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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
Brasher, 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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2021 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2021 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Essendon 2.410.611.1013.13 91 LOST Hawthorn 3.14.312.314.8 92 -1 DOC Mar 20 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 A Essendon 1.44.76.89.11 65 LOST Port Adelaide 6.111.615.1018.11 119 -54 ADO Mar 27 (Sat, 4:05) Scores
3 H Essendon 6.412.616.1022.11 143 WON St. Kilda 3.34.56.99.14 68 75 DOC Apr 3 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
4 A Essendon 4.17.410.612.8 80 LOST Sydney 2.57.99.1111.17 83 -3 SCG Apr 8 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
5 A Essendon 0.31.54.66.9 45 LOST Brisbane 4.27.512.615.12 102 -57 GAB Apr 17 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
6 A Essendon 4.48.711.1016.13 109 WON Collingwood 4.18.111.513.7 85 24 MCG Apr 25 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
7 H Essendon 6.48.712.816.11 107 LOST Carlton 4.28.514.719.9 123 -16 MCG May 2 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
8 A Essendon 2.25.710.716.9 105 LOST Greater Western Sydney 6.27.414.816.11 107 -2 SSH May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Essendon 3.25.27.610.8 68 WON Fremantle 2.24.67.98.13 61 7 DOC May 16 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 H Essendon 6.411.515.622.9 141 WON North Melbourne 2.13.38.810.9 69 72 DOC May 23 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
11 A Essendon 2.45.79.812.15 87 WON West Coast 3.09.010.511.5 71 16 PER May 29 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
12 H Essendon 1.25.48.1012.12 84 LOST Richmond 4.38.712.819.9 123 -39 PER Jun 5 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
13 Essendon       Bye        
14 A Essendon 3.25.39.513.8 86 WON Hawthorn 1.34.78.810.13 73 13 YOR Jun 20 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
15 H Essendon 2.34.56.78.9 57 LOST Melbourne 1.54.88.129.14 68 -11 MCG Jun 26 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
16 A Essendon 4.25.37.88.9 57 LOST Geelong 1.19.311.515.8 98 -41 KAR Jul 2 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
17 H Essendon 2.56.89.1211.18 84 WON Adelaide 0.21.32.72.9 21 63 DOC Jul 9 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
18 A Essendon 3.04.68.1013.14 92 WON North Melbourne 4.46.47.811.8 74 18 CRR Jul 18 (Sun, 12:35) Scores
19 H Essendon 4.36.46.87.11 53 LOST Greater Western Sydney 2.43.67.109.12 66 -13 CRR Jul 25 (Sun, 6:10) Scores
20 H Essendon 3.36.511.516.6 102 LOST Sydney 2.14.511.717.7 109 -7 MCG Aug 1 (Sun, 3:10) Scores
21 A Essendon 1.27.211.415.7 97 WON Western Bulldogs 3.36.58.1112.12 84 13 DOC Aug 8 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
22 A Essendon 2.28.812.1214.14 98 WON Gold Coast 2.23.43.64.6 30 68 KAR Aug 15 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
23 H Essendon 5.211.213.516.6 102 WON Collingwood 4.25.47.89.10 64 38 MCG Aug 22 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
1EF A Essendon 1.44.74.104.12 36 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.15.48.513.7 85 -49 YOR Aug 29 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
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2021 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 1 1 1.0 4 4.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
24 Bryan, Nick 1 5 5.0 7 7.0 12 12.0 3 3.0 18 18.0 3 3.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
28 Cahill, Ned 3 9 3.0 13 4.3 22 7.3 3 1.0 0 0.0 3 1.0 0 2 1 0.3 0 6
6 Caldwell, Jye 3 27 9.0 19 6.3 46 15.3 8 2.7 0 0.0 16 5.3 6 0 0 0.0 1 1
37 Clarke, Dylan 4 25 6.3 36 9.0 61 15.3 17 4.3 0 0.0 9 2.3 4 5 2 0.5 0 12
13 Cox, Nik 22 152 6.9 107 4.9 259 11.8 81 3.7 12 0.5 47 2.1 16 23 9 0.4 9 63
12 Cutler, Tom 13 113 8.7 65 5.0 178 13.7 51 3.9 0 0.0 16 1.2 5 2 1 0.1 4 10
2 Draper, Sam 13 85 6.5 46 3.5 131 10.1 31 2.4 316 24.3 23 1.8 16 24 2 0.2 5 17
42 Durham, Sam 7 47 6.7 52 7.4 99 14.1 31 4.4 0 0.0 9 1.3 4 1 1 0.1 2 8
10 Francis, Aaron 15 99 6.6 70 4.7 169 11.3 70 4.7 1 0.1 17 1.1 15 12 2 0.1 6 18
8 Gleeson, Martin 6 33 5.5 27 4.5 60 10.0 21 3.5 0 0.0 11 1.8 2 2 0 0.0 0 0
35 Guelfi, Matt 20 124 6.2 112 5.6 236 11.8 74 3.7 0 0.0 54 2.7 11 19 6 0.3 4 40
33 Ham, Brayden 19 118 6.2 109 5.7 227 11.9 57 3.0 0 0.0 30 1.6 5 9 5 0.3 10 40
21 Heppell, Dyson 19 276 14.5 194 10.2 470 24.7 132 6.9 0 0.0 47 2.5 15 12 2 0.1 1 13
19 Hind, Nick 22 365 16.6 127 5.8 492 22.4 114 5.2 0 0.0 45 2.0 19 19 4 0.2 2 26
26 Hooker, Cale 18 106 5.9 100 5.6 206 11.4 65 3.6 10 0.6 27 1.5 12 18 33 1.8 24 222
23 Jones, Harrison 16 77 4.8 40 2.5 117 7.3 57 3.6 4 0.3 21 1.3 7 6 20 1.3 6 126
4 Langford, Kyle 17 202 11.9 152 8.9 354 20.8 98 5.8 2 0.1 57 3.4 11 18 13 0.8 3 81
15 Laverde, Jayden 23 202 8.8 116 5.0 318 13.8 134 5.8 0 0.0 35 1.5 17 25 1 0.0 0 6
43 McDonald-Tipungwuti, Anthony 20 129 6.5 72 3.6 201 10.1 49 2.5 0 0.0 56 2.8 16 18 34 1.7 14 218
1 McGrath, Andrew 15 171 11.4 167 11.1 338 22.5 43 2.9 0 0.0 66 4.4 17 11 2 0.1 4 16
7 Merrett, Zach 23 361 15.7 364 15.8 725 31.5 97 4.2 0 0.0 112 4.9 41 26 4 0.2 7 31
3 Parish, Darcy 23 341 14.8 360 15.7 701 30.5 96 4.2 0 0.0 90 3.9 13 10 10 0.4 8 68
16 Perkins, Archie 21 116 5.5 122 5.8 238 11.3 58 2.8 0 0.0 42 2.0 13 13 9 0.4 14 68
34 Phillips, Andrew 6 32 5.3 30 5.0 62 10.3 24 4.0 123 20.5 23 3.8 8 8 4 0.7 1 25
27 Redman, Mason 22 245 11.1 142 6.5 387 17.6 101 4.6 0 0.0 44 2.0 11 17 6 0.3 2 38
31 Reid, Zach 1 5 5.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Ridley, Jordan 22 340 15.5 124 5.6 464 21.1 131 6.0 0 0.0 29 1.3 16 13 0 0.0 0 0
9 Shiel, Dylan 8 74 9.3 81 10.1 155 19.4 16 2.0 0 0.0 24 3.0 3 8 3 0.4 4 22
5 Smith, Devon 20 155 7.8 128 6.4 283 14.2 68 3.4 0 0.0 78 3.9 11 23 16 0.8 19 115
40 Snelling, Will 20 155 7.8 199 10.0 354 17.7 74 3.7 0 0.0 99 5.0 21 9 12 0.6 7 79
17 Stewart, James 17 136 8.0 77 4.5 213 12.5 89 5.2 0 0.0 19 1.1 7 22 0 0.0 0 0
25 Stringer, Jake 19 210 11.1 102 5.4 312 16.4 55 2.9 0 0.0 76 4.0 30 23 41 2.2 18 264
45 Waterman, Alec 14 82 5.9 60 4.3 142 10.1 43 3.1 0 0.0 28 2.0 8 6 17 1.2 8 110
20 Wright, Peter 21 146 7.0 100 4.8 246 11.7 90 4.3 208 9.9 37 1.8 31 23 29 1.4 14 188
11 Zaharakis, David 9 51 5.7 30 3.3 81 9.0 21 2.3 0 0.0 16 1.8 0 4 2 0.2 2 14
30 Zerk-Thatcher, Brandon 6 36 6.0 24 4.0 60 10.0 22 3.7 1 0.2 11 1.8 3 6 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 529 4851 9.2 3583 6.8 8434 15.9 2125 4.0 695 1.3 1327 2.5 419 438 291 0.6 200 1946
 

Footnotes

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