2.4 246 13.7 51 2.8 9 0.5 30 1.7 9 13 3 0.2 2 20
15 Forster-Knight, Robert 18 109 6.1 83 4.6 192 10.7 50 2.8 0 0.0 27 1.5 6 5 0 0.0 0 0
47 Hall, Ken 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Harvey, Shane 7 33 4.7 8 1.1 41 5.9 14 2.0 0 0.0 7 1.0 2 1 6 0.9 9 45
26 Heffernan, Chris 23 195 8.5 101 4.4 296 12.9 58 2.5 3 0.1 64 2.8 18 23 12 0.5 4 76
3 Henneman, Aaron 8 29 3.6 19 2.4 48 6.0 9 1.1 10 1.3 12 1.5 1 4 0 0.0 2 2
34 Hille, David 19 100 5.3 65 3.4 165 8.7 77 4.1 132 6.9 27 1.4 8 15 11 0.6 10 76
5 Hird, James 16 232 14.5 104 6.5 336 21.0 84 5.3 1 0.1 29 1.8 9 11 11 0.7 9 75
30 Hunt, Sam 3 22 7.3 8 2.7 30 10.0 10 3.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 0 1 0.3 1 7
21 Jacobs, Danny 24 257 10.7 133 5.5 390 16.3 146 6.1 7 0.3 38 1.6 13 13 9 0.4 9 63
1 Johnson, Mark 24 247 10.3 142 5.9 389 16.2 109 4.5 14 0.6 78 3.3 24 27 5 0.2 2 32
14 Johnson, Jason 24 324 13.5 196 8.2 520 21.7 95 4.0 0 0.0 86 3.6 22 19 14 0.6 15 99
18 Lloyd, Matthew 16 143 8.9 40 2.5 183 11.4 96 6.0 4 0.3 11 0.7 17 15 47 2.9 29 311
25 Lucas, Scott 19 235 12.4 60 3.2 295 15.5 108 5.7 1 0.1 33 1.7 10 13 25 1.3 15 165
12 McAlister, Daniel 3 12 4.0 4 1.3 16 5.3 5 1.7 0 0.0 2 0.7 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
28 McGrath, Cory 6 23 3.8 13 2.2 36 6.0 13 2.2 0 0.0 9 1.5 1 4 1 0.2 4 10
10 McVeigh, Mark 24 223 9.3 68 2.8 291 12.1 73 3.0 1 0.0 60 2.5 6 11 7 0.3 13 55
2 Mercuri, Mark 11 101 9.2 93 8.5 194 17.6 50 4.5 0 0.0 21 1.9 12 13 7 0.6 9 51
24 Misiti, Joe 15 189 12.6 168 11.2 357 23.8 80 5.3 0 0.0 41 2.7 12 16 6 0.4 5 41
29 Moorcroft, Gary 15 113 7.5 47 3.1 160 10.7 54 3.6 0 0.0 13 0.9 6 8 13 0.9 10 88
11 Peverill, Damien 21 192 9.1 215 10.2 407 19.4 77 3.7 7 0.3 67 3.2 19 11 5 0.2 8 38
9 Ramanauskas, Adam 23 275 12.0 124 5.4 399 17.3 109 4.7 11 0.5 49 2.1 14 21 13 0.6 5 83
40 Reynolds, Joel 9 23 2.6 20 2.2 43 4.8 10 1.1 2 0.2 5 0.6 0 2 5 0.6 4 34
20 Richards, Ted 2 4 2.0 6 3.0 10 5.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
43 Rioli, Dean 15 125 8.3 59 3.9 184 12.3 41 2.7 2 0.1 27 1.8 0 10 12 0.8 8 80
4 Salmon, Paul 15 71 4.7 60 4.0 131 8.7 56 3.7 231 15.4 14 0.9 11 18 11 0.7 3 69
6 Wellman, Sean 22 243 11.0 99 4.5 342 15.5 128 5.8 2 0.1 29 1.3 15 17 3 0.1 4 22
41 Welsh, Andrew 15 113 7.5 38 2.5 151 10.1 47 3.1 0 0.0 29 1.9 16 2 1 0.1 3 9
Totals 528 4749 9.0 2606 4.9 7355 13.9 2116 4.0 627 1.2 1024 1.9 324 391 303 0.6 237 2055
 

Footnotes

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