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Brisbane Lions Draft History


Sam Mayes was the Lions' first round selection at the 2012 AFL National Draft

2016

National Draft Pick No.3 - Hugh McCluggage (North Ballarat, VIC)
18 games, 8 goals

National Draft Pick No.17 - Jarrod Berry (North Ballarat, VIC)
16 games, 7 goals

National Draft Pick No.23 - Alex Witherden (Geelong Falcons, VIC)
9 games, 2 goals

National Draft Pick No.24 - Cedric Cox (North Ballarat,
 VIC)

8 games, 1 goals

National Draft Pick No.55 - Jacob Allison (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
5 games, 1 goal

National Draft Pick No.71 - Corey Lyons (Sandringham, VIC)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.2 - Jake Barrett (GWS Giants)
17 games, 15 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.20 - Mitchell Hinge (Glenelg, SA)

0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.35 - Oscar McInerney (Casey Scorpions, VIC)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Category B - Matt Eagles (Yeronga, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Zone Selection - Blake Grewar (Redland, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

2015


National Draft Pick No.2 - Josh Schache (Murray Bushrangers, VIC)
27 games, 25 goals

National Draft Pick No.14 - Eric Hipwood (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
30 games, 41 goals

National Draft Pick No.24 - Ben Keays (Redland, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
26 games, 10 goals

National Draft Pick No.39 - Rhys Mathieson (Geelong Falcons,
VIC)

24 games, 16 goals

National Draft Pick No.47 - Sam Skinner (Gippsland Power, VIC)
1 game, 2 goals


Rookie Draft Pick No.2 - Jackson Paine (Brisbane Lions)
10 games, 3 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.20 - Reuben William (Zillmere Eagles, QLD)
3 games, 0 goals

2014

National Draft Pick No.44 - Liam Dawson (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
18 games, 6 goals

National Draft Pick No.61 -
 Harris Andrews (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
51 games, 8 goals

National Draft Pick No.65 - Josh Watts (Glenorchy, TAS)
0 games, 0 goals

National Draft Pick No.73 - Jaden McGrath (Bendigo Pioneers, VIC)
3 games, 0 goals

National Draft Pick No.81 -
 Josh McGuinness (Lauderdale, TAS)
0 games, 0 goals

National Draft Pick No.86 -
 Josh Clayton (Sandringham Dragons, VIC)
Father-Son
2 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.4 - Billy Evans (Bendigo Pioneers, VIC)
7 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.22 - Hugh Beasley (Oakleigh Chargers, VIC)
6 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.56 - Cian Hanley (Ireland)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.75 - Matthew Hammelmann (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Pre-Selection
12 games, 2 goals

2013

National Draft Pick No.7 - James Aish (Norwood, SA)
32 Games, 8 goals

National Draft Pick No.22 - Darcy Gardiner (Geelong Falcons, VIC)
62 games, 4 goals

National Draft Pick No.25 - Daniel McStay (Eastern Ranges, VIC)
60 games, 31 goals

National Draft Pick No.28 - Lewis Taylor (Geelong Falcons, VIC)
85 games, 64 goals

National Draft Pick No.33 -
 Tom Cuter (Oakleigh Chargers, VIC)
45 games, 20 goals

National Draft Pick No.34 - Nick Robertson (West Perth, VIC)
47 games, 7 goals

National Draft Pick No.62 - Jonathan Freeman (Aspley, QLD)
Academy Bidding Selection
14 games, 16 goals

National Draft Pick No.75 - Justin Clarke (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation
56 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.6 - Isaac Conway (Aspley, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

- Zac O'Brien (Essendon VFL)
13 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.69 - Archie Smith (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
Academy Pre-Selection
9 games, 4 goasl


2012

National Draft Pick No.8 - Sam Mayes (North Adelaide, SA)
95 Games, 26 goals

National Draft Pick No.23 - Marco Paparone (East Fremantle, WA)
55 games, 13 goals


National Draft Pick No.32 - Michael Close (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
27 games, 24 goals

National Draft Pick No.86 - Jack Crisp (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation
18 games, 10 goals

National Draft Pick No.99 - Niall McKeever (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation
22 games, 2 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.6 - Nick Hayes (Woodville West-Torrens, SA)
0 games, 0 goals

Rooke Draft Pick No.21 - Callum Bartlett (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.57 - Jordon Bourke (Morningside, QLD) 
Academy Pre-Selection
6 games, 2 goals


2011


National Draft Pick No.8 -
 Billy Longer (Northern Knights U18, VIC)
9 Games, 0 goals

National Draft Pick No.12 - Sam Docherty (Gippsland U18, VIC)
13 games, 1 goal

National Draft Pick No.30 - Elliot Yeo (East Fremantle, WA)
27 games, 1 goal

National Draft Pick No.47 - Patrick Wearden (Murray U18, VIC)
0 games, 0 goals

National Draft Pick No.69 - Mitch Golby (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation
56 games, 6 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.4 - Justin Clarke (North Adelaide, SA)
56 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.22 - Stephen Wrigley (Labrador, QLD)
3 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.40 - Jack Crisp (Murray Bushrangers, VIC)
18 games 10 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.57 - Richard Newell (North Shore, NSW)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.96 - Sam Michael (Redland, QLD)
3 games, 0 goals

2010

National Draft Pick No.5 - Jared Polec (Woodville-West Torrens, SA)
16 Games, 9 goals

National Draft Pick No.25 - Patrick Karnezis (Oakleigh U18, VIC)
21 games, 24 goals

National Draft Pick No.28 - Ryan Lester (Oakleigh U18, VIC)
102 games, 45 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.32 - Josh Green (Tasmania U18, TAS)
81 games, 107 goals

National Draft Pick No.65 - Claye Beams (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation 
54 Games, 27 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.13 - Brad Harvey (Eastern Ranges, VIC)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.30 - Bart McCulloch (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.47 - Albert Proud (Brisbane Lions)
29 games, 10 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.62 - Broc McCauley (Brisbane Lions)
3 games, 0 goals

2009

National Draft Pick No.27 - Callum Bartlett (Geelong U18, VIC)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.47 - Ryan Harwood (Tasmania U18, TAS)
81 Games, 6 Goals


National Draft Pick No.73 - Jesse O’Brien (North Adelaide, SA)
17 Games, 4 Goals

National Draft Pick No.81 - Bryce Retzlaff (Labrador, QLD)
11 games, 6 goals

National Draft Pick No.91 - Matt Maguire (St Kilda)
71 games, 2 goals

National Draft Pick No.93 - Pearce Hanley (Brisbane Lions)
Rookie Elevation 
129 games, 58 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.16 - Mitch Golby (Gippsland Power, VIC)
56 games, 6 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.32 - Josh Dyson (Eastern Ranges, VIC)
1 game, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.67 - Niall McKeever (Ireland)
22 games, 2 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No74 - Sean Yoshiura (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.76 - Claye Beams (Labrador, QLD)
54 games, 27 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.78 - Broc McCauley (Southport, QLD)
3 games, 0 goals

2008

National Draft Pick No.7 - Daniel Rich (Subiaco, WA)
165 games, 101 goals

National Draft Pick No.25 - Jack Redden (Glenelg, SA)
129 Games, 52 Goals


National Draft Pick No.41 - Todd Banfield (Swan Districts, WA)
53 Games, 57 Goals

National Draft Pick No.57 - Aaron Cornelius (Tasmania U18, TAS)
25 Games, 35 Goals

National Draft Pick No.69 - Bart McCulloch (Tasmania U18, TAS)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.81 - Kieran King (East Fremantle, WA)
0 Games, 0 Goals

Pre-Season Draft Pick No.5 - Tom Rockliff (Murray U18, VIC)
154 Games, 87 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.7 - Daniel Murray (East Perth, WA)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.66 - Adam Spackman (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.76 - Daniel Dzufer (Brisbane Lions)
1 game, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.80 - Joel Tippett (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

2007

National Draft Pick No.8 - Lachlan Henderson (Geelong U18, VIC)
15 Games, 3 Goals

National Draft Pick No.25 - Tom Collier (Tasmania U18, TAS)
27 Games, 4 Goals

National Draft Pick No.41 - James Polkinghorne (Calder U18, VIC)
94 Games, 53 Goals

National Draft Pick No.52 - Bradd Dalziell (East Fremantle, WA)
15 Games, 4 Goals

National Draft Pick No.56 - Matt Austin (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
15 Games, 2 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.7 - Phil Smith (Calder Cannons, VIC)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.23 - Pat Garner (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.38 - Pearce Hanley (Ireland)
129 games, 58 goals

2006

National Draft Pick No.4 - Matthew Leuenberger (East Perth, WA)
108 Games, 27 Goals


National Draft Pick No.22 - Albert Proud (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
29 Games, 10 Goals

National Draft Pick No.34 - Chris Schmidt (West Adelaide, SA)
2 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.38 - James Hawksley (Peel Thunder, WA)
32 Games, 6 Goals

National Draft Pick No.54 - Matthew Tyler (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.70 - Sam Sheldon (Oakleigh U18, VIC)
43 Games, 11 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.4 - Anthony Corrie (Brisbane Lions)
53 games, 48 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.20 - Scott Clouston (Morningside, QLD)
2 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.35 - Daniel Dzufer (Suncoast Lions, QLD)
1 game, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.48 - Haydn Kiel (Southport, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.57 - Joel Tippett (Southport, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.61 - Will Hamill (Brisbane Lions)
3 games, 1 goal

2005

National Draft Pick No.9 - Mitch Clark (East Fremantle, WA)
82 Games, 61 Goals

National Draft Pick No.25 - Wayde Mills (Southport, QLD)
16 Games, 3 Goals

National Draft Pick No.41 - Rhan Hooper (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
48 Games, 49 Goals

National Draft Pick No.56 - Joel Patfull (Port Adelaide Rookie)
182 Games, 24 Goals

Pre-Season Draft Pick No.6 - Ben Fixter (Sydney)
27 Games, 3 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.6 - Jason Roe (North Adelaide, SA)
50 games, 7 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.22 - Leonard Clark (West Adelaide, SA)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.37 - Luke Forsyth (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.49 - Cheynee Stiller (Northern Eagles, QLD)
100 games, 21 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.57 - Colm Begley (Ireland)
29 games, 7 goals

2004

National Draft Pick No.18 - Cameron Wood (West Adelaide, SA)
16 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.27 - Pat Garner (Western Magpies, QLD)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.45 - Justin Sherman (Clarence, TAS)
114 Games, 85 Goals

National Draft Pick No.50 - Jayden Attard (Dandenong U18, VIC)
5 Games, 1 Goal

National Draft Pick No.64 - Luke Forsyth (Dandenong U18, VIC)
0 Games, 0 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.15 - Travis Baird (Bendigo Pioneers, VIC)
2 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.60 - Josh Drummond (Brisbane Lions)
94 games, 35 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.62 - Marcus Allan (Northern Eagles, QLD)
5 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.64 - Will Hamill (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
3 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.65 - Marty Pask (Western Magpies, QLD)
8 games, 4 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.66 - Scott Harding (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
48 games, 15 goals

2003

National Draft Pick No.18 - Llane Spanderman (East Perth, WA)
3 Games, 1 Goal

National Draft Pick No.23 - Matthew Moody (South Fremantle, WA)
34 Games, 14 Goals

National Draft Pick No.33 - Jed Adcock (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
206 Games, 59 Goals


National Draft Pick No.49 - Tom Logan (Waratahs, NT)
3 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.61 - Michael Rischitelli (Western U18, VIC)
111 Games, 47 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.16 - Daniel Pratt (Brisbane Lions)
3 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.32 - Matt Pardew (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.47 - Josh Drummond (Northern Eagles, QLD)
94 games, 35 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.61 - Jake Furfaro (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.67 - Leigh Ryswyk (Southport, QLD)
1 game, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.70 - Jeremy Stiller (Northern Eagles, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

2002

National Draft Pick No.3 - Jared Brennan (Southern Districts, NT)
119 Games, 75 Goals

National Draft Pick No.19 - Troy Selwood (Bendigo U18, VIC)
75 Games, 11 Goals

National Draft Pick No.30 - Daniel Merrett (Southport, QLD)
200 Games, 70 Goals


National Draft Pick No.44 - Anthony Corrie (Nightcliff, NT)
53 Games, 48 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.16 - Daniel Pratt (Northern Eagles, QLD)
3 games, 1 goal

Rookie Draft Pick No.32 - Kevin Tandogac (Southport, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.70 - Joel Macdonald (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
80 games, 6 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.72 - Paul Shelton (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.74 - Luke Weller (Brisbane Lions)
4 games, 1 goal

2001

National Draft Pick No.19 - Jason Gram (Gippsland U18, VIC)
2 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.35 - Jarrad Wright (Woodville-West Torrens, SA)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.45 - Nathan Clarke (Brisbane Lions)
6 Games, 4 Goals

Pre-Season Draft Pick No.9 - Dylan McLaren (Gippsland U18, VIC)
46 Games, 6 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.16 - Darren Bradshaw (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
1 game, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.65 - David Mapleston (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.66
- Nick Raines (Southport, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.67
- Luke Weller (Brisbane Lions)
4 games, 1 goal

2000

National Draft Pick No.13 - Ashley McGrath (South Fremantle, WA)
214 Games, 170 Goals

National Draft Pick No.22 - Richard Hadley (East Fremantle, WA)
41 Games, 10 Goals

National Draft Pick No.29 - Jamie Charman (Northern Eagles, QLD)
129 Games, 55 Goals

National Draft Pick No.33 - Martin Pike (North Melbourne)
106 Games, 67 Goals

National Draft Pick No.59 - Luke Hammond (Sandringham U18, VIC)
0 Games, 0 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.12 - David Mapleston (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.63 - Clint Alleway (Mt Gravatt, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.66 - Robert Copeland (Northern Eagles, QLD)
143 games, 39 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.67
- Tom Tarrant (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.68
- Luke Weller (Northern Eagles, QLD)
4 games, 1 goal

1999

National Draft Pick No.6 - Damian Cupdio (Eastern U18, VIC)
13 Games, 16 Goals

National Draft Pick No.30 - Jonathan Brown (Geelong U18, VIC)
Father/Son 
256 Games, 594 Goals

National Draft Pick No.44 - Shane Morrison (Northern Eagles, QLD) - Father/Son 
5 Games, 0 Goals

Pre-Season Draft Pick No.1 - David Calthorpe (Essendon)
9 Games, 2 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.13 - Ben Doherty (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.29 - Jason Anthonisz (Northern Eagles, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.64 - Nathan Clarke (Maroochydore, QLD)
6 games, 4 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.66 - Jeff Cooper (Brisbane Lions)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.68 - Stephen Kenna (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.70 - Hayden Kluver (Sherwood, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

1998

National Draft Pick No.1 - Des Headland (Subiaco, WA)
52 Games, 52 Goals

National Draft Pick No.33 - Craig Bolton (NSW-ACT U18, ACT)
29 Games, 10 Goals

National Draft Pick No.45 - Aaron Shattock (Woodville West-Torrens, SA)
57 Games, 15 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.1 - Shannon Rusca (Southern Districts, NT)
2 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.44 - Jeff Cooper (Northern Eagles, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.54 - Trent Knobel (Broadbeach, QLD)
13 games, 0 goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.59 - Scott Ralph (Morningside, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

1997

National Draft Pick No.5 - Luke Power (Oakleigh U18, VIC)
282 Games, 226 Goals

National Draft Pick No.10 - Shane O’Bree (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
19 Games, 3 Goals

National Draft Pick No.31 - Simon Black (East Fremantle, WA)
322 Games, 171 Goals

National Draft Pick No.51 - Scott Ralph (Morningside, QLD)
0 Games, 0 Goals

National Draft Pick No.58 - Marcus Picken (North Ballarat U18, VIC)
25 Games, 9 Goals

National Draft Pick No.73 - Beau McDonald (Swan Districts, WA)
91 Games, 19 Goals

Rookie Draft Pick No.89 - Tate Day (Gold Coast, QLD)
0 games, 0 goals

1996

National Draft Pick No.3 - Rory Hilton (Murray U18, VIC)
9 Games, 3 Goals

National Draft Pick No.26 - Tim Notting (Ballarat U18, VIC)
208 Games, 138 Goals


*Draft history taken from AFL Record Season Guide. Includes National and Pre-Season Draft selections only (not Rookie Draft selections)

Where each player was recruited from is denoted in the brackets

BLUE represents players who are still currently at the Club