Brisbane Lions

Brisbane LionsThe product of a merger between the Fitzroy Lions and the Brisbane Bears, the Brisbane Lions entered the AFL under that name for the first time in 1997. They are best known for the triple-premiership era that saw them record back-to-back-to-back flags in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Since that era however they have appeared in the AFL finals just twice.

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Brisbane were never expected to do well in 2017, although the club did manage to increase their win tally from three to five. The young Lions showed glimpses of a very promising future throughout the season, but in the end they still finished at the bottom of the ladder.

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Senior coach: Chris Fagan
Captain: Dayne Beams
2017 finish: 18th
2017 best and fairest: Dayne Zorko
2017 leading goalkicker: Dayne Zorko (34)
Premierships: 2001, 2002, 2003

2017 Team List
Ben Keays, Ryan Harwood, Allen Christensen, Ryan Bastinac, Mitch Robinson, Hugh McCluggage, Tom Bell, Rohan Bewick, Dayne Beams, Daniel Rich, Cian Hanley, Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Josh Walker, Dayne Zorko, Jarrad Jensen, Claye Beams, Nick Robertson, Josh Clayton, Cedric Cox, Sam Skinner, Marco Paparone, Josh Schache, Liam Dawson, Daniel McStay, Tom Cutler, Darcy Gardiner, Lewis Taylor, Alex Witherden, Eric Hipwood, Harris Andrews, Sam Mayes, Michael Close, Jonathan Freeman, Ryan Lester, Rhys Mathieson, Tom Rockliff, Corey Lyons, Matthew Hammelmann, Matthew Eagles, Mitchell Hinge, Jake Barrett, Archie Smith, Jack Fost, Oscar McInerney Reuben William, Blake Grewar

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Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Brisbane Lions Articles

Queensland footy culture is growing without Ablett

Queensland footy culture is growing without Ablett

by , 13 Jan 2018

The AFL’s expansion in Queensland over past few years could be described as patchy at best.

Your club’s next breakout player, part one

Your club’s next breakout player, part one

by , 4 Jan 2018

For the past two years I have compiled a list of players who I believed were poised to break out into the type of players your chosen team could count on to perform every week.

AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Brisbane Lions

AFLW 2018 team preview and predicted finish: Brisbane Lions

by , 13 Dec 2017

Yes, I’m tipping the Lions to fall at the final hurdle once more in 2018. But it’s a small price to pay for what could become a multi-year domination of the competition.

Brisbane Lions 2018 AFL season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

Brisbane Lions 2018 AFL season preview, best 22 and predicted finish

by , 12 Dec 2017

After a tough but promising first season under the tutelage of new coach Chris Fagan, the Brisbane Lions were awarded the dubious honour of the wooden spoon for the first time in club history since 1998.

My 2017 players to watch in review: Adelaide Crows to Carlton Blues

My 2017 players to watch in review: Adelaide Crows to Carlton Blues

by , 12 Dec 2017

In the 2017 pre-season I picked three players per club to preview for the upcoming season – now I’m looking back at how they did, and grading their performance. Today I’m looking at the Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions and Carlton Blues.

Best 22 analysis: Brisbane

Best 22 analysis: Brisbane

by , 7 Dec 2017

All the AFL lists are finalised for 2018, and now is the time to start investigating into what each club best team looks like.

Rayner the standout in unpredictable AFL draft

Rayner the standout in unpredictable AFL draft

by , 25 Nov 2017

It was one of the most open AFL drafts in years but in the end top pick Cameron Rayner was a standout for Brisbane.

Who will the Brisbane Lions take with pick 1 in the 2017 AFL Draft?

Who will the Brisbane Lions take with pick 1 in the 2017 AFL Draft?

by , 21 Nov 2017

It wasn’t that many years ago that the annual question of who would go at pick No.1 in the AFL draft was a rather silly one, debated only as a means for filling time in the pre-draft broadcast.

AFL draft analysis: Brisbane Lions

AFL draft analysis: Brisbane Lions

by , 11 Nov 2017

Brisbane has the luxury of the coveted number one draft pick for 2018, but with some key players missing from next year’s side, how they approach the draft will be critical to the ongoing rebuild of their list.

The matches you must watch in 2018

The matches you must watch in 2018

by , 2 Nov 2017

The fixture for the 2018 AFL season has been released and as always, it is loaded with blockbusters that you cannot afford to miss.


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