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TBT: Browny's lap of honour

Throwback Thursday: Browny's best moments Today marks four years since Jonathan Brown did his lap of honour at the Gabba, so we're throwing it back to his best moments in a Brisbane Lions guernsey.

Brisbane Lions fans remember the day that the King of the Jungle, Jonathan Brown, retired from football very well.

It was a sombre day for all, as all were aware of the void that would be left without the 256-game, three-time premiership player, former Captain and one-club legend.

Four years ago to this very day, Browny's career was paid tribute with a lap of honour around the Gabba.

Browny was officially farewelled by the adoring Lions faithful with a lap of honour at half-time. 

As Browny began his final lap, the heavens opened and almost 16,000 rose from their seats to give him a standing ovation he so rightfully deserved. 

The Lions went on to defeat North Melbourne in a nail-biting four-point upset at the Gabba.

It was the fairytale sendoff for a Club legend, who got to sing the Lions song with his teammates one final time.

Browny completes his lap of honour with son Jack in arms.

Browny with son Jack, daughter Olivia and former Lions mascot, Bernie 'Gabba' Vegas.


Browny kisses wife Kylie with daughter Macy in his arms.

Browny races towards the team following the four-point victory.

Browny celebrates with Dayne Zorko.

Browny celebrates with Claye Beams and Sam Mayes.

Former Senior Coach Justin Leppitsch embraces Browny post-match.

Lions and North Melbourne players form a guard of honour to see Browny off.

Debutant Dan McStay and Browny walk arm in arm off the field.

Down through the race for the final time.

Browny's final team song. 

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