Essendon
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Nickname
Bombers
Colours
Red and black
Entered comp
1897
Home ground
Docklands (games)
Tullamarine (training)
Windy Hill (historic)
Premierships
16
Most recent
2000
Current coach
Ben Rutten
Current captain
Dyson Heppell
Record v WCE
29-26

Formed in 1871, Essendon were one of the foundation members of the Victorian Football League in 1897 and won the league's first premiership that year. The Bombers have won 16 premierships, the equal most of any club (along with Carlton). The club's most recent flag was in 2000.

Head to head[edit | edit source]

Games Wins Losses Draws Win %
Overall 55 26 29 0 47.3%
Finals 6 1 5 0 16.7%
By venue
Subiaco Oval 19 16 3 0 84.2%
WACA 3 1 2 0 33.3%
Perth Stadium 3 2 1 0 66.7%
Docklands 14 3 11 0 21.4%
MCG 7 2 5 0 28.6%
Windy Hill 5 1 4 0 20.0%
Waverley 3 0 3 0 0.0%
Gabba 1 1 0 0 100.0%

Every game[edit | edit source]

Year Round Venue Result Score
1987 2 Windy Hill L 114-119
1987 15 WACA L 118-146
1988 2 WACA W 175-76
1988 14 Windy Hill L 85-112
1989 1 WACA L 96-112
1989 15 Windy Hill L 18-160
1990 11 Windy Hill L 60-99
1990 PF Waverley L 58-121
1991 8 Windy Hill W 94-87
1991 23 Subiaco W 115-52
1992 15 MCG W 137-62
1993 1 Subiaco W 123-110
1993 16 MCG L 87-89
1993 SF MCG L 76-108
1994 1 MCG L 79-82
1994 16 Subiaco W 80-44
1995 8 Subiaco L 90-108
1995 QF Waverley L 55-74
1996 3 Waverley L 50-109
1996 18 Subiaco W 99-93
1996 SF MCG L 67-144
1997 9 Subiaco W 110-85
1998 13 MCG W 83-72
1999 4 Subiaco W 97-23
1999 19 MCG L 93-153
2000 15 Docklands L 76-108
2001 6 Docklands L 70-158
2001 21 Subiaco L 47-136
2002 15 Subiaco W 90-63
2002 EF Docklands L 78-111
2003 10 Docklands L 106-128
2004 3 Docklands L 131-137
2004 16 Subiaco W 117-73
2005 12 Subiaco W 106-82
2006 8 Docklands W 113-92
2007 11 Docklands L 94-95
2007 22 Subiaco W 132-124
2008 12 Docklands L 91-113
2008 19 Subiaco W 113-103
2009 18 Subiaco W 95-68
2010 4 Subiaco W 101-78
2010 16 Docklands W 132-100
2011 7 Docklands L 90-106
2011 22 Subiaco W 134-77
2012 7 Docklands L 52-113
2013 14 Subiaco L 91-98
2013 20 Docklands W 120-67
2014 21 Docklands L 74-77
2015 11 Subiaco W 96-46
2016 15 Subiaco W 130-52
2017 9 Docklands L 64-125
2018 14 Perth Stadium L 52-80
2019 14 Perth Stadium W 106-71
2019 EF Perth Stadium W 116-61
2020 15 Gabba W 60-45

Records[edit | edit source]

Biggest win: 99 points in Round 2 1988 at the WACA

Biggest loss: 142 points in Round 15 1989 at Windy Hill, the club's biggest ever loss

Highest score: 175 in Round 2 1988 at the WACA

Lowest score: 18 in Round 15 1989 at Windy Hill, the club's lowest-ever score

Highest score against: 160 in Round 15 1989 at Windy Hill

Lowest score against: 23 in Round 4 1999 at Subiaco

Most goals in a match: 12 by Mark LeCras in Round 16 2010 at Docklands.

Players to have appeared for both clubs[edit | edit source]

Player WCE games Years at WCE Ess games Years at Ess
Scott Cummings 46 1999-2001 40 1994-1996
Jonathan Giles 9 2016-2017 3 2015
Ilija Grgic 23 1997-1998 1 1999
Dale Kickett 2 1991 8 1994
Michael Prior 9 2001-2002 81 1994-2000
On playing list at both clubs
Darren Bartsch 0 1989 0 1993
Shane Ellis 10 1989-1990 0 1985
Toby McGrath 0 2000 0 2002-2003
David Regan 0 1992 0 1989-1991
Luke Trew 0 1996 0 1997
Alec Waterman 0 2015-2016 0* 2021-present
Tim Watson 0 1992 307 1977-1991, 1993-1994

Trade history[edit | edit source]

Year Traded Acquired Notes
1991 Pick 63 (Brendan Bower) David Regan
2000 Pick 27 (Ted Richards) Michael Prior
2015 Pick 57 (Mitch W. Brown) Jonathan Giles
Pick 62 (Kurt Mutimer)
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