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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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Brisbane 0.34.66.1210.15 75 LOST Collingwood 0.32.77.1311.17 83 -8 CRR Apr 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Brisbane 2.34.105.137.19 61 LOST Carlton 4.38.515.1119.15 129 -68 PRI Apr 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A Brisbane 2.13.66.1010.14 74 LOST West Coast 10.513.1221.1629.18 192 -118 WAC Apr 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Brisbane 1.12.43.95.11 41 LOST Melbourne 6.910.1110.1313.18 96 -55 MCG Apr 22 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 A Brisbane 1.16.108.1413.15 93 WON St. Kilda 5.58.69.1012.12 84 9 MOO Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Brisbane 3.37.410.517.11 113 WON Fitzroy 2.38.714.1316.15 111 2 CRR May 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Brisbane 1.52.78.910.12 72 WON Footscray 1.14.85.129.17 71 1 CRR May 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Brisbane 5.210.214.717.13 115 WON Sydney 1.44.77.1511.21 87 28 SCG May 20 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Brisbane 3.03.26.28.6 54 LOST Essendon 6.112.520.1129.20 194 -140 MCG May 27 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 H Brisbane 2.35.88.1116.13 109 LOST Geelong 6.413.618.1024.18 162 -53 CRR Jun 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 H Brisbane 7.612.1019.1223.13 151 WON Richmond 3.16.68.615.13 103 48 CRR Jun 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Brisbane 0.12.22.32.5 17 LOST Hawthorn 2.45.107.1610.20 80 -63 PRI Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A Brisbane 5.49.511.513.7 85 LOST North Melbourne 3.59.1117.1322.19 151 -66 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Brisbane 3.57.1212.1414.15 99 WON St. Kilda 2.45.86.1112.17 89 10 CRR Jul 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Brisbane 3.63.97.1612.19 91 LOST Hawthorn 4.111.513.917.13 115 -24 CRR Jul 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Brisbane 3.47.711.1112.17 89 LOST West Coast 7.28.512.914.14 98 -9 WAC Jul 15 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 H Brisbane 4.35.68.910.14 74 LOST Essendon 4.19.213.516.7 103 -29 CRR Jul 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Brisbane 2.43.85.105.13 43 LOST Footscray 1.54.87.1111.18 84 -41 WES Jul 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Brisbane 2.65.89.811.10 76 LOST Collingwood 4.39.615.918.14 122 -46 MCG Aug 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 A Brisbane 5.38.710.1014.16 100 WON Richmond 2.25.97.1511.20 86 14 MCG Aug 12 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
21 H Brisbane 5.56.513.1014.13 97 LOST Carlton 3.56.1210.1313.22 100 -3 CRR Aug 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Brisbane 3.48.611.711.11 77 LOST Sydney 3.36.78.1510.21 81 -4 CRR Aug 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1988 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Banfield, Peter 19 166 8.7 101 5.3 267 14.1 37 1.9 0 0.0 25 1.3 22 20 7 0.4 5 47
25 Campbell, Matthew 11 101 9.2 64 5.8 165 15.0 31 2.8 1 0.1 9 0.8 6 14 2 0.2 0 12
39 Capper, Warwick 18 116 6.4 38 2.1 154 8.6 77 4.3 3 0.2 15 0.8 12 37 45 2.5 28 298
44 Carlson, Darren 9 115 12.8 33 3.7 148 16.4 20 2.2 0 0.0 16 1.8 27 8 2 0.2 2 14
6 Dickson, Dale 13 153 11.8 62 4.8 215 16.5 32 2.5 0 0.0 19 1.5 14 16 3 0.2 3 21
7 Dunell, Frank 11 91 8.3 54 4.9 145 13.2 34 3.1 1 0.1 16 1.5 14 9 4 0.4 6 30
26 Eade, Rodney 13 178 13.7 53 4.1 231 17.8 62 4.8 0 0.0 13 1.0 19 7 1 0.1 4 10
20 Edmond, Jim 5 37 7.4 23 4.6 60 12.0 25 5.0 0 0.0 4 0.8 5 7 8 1.6 11 59
10 Fidge, John 8 84 10.5 24 3.0 108 13.5 37 4.6 0 0.0 2 0.3 5 14 12 1.5 15 87
22 Garton, Adam 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
38 Gibson, Michael 14 86 6.1 61 4.4 147 10.5 34 2.4 1 0.1 6 0.4 14 8 1 0.1 1 7
5 Hardie, Brad 20 261 13.1 52 2.6 313 15.7 90 4.5 0 0.0 17 0.9 31 30 26 1.3 31 187
13 Harris, Bernie 11 106 9.6 26 2.4 132 12.0 16 1.5 0 0.0 2 0.2 10 11 4 0.4 13 37
49 Harris, Ben 1 5 5.0 3 3.0 8 8.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4 4.0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
15 Hein, Neil 7 31 4.4 36 5.1 67 9.6 22 3.1 87 12.4 9 1.3 6 5 7 1.0 1 43
35 Judge, Ken 9 77 8.6 27 3.0 104 11.6 22 2.4 0 0.0 18 2.0 7 14 5 0.6 14 44
36 Kennedy, Michael 6 46 7.7 38 6.3 84 14.0 14 2.3 0 0.0 12 2.0 2 5 1 0.2 2 8
21 Lester-Smith, Rod 10 119 11.9 30 3.0 149 14.9 63 6.3 1 0.1 16 1.6 19 16 7 0.7 7 49
32 Lynn, Tony 6 34 5.7 13 2.2 47 7.8 11 1.8 0 0.0 7 1.2 3 5 5 0.8 2 32
23 Mace, Robert 1 3 3.0 4 4.0 7 7.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
9 McCarthy, Michael 8 49 6.1 23 2.9 72 9.0 29 3.6 11 1.4 6 0.8 10 4 0 0.0 1 1
19 McIvor, Scott 22 260 11.8 199 9.0 459 20.9 95 4.3 0 0.0 36 1.6 34 42 14 0.6 5 89
24 Merrett, Roger 17 146 8.6 88 5.2 234 13.8 83 4.9 42 2.5 32 1.9 40 48 17 1.0 7 109
1 Mickan, Mark 8 49 6.1 23 2.9 72 9.0 21 2.6 75 9.4 4 0.5 4 4 2 0.3 2 14
28 O'Brien, Cameron 6 37 6.2 19 3.2 56 9.3 13 2.2 5 0.8 8 1.3 7 9 1 0.2 1 7
31 O'Keeffe, David 14 137 9.8 43 3.1 180 12.9 45 3.2 5 0.4 9 0.6 26 19 7 0.5 5 47
11 Phillips, Brenton 13 128 9.8 92 7.1 220 16.9 54 4.2 12 0.9 21 1.6 18 19 9 0.7 8 62
4 Raines, Geoff 20 299 15.0 159 8.0 458 22.9 85 4.3 0 0.0 25 1.3 34 25 8 0.4 6 54
3 Reynoldson, Steve 18 160 8.9 112 6.2 272 15.1 123 6.8 104 5.8 12 0.7 31 23 6 0.3 7 43
8 Richardson, Mike 22 302 13.7 138 6.3 440 20.0 100 4.5 0 0.0 26 1.2 28 15 5 0.2 5 35
27 Roberts, Mark 8 52 6.5 18 2.3 70 8.8 13 1.6 3 0.4 3 0.4 11 3 1 0.1 1 7
30 Simpson, Matthew 9 71 7.9 20 2.2 91 10.1 17 1.9 0 0.0 10 1.1 10 13 2 0.2 3 15
29 Taylor, Andrew 13 137 10.5 49 3.8 186 14.3 63 4.8 3 0.2 19 1.5 26 25 0 0.0 2 2
18 Walsh, Phil 20 276 13.8 134 6.7 410 20.5 106 5.3 0 0.0 21 1.1 41 13 6 0.3 7 43
17 Waterson, Chris 17 225 13.2 70 4.1 295 17.4 50 2.9 0 0.0 38 2.2 25 18 7 0.4 4 46
2 Williams, Mark 14 218 15.6 90 6.4 308 22.0 50 3.6 2 0.1 30 2.1 22 24 5 0.4 16 46
37 Withers, Mark 18 282 15.7 186 10.3 468 26.0 70 3.9 0 0.0 21 1.2 34 29 24 1.3 18 162
Totals 440 4640 10.5 2209 5.0 6849 15.6 1648 3.7 360 0.8 531 1.2 620 565 254 0.6 243 1767
 

Footnotes

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