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1998-2011 (Brisbane Lions Player) - 282 games

Honours/Awards

  • Lions Premiership Player (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • All Australian (2004)
  • Lions Team of the Decade (1997-2006)
  • Lions Co-Captain (2007-2008)
  • Lions Life Member
  • Lions Vice-Captain (2009-2010)
  • Victorian Representative (2008)
  • International Rules Series (2000)

He was a life-long Fitzroy Lions supporter, then a reluctant Brisbane Lion, and then an out-and-out Lions champion. And he will forever be one of the all-time great Lions.

A first-round draft pick in 1997 from Trinity Grammar via the Oakleigh Chargers, Luke Power put behind him chronic homesickness in his early days in Brisbane to become a cornerstone of the triple premiership sides in 2001-02-03. He played 282 games and kicked 226 goals for the club over 14 years from 1998-2011, and was a wonderfully consistent contributor as a prolific midfielder and goal-kicking forward. He averaged 21 possessions per game and finished top 5 in the club championship a phenomenal eight years in a row from 2003-2010.

A proud Life Member of the club, he won All-Australian selection in 2004 and was Lions co-captain in 2007-08 before joining the GWS Giants, where he was an inaugural co-captain, played his 300th AFL game and served as an assistant-coach before what will be a new role in list management next year.

Very much the thinking man’s footballer, always caring for others and the good of the game, he was a long-time Board member of the AFL Players’ Association and won the PA’s coveted Madden Medal in 2012 in recognition of his outstanding achievements on and off the field. At the time PA boss Matt Finnis described him as “one of the most impressive individuals in the game”.

Never a truer word was spoken. And now to his outstanding CV he adds membership of the Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame.