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KEY FACTS

Official name
Brisbane Bears - Fitzroy Football Club (Trading as Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club)

Known as
Brisbane

Nickname
Lions

Nickname
Bears

Former name
Brisbane Bears

Formed
1986 (merged with Fitzroy in 1996)

Colours
Maroon, gold, blue and white

Associated clubs
Brisbane Reserves; Brisbane WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1987–2022

Home Ground
Gabba

AFL Premierships
2001, 2002, 2003 (3 total)

Senior Premierships
VFL/AFL Night/Pre-season Series - 2013 (1 total); Reserves - VFL 1991 (1 total); AFL Queensland - 2001 (1 total); North East Australian Football League - 2012-13, 2019 (3 total)

Most Games
322 - Simon Black (1998-2013)

Most Goals
594 - Jonathan Brown (2000-2014)

League Top Goalkickers
Jonathan Brown (77) 2007 (1 total)

Brownlow Medalists
Michael Voss 1996; Jason Akermanis 2001; Simon Black 2002; Lachie Neale 2020 (4 total)

Headquarters
Hyundai Centre, Level 5, The Gabba, 812 Stanley St, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102

Phone: (07) 3335 1777 

Email
community@lions.com.au

Website
lions.com.au

Brisbane



"The Lions under Leigh Matthews were unrecognisable from the ramshackle outfit which had spluttered to the previous season's wooden spoon. The team opened the 1999 season with a 23.14 (152) to 10.3 (63) annihilation of St Kilda at the Gabba, and thereafter seldom broke step in a rousing, sustained march to the finals ... they had every reason to feel confident over their finals prospects. In the end, however, the Kangaroos at the MCG in a preliminary final proved just one hurdle too many; clearly Matthews still needed an ingredient or two to complete the recipe ... "

John Devaney explores the development of the Brisbane Lions from troubled merger outfit to worldbeater

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2008 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 2008 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 1.24.49.611.10 76 LOST West Coast 6.27.510.714.8 92 -16 SUB Mar 22 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
2 H Brisbane 3.58.109.1413.18 96 WON Collingwood 3.37.512.1213.16 94 2 GAB Mar 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
3 H Brisbane 1.25.47.710.11 71 LOST Sydney 3.37.410.613.10 88 -17 GAB Apr 5 (Sat, 6:10) Scores
4 A Brisbane 2.24.69.1018.16 124 WON Port Adelaide 6.310.515.716.8 104 20 FBP Apr 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Brisbane 5.39.714.1117.16 118 LOST Hawthorn 4.510.914.1319.16 130 -12 GAB Apr 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
6 H Brisbane 3.610.1315.1719.23 137 WON Melbourne 2.15.28.313.7 85 52 GAB Apr 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 A Brisbane 5.66.810.911.12 78 LOST Geelong 4.17.611.815.15 105 -27 KAR May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Brisbane 8.311.816.1318.17 125 WON Carlton 2.24.89.1412.20 92 33 DOC May 17 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 H Brisbane 3.69.1017.1121.15 141 WON St. Kilda 2.43.66.814.11 95 46 GAB May 25 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 H Brisbane 4.711.1215.1718.21 129 WON North Melbourne 2.26.212.315.8 98 31 GAB May 31 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 H Brisbane 2.18.511.1014.12 96 WON Fremantle 2.33.77.910.14 74 22 GAB Jun 8 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
12 A Brisbane 3.25.48.410.8 68 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.67.1212.1519.17 131 -63 MCG Jun 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Brisbane 3.34.77.1411.17 83 WON Adelaide 2.56.78.1010.10 70 13 GAB Jun 21 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
14 A Brisbane 2.35.97.1213.14 92 LOST Melbourne 5.46.69.814.9 93 -1 MCG Jun 29 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 A Brisbane 4.08.414.818.10 118 LOST Essendon 8.312.617.924.11 155 -37 DOC Jul 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
16 H Brisbane 5.411.514.717.11 113 WON West Coast 3.35.68.109.13 67 46 GAB Jul 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 A Brisbane 3.67.813.1416.18 114 LOST Richmond 2.28.410.718.9 117 -3 DOC Jul 26 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 A Brisbane 3.38.710.1311.18 84 LOST North Melbourne 5.66.910.1013.14 92 -8 CRR Aug 2 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
19 A Brisbane 1.21.52.105.11 41 LOST Hawthorn 1.33.77.1116.14 110 -69 YOR Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Brisbane 3.36.48.813.12 90 WON Western Bulldogs 4.47.88.1410.19 79 11 GAB Aug 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Brisbane 3.47.916.1216.13 109 LOST Carlton 7.211.312.418.7 115 -6 GAB Aug 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Brisbane 1.63.95.136.17 53 LOST Sydney 3.37.812.917.12 114 -61 SCG Aug 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
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2008 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Adcock, Jed 21 175 8.3 170 8.1 345 16.4 75 3.6 2 0.1 95 4.5 33 20 6 0.3 4 40
46 Begley, Colm 8 51 6.4 46 5.8 97 12.1 26 3.3 0 0.0 12 1.5 6 8 1 0.1 1 7
20 Black, Simon 21 253 12.0 286 13.6 539 25.7 61 2.9 2 0.1 87 4.1 35 27 10 0.5 9 69
36 Bradshaw, Daniel 20 166 8.3 44 2.2 210 10.5 118 5.9 0 0.0 26 1.3 19 7 75 3.8 31 481
17 Brennan, Jared 22 223 10.1 172 7.8 395 18.0 129 5.9 30 1.4 98 4.5 22 20 9 0.4 15 69
16 Brown, Jonathan 21 223 10.6 84 4.0 307 14.6 167 8.0 3 0.1 18 0.9 25 21 70 3.3 47 467
19 Charman, Jamie 21 109 5.2 103 4.9 212 10.1 65 3.1 434 20.7 46 2.2 27 42 11 0.5 4 70
1 Clark, Mitch 12 73 6.1 44 3.7 117 9.8 48 4.0 49 4.1 18 1.5 1 13 8 0.7 7 55
41 Clouston, Scott 2 12 6.0 4 2.0 16 8.0 13 6.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 1 1 0.5 0 6
22 Collier, Tom 6 29 4.8 30 5.0 59 9.8 13 2.2 0 0.0 10 1.7 2 6 1 0.2 0 6
30 Copeland, Robert 13 68 5.2 57 4.4 125 9.6 34 2.6 0 0.0 39 3.0 8 9 4 0.3 3 27
18 Corrie, Anthony 20 175 8.8 88 4.4 263 13.2 71 3.6 0 0.0 27 1.4 20 15 21 1.1 17 143
34 Dalziell, Bradd 7 90 12.9 95 13.6 185 26.4 48 6.9 0 0.0 14 2.0 9 4 1 0.1 0 6
39 Drummond, Josh 13 155 11.9 72 5.5 227 17.5 54 4.2 0 0.0 25 1.9 7 9 6 0.5 4 40
42 Hanley, Pearce 2 17 8.5 10 5.0 27 13.5 9 4.5 0 0.0 6 3.0 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
5 Harding, Scott 8 44 5.5 33 4.1 77 9.6 20 2.5 0 0.0 19 2.4 2 4 3 0.4 1 19
12 Hawksley, James 4 21 5.3 24 6.0 45 11.3 13 3.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Henderson, Lachie 8 29 3.6 14 1.8 43 5.4 19 2.4 4 0.5 12 1.5 8 0 3 0.4 1 19
33 Hooper, Rhan 20 120 6.0 80 4.0 200 10.0 55 2.8 0 0.0 89 4.5 15 10 19 1.0 15 129
4 Johnstone, Travis 18 251 13.9 97 5.4 348 19.3 85 4.7 0 0.0 55 3.1 12 15 17 0.9 11 113
44 Lappin, Nigel 4 35 8.8 39 9.8 74 18.5 14 3.5 0 0.0 22 5.5 4 4 0 0.0 2 2
23 Leuenberger, Matthew 10 36 3.6 44 4.4 80 8.0 21 2.1 120 12.0 12 1.2 10 6 2 0.2 1 13
26 MacDonald, Joel 17 197 11.6 159 9.4 356 20.9 82 4.8 1 0.1 32 1.9 16 15 0 0.0 2 2
9 McGrath, Ashley 15 104 6.9 78 5.2 182 12.1 45 3.0 0 0.0 35 2.3 4 13 3 0.2 6 24
21 Merrett, Daniel 22 101 4.6 102 4.6 203 9.2 83 3.8 21 1.0 28 1.3 16 21 0 0.0 0 0
25 Mills, Wayde 1 3 3.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1 1 1.0 1 7
10 Moody, Matthew 2 17 8.5 11 5.5 28 14.0 11 5.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 2 0 0 0.0 2 2
8 Notting, Tim 18 166 9.2 144 8.0 310 17.2 67 3.7 1 0.1 52 2.9 8 14 5 0.3 8 38
24 Patfull, Joel 22 119 5.4 119 5.4 238 10.8 79 3.6 0 0.0 43 2.0 21 17 3 0.1 4 22
31 Polkinghorne, James 4 10 2.5 12 3.0 22 5.5 10 2.5 0 0.0 10 2.5 0 2 0 0.0 2 2
6 Power, Luke 22 286 13.0 256 11.6 542 24.6 73 3.3 0 0.0 100 4.5 25 24 7 0.3 8 50
2 Proud, Albert 7 42 6.0 39 5.6 81 11.6 21 3.0 0 0.0 25 3.6 8 8 0 0.0 2 2
35 Rischitelli, Michael 21 218 10.4 148 7.0 366 17.4 92 4.4 3 0.1 92 4.4 27 18 9 0.4 10 64
29 Roe, Jason 11 83 7.5 39 3.5 122 11.1 40 3.6 0 0.0 19 1.7 10 8 1 0.1 1 7
28 Selwood, Troy 13 79 6.1 89 6.8 168 12.9 44 3.4 2 0.2 37 2.8 11 8 1 0.1 0 6
11 Sherman, Justin 18 138 7.7 136 7.6 274 15.2 63 3.5 0 0.0 51 2.8 13 13 7 0.4 14 56
32 Stiller, Cheynee 10 78 7.8 74 7.4 152 15.2 46 4.6 0 0.0 30 3.0 7 2 1 0.1 5 11
Totals 484 3996 8.3 3047 6.3 7043 14.6 1917 4.0 673 1.4 1292 2.7 437 409 306 0.6 238 2074
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.