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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) –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
Tanner, Lindsay

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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2016 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2016 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 1.05.17.59.6 60 LOST Gold Coast 5.511.915.1417.19 121 -61 CRR Mar 26 (Sat, 3:35) Scores
2 H Essendon 2.27.78.1011.14 80 WON Melbourne 1.46.47.710.7 67 13 MCG Apr 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Essendon 1.44.64.77.9 51 LOST Port Adelaide 7.411.514.817.10 112 -61 ADO Apr 8 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
4 H Essendon 2.25.46.56.6 42 LOST Geelong 2.35.66.139.18 72 -30 MCG Apr 16 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
5 A Essendon 1.12.27.411.7 73 LOST Collingwood 8.414.619.822.10 142 -69 MCG Apr 25 (Mon, 3:20) Scores
6 A Essendon 1.11.44.88.9 57 LOST Carlton 3.13.75.910.12 72 -15 MCG May 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
7 A Essendon 3.35.56.97.12 54 LOST Sydney 4.37.1012.1220.15 135 -81 SCG May 7 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
8 H Essendon 0.20.45.58.12 60 LOST North Melbourne 4.28.610.1010.14 74 -14 DOC May 14 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
9 A Essendon 1.44.57.89.9 63 LOST St. Kilda 2.55.912.1016.13 109 -46 DOC May 22 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
10 H Essendon 3.16.28.310.7 67 LOST Richmond 6.38.614.816.9 105 -38 MCG May 28 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
11 A Essendon 1.33.44.76.11 47 LOST Fremantle 5.111.218.420.6 126 -79 SUB Jun 4 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
12 H Essendon 2.14.35.56.7 43 LOST Hawthorn 6.713.717.923.13 151 -108 DOC Jun 10 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
13 H Essendon 4.59.810.1112.18 90 LOST Greater Western Sydney 2.77.811.1317.15 117 -27 DOC Jun 19 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
14 Essendon       Bye        
15 A Essendon 4.15.55.97.10 52 LOST West Coast 3.48.511.720.10 130 -78 SUB Jun 30 (Thu, 6:10) Scores
16 H Essendon 2.36.710.1014.14 98 LOST St. Kilda 4.38.512.717.7 109 -11 DOC Jul 10 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
17 A Essendon 3.35.78.1111.17 83 LOST Richmond 3.37.311.516.6 102 -19 MCG Jul 16 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
18 H Essendon 3.46.97.1412.19 91 LOST Brisbane 6.39.415.620.8 128 -37 DOC Jul 24 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 A Essendon 2.34.45.69.7 61 LOST Adelaide 5.211.718.1022.11 143 -82 ADO Jul 31 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
20 A Essendon 0.30.43.44.10 34 LOST Geelong 3.27.411.1015.10 100 -66 DOC Aug 7 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
21 H Essendon 3.36.67.711.9 75 WON Gold Coast 3.15.58.89.15 69 6 DOC Aug 14 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 1.25.75.97.11 53 LOST Western Bulldogs 6.29.512.814.9 93 -40 DOC Aug 21 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
23 H Essendon 3.48.914.1115.13 103 WON Carlton 2.65.86.1210.19 79 24 MCG Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2016 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 18 111 6.2 104 5.8 215 11.9 62 3.4 8 0.4 50 2.8 12 18 1 0.1 2 8
14 Ashby, Jason 2 12 6.0 11 5.5 23 11.5 2 1.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
12 Baguley, Mark 10 103 10.3 72 7.2 175 17.5 63 6.3 0 0.0 35 3.5 19 9 1 0.1 3 9
24 Bird, Craig 18 140 7.8 231 12.8 371 20.6 44 2.4 0 0.0 116 6.4 16 11 3 0.2 3 21
28 Brown, Mitch 21 198 9.4 103 4.9 301 14.3 130 6.2 1 0.0 37 1.8 18 11 20 1.0 17 137
17 Cooney, Adam 20 259 13.0 198 9.9 457 22.9 116 5.8 6 0.3 57 2.9 14 8 6 0.3 14 50
51 Crowley, Ryan 8 74 9.3 67 8.4 141 17.6 36 4.5 5 0.6 14 1.8 3 6 2 0.3 3 15
6 Daniher, Joe 22 204 9.3 86 3.9 290 13.2 141 6.4 35 1.6 21 1.0 30 21 43 2.0 32 290
49 Dea, Matt 21 218 10.4 139 6.6 357 17.0 132 6.3 0 0.0 48 2.3 21 10 0 0.0 1 1
15 Dempsey, Courtenay 14 159 11.4 63 4.5 222 15.9 63 4.5 0 0.0 24 1.7 8 13 4 0.3 6 30
19 Edwards, Shaun 3 33 11.0 16 5.3 49 16.3 7 2.3 3 1.0 5 1.7 0 2 0 0.0 1 1
13 Fantasia, Orazio 19 146 7.7 136 7.2 282 14.8 75 3.9 1 0.1 72 3.8 15 16 29 1.5 25 199
10 Francis, Aaron 3 20 6.7 11 3.7 31 10.3 12 4.0 0 0.0 5 1.7 5 2 1 0.3 2 8
8 Gleeson, Martin 20 181 9.1 172 8.6 353 17.7 106 5.3 0 0.0 35 1.8 9 14 0 0.0 1 1
9 Goddard, Brendon 20 256 12.8 262 13.1 518 25.9 117 5.9 43 2.2 73 3.7 23 17 3 0.2 7 25
55 Grima, Nathan 2 16 8.0 11 5.5 27 13.5 10 5.0 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
54 Grimley, Sam 4 19 4.8 8 2.0 27 6.8 10 2.5 8 2.0 5 1.3 0 0 5 1.3 1 31
42 Gwilt, James 15 185 12.3 104 6.9 289 19.3 93 6.2 0 0.0 23 1.5 5 19 0 0.0 0 0
41 Hams, Will 8 56 7.0 55 6.9 111 13.9 33 4.1 0 0.0 27 3.4 12 0 4 0.5 2 26
36 Hartley, Michael 19 117 6.2 71 3.7 188 9.9 77 4.1 1 0.1 59 3.1 7 20 1 0.1 1 7
53 Jamar, Mark 5 17 3.4 23 4.6 40 8.0 21 4.2 71 14.2 5 1.0 5 8 3 0.6 3 21
47 Kelly, James 20 268 13.4 238 11.9 506 25.3 129 6.5 0 0.0 86 4.3 21 22 2 0.1 3 15
38 Kommer, Nick 3 12 4.0 14 4.7 26 8.7 8 2.7 0 0.0 5 1.7 8 7 3 1.0 1 19
30 Langford, Kyle 17 134 7.9 126 7.4 260 15.3 81 4.8 6 0.4 58 3.4 16 13 12 0.7 7 79
33 Laverde, Jayden 9 64 7.1 41 4.6 105 11.7 43 4.8 0 0.0 26 2.9 8 4 8 0.9 9 57
22 Leuenberger, Matthew 20 109 5.5 138 6.9 247 12.4 48 2.4 558 27.9 50 2.5 22 31 3 0.2 7 25
34 Long, Jake 3 16 5.3 17 5.7 33 11.0 11 3.7 0 0.0 7 2.3 1 1 0 0.0 1 1
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 21 186 8.9 127 6.0 313 14.9 89 4.2 0 0.0 67 3.2 16 15 8 0.4 9 57
45 McKenna, Conor 12 102 8.5 65 5.4 167 13.9 41 3.4 0 0.0 21 1.8 9 10 3 0.3 3 21
44 McKernan, Shaun 6 44 7.3 21 3.5 65 10.8 20 3.3 41 6.8 8 1.3 4 7 4 0.7 1 25
20 Merrett, Jackson 11 96 8.7 106 9.6 202 18.4 55 5.0 0 0.0 19 1.7 2 7 4 0.4 6 30
7 Merrett, Zach 22 349 15.9 308 14.0 657 29.9 110 5.0 0 0.0 136 6.2 31 10 7 0.3 7 49
56 Michael, Sam 2 9 4.5 7 3.5 16 8.0 7 3.5 19 9.5 7 3.5 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
3 Parish, Darcy 20 149 7.5 266 13.3 415 20.8 69 3.5 0 0.0 66 3.3 12 9 6 0.3 5 41
50 Polkinghorne, James 7 38 5.4 67 9.6 105 15.0 24 3.4 2 0.3 7 1.0 3 5 1 0.1 3 9
27 Redman, Mason 3 10 3.3 9 3.0 19 6.3 7 2.3 0 0.0 8 2.7 1 1 1 0.3 2 8
52 Simpkin, Jonathan 4 33 8.3 41 10.3 74 18.5 13 3.3 0 0.0 6 1.5 1 5 1 0.3 0 6
48 Stokes, Mathew 11 107 9.7 103 9.4 210 19.1 58 5.3 0 0.0 30 2.7 7 2 6 0.5 5 41
11 Zaharakis, David 21 281 13.4 241 11.5 522 24.9 75 3.6 0 0.0 99 4.7 21 13 5 0.2 6 36
Totals 484 4531 9.4 3878 8.0 8409 17.4 2238 4.6 808 1.7 1427 2.9 406 371 200 0.4 199 1399
 

Footnotes

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