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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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1989 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1989 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 3.111.411.615.7 97 LOST St. Kilda 2.67.914.1220.16 136 -39 MOO Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Brisbane 4.57.1112.1218.15 123 WON Sydney 2.44.85.118.17 65 58 CRR Apr 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Brisbane 3.05.37.511.9 75 LOST Collingwood 5.89.1115.1519.21 135 -60 VIC Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A Brisbane 3.54.75.107.11 53 LOST Melbourne 2.34.88.811.13 79 -26 MCG Apr 21 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 H Brisbane 5.47.78.810.13 73 LOST West Coast 3.56.711.919.11 125 -52 CRR Apr 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 H Brisbane 0.35.57.88.11 59 WON Footscray 2.53.75.136.15 51 8 CRR May 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Brisbane 5.16.311.812.9 81 LOST Essendon 4.612.814.817.10 112 -31 CRR May 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Brisbane 1.62.82.126.14 50 LOST Geelong 6.310.1217.1826.23 179 -129 KAR May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A Brisbane 2.24.76.1010.11 71 LOST North Melbourne 6.311.416.925.15 165 -94 MCG May 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
10 A Brisbane 3.410.413.818.10 118 WON Carlton 5.49.614.1117.13 115 3 PRI Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Brisbane 3.23.43.73.8 26 LOST Richmond 0.41.75.115.15 45 -19 MCG Jun 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Brisbane 6.212.516.618.6 114 LOST Fitzroy 3.19.416.919.14 128 -14 CRR Jun 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Brisbane 0.51.83.104.11 35 LOST Hawthorn 3.39.612.1015.16 106 -71 VFL Jun 23 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
14 H Brisbane 2.34.68.1214.15 99 LOST Melbourne 5.411.714.717.11 113 -14 CRR Jul 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 H Brisbane 0.45.77.1011.11 77 LOST Geelong 4.49.810.1322.19 151 -74 CRR Jul 15 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
16 H Brisbane 3.17.413.814.10 94 WON St. Kilda 2.77.88.1412.18 90 4 CRR Jul 22 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
17 A Brisbane 1.13.65.109.16 70 LOST Sydney 3.67.129.2112.23 95 -25 SCG Jul 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Brisbane 7.412.1019.1425.17 167 WON North Melbourne 2.35.57.812.12 84 83 CRR Aug 5 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
19 A Brisbane 2.34.35.57.5 47 LOST Essendon 5.310.612.815.11 101 -54 WIN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Brisbane 2.06.19.312.5 77 WON Hawthorn 2.23.35.49.7 61 16 CRR Aug 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 A Brisbane 2.36.512.812.9 81 WON Fitzroy 3.14.34.510.8 68 13 VFL Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Brisbane 1.25.910.1115.15 105 WON Carlton 2.23.46.810.10 70 35 CRR Sep 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1989 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
43 Ashcroft, Marcus 10 67 6.7 34 3.4 101 10.1 22 2.2 0 0.0 10 1.0 11 10 5 0.5 2 32
22 Bain, David 20 281 14.1 105 5.3 386 19.3 84 4.2 0 0.0 22 1.1 25 22 14 0.7 10 94
12 Banfield, Peter 6 54 9.0 26 4.3 80 13.3 7 1.2 0 0.0 9 1.5 6 7 0 0.0 2 2
25 Campbell, Matthew 8 106 13.3 47 5.9 153 19.1 33 4.1 0 0.0 5 0.6 7 16 1 0.1 5 11
39 Capper, Warwick 11 67 6.1 22 2.0 89 8.1 34 3.1 1 0.1 13 1.2 8 24 16 1.5 15 111
44 Carlson, Darren 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Dickson, Dale 10 118 11.8 27 2.7 145 14.5 25 2.5 0 0.0 14 1.4 14 15 0 0.0 1 1
26 Eade, Rodney 12 129 10.8 37 3.1 166 13.8 39 3.3 0 0.0 21 1.8 12 5 1 0.1 3 9
10 Fidge, John 3 28 9.3 9 3.0 37 12.3 13 4.3 0 0.0 1 0.3 2 3 5 1.7 3 33
45 Gastev, John 19 214 11.3 98 5.2 312 16.4 66 3.5 1 0.1 32 1.7 32 31 11 0.6 12 78
38 Gibson, Michael 13 92 7.1 64 4.9 156 12.0 41 3.2 2 0.2 8 0.6 8 14 0 0.0 2 2
5 Hardie, Brad 20 218 10.9 72 3.6 290 14.5 86 4.3 2 0.1 21 1.1 27 13 54 2.7 47 371
13 Harris, Bernie 18 221 12.3 56 3.1 277 15.4 39 2.2 0 0.0 12 0.7 24 21 22 1.2 14 146
49 Harris, Ben 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
47 Hose, Simon 5 37 7.4 38 7.6 75 15.0 10 2.0 0 0.0 12 2.4 6 12 2 0.4 0 12
9 Ishchenko, Alex 13 66 5.1 34 2.6 100 7.7 44 3.4 109 8.4 3 0.2 13 29 1 0.1 2 8
36 Kennedy, Michael 9 107 11.9 52 5.8 159 17.7 27 3.0 0 0.0 10 1.1 11 9 2 0.2 1 13
14 Leslie, Martin 11 94 8.5 81 7.4 175 15.9 45 4.1 2 0.2 12 1.1 26 19 0 0.0 0 0
16 Lester-Smith, Rod 16 173 10.8 55 3.4 228 14.3 82 5.1 0 0.0 13 0.8 22 8 4 0.3 5 29
19 McIvor, Scott 22 329 15.0 232 10.5 561 25.5 111 5.0 11 0.5 58 2.6 35 36 9 0.4 11 65
24 Merrett, Roger 22 204 9.3 107 4.9 311 14.1 131 6.0 58 2.6 23 1.0 45 54 24 1.1 9 153
1 Mickan, Mark 16 106 6.6 45 2.8 151 9.4 55 3.4 173 10.8 7 0.4 17 9 12 0.8 4 76
28 O'Brien, Cameron 8 58 7.3 20 2.5 78 9.8 37 4.6 4 0.5 2 0.3 3 11 19 2.4 12 126
31 O'Keeffe, David 20 186 9.3 58 2.9 244 12.2 64 3.2 1 0.1 21 1.1 29 38 3 0.2 5 23
15 O'Sullivan, Chris 6 26 4.3 27 4.5 53 8.8 10 1.7 0 0.0 7 1.2 0 3 2 0.3 0 12
11 Phillips, Brenton 21 260 12.4 107 5.1 367 17.5 77 3.7 1 0.0 29 1.4 39 25 3 0.1 0 18
4 Raines, Geoff 20 287 14.4 123 6.2 410 20.5 95 4.8 0 0.0 25 1.3 30 26 4 0.2 5 29
3 Reynoldson, Steve 11 97 8.8 55 5.0 152 13.8 57 5.2 19 1.7 7 0.6 17 18 2 0.2 0 12
8 Richardson, Mike 15 201 13.4 101 6.7 302 20.1 65 4.3 1 0.1 16 1.1 18 16 9 0.6 2 56
27 Roberts, Mark 19 166 8.7 83 4.4 249 13.1 61 3.2 3 0.2 17 0.9 17 32 5 0.3 3 33
20 Sim, Lachlan 6 36 6.0 16 2.7 52 8.7 1 0.2 0 0.0 3 0.5 6 2 2 0.3 0 12
29 Taylor, Andrew 8 82 10.3 51 6.4 133 16.6 43 5.4 1 0.1 7 0.9 9 13 6 0.8 3 39
18 Walsh, Phil 8 92 11.5 41 5.1 133 16.6 32 4.0 0 0.0 8 1.0 15 8 2 0.3 3 15
2 Williams, Mark 22 310 14.1 151 6.9 461 21.0 84 3.8 0 0.0 56 2.5 38 34 19 0.9 18 132
21 Zanotti, Mark 10 88 8.8 18 1.8 106 10.6 32 3.2 0 0.0 5 0.5 14 7 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 4608 10.5 2094 4.8 6702 15.2 1653 3.8 389 0.9 510 1.2 587 591 259 0.6 199 1753
 

Footnotes

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