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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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Brisbane 4.49.715.1121.15 141 WON Footscray 1.33.84.117.12 54 87 GAB Mar 30 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
2 A Brisbane 4.29.311.516.7 103 WON West Coast 1.35.59.711.11 77 26 WAC Apr 6 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
3 H Brisbane 3.43.88.913.12 90 LOST Richmond 3.48.811.1515.18 108 -18 GAB Apr 13 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
4 H Brisbane 3.38.614.1218.17 125 WON North Melbourne 5.19.414.714.11 95 30 GAB Apr 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
5 H Brisbane 4.212.717.924.14 158 WON Fitzroy 2.54.96.126.13 49 109 GAB Apr 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Brisbane 4.18.114.317.8 110 WON Fremantle 3.39.510.812.13 85 25 SUB May 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Brisbane 3.210.613.915.14 104 WON Hawthorn 1.34.44.105.11 41 63 GAB May 11 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
8 H Brisbane 3.56.812.1515.18 108 WON Collingwood 5.45.810.1014.14 98 10 GAB May 17 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Brisbane 3.16.58.810.14 74 LOST Sydney 4.27.315.521.6 132 -58 SCG May 26 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 A Brisbane 5.17.312.515.8 98 DRAW Geelong 3.26.67.1114.14 98 0 KAR Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Brisbane 2.14.24.55.8 38 LOST Carlton 2.16.38.69.8 62 -24 GAB Jun 15 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
12 H Brisbane 4.58.815.1018.15 123 WON Melbourne 3.04.25.66.10 46 77 GAB Jun 22 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
13 A Brisbane 2.14.27.77.8 50 LOST St. Kilda 3.47.612.714.12 96 -46 WAV Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A Brisbane 1.25.610.714.10 94 LOST Adelaide 3.29.312.915.12 102 -8 FBP Jul 6 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
15 H Brisbane 1.17.610.815.13 103 WON Essendon 2.42.57.810.8 68 35 GAB Jul 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Brisbane 1.22.34.84.12 36 WON Footscray 0.01.12.23.4 22 14 WHI Jul 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Brisbane 4.211.417.1225.13 163 WON West Coast 5.312.515.717.14 116 47 GAB Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Brisbane 4.64.96.159.16 70 WON Richmond 0.10.34.67.11 53 17 PRI Aug 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Brisbane 2.25.57.711.11 77 WON North Melbourne 2.43.56.88.11 59 18 PRI Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Brisbane 5.413.823.1029.13 187 WON Fitzroy 4.38.510.1114.16 100 87 PRI Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Brisbane 1.44.56.1110.11 71 WON Fremantle 2.54.78.810.10 70 1 GAB Aug 24 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
22 A Brisbane 1.54.75.146.15 51 LOST Collingwood 1.36.58.815.10 100 -49 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2QF H Brisbane 4.66.811.915.11 101 WON Essendon 2.18.210.515.10 100 1 GAB Sep 6 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
2SF H Brisbane 6.214.517.1326.14 170 WON Carlton 3.18.49.710.13 73 97 GAB Sep 14 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
1PF A Brisbane 3.13.57.811.10 76 LOST North Melbourne 8.311.716.917.12 114 -38 MCG Sep 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
20 Akermanis, Jason 21 240 11.4 88 4.2 328 15.6 76 3.6 0 0.0 26 1.2 17 23 32 1.5 14 206
10 Ashcroft, Marcus 25 305 12.2 170 6.8 475 19.0 78 3.1 3 0.1 43 1.7 20 20 10 0.4 11 71
17 Bartlett, Trent 14 70 5.0 43 3.1 113 8.1 42 3.0 2 0.1 11 0.8 11 16 0 0.0 1 1
25 Bews, Andrew 17 181 10.6 78 4.6 259 15.2 43 2.5 0 0.0 28 1.6 24 11 0 0.0 0 0
36 Bradshaw, Daniel 3 10 3.3 9 3.0 19 6.3 3 1.0 0 0.0 2 0.7 2 1 0 0.0 3 3
1 Champion, Richard 25 260 10.4 93 3.7 353 14.1 94 3.8 4 0.2 33 1.3 34 18 4 0.2 0 24
5 Chapman, Nathan 6 33 5.5 16 2.7 49 8.2 11 1.8 0 0.0 10 1.7 3 6 0 0.0 2 2
12 Clarke, Troy 2 7 3.5 8 4.0 15 7.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
16 Clarke, Matthew 25 170 6.8 129 5.2 299 12.0 83 3.3 454 18.2 23 0.9 54 47 3 0.1 7 25
26 Corcoran, Shannon 2 21 10.5 11 5.5 32 16.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Dickfos, Danny 22 102 4.6 76 3.5 178 8.1 48 2.2 1 0.0 31 1.4 12 7 0 0.0 0 0
6 Fletcher, Adrian 24 341 14.2 239 10.0 580 24.2 90 3.8 0 0.0 61 2.5 28 41 15 0.6 17 107
8 Gowers, Andrew 22 254 11.5 68 3.1 322 14.6 81 3.7 8 0.4 29 1.3 23 20 6 0.3 9 45
21 Green, Brent 2 4 2.0 6 3.0 10 5.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 3 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Hart, Shaun 20 255 12.8 115 5.8 370 18.5 56 2.8 1 0.1 59 3.0 21 18 25 1.3 21 171
29 Johnson, Troy 2 3 1.5 1 0.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
27 Keating, Clark 14 70 5.0 44 3.1 114 8.1 35 2.5 62 4.4 10 0.7 8 8 9 0.6 3 57
41 Kennedy, Matthew 24 257 10.7 51 2.1 308 12.8 78 3.3 4 0.2 31 1.3 20 22 4 0.2 3 27
18 Lambert, Craig 20 228 11.4 295 14.8 523 26.2 39 2.0 2 0.1 62 3.1 36 25 10 0.5 8 68
44 Lappin, Nigel 25 376 15.0 126 5.0 502 20.1 118 4.7 1 0.0 16 0.6 13 24 15 0.6 15 105
23 Leppitsch, Justin 19 152 8.0 49 2.6 201 10.6 57 3.0 1 0.1 18 0.9 13 21 45 2.4 23 293
42 Lynch, Tristan 21 146 7.0 73 3.5 219 10.4 44 2.1 0 0.0 45 2.1 13 5 1 0.0 0 6
11 Lynch, Alastair 18 153 8.5 32 1.8 185 10.3 87 4.8 2 0.1 7 0.4 25 25 52 2.9 34 346
2 McAdam, Gilbert 19 134 7.1 97 5.1 231 12.2 48 2.5 0 0.0 26 1.4 17 18 7 0.4 9 51
7 McIvor, Scott 9 60 6.7 29 3.2 89 9.9 28 3.1 0 0.0 9 1.0 4 4 3 0.3 3 21
19 McLean, Michael 5 13 2.6 19 3.8 32 6.4 3 0.6 0 0.0 6 1.2 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
4 McRae, Craig 16 181 11.3 49 3.1 230 14.4 38 2.4 0 0.0 18 1.1 25 8 28 1.8 19 187
24 Merrett, Roger 17 72 4.2 27 1.6 99 5.8 38 2.2 6 0.4 15 0.9 13 19 22 1.3 15 147
28 Robbins, Ben 5 26 5.2 24 4.8 50 10.0 11 2.2 0 0.0 4 0.8 1 0 1 0.2 2 8
38 Scott, Dion 13 69 5.3 34 2.6 103 7.9 38 2.9 23 1.8 15 1.2 10 14 11 0.8 4 70
22 Scott, Chris 22 199 9.0 110 5.0 309 14.0 62 2.8 1 0.0 33 1.5 25 22 6 0.3 8 44
3 Voss, Michael 24 336 14.0 236 9.8 572 23.8 87 3.6 1 0.0 55 2.3 24 18 23 1.0 12 150
33 White, Darryl 22 194 8.8 111 5.0 305 13.9 87 4.0 16 0.7 40 1.8 15 24 37 1.7 11 233
Totals 525 4922 9.4 2556 4.9 7478 14.2 1614 3.1 592 1.1 777 1.5 515 487 369 0.7 255 2469
 

Footnotes

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