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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
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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2017 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2017 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 4.45.812.1217.14 116 WON Hawthorn 2.36.1010.1412.19 91 25 MCG Mar 25 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 A Essendon 4.210.512.817.9 111 WON Brisbane 3.25.611.912.12 84 27 GAB Apr 1 (Sat, 6:25) Scores
3 A Essendon 3.14.36.46.6 42 LOST Carlton 1.53.105.147.15 57 -15 MCG Apr 9 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
4 A Essendon 3.27.210.913.10 88 LOST Adelaide 9.215.617.724.9 153 -65 ADO Apr 15 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 4.36.611.915.10 100 WON Collingwood 1.25.99.1211.16 82 18 MCG Apr 25 (Tue, 3:20) Scores
6 H Essendon 2.24.86.1210.14 74 LOST Melbourne 2.44.612.917.10 112 -38 DOC Apr 30 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 A Essendon 4.37.711.1211.13 79 LOST Fremantle 2.25.611.1017.14 116 -37 SUB May 7 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
8 H Essendon 6.29.414.717.8 110 WON Geelong 1.53.87.913.15 93 17 MCG May 13 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 H Essendon 5.212.816.1019.11 125 WON West Coast 2.43.75.138.16 64 61 DOC May 21 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 A Essendon 6.08.110.310.6 66 LOST Richmond 4.46.99.1211.15 81 -15 MCG May 27 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
11 A Essendon 5.37.710.1015.11 101 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.310.515.518.9 117 -16 SSH Jun 3 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
12 H Essendon 7.612.914.1319.17 131 WON Port Adelaide 1.34.57.78.13 61 70 DOC Jun 10 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
13 Essendon       Bye        
14 A Essendon 2.44.97.1112.13 85 LOST Sydney 2.55.118.1711.20 86 -1 SCG Jun 23 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
15 H Essendon 3.54.109.1311.16 82 LOST Brisbane 1.34.57.613.12 90 -8 DOC Jul 2 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
16 A Essendon 5.09.313.618.9 117 WON Collingwood 2.34.69.712.8 80 37 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.56.1013.1217.16 118 WON St. Kilda 0.22.64.117.15 57 61 DOC Jul 14 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
18 H Essendon 4.28.313.820.12 132 WON North Melbourne 4.48.512.716.9 105 27 DOC Jul 22 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
19 A Essendon 4.57.1011.1513.19 97 LOST Western Bulldogs 5.48.915.1019.13 127 -30 DOC Jul 30 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 5.55.87.1411.18 84 WON Carlton 2.14.49.511.10 76 8 MCG Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Essendon 2.25.49.712.8 80 LOST Adelaide 5.310.614.918.15 123 -43 DOC Aug 12 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
22 A Essendon 4.26.88.1112.18 90 WON Gold Coast 3.16.18.19.3 57 33 CRR Aug 19 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
23 H Essendon 4.38.514.816.11 107 WON Fremantle 3.15.39.614.8 92 15 DOC Aug 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
2EF A Essendon 1.33.45.88.8 56 LOST Sydney 3.213.517.519.7 121 -65 SCG Sep 9 (Sat, 4:20) Scores
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2017 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 10 60 6.0 62 6.2 122 12.2 40 4.0 0 0.0 18 1.8 8 4 0 0.0 0 0
12 Baguley, Mark 22 196 8.9 137 6.2 333 15.1 134 6.1 0 0.0 56 2.5 21 27 0 0.0 0 0
16 Begley, Josh 3 19 6.3 8 2.7 27 9.0 15 5.0 0 0.0 6 2.0 1 3 5 1.7 2 32
2 Bellchambers, Tom 14 86 6.1 65 4.6 151 10.8 55 3.9 460 32.9 38 2.7 19 29 9 0.6 4 58
24 Bird, Craig 2 19 9.5 22 11.0 41 20.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
28 Brown, Mitch 4 40 10.0 29 7.3 69 17.3 20 5.0 0 0.0 5 1.3 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Colyer, Travis 22 208 9.5 160 7.3 368 16.7 86 3.9 0 0.0 63 2.9 9 7 12 0.5 13 85
6 Daniher, Joe 23 249 10.8 103 4.5 352 15.3 153 6.7 78 3.4 31 1.3 37 41 65 2.8 39 429
49 Dea, Matt 6 55 9.2 33 5.5 88 14.7 30 5.0 0 0.0 14 2.3 8 3 1 0.2 0 6
13 Fantasia, Orazio 20 161 8.1 114 5.7 275 13.8 74 3.7 0 0.0 53 2.7 21 15 39 2.0 22 256
10 Francis, Aaron 2 10 5.0 12 6.0 22 11.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 1 1 0.5 3 9
8 Gleeson, Martin 18 196 10.9 100 5.6 296 16.4 106 5.9 0 0.0 32 1.8 10 19 1 0.1 0 6
9 Goddard, Brendon 23 309 13.4 304 13.2 613 26.7 168 7.3 0 0.0 73 3.2 17 18 5 0.2 3 33
15 Green, Josh 17 123 7.2 63 3.7 186 10.9 37 2.2 0 0.0 52 3.1 11 13 17 1.0 21 123
36 Hartley, Michael 18 122 6.8 90 5.0 212 11.8 87 4.8 0 0.0 45 2.5 10 21 0 0.0 0 0
21 Heppell, Dyson 23 314 13.7 292 12.7 606 26.3 118 5.1 0 0.0 96 4.2 35 24 12 0.5 8 80
39 Hocking, Heath 2 13 6.5 6 3.0 19 9.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 1 2 1.0 0 12
26 Hooker, Cale 20 155 7.8 115 5.8 270 13.5 139 7.0 9 0.5 33 1.7 14 18 41 2.1 26 272
40 Howlett, Ben 7 40 5.7 55 7.9 95 13.6 18 2.6 0 0.0 30 4.3 3 8 1 0.1 2 8
18 Hurley, Michael 21 355 16.9 182 8.7 537 25.6 161 7.7 0 0.0 22 1.0 14 13 3 0.1 1 19
47 Kelly, James 20 209 10.5 196 9.8 405 20.3 115 5.8 0 0.0 74 3.7 8 18 0 0.0 0 0
30 Langford, Kyle 6 47 7.8 35 5.8 82 13.7 26 4.3 0 0.0 19 3.2 2 3 4 0.7 4 28
33 Laverde, Jayden 5 26 5.2 30 6.0 56 11.2 16 3.2 0 0.0 14 2.8 3 1 1 0.2 5 11
22 Leuenberger, Matthew 7 31 4.4 50 7.1 81 11.6 13 1.9 232 33.1 32 4.6 5 9 1 0.1 0 6
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 23 179 7.8 121 5.3 300 13.0 78 3.4 0 0.0 84 3.7 30 19 34 1.5 17 221
1 McGrath, Andrew 21 181 8.6 234 11.1 415 19.8 83 4.0 0 0.0 59 2.8 14 5 1 0.0 1 7
45 McKenna, Conor 19 207 10.9 115 6.1 322 16.9 69 3.6 0 0.0 29 1.5 11 16 5 0.3 1 31
44 McKernan, Shaun 3 18 6.0 19 6.3 37 12.3 12 4.0 51 17.0 7 2.3 3 10 3 1.0 0 18
41 McNiece, Ben 2 10 5.0 15 7.5 25 12.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 5 2.5 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Merrett, Zach 22 382 17.4 277 12.6 659 30.0 95 4.3 0 0.0 122 5.5 37 9 9 0.4 8 62
23 Myers, David 15 129 8.6 147 9.8 276 18.4 41 2.7 0 0.0 39 2.6 4 12 3 0.2 6 24
3 Parish, Darcy 20 195 9.8 226 11.3 421 21.1 79 4.0 0 0.0 65 3.3 7 10 7 0.4 6 48
5 Stanton, Brent 7 75 10.7 38 5.4 113 16.1 38 5.4 0 0.0 20 2.9 3 2 2 0.3 1 13
17 Stewart, James 16 114 7.1 82 5.1 196 12.3 69 4.3 5 0.3 34 2.1 16 18 22 1.4 16 148
4 Watson, Jobe 20 194 9.7 276 13.8 470 23.5 97 4.9 0 0.0 85 4.3 23 16 2 0.1 7 19
11 Zaharakis, David 23 323 14.0 267 11.6 590 25.7 107 4.7 0 0.0 107 4.7 9 14 11 0.5 14 80
Totals 506 5050 10.0 4080 8.1 9130 18.0 2399 4.7 835 1.7 1477 2.9 418 428 319 0.6 230 2144
 

Footnotes

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