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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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2003 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 2003 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Brisbane 4.79.1011.1714.20 104 WON Essendon 1.54.96.98.13 61 43 GAB Mar 29 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2 A Brisbane 1.48.511.713.8 86 WON Port Adelaide 3.46.57.1110.16 76 10 FBP Apr 5 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
3 A Brisbane 4.48.712.916.13 109 DRAW North Melbourne 4.19.413.916.13 109 0 DOC Apr 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
4 H Brisbane 1.45.712.814.11 95 WON Collingwood 3.36.88.1211.15 81 14 GAB Apr 17 (Thu, 7:40) Scores
5 H Brisbane 6.49.812.1315.16 106 WON Western Bulldogs 3.06.57.612.7 79 27 GAB Apr 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
6 A Brisbane 2.38.610.1013.14 92 WON Geelong 4.14.28.412.6 78 14 KAR May 4 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
7 A Brisbane 2.24.68.911.13 79 LOST Sydney 5.19.510.815.8 98 -19 SCG May 11 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 H Brisbane 3.17.312.816.11 107 WON Adelaide 5.48.910.1412.17 89 18 GAB May 17 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
9 A Brisbane 2.26.514.1123.15 153 WON Carlton 3.28.49.711.10 76 77 PRI May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Brisbane 6.413.615.1318.15 123 WON Melbourne 0.14.36.69.9 63 60 GAB May 31 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 A Brisbane 5.35.49.613.7 85 LOST St. Kilda 5.19.513.613.12 90 -5 DOC Jun 7 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
12 H Brisbane 2.24.710.713.13 91 LOST West Coast 6.312.719.1224.16 160 -69 GAB Jun 15 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
13 H Brisbane 3.28.811.1215.14 104 WON Richmond 3.36.38.39.7 61 43 GAB Jun 28 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
14 A Brisbane 2.35.69.810.12 72 LOST Fremantle 2.24.56.810.15 75 -3 SUB Jul 5 (Sat, 1:40) Scores
15 H Brisbane 4.46.710.914.9 93 WON Hawthorn 2.57.910.1211.15 81 12 GAB Jul 13 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
16 A Brisbane 3.27.610.1012.14 86 LOST Essendon 4.46.411.814.10 94 -8 DOC Jul 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
17 H Brisbane 3.57.89.1115.13 103 LOST Port Adelaide 3.47.710.1015.14 104 -1 GAB Jul 26 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 H Brisbane 5.310.313.1020.17 137 WON North Melbourne 1.25.108.1311.17 83 54 GAB Aug 2 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
19 A Brisbane 8.010.213.715.11 101 WON Collingwood 1.05.38.88.14 62 39 MCG Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Brisbane 4.36.88.1210.16 76 LOST Sydney 2.15.511.514.6 90 -14 GAB Aug 17 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
21 H Brisbane 3.411.514.819.9 123 WON Geelong 1.23.59.613.8 86 37 GAB Aug 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Brisbane 7.213.419.826.14 170 WON Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.713.8 86 84 DOC Aug 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2QF A Brisbane 3.26.57.57.9 51 LOST Collingwood 2.25.56.89.12 66 -15 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
2SF H Brisbane 3.36.911.1218.16 124 WON Adelaide 3.24.410.712.10 82 42 GAB Sep 12 (Fri, 7:30) Scores
1PF A Brisbane 2.76.78.1014.16 100 WON Sydney 2.24.48.78.8 56 44 STA Sep 20 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
GF A Brisbane 5.511.714.1220.14 134 WON Collingwood 3.34.79.712.12 84 50 MCG Sep 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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2003 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 25 350 14.0 102 4.1 452 18.1 99 4.0 0 0.0 84 3.4 13 23 28 1.1 32 200
10 Ashcroft, Marcus 25 155 6.2 115 4.6 270 10.8 68 2.7 0 0.0 33 1.3 7 8 0 0.0 1 1
20 Black, Simon 26 326 12.5 308 11.8 634 24.4 73 2.8 5 0.2 113 4.3 24 25 16 0.6 14 110
36 Bradshaw, Daniel 24 172 7.2 68 2.8 240 10.0 127 5.3 9 0.4 20 0.8 11 8 28 1.2 14 182
17 Brennan, Jared 7 40 5.7 11 1.6 51 7.3 28 4.0 0 0.0 11 1.6 2 1 5 0.7 5 35
16 Brown, Jonathan 19 173 9.1 113 5.9 286 15.1 126 6.6 9 0.5 30 1.6 22 23 27 1.4 15 177
1 Caracella, Blake 18 177 9.8 95 5.3 272 15.1 86 4.8 2 0.1 33 1.8 9 5 17 0.9 16 118
19 Charman, Jamie 26 109 4.2 113 4.3 222 8.5 81 3.1 397 15.3 40 1.5 23 31 9 0.3 10 64
30 Copeland, Robert 18 143 7.9 61 3.4 204 11.3 63 3.5 1 0.1 49 2.7 10 14 3 0.2 2 20
7 Gram, Jason 2 3 1.5 6 3.0 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Hadley, Richard 3 14 4.7 10 3.3 24 8.0 6 2.0 0 0.0 6 2.0 1 0 1 0.3 1 7
32 Hart, Shaun 25 290 11.6 126 5.0 416 16.6 104 4.2 0 0.0 60 2.4 17 11 18 0.7 13 121
2 Johnson, Chris 21 185 8.8 126 6.0 311 14.8 91 4.3 0 0.0 44 2.1 21 21 9 0.4 2 56
27 Keating, Clark 12 47 3.9 31 2.6 78 6.5 20 1.7 224 18.7 15 1.3 7 9 5 0.4 6 36
44 Lappin, Nigel 22 371 16.9 191 8.7 562 25.5 124 5.6 4 0.2 70 3.2 16 8 8 0.4 15 63
23 Leppitsch, Justin 22 193 8.8 105 4.8 298 13.5 126 5.7 14 0.6 32 1.5 15 12 10 0.5 3 63
11 Lynch, Alastair 22 161 7.3 44 2.0 205 9.3 101 4.6 6 0.3 15 0.7 18 28 78 3.5 36 504
43 McDonald, Beau 9 27 3.0 21 2.3 48 5.3 17 1.9 152 16.9 8 0.9 6 8 1 0.1 1 7
9 McGrath, Ashley 22 150 6.8 51 2.3 201 9.1 62 2.8 0 0.0 39 1.8 11 17 13 0.6 9 87
25 McLaren, Dylan 5 4 0.8 11 2.2 15 3.0 5 1.0 51 10.2 7 1.4 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 McRae, Craig 20 132 6.6 79 4.0 211 10.6 34 1.7 0 0.0 62 3.1 19 6 26 1.3 17 173
15 Michael, Mal 23 119 5.2 79 3.4 198 8.6 91 4.0 32 1.4 21 0.9 10 13 0 0.0 2 2
35 Morrison, Shane 2 7 3.5 4 2.0 11 5.5 5 2.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Notting, Tim 14 75 5.4 43 3.1 118 8.4 35 2.5 2 0.1 19 1.4 5 5 8 0.6 7 55
13 Pike, Martin 25 234 9.4 117 4.7 351 14.0 118 4.7 0 0.0 57 2.3 10 13 17 0.7 11 113
6 Power, Luke 26 349 13.4 190 7.3 539 20.7 120 4.6 0 0.0 72 2.8 11 10 27 1.0 12 174
22 Scott, Chris 19 179 9.4 88 4.6 267 14.1 108 5.7 2 0.1 38 2.0 15 19 2 0.1 2 14
5 Scott, Brad 22 245 11.1 166 7.5 411 18.7 112 5.1 1 0.0 48 2.2 11 11 5 0.2 8 38
34 Shattock, Aaron 18 103 5.7 66 3.7 169 9.4 55 3.1 2 0.1 29 1.6 11 3 7 0.4 1 43
3 Voss, Michael 25 283 11.3 252 10.1 535 21.4 105 4.2 5 0.2 66 2.6 18 15 20 0.8 17 137
31 Weller, Luke 4 21 5.3 6 1.5 27 6.8 7 1.8 2 0.5 8 2.0 3 0 1 0.3 0 6
33 White, Darryl 21 150 7.1 88 4.2 238 11.3 96 4.6 36 1.7 25 1.2 8 15 5 0.2 2 32
Totals 572 4987 8.7 2886 5.0 7873 13.8 2296 4.0 956 1.7 1156 2.0 356 362 394 0.7 274 2638
 

Footnotes

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