In the same year, Brisbane Lion (and former Bear) midfielder Jason Akermanis won the league's highest individual honour, the Brownlow Medal.[2]:508[3]. The Lions had a magnificent 2019 season, making the finals for the first time since 2009 and finishing second on the AFL ladder with 16 wins, behind minor premiers Geelong on percentage. [16][17][18][19], On 25 August 2013, former premiership player of the Lions, Justin Leppitsch, was confirmed to be the senior coach of the Lions for the next 3 seasons starting in 2014. On 15 July 2010, the two clubs reached a settlement, agreeing that the Fitzroy logo symbolically represents the historic merger between the Bears and Fitzroy and the first 13 years of the Brisbane Lions competing in the AFL, and that Brisbane would use both the old and new logos alongside each other in an official capacity (e.g. [14], On 29 August 2016, Leppitsch was sacked as coach of the Lions after multiple disappointing seasons.

The new logo, a lion's head facing forward, replaced the former Fitzroy logo of a passant lion with a football. This guernsey was also worn in 2008 and 2009.

With the Grand Final relocated to the Gabba as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lions had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to add a fourth premiership. [34], The club trains out of the Gabba. [1] Lions utility player Shaun Hart won the Norm Smith Medal as best on ground in the Grand Final. With a number of players under an injury cloud – and having lost to Collingwood in a qualifying final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground three weeks previously – the Lions went into the game as underdogs. [47] The rest of the coaching team was announced on 8 November 2016 as David Lake as the midfield coach, Daniel Merrett as the backline coach and Brent Staker as the forward coach. The Brisbane Lions team of the decade fullback Mal Michael announced his retirement from football on 5 October 2006 due to lack of motivation and desire to pursue other non-football related activities. In 2002, the Lions won back-to-back premierships when they again defeated Collingwood 9.12 (66) to 10.15 (75) in the 2002 AFL Grand Final in cold and wet conditions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Lions also keep strong ties with the Fitzroy Football Club in the VAFA and the Fitzroy junior football club, and the support of Fitzroy greats such as Kevin Murray have ensured the Brisbane Lions are considered a direct continuation of Fitzroy in the AFL. The club's directors agreed in principle to merge with the 1996 premiers, North Melbourne, as the "North-Fitzroy Kangaroos". As the Brisbane Lions, the club won its first AFL premiership in the 2001 AFL Grand Final, defeating Essendon 15.18 (108) to 12.10 (82).

The Lions claimed the 2017 wooden spoon, despite winning 5 games for the season, 2 more than the previous season. [citation needed] In Round 13, Brisbane defeated second-placed Geelong, coming from 52 points down late in the third quarter to win by 5 points due to an Ash McGrath goal after the siren in his 200th match, in what would become known as the Miracle on Grass. Matthews, who was voted "Player of the Century" in 2000, played his entire career with Hawthorn and brought many of the Hawthorn disciplines to the Lions. Within a season the Lions rose from the bottom of the ladder to fourth, before losing to the eventual premiers, the Kangaroos, in a preliminary final. Their opponents, Port Adelaide, playing in their first ever grand final, were too good on the day and recorded a 40-point win.[8]. XL Express is the current sponsor on the front whilst Ned's is the current sponsor on the back. The Brisbane Lions finished runner up in the 2007 NAB Cup and then went on to create history by being the first team in the history of the AFL to have five co-captains. In 2012, the Lions won both the Northern Conference and overall NEAFL premiership, a feat which was repeated in 2013. Instead, Fitzroy was placed into administration, and its administrator accepted an offer to merge its football operations with Brisbane. Older players, such as Simon Black, Daniel Merrett, Ashley McGrath, Jed Adcock and new recruit Ben Hudson also performed well. Reaching the finals in second position, Brisbane controversially had to travel to Melbourne to play against Geelong in the preliminary final, due to a contract between the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the Australian Football League (AFL) that required one preliminary final to be played each year at the MCG. [8] Port Adelaide had finished on top of the ladder and hosted the other preliminary final in Adelaide. Coach Leigh Matthews resigned at the end of the season after 10 seasons and 3 premierships with the club. The 22-man Brisbane Lions squad had collectively played 3,740 senior career games,[6] and had collectively scored 3,399 senior career goals. On 25 August 2013, former premiership player for the Lions, Justin Leppitsch, was confirmed to be the senior coach of the Lions for the next three seasons. The Lions appointed former player and Captain Michael Voss as the coach ahead of 2009. [2]:51, With a number of players under an injury cloud – and having lost to Collingwood in a qualifying final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground three weeks previously – the Lions went into the game as underdogs. Brisbane repeated their form displayed in 2019 the following year, once again finishing in second position on percentage at the conclusion of the Home and Away season. [36] The Bears also lost their final regular season match in their final season (1996) to the Magpies, costing the Bears the minor premiership that season. The trophy is a "traditional style" looking silver cup with a wooden base and a plaque. Their opponents, Port Adelaide, playing in their first ever grand final, were too good on the day and recorded a 40-point win. In Fagan's first season in charge, Brisbane won their second wooden spoon and their first since 1998 after winning just five games. [43] The club is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Lions played finals again in 2000, but would bow out in the second week after losing to Carlton by 82 points.

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