Essendon Football Club
Premiership Player 2000
Essendon Captain 2006 – 2009
Jim Stynes Medallist 2006
Coleman Medallist 2000, 2001, 2003
Essendon Leading Goalkicker 1997–2005, 2007–2009
All-Australian Team 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
A former AFL champion from the Essendon Football Club, Matthew Lloyd has made the transition to respected media commentator in the four years since hanging up the boots.
Lloyd writes a regular column for the Herald Sun and joined the Nine Network in 2012 to be a panelist on The Footy Show and The Sunday Footy Show. He also joined 3AW’s AFL special comments team in 2012. In 2013, he joined Nine’s Footy Classified alongside Garry Lyon, Craig Hutchison and Caroline Wilson, and has been acknowledged for his hard-hitting analysis of all aspects of the AFL.
Lloyd has had a keen interest in the media since his playing days writing for the Herald Sun with regular appearances on FOX FOOTY, Triple M and The Footy Show. Upon retiring, he signed to Network Ten’s AFL team as an expert commentator for the 2010 and 2011 AFL seasons. He also worked for radio station SEN1116, providing special comments on their AFL coverage.
Lloyd was a highly decorated full-forward during his playing career, he is Essendon’s all time leading goalkicker and sits seventh on the AFL/VFL’s all-time goalkicker list.
A three-time Coleman Medallist, Lloyd captured the Mark and Goal of the Year awards in back-to-back years in 2007-08. He led Essendon’s goalkicking a remarkable 12 times, with a career-best 109 goals in the Bombers 2000 Premiership year.
Lloyd also belongs to the small group of players whose first kick in the AFL resulted in a goal as well as players to have kicked over 100 goals in multiple years. A five-time All-Australian, Lloyd represented Australia twice in International Rules football, winning the Jim Stynes Medal in 2006.
An Assistant Coach with the AIS-AFL Academy since his retirement, Lloyd lives with wife Lisa and their three children in bayside Melbourne.