The Brisbane Lions is an Australian rules football club which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL). The club is based in Brisbane, Queensland. The club was formed in 1996 from the merger of the Brisbane Bears and the Fitzroy Lions. It is the most successful AFL club of the 21st century (2001–present), having appeared in four consecutive AFL Grand Finals between 2001 and 2004, winning three premierships (2001, 2002 and 2003).
The club is based at The Gabba and is captained by Jonathan Brown and coached by Michael Voss, a former captain of the club.
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“Probably more than youngsters at any age, early adolescents expect the adults they care about to demonstrate the virtues they want demonstrated. They also tend to expect adults they admire to be absolutely perfect. When adults disappoint them, they can be critical and intolerant.”
—The Lions Clubs International and the Quest Nation. The Surprising Years, I, ch.4 (1985)