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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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2005 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2005 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 3.46.66.88.9 57 LOST Melbourne 3.29.812.1115.13 103 -46 MCG Mar 26 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.19.215.317.4 106 LOST Carlton 5.26.79.1116.14 110 -4 MCG Apr 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3 H Essendon 1.65.107.1410.17 77 WON Hawthorn 1.11.47.811.9 75 2 MCG Apr 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.15.59.611.9 75 LOST Geelong 3.45.1012.1519.17 131 -56 DOC Apr 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 2.85.97.1411.17 83 WON Collingwood 2.14.45.710.9 69 14 MCG Apr 25 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
6 H Essendon 3.26.611.1412.16 88 LOST Brisbane 7.013.319.621.10 136 -48 DOC Apr 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.010.113.314.4 88 LOST Sydney 3.57.89.1113.16 94 -6 STA May 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
8 H Essendon 5.37.810.1117.15 117 WON Fremantle 2.44.810.1211.16 82 35 DOC May 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 3.44.68.109.12 66 LOST Port Adelaide 0.34.87.1312.13 85 -19 FBP May 21 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 7.111.317.821.11 137 WON Western Bulldogs 3.16.111.517.8 110 27 DOC May 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.17.47.59.9 63 LOST Adelaide 7.210.317.624.7 151 -88 FBP Jun 4 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
12 A Essendon 3.36.68.812.10 82 LOST West Coast 2.17.59.1015.16 106 -24 SUB Jun 10 (Fri, 6:40) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.39.314.419.5 119 WON St. Kilda 3.26.511.816.8 104 15 DOC Jun 24 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 H Essendon 2.37.58.613.8 86 LOST North Melbourne 7.311.614.1319.14 128 -42 DOC Jul 2 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Essendon 1.14.57.79.12 66 LOST Richmond 4.28.313.614.8 92 -26 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 6.110.518.521.5 131 WON Collingwood 2.15.48.915.15 105 26 MCG Jul 15 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 A Essendon 1.74.910.1314.17 101 LOST Brisbane 5.38.911.1117.12 114 -13 GAB Jul 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.27.513.716.11 107 WON Geelong 4.48.711.1213.16 94 13 DOC Jul 29 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 H Essendon 5.010.113.615.8 98 LOST Sydney 3.28.313.518.10 118 -20 DOC Aug 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 4.210.312.416.8 104 LOST Hawthorn 4.511.814.1117.15 117 -13 MCG Aug 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 9.418.623.1028.14 182 WON Carlton 3.26.88.1211.17 83 99 MCG Aug 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 4.17.59.712.13 85 LOST Melbourne 1.37.811.1413.17 95 -10 MCG Aug 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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2005 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
27 Allan, Matthew 1 6 6.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 4 4.0 17 17.0 0 0.0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0
15 Alvey, Mark 6 49 8.2 19 3.2 68 11.3 24 4.0 0 0.0 9 1.5 2 0 0 0.0 1 1
23 Bolton, Mark 16 111 6.9 52 3.3 163 10.2 63 3.9 22 1.4 34 2.1 11 10 5 0.3 5 35
16 Bradley, Kepler 19 137 7.2 127 6.7 264 13.9 99 5.2 29 1.5 18 0.9 16 15 4 0.2 4 28
37 Bullen, Marc 7 25 3.6 16 2.3 41 5.9 13 1.9 1 0.1 15 2.1 1 5 0 0.0 0 0
22 Cartledge, Tristan 4 9 2.3 4 1.0 13 3.3 5 1.3 20 5.0 5 1.3 0 3 1 0.3 0 6
13 Cupido, Damian 11 81 7.4 28 2.5 109 9.9 36 3.3 2 0.2 23 2.1 3 6 6 0.5 8 44
2 Dyson, Ricky 10 91 9.1 44 4.4 135 13.5 32 3.2 0 0.0 11 1.1 4 1 9 0.9 4 58
31 Fletcher, Dustin 17 226 13.3 36 2.1 262 15.4 70 4.1 3 0.2 13 0.8 11 12 0 0.0 0 0
39 Haynes, Ben 4 30 7.5 11 2.8 41 10.3 14 3.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 3 3 0 0.0 2 2
3 Henneman, Aaron 10 42 4.2 18 1.8 60 6.0 22 2.2 54 5.4 22 2.2 9 6 3 0.3 2 20
19 Hille, David 13 83 6.4 100 7.7 183 14.1 56 4.3 225 17.3 19 1.5 7 6 10 0.8 7 67
5 Hird, James 17 234 13.8 80 4.7 314 18.5 78 4.6 3 0.2 36 2.1 23 17 17 1.0 8 110
30 Hunt, Sam 4 15 3.8 6 1.5 21 5.3 6 1.5 0 0.0 4 1.0 1 2 0 0.0 1 1
21 Johns, Courtney 3 10 3.3 2 0.7 12 4.0 7 2.3 0 0.0 4 1.3 3 1 0 0.0 2 2
1 Johnson, Mark 22 265 12.0 133 6.0 398 18.1 106 4.8 10 0.5 84 3.8 33 25 29 1.3 12 186
14 Johnson, Jason 22 308 14.0 183 8.3 491 22.3 120 5.5 2 0.1 80 3.6 23 13 12 0.5 11 83
26 Laycock, Jason 13 64 4.9 35 2.7 99 7.6 37 2.8 114 8.8 13 1.0 8 12 8 0.6 3 51
18 Lloyd, Matthew 20 181 9.1 51 2.6 232 11.6 104 5.2 0 0.0 23 1.2 23 19 59 3.0 29 383
41 Lovett, Andrew 20 189 9.5 95 4.8 284 14.2 78 3.9 0 0.0 46 2.3 17 10 25 1.3 11 161
42 Lovett-Murray, Nathan 17 134 7.9 96 5.6 230 13.5 46 2.7 10 0.6 28 1.6 12 11 7 0.4 4 46
25 Lucas, Scott 22 289 13.1 48 2.2 337 15.3 134 6.1 2 0.1 49 2.2 16 21 51 2.3 24 330
33 McPhee, Adam 14 185 13.2 72 5.1 257 18.4 113 8.1 7 0.5 32 2.3 7 21 9 0.6 4 58
10 McVeigh, Mark 21 211 10.0 90 4.3 301 14.3 84 4.0 1 0.0 53 2.5 15 28 7 0.3 8 50
6 Monfries, Angus 12 59 4.9 58 4.8 117 9.8 31 2.6 0 0.0 21 1.8 15 9 11 0.9 7 73
28 Murphy, Justin 17 150 8.8 118 6.9 268 15.8 87 5.1 0 0.0 19 1.1 15 2 4 0.2 5 29
38 Nash, Jay 2 13 6.5 7 3.5 20 10.0 5 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 0 1 0.5 1 7
11 Peverill, Damien 21 218 10.4 185 8.8 403 19.2 89 4.2 5 0.2 50 2.4 16 10 4 0.2 5 29
9 Ramanauskas, Adam 3 22 7.3 16 5.3 38 12.7 9 3.0 0 0.0 8 2.7 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
29 Reynolds, Joel 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
20 Richards, Ted 10 42 4.2 51 5.1 93 9.3 33 3.3 2 0.2 10 1.0 8 11 3 0.3 2 20
43 Rioli, Dean 11 90 8.2 39 3.5 129 11.7 40 3.6 3 0.3 20 1.8 2 6 1 0.1 4 10
34 Slattery, Henry 4 17 4.3 17 4.3 34 8.5 7 1.8 0 0.0 6 1.5 2 3 2 0.5 0 12
7 Solomon, Dean 16 130 8.1 62 3.9 192 12.0 64 4.0 1 0.1 45 2.8 13 17 4 0.3 5 29
24 Stanton, Brent 19 252 13.3 100 5.3 352 18.5 123 6.5 0 0.0 39 2.1 10 13 13 0.7 9 87
17 Thomas, Paul 8 39 4.9 42 5.3 81 10.1 18 2.3 0 0.0 19 2.4 9 15 1 0.1 0 6
4 Watson, Jobe 5 23 4.6 32 6.4 55 11.0 14 2.8 0 0.0 5 1.0 2 1 2 0.4 0 12
12 Welsh, Andrew 21 235 11.2 141 6.7 376 17.9 121 5.8 2 0.1 43 2.0 13 13 2 0.1 2 14
8 Winderlich, Jason 12 59 4.9 54 4.5 113 9.4 35 2.9 0 0.0 19 1.6 5 5 4 0.3 2 26
36 Zantuck, Ty 9 79 8.8 44 4.9 123 13.7 53 5.9 0 0.0 10 1.1 3 4 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4404 9.1 2314 4.8 6718 13.9 2081 4.3 536 1.1 943 1.9 363 360 314 0.6 192 2076
 

Footnotes

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