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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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1998 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 1998 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Brisbane 3.46.57.810.12 72 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.67.812.1317.16 118 -46 GAB Mar 28 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
2 A Brisbane 4.36.512.1014.13 97 LOST Sydney 6.27.713.1120.15 135 -38 SCG Apr 4 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
3 H Brisbane 2.44.69.1312.15 87 LOST Melbourne 4.410.712.815.10 100 -13 GAB Apr 13 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A Brisbane 3.48.911.1217.18 120 LOST North Melbourne 7.210.415.921.11 137 -17 MCG Apr 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Brisbane 4.35.411.912.11 83 LOST Hawthorn 6.214.814.1218.16 124 -41 WAV Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Brisbane 4.37.511.613.8 86 WON Richmond 3.24.65.87.9 51 35 GAB May 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 A Brisbane 6.46.613.715.9 99 WON St. Kilda 3.37.108.1011.16 82 17 WAV May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Brisbane 2.56.117.178.22 70 LOST Essendon 2.15.310.812.12 84 -14 MCG May 15 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 H Brisbane 2.63.66.96.14 50 LOST Adelaide 4.311.612.1014.14 98 -48 GAB May 23 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
10 A Brisbane 1.16.69.1112.15 87 LOST Carlton 6.210.415.417.9 111 -24 PRI May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Brisbane 3.26.46.77.8 50 LOST Fremantle 3.46.911.1417.19 121 -71 SUB Jun 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Brisbane 7.610.913.1218.15 123 DRAW Port Adelaide 5.39.714.1318.15 123 0 GAB Jun 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Brisbane 5.88.913.1215.16 106 WON Geelong 2.17.48.512.8 80 26 KAR Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Brisbane 2.58.813.1319.21 135 WON Collingwood 4.16.58.912.11 83 52 GAB Jun 28 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
15 H Brisbane 3.34.64.96.13 49 LOST West Coast 3.34.46.611.10 76 -27 GAB Jul 4 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
16 A Brisbane 1.16.310.313.8 86 LOST Western Bulldogs 11.215.522.927.15 177 -91 PRI Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Brisbane 4.07.210.314.5 89 LOST Sydney 5.711.1215.1522.17 149 -60 GAB Jul 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Brisbane 1.13.47.58.8 56 LOST Melbourne 7.413.1018.1422.19 151 -95 MCG Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Brisbane 3.14.68.812.14 86 LOST North Melbourne 4.38.1111.2115.23 113 -27 GAB Aug 7 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 H Brisbane 3.33.105.127.17 59 LOST Hawthorn 4.54.98.1313.16 94 -35 GAB Aug 15 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
21 A Brisbane 1.44.67.911.12 78 LOST Richmond 5.312.615.924.11 155 -77 MCG Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Brisbane 0.63.128.1612.20 92 WON St. Kilda 2.46.78.1013.13 91 1 GAB Aug 29 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
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1998 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 17 187 11.0 95 5.6 282 16.6 51 3.0 0 0.0 18 1.1 7 6 12 0.7 11 83
10 Ashcroft, Marcus 22 300 13.6 201 9.1 501 22.8 84 3.8 1 0.0 41 1.9 19 13 7 0.3 15 57
34 Bamford, Scott 13 117 9.0 49 3.8 166 12.8 34 2.6 0 0.0 14 1.1 6 3 10 0.8 11 71
17 Bartlett, Trent 12 50 4.2 21 1.8 71 5.9 25 2.1 15 1.3 9 0.8 5 10 4 0.3 4 28
25 Bews, Andrew 6 48 8.0 23 3.8 71 11.8 9 1.5 0 0.0 4 0.7 11 4 0 0.0 0 0
20 Black, Simon 9 73 8.1 37 4.1 110 12.2 28 3.1 1 0.1 11 1.2 7 8 2 0.2 5 17
9 Boyd, Brad 6 68 11.3 49 8.2 117 19.5 26 4.3 2 0.3 7 1.2 5 7 1 0.2 4 10
36 Bradshaw, Daniel 16 86 5.4 31 1.9 117 7.3 57 3.6 3 0.2 20 1.3 8 9 19 1.2 9 123
37 Carter, Nick 3 13 4.3 12 4.0 25 8.3 1 0.3 0 0.0 6 2.0 4 3 0 0.0 0 0
1 Champion, Richard 16 157 9.8 71 4.4 228 14.3 68 4.3 13 0.8 17 1.1 13 13 15 0.9 8 98
16 Clarke, Matthew 19 89 4.7 120 6.3 209 11.0 54 2.8 390 20.5 13 0.7 23 26 1 0.1 5 11
40 Clayton, Shane 2 9 4.5 4 2.0 13 6.5 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Dickfos, Danny 19 99 5.2 98 5.2 197 10.4 66 3.5 4 0.2 17 0.9 14 5 0 0.0 1 1
8 Gowers, Andrew 1 5 5.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
32 Hart, Shaun 18 218 12.1 151 8.4 369 20.5 66 3.7 4 0.2 40 2.2 16 6 12 0.7 14 86
19 Hilton, Rory 9 73 8.1 25 2.8 98 10.9 19 2.1 0 0.0 7 0.8 8 10 3 0.3 2 20
2 Johnson, Chris 14 87 6.2 46 3.3 133 9.5 42 3.0 0 0.0 16 1.1 16 24 20 1.4 14 134
27 Keating, Clark 7 29 4.1 33 4.7 62 8.9 13 1.9 65 9.3 6 0.9 4 6 1 0.1 3 9
41 Kennedy, Matthew 22 218 9.9 82 3.7 300 13.6 87 4.0 27 1.2 28 1.3 16 24 0 0.0 1 1
18 Lambert, Craig 5 29 5.8 32 6.4 61 12.2 9 1.8 0 0.0 7 1.4 4 5 0 0.0 2 2
44 Lappin, Nigel 20 269 13.5 130 6.5 399 20.0 96 4.8 0 0.0 15 0.8 15 18 15 0.8 12 102
15 Lawrence, Steven 18 191 10.6 102 5.7 293 16.3 82 4.6 1 0.1 24 1.3 27 25 13 0.7 10 88
23 Leppitsch, Justin 16 145 9.1 52 3.3 197 12.3 64 4.0 3 0.2 19 1.2 19 22 26 1.6 17 173
42 Lynch, Tristan 13 136 10.5 68 5.2 204 15.7 58 4.5 0 0.0 23 1.8 17 13 2 0.2 4 16
11 Lynch, Alastair 15 109 7.3 63 4.2 172 11.5 55 3.7 11 0.7 10 0.7 15 16 10 0.7 7 67
43 McDonald, Beau 3 14 4.7 7 2.3 21 7.0 4 1.3 14 4.7 1 0.3 3 1 1 0.3 1 7
4 McRae, Craig 16 150 9.4 79 4.9 229 14.3 48 3.0 0 0.0 17 1.1 20 11 13 0.8 15 93
7 Molloy, Jarrod 6 32 5.3 10 1.7 42 7.0 4 0.7 0 0.0 5 0.8 5 9 9 1.5 6 60
39 Notting, Tim 5 24 4.8 30 6.0 54 10.8 8 1.6 0 0.0 7 1.4 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
21 O'Bree, Shane 7 51 7.3 24 3.4 75 10.7 14 2.0 0 0.0 3 0.4 2 4 0 0.0 1 1
24 Picken, Marcus 7 33 4.7 16 2.3 49 7.0 14 2.0 1 0.1 10 1.4 3 0 1 0.1 0 6
6 Power, Luke 9 83 9.2 44 4.9 127 14.1 27 3.0 0 0.0 12 1.3 9 2 3 0.3 3 21
28 Robbins, Ben 10 79 7.9 82 8.2 161 16.1 21 2.1 0 0.0 8 0.8 6 10 1 0.1 3 9
38 Scott, Dion 15 91 6.1 42 2.8 133 8.9 55 3.7 58 3.9 10 0.7 7 8 15 1.0 8 98
5 Scott, Brad 19 201 10.6 106 5.6 307 16.2 52 2.7 2 0.1 32 1.7 14 30 5 0.3 6 36
22 Scott, Chris 21 296 14.1 156 7.4 452 21.5 100 4.8 4 0.2 45 2.1 21 24 14 0.7 8 92
35 Trask, Nick 7 28 4.0 19 2.7 47 6.7 5 0.7 1 0.1 6 0.9 4 3 1 0.1 2 8
3 Voss, Michael 11 117 10.6 122 11.1 239 21.7 31 2.8 2 0.2 22 2.0 15 14 4 0.4 5 29
13 Voss, Brett 7 40 5.7 22 3.1 62 8.9 16 2.3 0 0.0 7 1.0 7 5 0 0.0 2 2
33 White, Darryl 22 202 9.2 121 5.5 323 14.7 100 4.5 15 0.7 40 1.8 18 27 19 0.9 9 123
30 Wirth, Derek 1 7 7.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 2 2 2.0 0 12
Totals 484 4253 8.8 2475 5.1 6728 13.9 1602 3.3 637 1.3 604 1.2 418 429 261 0.5 228 1794
 

Footnotes

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