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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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2003 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2003 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 1.54.96.98.13 61 LOST Brisbane 4.79.1011.1714.20 104 -43 GAB Mar 29 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.28.413.717.10 112 WON Melbourne 4.44.78.1110.15 75 37 MCG Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Essendon 3.29.611.1013.16 94 LOST Carlton 4.76.911.1215.15 105 -11 MCG Apr 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.29.415.620.9 129 WON Western Bulldogs 5.48.812.1216.14 110 19 DOC Apr 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.210.415.723.9 147 WON Collingwood 2.36.311.612.9 81 66 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:45) Scores
6 A Essendon 3.37.411.415.10 100 LOST Fremantle 4.29.418.620.11 131 -31 SUB May 4 (Sun, 1:20) Scores
7 A Essendon 0.23.64.85.12 42 LOST Richmond 4.26.810.1311.18 84 -42 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Essendon 4.37.711.1115.16 106 WON Hawthorn 2.25.27.58.5 53 53 MCG May 16 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.35.610.1014.12 96 LOST Port Adelaide 4.310.515.723.8 146 -50 DOC May 23 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 H Essendon 7.110.614.1019.14 128 WON West Coast 4.211.313.816.10 106 22 DOC Jun 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.27.39.512.7 79 LOST Sydney 4.07.216.421.7 133 -54 STA Jun 7 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
12 H Essendon 5.07.312.613.10 88 LOST North Melbourne 5.37.611.914.12 96 -8 DOC Jun 13 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 H Essendon 8.313.516.620.9 129 WON Geelong 4.08.112.215.3 93 36 DOC Jun 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 A Essendon 3.67.812.1017.17 119 WON St. Kilda 2.23.56.97.9 51 68 DOC Jul 4 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.32.46.57.7 49 LOST Adelaide 4.37.710.913.12 90 -41 FBP Jul 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
16 H Essendon 4.46.411.814.10 94 WON Brisbane 3.27.610.1012.14 86 8 DOC Jul 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 6.28.610.813.10 88 WON Melbourne 1.37.78.810.11 71 17 MCG Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Essendon 2.54.79.813.12 90 WON Carlton 2.33.95.127.14 56 34 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Essendon 9.314.617.1122.15 147 WON Western Bulldogs 2.05.28.412.8 80 67 DOC Aug 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 4.29.812.1213.14 92 WON Richmond 2.55.55.87.11 53 39 MCG Aug 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 4.310.414.720.13 133 WON Fremantle 3.27.39.411.7 73 60 DOC Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Essendon 1.36.78.99.13 67 LOST Collingwood 3.35.79.912.11 83 -16 MCG Aug 29 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
1EF A Essendon 3.37.611.815.11 101 WON Fremantle 2.23.44.68.9 57 44 SUB Sep 5 (Fri, 6:40) Scores
1SF A Essendon 3.14.65.76.8 44 LOST Port Adelaide 5.27.410.712.11 83 -39 FBP Sep 13 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
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2003 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 16 90 5.6 48 3.0 138 8.6 43 2.7 170 10.6 12 0.8 9 17 9 0.6 6 60
36 Bannister, Jordan 5 23 4.6 26 5.2 49 9.8 17 3.4 1 0.2 6 1.2 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
16 Barnard, Paul 11 59 5.4 58 5.3 117 10.6 37 3.4 4 0.4 14 1.3 2 10 4 0.4 1 25
23 Bolton, Mark 21 137 6.5 94 4.5 231 11.0 88 4.2 26 1.2 30 1.4 9 20 12 0.6 12 84
37 Bullen, Marc 16 123 7.7 75 4.7 198 12.4 38 2.4 0 0.0 50 3.1 2 11 6 0.4 2 38
13 Cupido, Damian 23 191 8.3 51 2.2 242 10.5 69 3.0 2 0.1 34 1.5 8 23 39 1.7 23 257
35 Davies, James 2 4 2.0 2 1.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0.5 0 6
31 Fletcher, Dustin 14 145 10.4 34 2.4 179 12.8 44 3.1 3 0.2 14 1.0 7 14 0 0.0 0 0
15 Forster-Knight, Robert 4 25 6.3 14 3.5 39 9.8 12 3.0 0 0.0 6 1.5 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
38 Harvey, Shane 4 22 5.5 9 2.3 31 7.8 12 3.0 0 0.0 6 1.5 0 0 3 0.8 1 19
39 Haynes, Ben 7 57 8.1 27 3.9 84 12.0 18 2.6 0 0.0 7 1.0 2 5 5 0.7 3 33
3 Henneman, Aaron 6 12 2.0 15 2.5 27 4.5 6 1.0 27 4.5 7 1.2 3 9 1 0.2 1 7
19 Hille, David 24 171 7.1 91 3.8 262 10.9 78 3.3 348 14.5 32 1.3 21 19 20 0.8 14 134
5 Hird, James 18 279 15.5 117 6.5 396 22.0 77 4.3 2 0.1 44 2.4 22 9 13 0.7 11 89
21 Jacobs, Danny 24 185 7.7 138 5.8 323 13.5 119 5.0 9 0.4 39 1.6 14 7 4 0.2 3 27
1 Johnson, Mark 24 257 10.7 165 6.9 422 17.6 107 4.5 14 0.6 98 4.1 25 23 8 0.3 4 52
14 Johnson, Jason 22 315 14.3 159 7.2 474 21.5 105 4.8 1 0.0 50 2.3 14 15 15 0.7 13 103
18 Lloyd, Matthew 22 204 9.3 66 3.0 270 12.3 140 6.4 0 0.0 21 1.0 18 18 93 4.2 30 588
25 Lucas, Scott 24 334 13.9 83 3.5 417 17.4 130 5.4 4 0.2 61 2.5 12 16 19 0.8 16 130
28 McGrath, Cory 9 55 6.1 25 2.8 80 8.9 30 3.3 1 0.1 13 1.4 3 3 6 0.7 4 40
33 McPhee, Adam 24 177 7.4 140 5.8 317 13.2 98 4.1 7 0.3 67 2.8 22 22 10 0.4 7 67
10 McVeigh, Mark 24 210 8.8 78 3.3 288 12.0 67 2.8 1 0.0 64 2.7 8 26 9 0.4 7 61
2 Mercuri, Mark 16 126 7.9 99 6.2 225 14.1 74 4.6 0 0.0 32 2.0 12 15 7 0.4 6 48
24 Misiti, Joe 21 185 8.8 160 7.6 345 16.4 56 2.7 0 0.0 37 1.8 13 9 6 0.3 4 40
11 Peverill, Damien 23 183 8.0 203 8.8 386 16.8 90 3.9 4 0.2 57 2.5 16 7 3 0.1 3 21
9 Ramanauskas, Adam 10 107 10.7 63 6.3 170 17.0 34 3.4 3 0.3 23 2.3 7 6 8 0.8 10 58
29 Reynolds, Joel 14 70 5.0 38 2.7 108 7.7 39 2.8 1 0.1 23 1.6 7 12 2 0.1 1 13
20 Richards, Ted 10 43 4.3 17 1.7 60 6.0 16 1.6 1 0.1 9 0.9 4 2 9 0.9 5 59
43 Rioli, Dean 18 203 11.3 98 5.4 301 16.7 79 4.4 9 0.5 48 2.7 12 17 12 0.7 16 88
7 Solomon, Dean 24 243 10.1 105 4.4 348 14.5 103 4.3 13 0.5 86 3.6 16 42 11 0.5 20 86
17 Walsh, Darren 2 7 3.5 6 3.0 13 6.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
4 Watson, Jobe 1 0 0.0 2 2.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Wellman, Sean 20 201 10.1 106 5.3 307 15.4 89 4.5 2 0.1 31 1.6 9 18 2 0.1 3 15
12 Welsh, Andrew 22 218 9.9 123 5.6 341 15.5 93 4.2 3 0.1 49 2.2 15 12 4 0.2 1 25
8 Winderlich, Jason 3 11 3.7 7 2.3 18 6.0 7 2.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 0 1 2 0.7 0 12
Totals 528 4672 8.8 2542 4.8 7214 13.7 2019 3.8 656 1.2 1078 2.0 313 410 343 0.6 228 2286
 

Footnotes

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