Essendon Bombers

Essendon BombersThe Essendon Bombers are a foundation club of the AFL and the equal most-successful club in the history of the league with 16 premierships, alongside arch rivals Carlton. Success has eluded the Bombers of late though, with the club not winning a finals match since 2004.

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With several top players suspended as part of the prolonged ASADA supplements scandal, 2016 was always going to be a write-off for Essendon. Competitive performances from their makeshift list of rookies and ring-ins saw them steal three wins, but the Bombers were still handed their first wooden spoon since 1933.

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Senior coach: John Worsfold
Captain: Dyson Heppell
2016 finish: 18th
2016 best and fairest: Zach Merrett
2016 leading goalkicker: Joe Daniher (43)
Premierships: 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000

2017 Team List
Andrew McGrath, Tom Bellchambers, Darcy Parish, Jobe Watson, Brenton Stanton, Joe Daniher, Zach Merrett, Martin Gleeson, Brendon Goddard, Aaron Francis, David Zaharakis, Mark Baguley, Orazio Fantasia, Jordan Ridley, Josh Green, James Stewart, Michael Hurley, Kobe Mutch, Jackson Merrett, Dyson Heppell, Matthew Leuenberger, David Myers, Craig Bird, Alex Morgan, Cale Hooker, Mason Redman, Mitch Brown, Patrick Ambrose, Kyle Langford, Travis Colyer, Jayden Laverde, Jake Long, Yestin Eades, Michael Hartley, Dylan Clarke, Sam Draper, Heath Hocking, Ben Howlett, Ben McNiece, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti, Shaun McKernan, Conor McKenna, James Kelly, Matt Dea

Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers 2013 AFL

Last updated: 30 March, 2017

Essendon Bombers Articles

Swans pip ‘Dons by a point in thriller

Swans pip ‘Dons by a point in thriller

by , 24 Jun 2017

Sydney have completed an astonishing one-point AFL victory over Essendon at the SCG, sneaking home via a Gary Rohan conversion from the goal square after the final siren.

Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

by , 23 Jun 2017 Popular article! Video

This Friday night, the Essendon Bombers travel to the SCG to take on the Sydney Swans for an exciting clash. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match at 7:50pm (AEST).

Sydney vs Essendon: Friday Night Forecast

Sydney vs Essendon: Friday Night Forecast

by , 23 Jun 2017

A month ago, this looked like a Friday fizzer. After Essendon’s consolidation and Sydney’s return to form, it’s now a game for a spot in the top eight – at least temporarily.

The ten best Round 13 games from the past ten years

The ten best Round 13 games from the past ten years

by , 16 Jun 2017

Welcome to another edition of my weekly column with which we take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the classic AFL matches that correspond with the upcoming round.

Bombers pair close to deciding futures

Bombers pair close to deciding futures

by , 11 Jun 2017

Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis says the delayed collective bargaining agreement with the AFL – not his desire to test free agency – is behind his failure to sign a new deal with the Bombers.

Highlights: Bombers blow pitiful Port away

Highlights: Bombers blow pitiful Port away

by , 10 Jun 2017 Video

Well, well, well Port Adelaide – it’s best not to believe the hype, they have been thrashed by 70 points at Etihad Stadium by Essendon on Saturday night.

Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Essendon Bombers vs Port Adelaide Power highlights: AFL live scores, blog

by , 10 Jun 2017 Video

Match result: Well, well, well Port Adelaide – it’s best not to believe the hype, they have been thrashed by 70 points at Etihad Stadium by Essendon on Saturday night.

Program harmed my daughter: former Bomber

by , 9 Jun 2017

Former Essendon star Nathan Lovett-Murray fears injections he received during the Bombers’ infamous supplements program have harmed his daughter, News Corp reports.

Highlights: Giants ground Bombers 117-101

Highlights: Giants ground Bombers 117-101

by , 3 Jun 2017 Video

A courageous effort from Essendon Bombers was not enough as GWS Giants lead the ladder for the first time in their history, beating the Bombers by 16 points at Spotless Stadium.

GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

GWS Giants vs Essendon Bombers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

by , 3 Jun 2017 Video

Match result: A courageous effort from Essendon Bombers was not enough as GWS Giants lead the ladder for the first time in their history, beating the Bombers by 16 points at Spotless Stadium.


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