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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

CEO
Campbell, Xavier

President
Little, Paul

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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2015 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2015 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 4.35.59.69.6 60 LOST Sydney 0.11.73.810.12 72 -12 STA Apr 4 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.27.39.412.6 78 WON Hawthorn 1.33.57.811.10 76 2 MCG Apr 12 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.410.414.616.9 105 WON Carlton 2.45.77.1211.18 84 21 MCG Apr 18 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.04.85.106.13 49 LOST Collingwood 3.24.97.129.15 69 -20 MCG Apr 25 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
5 A Essendon 3.26.69.1111.16 82 WON St. Kilda 2.66.710.1011.14 80 2 DOC May 3 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
6 A Essendon 2.13.33.67.10 52 LOST Fremantle 4.39.412.612.8 80 -28 SUB May 9 (Sat, 6:10) Scores
7 H Essendon 5.06.38.1012.10 82 LOST North Melbourne 2.67.99.1313.15 93 -11 DOC May 15 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
8 H Essendon 5.29.516.921.10 136 WON Brisbane 5.38.610.612.6 78 58 DOC May 24 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.43.76.88.11 59 LOST Richmond 3.25.67.1010.12 72 -13 MCG May 30 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
10 H Essendon 0.50.63.97.11 53 LOST Geelong 3.19.515.619.8 122 -69 DOC Jun 6 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.03.25.76.10 46 LOST West Coast 2.57.79.814.12 96 -50 SUB Jun 13 (Sat, 2:35) Scores
12 Essendon       Bye        
13 A Essendon 2.55.77.811.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 2.45.811.1416.18 114 -38 MCG Jun 27 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
14 H Essendon 1.05.17.38.4 52 LOST St. Kilda 5.310.817.925.12 162 -110 DOC Jul 5 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 H Essendon 1.33.49.710.9 69 WON Melbourne 1.33.94.137.18 60 9 MCG Jul 11 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
16 A Essendon 1.56.77.109.14 68 LOST North Melbourne 2.45.510.714.9 93 -25 DOC Jul 17 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
17 H Essendon 6.18.912.1217.14 116 LOST Port Adelaide 4.310.513.620.9 129 -13 DOC Jul 25 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
18 H Essendon 0.42.54.75.10 40 LOST Western Bulldogs 1.28.815.1119.13 127 -87 DOC Aug 2 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
19 A Essendon 3.54.75.98.13 61 LOST Greater Western Sydney 2.43.58.714.9 93 -32 SSH Aug 9 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
20 H Essendon 4.34.66.108.11 59 LOST Adelaide 3.39.616.827.9 171 -112 DOC Aug 15 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
21 A Essendon 4.17.711.714.11 95 LOST Gold Coast 5.39.512.714.13 97 -2 CRR Aug 22 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
22 H Essendon 2.05.06.27.5 47 LOST Richmond 1.44.107.1210.14 74 -27 MCG Aug 29 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
23 A Essendon 3.29.511.714.11 95 WON Collingwood 4.28.312.514.8 92 3 MCG Sep 6 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
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2015 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
29 Ambrose, Patrick 16 73 4.6 123 7.7 196 12.3 48 3.0 26 1.6 83 5.2 13 18 6 0.4 5 41
14 Ashby, Jason 5 17 3.4 19 3.8 36 7.2 9 1.8 0 0.0 15 3.0 3 2 0 0.0 0 0
12 Baguley, Mark 22 212 9.6 171 7.8 383 17.4 135 6.1 0 0.0 84 3.8 24 29 0 0.0 0 0
2 Bellchambers, Tom 10 52 5.2 46 4.6 98 9.8 36 3.6 247 24.7 15 1.5 9 17 2 0.2 2 14
24 Browne, Alex 3 15 5.0 12 4.0 27 9.0 9 3.0 1 0.3 4 1.3 1 1 1 0.3 0 6
22 Carlisle, Jake 17 143 8.4 76 4.5 219 12.9 109 6.4 42 2.5 31 1.8 8 15 14 0.8 13 97
3 Chapman, Paul 9 74 8.2 51 5.7 125 13.9 23 2.6 0 0.0 31 3.4 6 4 8 0.9 4 52
32 Colyer, Travis 11 113 10.3 65 5.9 178 16.2 41 3.7 0 0.0 30 2.7 6 4 11 1.0 4 70
13 Cooney, Adam 11 123 11.2 64 5.8 187 17.0 33 3.0 1 0.1 25 2.3 6 11 10 0.9 4 64
6 Daniher, Joe 22 147 6.7 81 3.7 228 10.4 111 5.0 43 2.0 35 1.6 26 41 34 1.5 24 228
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 13 111 8.5 61 4.7 172 13.2 46 3.5 1 0.1 25 1.9 8 11 5 0.4 7 37
19 Edwards, Shaun 9 62 6.9 28 3.1 90 10.0 21 2.3 0 0.0 19 2.1 4 4 8 0.9 6 54
46 Fantasia, Orazio 5 41 8.2 40 8.0 81 16.2 16 3.2 2 0.4 18 3.6 4 3 2 0.4 0 12
31 Fletcher, Dustin 7 80 11.4 36 5.1 116 16.6 35 5.0 0 0.0 6 0.9 4 3 1 0.1 1 7
27 Giles, Jonathan 3 27 9.0 9 3.0 36 12.0 5 1.7 67 22.3 7 2.3 8 2 1 0.3 2 8
35 Gleeson, Martin 22 152 6.9 154 7.0 306 13.9 84 3.8 0 0.0 45 2.0 13 5 2 0.1 3 15
9 Goddard, Brendon 22 278 12.6 303 13.8 581 26.4 131 6.0 19 0.9 78 3.5 16 17 10 0.5 7 67
42 Gwilt, James 11 123 11.2 80 7.3 203 18.5 59 5.4 1 0.1 17 1.5 8 7 0 0.0 1 1
41 Hams, Will 3 8 2.7 8 2.7 16 5.3 1 0.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 5 1 0 0.0 2 2
21 Heppell, Dyson 22 304 13.8 262 11.9 566 25.7 87 4.0 47 2.1 105 4.8 26 12 13 0.6 8 86
1 Hibberd, Michael 21 262 12.5 204 9.7 466 22.2 113 5.4 0 0.0 31 1.5 15 8 3 0.1 5 23
39 Hocking, Heath 5 41 8.2 49 9.8 90 18.0 15 3.0 2 0.4 21 4.2 9 3 3 0.6 2 20
26 Hooker, Cale 22 235 10.7 154 7.0 389 17.7 157 7.1 11 0.5 49 2.2 31 28 21 1.0 21 147
40 Howlett, Ben 20 154 7.7 166 8.3 320 16.0 61 3.1 3 0.2 122 6.1 25 20 10 0.5 7 67
18 Hurley, Michael 19 301 15.8 104 5.5 405 21.3 131 6.9 0 0.0 20 1.1 15 12 2 0.1 4 16
28 Kavanagh, Elliott 5 33 6.6 31 6.2 64 12.8 9 1.8 0 0.0 16 3.2 7 2 0 0.0 2 2
30 Langford, Kyle 8 27 3.4 37 4.6 64 8.0 15 1.9 0 0.0 19 2.4 6 5 3 0.4 3 21
33 Laverde, Jayden 9 49 5.4 68 7.6 117 13.0 32 3.6 2 0.2 34 3.8 5 8 5 0.6 1 31
45 McKenna, Conor 2 13 6.5 9 4.5 22 11.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 3 2 2 1.0 3 15
44 McKernan, Shaun 9 86 9.6 79 8.8 165 18.3 34 3.8 206 22.9 14 1.6 7 29 6 0.7 3 39
17 Melksham, Jake 18 171 9.5 125 6.9 296 16.4 66 3.7 1 0.1 56 3.1 12 27 7 0.4 8 50
20 Merrett, Jackson 15 114 7.6 75 5.0 189 12.6 59 3.9 3 0.2 46 3.1 5 8 8 0.5 4 52
7 Merrett, Zach 17 186 10.9 195 11.5 381 22.4 60 3.5 0 0.0 98 5.8 21 10 4 0.2 4 28
23 Myers, David 2 15 7.5 8 4.0 23 11.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
10 O'Brien, Nick 9 82 9.1 113 12.6 195 21.7 29 3.2 2 0.2 20 2.2 5 3 0 0.0 3 3
16 Pears, Tayte 2 13 6.5 19 9.5 32 16.0 9 4.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Stanton, Brent 22 380 17.3 197 9.0 577 26.2 137 6.2 2 0.1 94 4.3 18 17 9 0.4 6 60
25 Steinberg, Ariel 7 29 4.1 50 7.1 79 11.3 21 3.0 0 0.0 16 2.3 5 6 0 0.0 0 0
4 Watson, Jobe 12 124 10.3 163 13.6 287 23.9 45 3.8 25 2.1 53 4.4 5 17 6 0.5 6 42
8 Winderlich, Jason 1 2 2.0 4 4.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
11 Zaharakis, David 16 149 9.3 151 9.4 300 18.8 59 3.7 0 0.0 63 3.9 6 14 9 0.6 3 57
Totals 484 4621 9.5 3690 7.6 8311 17.2 2104 4.3 754 1.6 1459 3.0 399 428 226 0.5 178 1534
 

Footnotes

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