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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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2022 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Essendon's 2022 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Essendon 2.13.36.311.6 72 LOST Geelong 7.512.917.1420.18 138 -66 MCG Mar 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Essendon 4.55.98.1310.15 75 LOST Brisbane 1.17.213.515.7 97 -22 DOC Mar 26 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
3 A Essendon 0.43.58.510.10 70 LOST Melbourne 3.54.89.1214.15 99 -29 MCG Apr 1 (Fri, 7:20) Scores
4 H Essendon 5.39.612.1115.13 103 WON Adelaide 4.28.412.615.9 99 4 DOC Apr 10 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
5 H Essendon 1.45.85.108.11 59 LOST Fremantle 2.26.512.816.11 107 -48 DOC Apr 17 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
6 H Essendon 2.24.68.812.10 82 LOST Collingwood 3.26.29.315.3 93 -11 MCG Apr 25 (Mon, 3:20) Scores
7 A Essendon 2.33.76.1010.11 71 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.16.313.416.7 103 -32 DOC May 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
8 H Essendon 2.26.38.1016.12 108 WON Hawthorn 3.78.910.1311.15 81 27 DOC May 7 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 A Essendon 2.34.45.76.11 47 LOST Sydney 5.59.1212.1614.21 105 -58 SCG May 14 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
10 A Essendon 1.23.36.37.6 48 LOST Richmond 2.37.59.1211.14 80 -32 MCG May 21 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
11 A Essendon 0.62.96.126.14 50 LOST Port Adelaide 4.28.49.89.12 66 -16 ADO May 29 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
12 Essendon       Bye        
13 H Essendon 3.25.47.87.12 54 LOST Carlton 4.19.412.612.8 80 -26 MCG Jun 10 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
14 A Essendon 4.57.713.1115.17 107 WON St. Kilda 2.13.38.411.6 72 35 DOC Jun 17 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
15 A Essendon 5.57.1010.1314.13 97 LOST West Coast 3.39.313.616.11 107 -10 PER Jun 24 (Fri, 6:40) Scores
16 H Essendon 2.27.29.315.5 95 WON Sydney 5.27.69.1412.14 86 9 MCG Jul 2 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
17 A Essendon 2.37.611.915.10 100 WON Brisbane 2.34.89.913.12 90 10 GAB Jul 10 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
18 H Essendon 4.49.1011.1614.19 103 WON Gold Coast 4.15.45.68.7 55 48 DOC Jul 17 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
19 A Essendon 0.15.310.711.10 76 LOST Collingwood 6.27.48.512.8 80 -4 MCG Jul 24 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
20 H Essendon 5.19.513.617.12 114 WON North Melbourne 2.45.67.99.12 66 48 DOC Jul 31 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
21 A Essendon 3.37.59.810.9 69 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.57.711.914.12 96 -27 SSH Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Essendon 3.43.56.59.8 62 LOST Port Adelaide 5.012.214.623.8 146 -84 DOC Aug 14 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
23 H Essendon        vs Richmond          MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 7:25)  
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2022 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Baldwin, Kaine 4 17 4.3 6 1.5 23 5.8 9 2.3 5 1.3 9 2.3 5 4 2 0.5 3 15
24 Bryan, Nick 5 24 4.8 11 2.2 35 7.0 9 1.8 51 10.2 13 2.6 5 3 1 0.2 1 7
6 Caldwell, Jye 19 167 8.8 190 10.0 357 18.8 64 3.4 0 0.0 81 4.3 20 19 6 0.3 8 44
13 Cox, Nik 5 26 5.2 37 7.4 63 12.6 20 4.0 0 0.0 7 1.4 8 6 1 0.2 3 9
12 Cutler, Tom 9 110 12.2 50 5.6 160 17.8 51 5.7 0 0.0 8 0.9 1 8 5 0.6 3 33
42 D'Ambrosio, Massimo 7 52 7.4 35 5.0 87 12.4 27 3.9 0 0.0 7 1.0 2 5 2 0.3 0 12
2 Draper, Sam 21 130 6.2 73 3.5 203 9.7 33 1.6 500 23.8 30 1.4 27 44 11 0.5 6 72
22 Durham, Sam 19 137 7.2 158 8.3 295 15.5 90 4.7 0 0.0 35 1.8 17 23 5 0.3 6 36
10 Francis, Aaron 4 15 3.8 13 3.3 28 7.0 16 4.0 0 0.0 6 1.5 1 3 4 1.0 3 27
35 Guelfi, Matt 19 135 7.1 114 6.0 249 13.1 75 3.9 0 0.0 45 2.4 21 26 17 0.9 9 111
33 Ham, Brayden 11 32 2.9 32 2.9 64 5.8 20 1.8 0 0.0 12 1.1 1 5 0 0.0 2 2
21 Heppell, Dyson 21 250 11.9 216 10.3 466 22.2 141 6.7 0 0.0 37 1.8 24 12 3 0.1 2 20
19 Hind, Nick 20 320 16.0 89 4.5 409 20.5 91 4.6 0 0.0 35 1.8 14 12 2 0.1 6 18
8 Hobbs, Ben 17 121 7.1 124 7.3 245 14.4 60 3.5 0 0.0 43 2.5 20 22 8 0.5 12 60
23 Jones, Harrison 10 44 4.4 32 3.2 76 7.6 28 2.8 0 0.0 14 1.4 6 2 13 1.3 5 83
29 Kelly, Jake 20 187 9.4 96 4.8 283 14.2 126 6.3 0 0.0 27 1.4 12 25 1 0.1 0 6
4 Langford, Kyle 9 73 8.1 51 5.7 124 13.8 42 4.7 0 0.0 22 2.4 4 7 10 1.1 7 67
15 Laverde, Jayden 21 182 8.7 120 5.7 302 14.4 132 6.3 0 0.0 43 2.0 18 27 0 0.0 1 1
28 Lord, Alastair 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
37 Martin, Nic 20 217 10.9 182 9.1 399 20.0 119 6.0 0 0.0 32 1.6 14 11 19 1.0 12 126
1 McGrath, Andrew 17 205 12.1 162 9.5 367 21.6 83 4.9 0 0.0 42 2.5 17 5 2 0.1 5 17
47 Menzie, Jye 1 5 5.0 5 5.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Merrett, Zach 18 278 15.4 257 14.3 535 29.7 72 4.0 0 0.0 76 4.2 32 10 6 0.3 5 41
3 Parish, Darcy 15 209 13.9 264 17.6 473 31.5 55 3.7 0 0.0 50 3.3 13 14 2 0.1 6 18
16 Perkins, Archie 17 144 8.5 68 4.0 212 12.5 64 3.8 0 0.0 44 2.6 15 9 16 0.9 13 109
34 Phillips, Andrew 10 41 4.1 17 1.7 58 5.8 20 2.0 142 14.2 25 2.5 8 14 4 0.4 0 24
27 Redman, Mason 19 301 15.8 108 5.7 409 21.5 120 6.3 0 0.0 44 2.3 21 15 3 0.2 6 24
31 Reid, Zach 6 31 5.2 21 3.5 52 8.7 20 3.3 0 0.0 16 2.7 4 3 0 0.0 0 0
14 Ridley, Jordan 19 286 15.1 80 4.2 366 19.3 118 6.2 0 0.0 21 1.1 16 10 0 0.0 2 2
9 Shiel, Dylan 18 177 9.8 231 12.8 408 22.7 59 3.3 0 0.0 83 4.6 26 12 3 0.2 3 21
5 Smith, Devon 8 47 5.9 31 3.9 78 9.8 9 1.1 0 0.0 21 2.6 5 4 3 0.4 8 26
11 Snelling, Will 8 41 5.1 66 8.3 107 13.4 24 3.0 0 0.0 28 3.5 5 5 0 0.0 0 0
17 Stewart, James 6 33 5.5 18 3.0 51 8.5 21 3.5 2 0.3 6 1.0 4 7 4 0.7 0 24
25 Stringer, Jake 14 135 9.6 58 4.1 193 13.8 33 2.4 0 0.0 45 3.2 16 16 24 1.7 19 163
40 Wanganeen, Tex 5 7 1.4 6 1.2 13 2.6 3 0.6 0 0.0 10 2.0 0 1 1 0.2 3 9
45 Waterman, Alec 8 31 3.9 29 3.6 60 7.5 23 2.9 0 0.0 14 1.8 0 7 10 1.3 4 64
20 Wright, Peter 21 171 8.1 62 3.0 233 11.1 120 5.7 62 3.0 13 0.6 26 13 50 2.4 24 324
30 Zerk-Thatcher, Brandon 11 96 8.7 50 4.5 146 13.3 67 6.1 0 0.0 12 1.1 7 5 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 483 4477 9.3 3162 6.5 7639 15.8 2067 4.3 762 1.6 1057 2.2 435 414 238 0.5 187 1615
 

Footnotes

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