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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

CEO
Swan, Greg

President
Sharpless, Bob

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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2016 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 2016 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 5.27.411.715.12 102 LOST West Coast 7.413.719.926.10 166 -64 SUB Mar 27 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
2 H Brisbane 2.74.117.1211.17 83 LOST North Melbourne 2.38.813.1317.15 117 -34 GAB Apr 2 (Sat, 3:35) Scores
3 A Brisbane 1.53.96.117.14 56 LOST Geelong 6.210.512.1418.17 125 -69 KAR Apr 10 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
4 H Brisbane 3.64.1510.2014.23 107 WON Gold Coast 4.27.512.714.10 94 13 GAB Apr 16 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
5 A Brisbane 2.14.47.510.7 67 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.69.813.1217.18 120 -53 DOC Apr 23 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
6 H Brisbane 3.35.710.914.10 94 LOST Sydney 7.18.312.515.7 97 -3 GAB May 1 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 A Brisbane 4.45.65.137.17 59 LOST Port Adelaide 3.110.514.721.10 136 -77 ADO May 8 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
8 H Brisbane 0.03.07.210.5 65 LOST Collingwood 4.911.1715.2220.23 143 -78 GAB May 14 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 A Brisbane 2.35.56.109.14 68 LOST Melbourne 5.610.713.1019.17 131 -63 MCG May 22 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 H Brisbane 2.48.610.713.9 87 LOST Hawthorn 4.19.412.721.9 135 -48 GAB May 28 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
11 A Brisbane 0.31.75.79.10 64 LOST Carlton 4.38.412.416.6 102 -38 DOC Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Brisbane 3.34.67.69.10 64 LOST Fremantle 3.312.318.723.9 147 -83 GAB Jun 11 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
13 H Brisbane 4.25.67.812.10 82 LOST West Coast 4.311.614.1120.11 131 -49 GAB Jun 18 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
14 A Brisbane 2.04.06.311.9 75 LOST Richmond 5.49.814.1117.15 117 -42 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
15 Brisbane       Bye        
16 A Brisbane 2.46.612.1017.11 113 LOST Gold Coast 6.212.417.422.7 139 -26 CRR Jul 9 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
17 H Brisbane 3.15.58.89.13 67 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.713.820.1022.14 146 -79 GAB Jul 17 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
18 A Brisbane 6.39.415.620.8 128 WON Essendon 3.46.97.1412.19 91 37 DOC Jul 24 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 H Brisbane 4.14.69.911.13 79 LOST Port Adelaide 4.611.1118.1725.23 173 -94 GAB Jul 30 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
20 A Brisbane 3.05.06.16.3 39 LOST Adelaide 7.414.1022.1327.15 177 -138 ADO Aug 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 H Brisbane 7.212.314.715.9 99 WON Carlton 3.25.59.1213.17 95 4 GAB Aug 13 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
22 H Brisbane 1.37.48.510.9 69 LOST Geelong 7.39.714.1119.15 129 -60 GAB Aug 21 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
23 A Brisbane 3.46.89.1115.13 103 LOST St. Kilda 5.511.717.825.11 161 -58 DOC Aug 28 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
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2016 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Andrews, Harris 17 98 5.8 77 4.5 175 10.3 72 4.2 17 1.0 38 2.2 14 14 2 0.1 1 13
4 Bastinac, Ryan 22 231 10.5 230 10.5 461 21.0 68 3.1 1 0.0 87 4.0 20 21 6 0.3 6 42
17 Beams, Claye 9 63 7.0 35 3.9 98 10.9 26 2.9 0 0.0 18 2.0 5 5 2 0.2 0 12
9 Beams, Dayne 2 27 13.5 21 10.5 48 24.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 4 1 1 0.5 1 7
7 Bell, Tom 14 139 9.9 95 6.8 234 16.7 50 3.6 4 0.3 38 2.7 7 17 15 1.1 8 98
8 Bewick, Rohan 14 141 10.1 68 4.9 209 14.9 55 3.9 2 0.1 46 3.3 7 9 7 0.5 7 49
3 Christensen, Allen 11 104 9.5 79 7.2 183 16.6 33 3.0 0 0.0 30 2.7 26 8 7 0.6 5 47
19 Clayton, Josh 2 8 4.0 4 2.0 12 6.0 5 2.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
33 Close, Michael 2 10 5.0 6 3.0 16 8.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 7 3.5 1 1 6 3.0 0 36
26 Cutler, Tom 15 176 11.7 101 6.7 277 18.5 53 3.5 1 0.1 35 2.3 6 8 9 0.6 6 60
24 Dawson, Liam 7 38 5.4 23 3.3 61 8.7 20 2.9 0 0.0 11 1.6 4 5 5 0.7 0 30
46 Evans, Billy 2 6 3.0 14 7.0 20 10.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
34 Freeman, Jonathan 4 16 4.0 8 2.0 24 6.0 11 2.8 0 0.0 8 2.0 4 3 3 0.8 5 23
27 Gardiner, Darcy 18 107 5.9 108 6.0 215 11.9 45 2.5 0 0.0 43 2.4 15 26 0 0.0 1 1
6 Green, Josh 11 95 8.6 52 4.7 147 13.4 23 2.1 0 0.0 32 2.9 6 8 10 0.9 12 72
40 Hammelmann, Matthew 9 41 4.6 25 2.8 66 7.3 21 2.3 0 0.0 23 2.6 3 8 0 0.0 0 0
11 Hanley, Pearce 22 269 12.2 197 9.0 466 21.2 91 4.1 22 1.0 83 3.8 19 35 14 0.6 17 101
2 Harwood, Ryan 13 96 7.4 85 6.5 181 13.9 41 3.2 0 0.0 35 2.7 7 11 0 0.0 1 1
30 Hipwood, Eric 10 60 6.0 35 3.5 95 9.5 30 3.0 2 0.2 11 1.1 14 0 11 1.1 16 82
16 Jansen, Jarrad 7 33 4.7 68 9.7 101 14.4 15 2.1 0 0.0 27 3.9 7 5 4 0.6 1 25
1 Keays, Ben 16 60 3.8 122 7.6 182 11.4 22 1.4 0 0.0 63 3.9 10 7 4 0.3 8 32
35 Lester, Ryan 19 111 5.8 113 5.9 224 11.8 63 3.3 0 0.0 50 2.6 10 12 11 0.6 9 75
12 Martin, Stefan 20 149 7.5 186 9.3 335 16.8 81 4.1 558 27.9 42 2.1 34 26 5 0.3 7 37
36 Mathieson, Rhys 11 100 9.1 101 9.2 201 18.3 26 2.4 1 0.1 41 3.7 31 17 8 0.7 3 51
32 Mayes, Sam 21 239 11.4 132 6.3 371 17.7 88 4.2 2 0.1 45 2.1 15 14 1 0.0 1 7
25 McStay, Daniel 12 66 5.5 72 6.0 138 11.5 46 3.8 2 0.2 24 2.0 10 5 4 0.3 0 24
21 Merrett, Daniel 19 96 5.1 76 4.0 172 9.1 57 3.0 0 0.0 32 1.7 21 38 1 0.1 0 6
39 Paine, Jackson 4 18 4.5 18 4.5 36 9.0 10 2.5 0 0.0 8 2.0 1 6 0 0.0 1 1
22 Paparone, Marco 4 37 9.3 19 4.8 56 14.0 16 4.0 0 0.0 6 1.5 2 6 0 0.0 0 0
10 Rich, Daniel 21 256 12.2 156 7.4 412 19.6 67 3.2 0 0.0 93 4.4 19 21 17 0.8 8 110
18 Robertson, Nick 6 46 7.7 35 5.8 81 13.5 25 4.2 0 0.0 17 2.8 2 5 2 0.3 0 12
5 Robinson, Mitch 21 220 10.5 241 11.5 461 22.0 59 2.8 18 0.9 128 6.1 33 43 3 0.1 4 22
38 Rockliff, Tom 17 243 14.3 265 15.6 508 29.9 67 3.9 1 0.1 117 6.9 12 17 15 0.9 3 93
23 Schache, Josh 17 91 5.4 56 3.3 147 8.6 68 4.0 0 0.0 26 1.5 7 3 16 0.9 18 114
44 Smith, Archie 3 10 3.3 30 10.0 40 13.3 3 1.0 70 23.3 10 3.3 8 3 1 0.3 1 7
28 Taylor, Lewis 19 140 7.4 139 7.3 279 14.7 61 3.2 0 0.0 36 1.9 9 11 18 0.9 13 121
14 Walker, Josh 16 83 5.2 67 4.2 150 9.4 66 4.1 85 5.3 28 1.8 7 14 23 1.4 9 147
13 West, Trent 4 14 3.5 22 5.5 36 9.0 9 2.3 82 20.5 8 2.0 3 6 0 0.0 1 1
47 William, Reuben 3 15 5.0 20 6.7 35 11.7 6 2.0 0 0.0 7 2.3 4 2 0 0.0 0 0
15 Zorko, Dayne 20 300 15.0 171 8.6 471 23.6 83 4.2 1 0.1 128 6.4 34 23 23 1.2 16 154
Totals 484 4052 8.4 3372 7.0 7424 15.3 1600 3.3 869 1.8 1498 3.1 444 465 254 0.5 190 1714
 

Footnotes

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