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Brisbane Lions Club Champions



The Merrett-Murray Medal, the annual award for the Club Champion, was jointly named in honour of Roger Merrett and Kevin Murray. They were 'favourite sons' respectively of the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy, merger partners in the birth of the Brisbane Lions.

The Club Champion award is voted on by the Lions' Match Committee and recognises the Club's Best & Fairest player each season.

Provided below is a complete list of Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medallists since the merged Club formed in 1997. Also included is a comprehensive rundown of how the players were ranked each year.

MOST CLUB CHAMPION AWARDS (BRISBANE LIONS)
5 -
Michael Voss*
3 - Jonathan Brown, Simon Black, Dayne Zorko  
2 - Jason Akermanis
2 - Joel Patfull
2 - Tom Rockliff
*Won two Club Champion awards with the Bears

1997 - Matthew Clarke
1998 - Chris Scott
1999 - Jason Akermanis & Justin Leppitsch
2000 - Michael Voss
2001 - Michael Voss & Simon Black
2002 - Simon Black
2003 - Michael Voss
2004 - Nigel Lappin
2005 - Jason Akermanis
2006 - Simon Black
2007 - Jonathan Brown
2008 - Jonathan Brown
2009 - Jonathan Brown
2010 - Michael Rischitelli
2011 - Tom Rockliff
2012 - Joel Patfull 
2013 - Joel Patfull
2014 - Tom Rockliff
2015 - Dayne Beams, Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson & Dayne Zorko
2016 - Dayne Zorko
2017 - Dayne Zorko

2017 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Dayne Zorko
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) Dayne Beams
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) Tom Rockliff
Rookie of the Year Eric Hipwood
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Harris Andrews
Players' Player of the Year Tom Rockliff
Shaun Hart Trademark Player of the Year Award Nick Robertson
Hyundai Club Player of the Year Dayne Zorko
Neville Fallon Reserves Player of the Year Oscar McInerney
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Stewart Duncan

 


2016 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Dayne Zorko
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) Mitch Robinson
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) Stefan Martin
Rookie of the Year Josh Schache
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Tom Cutler
Players' Player of the Year Tom Rockliff
Shaun Hart Most Competitive Player Darcy Gardiner
Hyundai Club Player of the Year Dayne Zorko
Reserves Player of the Year Billy Evans
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Sam Mounajed


Merrett-Murray Medal Voting 

Placing Player Votes
1 Dayne Zorko 122
2 Mitch Robinson 110
3 Stefan Martin 106
4 Pearce Hanley 104
5 Tom Rockliff 103
6 Daniel Rich 102
7 Ryan Bastinac 100
8 Darcy Gardiner 97
9 Ryan Lester 94
10 Harris Andrews 92
11 Sam Mayes 90
12 Lewy Taylor 74
13 Josh Schache 73
14 Ben Keays 69
15 Tom Bell 67
16 Rohan Bewick 66
17 Josh Walker 65
18 Daniel Merrett 63
19 Tom Cutler 61
20 Ryan Harwood 58
21 Allen Christensen 57
22 Rhys Mathieson 50
23 Daniel McStay 46
24 Josh Green 43
25 Eric Hipwood 41
26 Claye Beams 37
27 Matt Hammelmann 31
28 Jarrad Jansen 26
29 Liam Dawson 19
=30 Nick Robertson 18
=30 Trent West 18
=32 Jackson Paine 15
=32 Archie Smith 15
=34 Dayne Beams 14
=34 Jonathan Freeman 14
=36 Michael Close 12
=36 Reuben William 12
38 Marco Paparone 9
39 Billy Evans 6
40 Josh Clayton 3


2015 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Dayne Beams, Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson & Dayne Zorko
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) N/A
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) N/A
Rookie of the Year Harris Andrews
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Ryan Lester
Players' Player of the Year Mitch Robinson
Shaun Hart Most Competitive Player Mitch Robinson
Members Player of the Year Stefan Martin
Reserves Player of the Year Zac O'Brien
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Kerry and Kay Dowsett


Merrett-Murray Medal Voting

Placing Player Votes
= 1 Dayne Beams 130
= 1 Stefan Martin 130
= 1 Mitch Robinson 130
= 1 Dayne Zorko 130
5 Allen Christensen 128
6 Marco Paparone 120
7 Lewis Taylor 117
8 Harris Andrews 111
9 Jed Adcock 103
10 Justin Clarke 102
11 Daniel Rich 99
= 12 Jack Redden 96
= 12 Tom Rockliff 96
14 Josh Green 80
15 Dan McStay 78
16 Rohan Bewick 66
17 Pearce Hanley 64
18 Sam Mayes 63
19 Matthew Leuenberger 62
20 Nicholas Robertson 61
= 21 Tom Cutler 50
= 21 Daniel Merrett 50
23 James Aish 46
= 24 Liam Dawson 39
= 24 Ryan Lester 39
26 Zac O'Brien 35
27 Darcy Gardiner 34
28 Claye Beams 32
29 Hugh Beasley 29
30 Jonathan Freeman 25
31 Billy Evans 24
= 32 Jordon Bourke 23
= 32 Luke McGuane 23
34 Mitch Golby 19
35 Brent Staker 18
36 Jaden McGrath 17
37 Ryan Harwood 12
38 Trent West 6
39 Matt Maguire 4
40 Michael Close 1

2014 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Tom Rockliff
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) Dayne Zorko
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) Joel Patfull
Rookie of the Year Lewy Taylor
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Michael Close
Players' Player of the Year Tom Rockliff
Shaun Hart Most Competitive Player Tom Rockliff
Members Player of the Year Tom Rockliff
Reserves Player of the Year Nick Hayes
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Alex Gardner
Pride of the Lions Sam Lord


Merrett-Murray Medal Voting

Placing Player Votes
1 Tom Rockliff 138
2       Dayne Zorko 134
3 Joel Patfull 121
4 Pearce Hanley 119
5 Jed Adcock 117
6 Lewy Taylor 114
7 Justin Clarke 113
8 Josh Green 110
9 James Aish 99
10 Sam Mayes 91
11 Stefan Martin 85
12 Jack Redden 82
13 Darcy Gardiner 80
=14 Rohan Bewick 74
=14 Ryan Harwood 74
16 Marco Paprone 73
17 Daniel Merrett 67
=18 Ryan Lester 59
=18 Matt Maguire 59
20 Jonathan Brown 53
21 Trent West 51
=22 Claye Beams 45
=22 Michael Close 45
24 Mitch Golby 42
25 Daniel McStay 39
26 Jack Crisp 32
27 Nick Robertson 30
28 Jordan Lisle 22
=29 Tom Cutler 21
=29 Matthew Leuenberger 21
=29 Zac O'Brien 21
32 Brent Moloney 20
=33 Ash McGrath 18
=33 Jackson Paine 18
35 Andrew Raines 17
36 Daniel Rich 14
37 Jonathan Freeman 11
38 Luke McGuane 8
39 James Polkinghorne 6
40 Jordon Bourke 5



2013 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Joel Patfull
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) Pearce Hanley
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) Jack Redden
Rookie of the Year Sam Mayes
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Matthew Leuenberger
Players' Player of the Year Joel Patfull
Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player Joel Patfull
Members Player of the Year Pearce Hanley
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Kane Stockhill
Pride of the Lions Kent Papworth


Merrett-Murray Medal Voting

Placing Player Votes
1 Joel Patfull 31.5
2       Pearce Hanley 30.5
3 Jack Redden 26.5
=4 Tom Rockliff 25.0
=4 Dayne Zorko 25.0
6 Matthew Leuenberger 24.0
7 Jed Adcock 20.0
=8 Brent Moloney 18.0
=8 Andrew Raines 18.0
=10 Mitch Golby 16.5
=10 Sam Mayes 16.5
=12 Daniel Rich 15.5
=12 Jonathan Brown 15.5
14 Elliot Yeo 12.0
15 Justin Clarke 11.5
16 Ash McGrath 11.0
17 Daniel Merrett 10.5
18 Ryan Harwood 10.0
19 Brent Staker 9.5
=20 Josh Green 9.0
=20 Matt Maguire 9.0
=22 Rohan Bewick 8.0
=22 Ryan Lester 8.0
24 Simon Black 6.5
25 Jordan Lisle 4.0
26 James Polkinghorne 3.5
27 Sam Docherty 2.5
28 Marco Paparone 2.0
29 Jesse O'Brien 1.0



2012 AWARDS

Merrett-Murray Medallist Joel Patfull
Nigel Lappin Trophy (Runner-Up) Daniel Rich
Alastair Lynch Trophy (Third Place) Pearce Hanley
Rookie of the Year Dayne Zorko
Marcus Ashcroft Most Professional Player Andrew Raines
Players' Player of the Year Jack Redden
Shaun Hart Most Courageous Player Joel Patfull
Members Player of the Year Jack Redden
Murray Johnson Volunteer of the Year Jeff Hodge
Pride of the Lions Penny French


Merrett-Murray Medal Voting

Placing Player Votes
1 Joel Patfull 34.0
2       Daniel Rich 32.0
3 Pearce Hanley 28.5
=4 Jack Redden 28.0
=4 Jonathan Brown 28.0
6 Tom Rockliff 26.5
=7 Jed Adcock 25.0
=7 Daniel Merrett 25.0
=7 Dayne Zorko 25.0
10 Simon Black 22.0
=11 Matt Maguire 19.5
=11 Andrew Raines 19.5
13 Ben Hudson 18.0
14 Mitch Golby 14.0
=15 Rohan Bewick 12.0
=15 Ash McGrath 12.0
17 Ryan Lester 11.0
18 Josh Drummond 10.0
19 Josh Green 9.5
=20 Niall McKeever 8.5
=20 Patrick Karnezis 8.5
22 Ryan Harwood 6.5
=23 Todd Banfield 5.0
=23 Niall McKeever 5.0
=23 Jared Polec 5.0
=26 Aaron Cornelius 4.5
=26 Elliot Yeo 4.5
=28 Jack Crisp 2.0
=28 Patrick Karnezis 2.0
=30 James Hawksley 1.0
=30 Amon Buchanan 1.0
=30 Jordan Lisle 1.0
=30 Billy Longer 1.0
=30 Cheynee Stiller 1.0


 

See Award Winners from previous years