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Essendon Bombers

All the latest news and rumours from around the league for the Essendon Bombers. You can also find the latest player signings, as well as player movements for the upcoming season.

Team Details

Established1871
Home GroundEtihad Stadium
CaptainDyson Heppell
CoachJohn Worsfield
Premierships16 (1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000)
Wooden Spoons5 (1907, 1918, 1921, 1933, 2016)
Brownlow MedalsDick Reynolds (1934, 1937, 1938), Bill Hutchison (tied 1952, 1953), Graham Moss (1976), Gavin Wanganeen (1993), James Hird (tied 1996)
Norm Smith MedalsBilly Duckworth (1984), Simon Madden (1985), Michael Long (1993), James Hird (2000)
Coleman MedalsRon Evans (1959, 1960), Ted Fordham (1966), Matthew Lloyd (2000, 2001, 2003)
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Instagramessendonfc

2017 Player Movements

2017 Gains: Joshua Begley (2018), Dylan Clarke (2018), Sam Draper (2018), Josh Green (Brisbane Lions, 2017), Andrew McGrath (2018), Ben McNiece (2017), Kobe Mutch (2018), Jordan Ridley (2018), James Stewart (GWS Giants, 2018)
2017 Losses: Jason Ashby (delisted), Adam Cooney (retired), Yestin Eades (delisted), Shaun Edwards (Sydney Swans), James Gwilt (delisted), Michael Hibberd (Melbourne Demons), Nick Kommer (delisted), Tayte Pears (retired), Tom Wallis (delisted)
Re-Signed: Patrick Ambrose (2017), Tom Bellchambers (2018), Travis Colyer (2019), Matt Dea (2018), Aaron Francis (2019), Martin Gleeson (2018), Brendon Goddard (2017), Michael Hartley (2018), Heath Hocking (2017), Cale Hooker (2021), Ben Howlett (2017), Michael Hurley (2022), James Kelly (2017), Kyle Langford (2018), Jayden Laverde (2018), Jake Long (2017), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (2019), Conor McKenna (2017), Zach Merrett (2021), David Myers (2019), Brent Stanton (2017)
Off Contract 2017: Patrick Ambrose, Mark Baguley, Craig Bird, Mitch Brown, Joe Daniher, Brendon Goddard, Josh Green, Heath Hocking, Ben Howlett, James Kelly, Jake Long, Conor McKenna, Shaun McKernan, Ben McNiece, Jackson Merrett, Alex Morgan, Darcy Parish, Brent Stanton, Jobe Watson, David Zaharakis

Player Contracts

Player20172018201920202021
AMBROSE, Patrick    
BAGULEY, Mark    
BEGLEY, Joshua   
BELLCHAMBERS, Tom   
BIRD, Craig    
BROWN, Mitch    
CLARKE, Dylan   
COLYER, Travis  
DANIHER, Joe    
DEA, Matt   
DRAPER, Sam   
FANTASIA, Orazio  
FRANCIS, Aaron  
GLEESON, Martin   
GODDARD, Brendon    
GREEN, Josh    
HARTLEY, Michael   
HEPPELL, Dyson (c) 
HOCKING, Heath    
HOOKER, Cale
HOWLETT, Ben    
HURLEY, Michael
KELLY, James    
LANGFORD, Kyle   
LAVERDE, Jayden   
LEUENBERGER, Matthew   
LONG, Jake    
MCDONALD-TIPUNGWUTI, Anthony  
MCGRATH, Andrew   
MCKENNA, Conor    
MCKERNAN, Shaun    
MCNIECE, Ben    
MERRETT, Jackson    
MERRETT, Zach
MORGAN, Alex    
MUTCH, Kobe   
MYERS, David  
PARISH, Darcy    
REDMAN, Mason  
RIDLEY, Jordan   
STANTON, Brent    
STEWART, James   
WATSON, Jobe    
ZAHARAKIS, David    

Coach Contracts

Coach20172018201920202021
WORSFIELD, John   

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