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Essendon Football Club

Essendon Football Club is an Australian Rules Football club that is part of the Australian Football League. Formed in 1871 as a junior club and as a senior club in 1873, it is headquartered at Windy Hill Oval in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon, but plays its home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or Telstra Dome.

It is one of the richest, most popular, and most successful clubs in the League, with a new generation of fans springing up due to their recent success and the presence of charismatic players such as forward Matthew Lloyd and Captain James Hird. It is coached by Kevin Sheedy, a famously crafty coach who in latter years has developed a persona as football's eccentric philosopher. The club has worn a black guernsey with red sash as its uniform since 1873.

VFL/AFL Premierships:

1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000.

Brownlow Medal Winners:

Dick Reynolds (1934, 1937 & 1938), Bill Hutchison (1952 & 1953) Graham Moss (1976), Gavin Wanganeen (1993), James Hird (1996).

Club Best and Fairest Winners:


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