(born 29 October 1981) is an Australian rules footballer
playing for the Brisbane Lions
in the Australian Football League
. Widely regarded as one of the premier players in the competition, Brown is a three-time club best and fairest winner, two time All Australian
(2007 and 2009), one time Coleman Medallist
and three time premiership player
for the Lions.
Hailing from Emmanuel College Warrnambool
's south west, Brown was drafted by the Brisbane Lions in the 1999 AFL Draft
under the Father-Son Rule
. He subsequently made the move to Brisbane
and was immediately groomed as the club's centre half forward
. The next year he played his first senior game for the Lions as an 18 year old, against the Adelaide Crows
, in Round 5 of 2000. Brown failed to register a statistic in that game and his best game in his opening year came against Fremantle
in the final round of the season when he had 23 disposals and two goals.
2001 to 2004
Playing in a team that included three Brownlow Medalists
; (Michael Voss
, Jason Akermanis
and Simon Black
), Brown participated in four consecutive AFL Grand Finals
and was a part of three consecutive premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Touted as the next Wayne Carey
early in his career, Brown was an unspectacular but consistent contributor during his first few seasons and, at 195 cm and 105 kg, was an imposing target across half forward. In Round 6 of... Read More