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Playing Career
1988-1993 - Fitzroy
1994-1996 - Brisbane Bears
1997-2004 - Brisbane Lions

Games
306 (120 Fitzroy, 32 Bears, 154 Lions)

Goals
633 (173 Fitzroy, 89 Bears, 371 Lions)

Playing Honours
Fitzroy Best & Fairest 1993
Lions Premiership Player 2001, 2002, 2003
Lions Co-Captain 1997-2000
Fitzroy Leading Goal Kicker 1993
Bears Leading Goal Kicker 1996
Lions Leading Goal Kicker 2000-03
All Australian 1993
Fitzroy Team of the Century
Lions Life Member
Lions Team of the Decade (1997-2006)
Tasmanian State Representative (6 times)

 

 

Alastair Lynch's AFL journey is like no other.

The highly skilled and athletic Tasmanian's career first took off at Fitzroy, where he won a Club Best & Fairest and earned All Australian selection, before heading North to join Brisbane.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome floored Lynch for a significant part of his three years at the Bears, and he relied heavily on long rests, ice baths and a strong will to help combat the debilitating illness.

He made a timely return to help lead the Bears to the Preliminary Final in 1996, amidst the inner-workings of the AFL's first ever merger.

It proved a marriage made in heaven for Lynch, who was there to witness the union of both his past and present to form the Brisbane Lions.

He was immediately made Co-Captain, and went on to become a real evergreen in the goal square - defying old age in the twilight of his career by continuing to overwhelm opposition full-back with his superior strength.

Fittingly, it was Lynch who was in possession of the ball when the final siren sounded at the 2001 Grand Final to signify the Club's first Premiership in 57 years. He would go on to play a key role in two further Grand Final triumphs.

Across his 17 seasons with Fitzroy, the Bears and the Lions, he kicked a Club record 633 goals and finished as one of only very few players to reach the 300-game milestone.

Truly remarkable achievements for a man who spent considerable time at full-back, and whose career was being questioned due to illness almost a decade before he eventually hung up the boots.