Essendon Football Club

the bombers

The club was one of the inaugural members of the VFA in 1877, winning four premierships.
They have won 16 premierships which is the most of any club in the competition, equal to Carlton.

founded

1872

nickname

Same Olds
The Dons
The Bombers

Motto

Suaviter in Modo, Fortiter in Re

gently in manner, resolutely in execution

club song

See the Bombers fly up, up!
To win the premiership flag!
Our boys will play this grand old game,
And are always striving for glory and fame!
See the Bombers fly up, up!
The other teams they don't fear!
They all try their best,
But they can't get near,
As the Bombers fly up!


Based on the 1929 song Keep Your Sunny Side Up at an increased tempo.

playing uniform

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During its early years Essendon played its home matches at Flemington Hill, but moved to the East Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1881.

Throughout most of its history the club's home ground and headquarters was Windy Hill, Essendon, where it played from 1922 until 1991.

Windy Hill remained its training and administration base until the end of 2013.

The club plays its home games at either Docklands Stadium or the MCG .

Since 2013, the club has been headquartered at The Hangar, Melbourne Airport.

premierships

Essendon Football Club years in competition premierships runner-up
122
1897 – 1915 + 1918 – 2021
16 14