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

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.

Lions hope Hodge signing the beginning of a new era

Lions hope Hodge signing the beginning of a new era

by , 2 Nov 2017

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan hopes the recruitment of Luke Hodge and Charlie Cameron is a sign the tide is turning for the struggling AFL club.

1998 AFL draft reorder: Picks 11 to 20

1998 AFL draft reorder: Picks 11 to 20

by , 26 Oct 2017

Back in July I reordered the top ten of the 1998 AFL draft. Now I am reordering picks 11 to 20.

Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl

Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl

by , 13 Oct 2017

Adelaide are refusing to blink first in the staring contest with Brisbane over want-away Crows speedster Charlie Cameron.

The Tom Rockliff decision – Carlton or Port Adelaide?

The Tom Rockliff decision – Carlton or Port Adelaide?

by , 3 Oct 2017

AFL free agency opens for 2017 on Friday, and while the year has seen the list of prospective free agents whittled down significantly, there are still some big names there, including former Brisbane Lions captain Tom Rockliff.

Brisbane season review and possible trade moves: 2017

Brisbane season review and possible trade moves: 2017

by , 9 Sep 2017

While at first glance it appeared to be another terrible season for the Lions, they actually made progress in 2017. Here’s my season review.

The Lions are on the long road back to roaring again

The Lions are on the long road back to roaring again

by , 28 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Howdy Roarers. The home-and-away season is done and dusted, and I have had the idea in my head for a little while now that I’d like to sit down at the end of the year and review every club.

2017 season review: Brisbane Lions

2017 season review: Brisbane Lions

by , 28 Aug 2017 Video

Brisbane may have finished last in 2017 but, after almost doubling their win tally from a season ago, there’s plenty of optimism around the young Lions heading into next season.

North get the win, Brisbane the spoon

North get the win, Brisbane the spoon

by , 26 Aug 2017

North Melbourne has ended their season on a high, avoiding the wooden spoon as they thrashed the Brisbane Lions by 51 points at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon.


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