25 Apr 2002: Mark McGough #27 for Collingwood is congratulated by team mates after winning the ANZAC Day Medal, during the Round 5 AFL Anzac Day Match between the Colllingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers, played at the MCG, Melbourne, Australia. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images

History of the ANZAC Day clash

Which team has won the most ANZAC Day matches? Who has won the ANZAC Day medal each year? Get all the info you need ahead of Tuesday’s Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day clash.

The two sides have played 22 times on ANZAC Day, with Collingwood winning on 13 occasions, compared to Essendon’s eight wins, while there has been one draw.

Four players (Andrew Ukovic, Scott Cummings, Blake Caracella, Mal Michael) have represented both clubs on ANZAC Day.

Twelve players have made their debuts on ANZAC Day for the two clubs (Jason Wild, Scott Lucas, Matthew Banks, Dean Soloman, Craig Jacotine, Cameron Cloke, Travis Cloke, Sharrod Wellingham, Brent Macaffer, Kirk Ugle, Josh Smith, Mason Cox).

See all of the results and ANZAC Day Medalists since 1995 below:

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1. 1995

Collingwood 17.9 (111) drew with Essendon 16.15 (111)

ANZAC Medalist: Saverio Rocca (Collingwood)

1996

Collingwood 17.15 (117) def Essendon 16.9 (105)

ANZAC Medalist: Scott Russell (Collingwood)

1997

Collingwood 14.5 (99) def Essendon 10.10 (70)

ANZAC MedalisEsst: Damian Monkhorst (Collingwood)


1998

Collingwood 15.8 (108) def Essendon 12.16 (88)

ANZAC Medalist: Saverio Rocca (Collingwood)

1999

Essendon 15.18 (108) def Collingwood 15.10 (100)

ANZAC Medalist: Mark Marcuri (Essendon)

2000

Essendon 21.14 (140) def Collingwood 15.10 (100)

ANZAC Medalist: James Hird (Essendon)

1999: Saverio Rocca of the Collingwood Magpies in action during the AFL 1999 season. Credit: Allsport AUS /Allsport
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