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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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1997 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1997 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 5.27.710.914.12 96 LOST Adelaide 6.112.317.620.12 132 -36 FBP Mar 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 H Brisbane 7.314.719.1023.16 154 WON St. Kilda 1.24.45.87.15 57 97 GAB Apr 6 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
3 A Brisbane 4.56.59.911.9 75 LOST Hawthorn 2.18.711.1012.15 87 -12 WAV Apr 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Brisbane 2.68.1110.1415.19 109 WON North Melbourne 1.33.510.712.11 83 26 GAB Apr 20 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
5 A Brisbane 2.06.39.610.11 71 LOST Port Adelaide 4.56.88.1010.13 73 -2 FBP Apr 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Brisbane 2.54.116.149.17 71 LOST Essendon 1.55.811.915.12 102 -31 MCG May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Brisbane 2.54.87.128.12 60 LOST West Coast 3.36.613.721.13 139 -79 GAB May 11 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
8 A Brisbane 5.18.212.215.3 93 LOST Fremantle 5.48.712.1114.14 98 -5 SUB May 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 H Brisbane 4.412.915.919.12 126 WON Geelong 4.35.312.615.8 98 28 GAB May 25 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
10 H Brisbane 1.35.99.1113.14 92 WON Sydney 3.26.48.1013.11 89 3 GAB Jun 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Brisbane 2.35.67.99.9 63 LOST Carlton 6.58.1011.1112.12 84 -21 PRI Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A Brisbane 5.110.417.821.9 135 WON Melbourne 1.24.46.57.8 50 85 MCG Jun 15 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H Brisbane 5.86.109.1411.22 88 WON Collingwood 0.03.35.411.7 73 15 GAB Jun 28 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
14 H Brisbane 1.62.124.217.26 68 WON Richmond 2.44.55.77.8 50 18 GAB Jul 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Brisbane 4.411.615.821.11 137 WON Western Bulldogs 4.15.48.711.7 73 64 PRI Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Brisbane 3.58.1112.1417.16 118 WON Adelaide 2.26.59.613.9 87 31 GAB Jul 18 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
17 A Brisbane 1.33.65.125.14 44 LOST St. Kilda 2.67.129.1612.20 92 -48 WAV Jul 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Brisbane 5.29.1016.1221.15 141 WON Hawthorn 3.08.210.311.5 71 70 GAB Aug 2 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
19 A Brisbane 2.15.36.49.5 59 LOST North Melbourne 5.69.813.1117.14 116 -57 MCG Aug 8 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 H Brisbane 3.63.811.1113.15 93 DRAW Port Adelaide 4.18.711.1213.15 93 0 GAB Aug 16 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
21 H Brisbane 2.48.711.1115.12 102 LOST Essendon 2.37.58.616.10 106 -4 GAB Aug 23 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
22 A Brisbane 2.66.117.1311.15 81 LOST West Coast 2.26.612.1018.12 120 -39 WAC Aug 29 (Fri, 8:40) Scores
4QF A Brisbane 3.16.99.913.11 89 LOST St. Kilda 4.55.1013.1220.15 135 -46 WAV Sep 7 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1997 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
12 Akermanis, Jason 17 185 10.9 65 3.8 250 14.7 67 3.9 0 0.0 12 0.7 10 16 20 1.2 17 137
10 Ashcroft, Marcus 23 293 12.7 185 8.0 478 20.8 92 4.0 0 0.0 53 2.3 7 16 18 0.8 15 123
34 Bamford, Scott 11 81 7.4 18 1.6 99 9.0 18 1.6 0 0.0 11 1.0 3 4 7 0.6 4 46
26 Barker, John 8 58 7.3 13 1.6 71 8.9 37 4.6 0 0.0 7 0.9 1 9 1 0.1 3 9
25 Bews, Andrew 13 107 8.2 48 3.7 155 11.9 38 2.9 1 0.1 26 2.0 9 9 0 0.0 0 0
9 Boyd, Brad 1 2 2.0 2 2.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Bradshaw, Daniel 16 107 6.7 45 2.8 152 9.5 58 3.6 1 0.1 13 0.8 7 6 35 2.2 13 223
37 Carter, Nick 2 5 2.5 6 3.0 11 5.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 1 1 0.5 1 7
1 Champion, Richard 21 255 12.1 79 3.8 334 15.9 92 4.4 1 0.0 40 1.9 25 21 9 0.4 10 64
5 Chapman, Nathan 11 81 7.4 29 2.6 110 10.0 29 2.6 0 0.0 17 1.5 9 7 1 0.1 0 6
16 Clarke, Matthew 21 147 7.0 108 5.1 255 12.1 82 3.9 309 14.7 9 0.4 29 40 9 0.4 4 58
40 Clayton, Shane 3 8 2.7 4 1.3 12 4.0 3 1.0 0 0.0 1 0.3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Dickfos, Danny 22 141 6.4 105 4.8 246 11.2 78 3.5 3 0.1 54 2.5 19 11 0 0.0 1 1
6 Fletcher, Adrian 21 238 11.3 172 8.2 410 19.5 84 4.0 1 0.0 59 2.8 16 19 4 0.2 10 34
8 Gowers, Andrew 8 88 11.0 13 1.6 101 12.6 28 3.5 2 0.3 10 1.3 6 5 2 0.3 0 12
21 Green, Brent 2 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 4 2.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Hart, Shaun 19 250 13.2 124 6.5 374 19.7 75 3.9 0 0.0 39 2.1 14 17 11 0.6 15 81
2 Johnson, Chris 19 160 8.4 65 3.4 225 11.8 56 2.9 0 0.0 33 1.7 18 20 11 0.6 12 78
27 Keating, Clark 20 136 6.8 67 3.4 203 10.2 83 4.2 140 7.0 13 0.7 13 15 15 0.8 6 96
41 Kennedy, Matthew 12 89 7.4 15 1.3 104 8.7 32 2.7 0 0.0 17 1.4 9 9 1 0.1 1 7
18 Lambert, Craig 16 166 10.4 229 14.3 395 24.7 25 1.6 2 0.1 50 3.1 20 8 5 0.3 7 37
44 Lappin, Nigel 21 281 13.4 119 5.7 400 19.0 107 5.1 1 0.0 17 0.8 18 16 10 0.5 14 74
15 Lawrence, Steven 9 71 7.9 29 3.2 100 11.1 33 3.7 0 0.0 13 1.4 12 10 12 1.3 2 74
23 Leppitsch, Justin 22 186 8.5 63 2.9 249 11.3 97 4.4 7 0.3 20 0.9 11 29 50 2.3 38 338
42 Lynch, Tristan 21 269 12.8 92 4.4 361 17.2 93 4.4 0 0.0 56 2.7 22 10 5 0.2 5 35
11 Lynch, Alastair 20 155 7.8 62 3.1 217 10.9 89 4.5 1 0.1 10 0.5 15 20 12 0.6 7 79
7 McIvor, Scott 7 64 9.1 30 4.3 94 13.4 24 3.4 1 0.1 4 0.6 5 6 4 0.6 5 29
19 McLean, Michael 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 McRae, Craig 18 172 9.6 70 3.9 242 13.4 42 2.3 0 0.0 27 1.5 15 14 19 1.1 16 130
20 Molloy, Jarrod 10 79 7.9 33 3.3 112 11.2 46 4.6 0 0.0 16 1.6 5 13 21 2.1 18 144
28 Robbins, Ben 12 84 7.0 104 8.7 188 15.7 35 2.9 1 0.1 35 2.9 4 4 3 0.3 2 20
22 Scott, Chris 5 26 5.2 19 3.8 45 9.0 15 3.0 0 0.0 2 0.4 3 3 3 0.6 1 19
38 Scott, Dion 7 24 3.4 17 2.4 41 5.9 11 1.6 14 2.0 5 0.7 5 2 7 1.0 2 44
35 Trask, Nick 5 12 2.4 9 1.8 21 4.2 3 0.6 0 0.0 4 0.8 0 2 2 0.4 0 12
3 Voss, Michael 17 185 10.9 152 8.9 337 19.8 40 2.4 0 0.0 21 1.2 14 13 9 0.5 12 66
13 Voss, Brett 3 8 2.7 9 3.0 17 5.7 4 1.3 0 0.0 2 0.7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
33 White, Darryl 19 164 8.6 92 4.8 256 13.5 76 4.0 3 0.2 46 2.4 9 17 3 0.2 5 23
Totals 483 4382 9.1 2292 4.7 6674 13.8 1698 3.5 489 1.0 745 1.5 354 393 310 0.6 246 2106
 

Footnotes

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