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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) 1987–2023

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, 2023 (5 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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1987 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1987 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 4.610.1115.1719.23 137 WON North Melbourne 3.56.910.1315.14 104 33 MCG Mar 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
2 A Brisbane 6.29.517.1123.12 150 WON Geelong 2.59.1114.1419.17 131 19 KAR Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Brisbane 1.23.87.1011.17 83 LOST St. Kilda 4.38.515.621.7 133 -50 MOO Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Brisbane 1.46.910.1416.18 114 LOST Fitzroy 7.211.315.420.9 129 -15 CRR Apr 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Brisbane 1.36.88.1212.14 86 WON Melbourne 5.18.110.312.9 81 5 CRR Apr 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Brisbane 1.34.46.88.10 58 LOST Collingwood 5.29.513.716.9 105 -47 VIC May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A Brisbane 2.24.47.88.14 62 LOST West Coast 2.87.139.1710.21 81 -19 WAC May 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
8 H Brisbane 6.113.617.822.12 144 WON Richmond 3.45.107.1715.19 109 35 CRR May 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Brisbane 3.44.59.810.11 71 LOST Footscray 3.210.1012.1414.19 103 -32 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Brisbane 5.28.511.812.9 81 LOST Carlton 4.412.918.1527.22 184 -103 PRI May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Brisbane 3.36.37.99.10 64 LOST Sydney 6.58.1012.1519.23 137 -73 CRR Jun 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Brisbane 1.16.29.211.4 70 LOST Hawthorn 7.312.720.1324.21 165 -95 CRR Jun 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Brisbane 0.22.32.53.9 27 LOST Essendon 3.34.36.59.10 64 -37 WIN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Brisbane 4.39.511.817.11 113 LOST North Melbourne 5.314.517.1023.13 151 -38 CRR Jun 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Brisbane 5.09.314.818.11 119 WON Geelong 2.74.127.1810.18 78 41 CRR Jul 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 H Brisbane 5.38.510.814.9 93 LOST St. Kilda 5.111.414.1118.13 121 -28 CRR Jul 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Brisbane 4.27.512.716.10 106 LOST Fitzroy 4.810.1411.2017.29 131 -25 PRI Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Brisbane 4.58.610.1114.15 99 LOST Melbourne 4.79.1314.1922.21 153 -54 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Brisbane 1.24.57.811.11 77 LOST Collingwood 5.511.613.1314.16 100 -23 CRR Aug 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 H Brisbane 4.29.716.818.11 119 LOST West Coast 4.710.1117.1121.14 140 -21 CRR Aug 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Brisbane 0.45.46.1110.11 71 LOST Footscray 3.38.913.1422.21 153 -82 CRR Aug 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Brisbane 6.312.719.1026.13 169 WON Richmond 4.37.811.1017.11 113 56 MCG Aug 28 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
Player stats will return soon.
 

Footnotes

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