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Katie de Haer  March 3, 2016 5:10 PM

Zorko's a Lion for Life Zorko has signed on with the Lions for another 4 years. Have a look at some of his best moments with the club.

Brisbane Lions Vice-Captain Dayne Zorko has declared he will be a Lion for life, committing to the club for the next four years.

The 27-year-old, one of four winners of the Lions' best and fairest last season, has put pen to paper to remain at the Hyundai Centre until at least the end of 2020.

Zorko becomes the 10th Lion to re-sign with the Club over the past six months, joining Vice-Captain Pearce Hanley, Stefan Martin,  Mitch Robinson, Marco Paparone, Harris Andrews, Ryan Harwood, Jaden McGrath, Rohan Bewick and Josh Clayton.

"We've got a really good young group coming through and I really wanted to be a part of that,”  Zorko told lions.com.au.

“I’ve made a lot of good memories and met a lot of good people through this Club and I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Zorko, who dominated the local Queensland competition playing for Broadbeach in the QAFL before being picked up in the 2011 National Draft, is now the fifth-oldest player on the Lions’ young list (behind Daniel Merrett, Martin, Trent West and Hanley).

He said it was important for the older group to stick together and lead by example.

"I feel like I've got a big part to play in the development of some of our younger kids, and being at the Club for four or five years now, I felt that it was important that I stick around," said Zorko.

Lions List Manager Peter Schwab said it was vital that the Club held on to players of Zorko’s calibre.

“It’s extremely important. He’s a part of the leadership group which is testimony to how he is thought of by everyone involved,” said Schwab.

“He’s a very popular person around the place. You don’t contract players on popularity but I think it’s a sign of how critical he is for the group and how he believes across all levels.

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