Essendon Fixtures

essendon fixturesThe Bombers are home to the Adelaide Crows in their opening round of the season and away to Port Adelaide in the final round. They have four Friday & Saturday night games, which is a bonus for their fans, along with a Thursday night match against the Eagles in Perth and their ANZAC Day blockbuster against Collingwood at the MCG.

Essendon meets Richmond, Port Adelaide, Hawthorn, Collingwood and the Fremantle Dockers twice, and they have the bye in Round 13.

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The Essendon home and away draw can be found below. Visit our AFL Fixtures page for season fixtures for other AFL clubs.

2018 Essendon Fixture

Rd Day Date H&A Team Venue Time
1 Fri Mar 23 Home Adelaide Crows Etihad 7:50pm
2 Sat Mar 31 Away Fremantle Perth 7:40pm
3 Sun Apr 8 Away Western Bulldogs Etihad 3:20pm
4 Sun Apr 15 Home Port Adelaide Etihad 1:10pm
5 Wed Apr 25 Away Collingwood MCG 3:20pm
6 Sun Apr 29 Home Melbourne Etihad 1:10pm
7 Sat May 5 Home Hawthorn MCG 2:10pm
8 Sat May 12 Away Carlton MCG 2:10pm
9 Sat May 19 Home Geelong Cats MCG 4:35pm
10 Sat May 26 Away GWS Giants Spotless 7:25pm
11 Sat Jun 2 Home Richmond MCG 7:25pm
12 Sun Jun 10 Away Brisbane Lions Gabba 1:10pm
13 BYE
14 Thu Jun 21 Away West Coast Perth 8:10pm
15 Sun Jul 1 Home Nth Melbourne Etihad 3:20pm
16 Sun Jul 8 Home Collingwood MCG 3:20pm
17 Sat Jul 14 Away Gold Coast Suns Metricon 7:25pm
18 Sat Jul 21 Home Fremantle Etihad 4:35pm
19 Fri Jul 27 Home Sydney Swans Etihad 7:50pm
20 Sat Aug 4 Away Hawthorn MCG 1:45pm
21 Fri Aug 10 Home St Kilda Etihad 7:50pm
22 Fri Aug 17 Away Richmond MCG 7:50pm
23 TBC Away Port Adelaide Adelaide TBC

Head over to our AFL Football Grounds info page to learn more about match venues.

2017 Essendon Stats

Essendon did a mighty job to make the top eight, but unfortunately they were beaten comprehensively by Sydney in an Elimination Final.

Ladder: 7th 22: 12-10-0 (48pts)
Finish: Elimination Final Loss

Sydney Swans 121 - 56 Essendon
SCG Saturday 9th September 2017

Bombers 2017 Disposal Stats

Most Kicks: Zachary Merrett 382
Most Handballs: Brendon Goddard 304
Most Disposals: Zachary Merrett 659
Most Marks: Brendon Goddard 168
Most Goals: Joe Daniher 65
Most Hitouts: Tom Bellchambers 460

Essendon 2017 Best & Fairest Results

Emerging star forward Joe Daniher snared the 2017 Crichton Medal for the Bombers. Daniher topped the leaderboard with 451 votes, defeating Brendon Goddard 441 and Dyson Heppell 440 along the way.

2017 Crichton Medal Top 10

1st: Joe Daniher - 451 votes
2nd: Brendon Goddard - 441 votes
3rd: Dyson Heppell - 440 votes

Next: Zach Merrett 439, David Zaharakis 412, Michael Hurley 395, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 86, Orazio Fantasia 354, Cale Hooker 351 and James Kelly 344.

Essendon 2017 Brownlow Medal Votes

Midfielder Zach Merrett managed to score the most Brownlow Medal votes for Essendon with 15, despite being ineligible after serving a one-game suspension during the season. Merret polled 15 votes with Dyson Heppell next on 14 votes. Best and fairest winner Joe Daniher collected 9 votes from the umpires.

1st: Zach Merrett - 15 votes (ineligible)
2nd: Dyson Heppell - 14 votes
3rd: David Zaharakis - 11 votes

Next: Joe Daniher 9, Orazio Fantasia 7, Cale Hooker 4, Michael Hurley 4, James Kelly 4, Tom Bellchambers 2 and Conor McKenna 1 (ineligible).

The Bombers collected 71 Brownlow Medal votes.