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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

CEO
Swan, Greg

President
Sharpless, Bob

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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2017 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Brisbane's 2017 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Brisbane 7.311.314.515.8 98 WON Gold Coast 2.23.511.614.12 96 2 CRR Mar 25 (Sat, 7:05) Scores
2 H Brisbane 3.25.611.912.12 84 LOST Essendon 4.210.512.817.9 111 -27 GAB Apr 1 (Sat, 6:25) Scores
3 A Brisbane 1.25.49.811.10 76 LOST St. Kilda 4.47.109.1614.23 107 -31 DOC Apr 9 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 H Brisbane 3.24.38.610.7 67 LOST Richmond 5.610.913.1417.17 119 -52 GAB Apr 16 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
5 A Brisbane 5.012.312.514.6 90 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.75.139.1817.20 122 -32 DOC Apr 22 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
6 H Brisbane 2.23.47.510.7 67 LOST Port Adelaide 7.411.1118.1422.18 150 -83 GAB Apr 29 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
7 A Brisbane 2.06.29.512.9 81 LOST Sydney 7.512.1017.1320.15 135 -54 SCG May 7 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 A Brisbane 2.25.47.611.9 75 LOST Hawthorn 4.37.711.1117.11 113 -38 YOR May 13 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
9 H Brisbane 3.64.115.127.18 60 LOST Adelaide 3.310.517.921.14 140 -80 GAB May 20 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
10 A Brisbane 4.36.310.613.6 84 LOST Collingwood 5.59.1011.1618.21 129 -45 MCG May 28 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
11 Brisbane       Bye        
12 H Brisbane 6.011.315.1118.13 121 WON Fremantle 2.26.77.79.10 64 57 GAB Jun 10 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
13 A Brisbane 3.36.610.612.9 81 LOST Port Adelaide 5.68.914.1018.13 121 -40 ADO Jun 17 (Sat, 4:05) Scores
14 H Brisbane 2.44.57.1012.14 86 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.39.818.1122.14 146 -60 GAB Jun 24 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
15 A Brisbane 1.34.57.613.12 90 WON Essendon 3.54.109.1311.16 82 8 DOC Jul 2 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
16 H Brisbane 3.56.611.811.12 78 LOST Geelong 5.215.620.925.13 163 -85 GAB Jul 8 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
17 A Brisbane 1.34.66.812.9 81 LOST Richmond 4.45.89.1316.16 112 -31 DOC Jul 16 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
18 H Brisbane 6.112.513.717.10 112 WON Carlton 0.43.67.1311.16 82 30 GAB Jul 23 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
19 A Brisbane 3.23.55.86.9 45 LOST West Coast 4.19.412.717.11 113 -68 SUB Jul 30 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
20 H Brisbane 2.27.611.913.11 89 LOST Western Bulldogs 6.68.118.1614.19 103 -14 GAB Aug 5 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
21 H Brisbane 3.29.415.622.10 142 WON Gold Coast 6.58.99.912.12 84 58 GAB Aug 12 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
22 A Brisbane 2.36.39.514.7 91 LOST Melbourne 3.36.611.816.8 104 -13 MCG Aug 20 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
23 H Brisbane 5.05.58.911.13 79 LOST North Melbourne 1.85.913.1219.16 130 -51 GAB Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2017 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
37 Allison, Jacob 5 47 9.4 41 8.2 88 17.6 27 5.4 0 0.0 10 2.0 3 2 1 0.2 3 9
31 Andrews, Harris 22 170 7.7 116 5.3 286 13.0 138 6.3 1 0.0 22 1.0 14 24 2 0.1 0 12
43 Barrett, Jake 17 101 5.9 141 8.3 242 14.2 48 2.8 0 0.0 82 4.8 10 13 15 0.9 11 101
4 Bastinac, Ryan 16 151 9.4 137 8.6 288 18.0 68 4.3 0 0.0 55 3.4 14 10 19 1.2 5 119
9 Beams, Dayne 19 276 14.5 238 12.5 514 27.1 86 4.5 0 0.0 79 4.2 23 15 20 1.1 11 131
17 Beams, Claye 9 70 7.8 56 6.2 126 14.0 42 4.7 0 0.0 14 1.6 4 4 4 0.4 2 26
7 Bell, Tom 6 45 7.5 42 7.0 87 14.5 16 2.7 0 0.0 19 3.2 4 9 4 0.7 3 27
13 Berry, Jarrod 16 92 5.8 127 7.9 219 13.7 56 3.5 0 0.0 61 3.8 20 15 7 0.4 3 45
8 Bewick, Rohan 8 64 8.0 53 6.6 117 14.6 35 4.4 0 0.0 18 2.3 5 7 6 0.8 5 41
33 Close, Michael 10 64 6.4 25 2.5 89 8.9 35 3.5 17 1.7 27 2.7 17 14 8 0.8 3 51
20 Cox, Cedric 8 46 5.8 45 5.6 91 11.4 25 3.1 0 0.0 19 2.4 6 1 1 0.1 0 6
26 Cutler, Tom 12 148 12.3 83 6.9 231 19.3 66 5.5 0 0.0 16 1.3 5 5 8 0.7 6 54
24 Dawson, Liam 1 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
45 Frost, Jack 2 2 1.0 8 4.0 10 5.0 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
27 Gardiner, Darcy 19 134 7.1 110 5.8 244 12.8 89 4.7 0 0.0 44 2.3 10 15 1 0.1 1 7
40 Hammelmann, Matthew 3 12 4.0 11 3.7 23 7.7 4 1.3 0 0.0 3 1.0 1 1 2 0.7 1 13
2 Harwood, Ryan 9 48 5.3 64 7.1 112 12.4 34 3.8 0 0.0 25 2.8 2 5 0 0.0 0 0
30 Hipwood, Eric 20 124 6.2 48 2.4 172 8.6 59 3.0 1 0.1 25 1.3 16 15 30 1.5 16 196
16 Jansen, Jarrad 1 7 7.0 4 4.0 11 11.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
1 Keays, Ben 10 70 7.0 81 8.1 151 15.1 30 3.0 0 0.0 41 4.1 3 11 6 0.6 3 39
35 Lester, Ryan 22 198 9.0 159 7.2 357 16.2 117 5.3 0 0.0 63 2.9 17 10 14 0.6 8 92
12 Martin, Stefan 22 190 8.6 193 8.8 383 17.4 88 4.0 770 35.0 57 2.6 40 24 1 0.0 3 9
36 Mathieson, Rhys 13 106 8.2 130 10.0 236 18.2 44 3.4 1 0.1 47 3.6 32 15 8 0.6 1 49
32 Mayes, Sam 21 270 12.9 170 8.1 440 21.0 127 6.0 1 0.0 38 1.8 12 7 0 0.0 1 1
6 McCluggage, Hugh 18 152 8.4 120 6.7 272 15.1 70 3.9 0 0.0 36 2.0 13 8 8 0.4 15 63
25 McStay, Daniel 19 119 6.3 103 5.4 222 11.7 95 5.0 0 0.0 33 1.7 11 12 1 0.1 1 7
22 Paparone, Marco 6 74 12.3 27 4.5 101 16.8 33 5.5 0 0.0 8 1.3 4 0 0 0.0 1 1
10 Rich, Daniel 22 322 14.6 147 6.7 469 21.3 81 3.7 0 0.0 35 1.6 22 20 8 0.4 11 59
18 Robertson, Nick 21 180 8.6 157 7.5 337 16.0 92 4.4 0 0.0 67 3.2 18 34 1 0.0 2 8
5 Robinson, Mitch 7 68 9.7 69 9.9 137 19.6 27 3.9 0 0.0 29 4.1 11 9 9 1.3 2 56
38 Rockliff, Tom 20 268 13.4 212 10.6 480 24.0 106 5.3 2 0.1 117 5.9 21 26 16 0.8 5 101
23 Schache, Josh 10 55 5.5 36 3.6 91 9.1 39 3.9 4 0.4 10 1.0 11 2 9 0.9 6 60
21 Skinner, Sam 1 4 4.0 5 5.0 9 9.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 1 2 2.0 1 13
44 Smith, Archie 6 18 3.0 44 7.3 62 10.3 9 1.5 60 10.0 9 1.5 5 11 3 0.5 1 19
28 Taylor, Lewis 22 243 11.0 185 8.4 428 19.5 87 4.0 0 0.0 59 2.7 18 7 17 0.8 15 117
14 Walker, Josh 11 72 6.5 60 5.5 132 12.0 58 5.3 33 3.0 22 2.0 7 7 9 0.8 4 58
29 Witherden, Alex 9 143 15.9 69 7.7 212 23.6 48 5.3 0 0.0 23 2.6 5 8 2 0.2 0 12
15 Zorko, Dayne 21 341 16.2 185 8.8 526 25.0 79 3.8 0 0.0 147 7.0 38 29 34 1.6 27 231
Totals 484 4501 9.3 3502 7.2 8003 16.5 2067 4.3 890 1.8 1367 2.8 446 398 276 0.6 177 1833
 

Footnotes

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