Brisbane Lions

The Brisbane Lions are an Australian Football League club, formed from the lopsided merger of the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy, the Lions.

The merged club won its first league premiership in 2001, and Lion Jason Akermanis won the league's highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal. In 2002, the Lions repeated as premiers, and Lion Simon Black won the Brownlow. In 2003, the Lions became the first Grand Final participant in AFL history to have three Brownlow Medallists in its lineup, the third being 1996 honouree Michael Voss. The club went on to become the first in the VFL/AFL to win three consecutive Premierships since 1957.

Premierships:

As Fitzroy Football Club:

  • 1898
  • 1899
  • 1904
  • 1905
  • 1913
  • 1916
  • 1922
  • 1944

As Brisbane Bears:
  • none.

As Brisbane Lions:
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003

Brownlow Medallists

  • Michael Voss - 1996 (co-winner)
  • Jason Akermanis - 2001
  • Simon Black - 2002

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