Essendon Football Club players are the ones to watch

The pride of the Bombers’ history is their 16 Premiership wins, for which they lead the Australian Football League, tied only with Carlton Football Club. But what leads a team to triumph? The players of course. Dyson Heppell has stood at the helm of the Essendon club as captain for the last five years. In his first season in 2011 he won the AFL Rising Star award, presented each season to the best young player of the year. He is also a recipient of the Crichton Medal and won the All-Australian selection in 2014. Zach Merrett, Andrew McGrath, and Michael Hurley round out the leadership group quartet for the 2021 season. With Essendon being one of the most notable clubs in the league today, we reckon any players’ cards would make the perfect addition to a footy fanatics’ collection.

A look back at the red and black

Their 16th Premiership win was in 2000, marking the culmination of one of the most dominating seasons of football to date: winning the pre-season cup and 24 of their next 25 AFL games. The club smashed records for most wins in a season and most successive wins, maintaining their spot on top of the ladder for the entire season.

150 years in the Australian Football League

2022 is shaping up to be a landmark season for the Bombers as it marks their 150 year anniversary in the AFL. Founded in 1872, the Essendon Football Club has gone on to be one of the most successful, beloved clubs playing today. As a matter of fact, the Bombers have been kicking goals since before Manchester United were even established! If you’re looking to expand your arsenal of Bombers merch, grab it today on eBay and get ready for a special season.