MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28: The Hawks celebrates with the Premiership Cup after winning the 2013 AFL Grand Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Fremantle Dockers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 28, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Essendon great Matthew Lloyd has named his top five teams of the past 30 years.

Speaking on, Lloyd revealed the five teams he believes will go down and be remembered as the greatest teams of the last 30 years.

Lloyd counted down from 5-1…


5. Essendon (2000)

Lloyd: “From an individual team perspective, to only lose one game for the season, I think it was the best individual season any side has ever had.”

“To have James Hird as your captain, Fletcher at full-back, there’s Mercuri and the Johnsons and Hardwick. I think the individual players and the collective of the team, I don’t think there’s been a better individual season than that.”

02 Sep 2000: Gary Moorcroft #29, John Barnes #22 and Michael Long #13 of Essendon celebrate after winning the 2000 AFL Grand Final match between Essendon Bombers v Melbourne Demons at the MCG, Melbourne Australia. Essendon won the match 135 to 75. DIGITAL IMAGE Mandatory Credit: Darren England/ALLSPORT