Charlie Cameron has moved into the Brisbane Lions Top 10 All-Time goal-kicking list with a blistering performance that was more memorable for the goals he gave away rather than the goals he actually kicked.

Cameron’s equal season-high four-goal blitz against the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba last Thursday night, an early birthday present ahead of his 28th birthday today (5 July), takes his Lions total to 195 and sees him go past Justin Leppitsch (194) and Brad Hardie (192) on the all-time list.

He now sits 10th behind fellow teammate Dayne Zorko and club legends Luke Power and Michael Voss in the rankings over the combined 36-year Bears/Lions journey since 1987.

#1 Jonathan Brown 594 Goals
#2 Daniel Bradshaw 496 Goals
#3 Alastair Lynch 460 Goals
#4 Jason Akermanis 307 Goals
#5 Roger Merrett 285 Goals
#6 Michael Voss 245 Goals
#7 Craig McRae 232 Goals
#8 Luke Power 226 Goals
#9 Dayne Zorko 215 Goals
#10 Charlie Cameron 195 Goals

 

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Charlie ends the night with 4 goals

Charlie Cameron proved to be the difference when the game was up for grabs with four goals and a wealth of assists

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Even more impressive than Cameron’s four goals was his career-best five goal assists in the Lions’ 41-point win over the 2021 grand finalists – a performance that ranks equal third-best all-time for the club in a statistical category recorded by the AFL since 2003.

Brown holds the club record at seven goal assists in a 12-point come-from-behind win over Carlton at Marvel Stadium in 2007, when he also kicked three goals.

The only other return better than Cameron’s five was Akermanis’ six goal assists against North Melbourne at the Gabba in 2004, when he also kicked four goals in a 113-point win. Two other Brisbane players have had five goal assists in a game – Simon Black (2005) and Dayne Zorko (2018).

Brown’s seven goal assists in Round 5 of 2006 against Carlton, which was followed by a club record 10 goals against Carlton in Round 16 of the same season at the Gabba and saw Blues coach Denis Pagan sacked, is equal second-best across all AFL clubs.

The record stands at 10 goal assists to the credit of Geelong’s Steve Johnson against Melbourne in 2010, when the Cats kicked 37 goals to beat the Demons by 186 points and see Melbourne coach Dean Bailey sacked.

Equal with Brown with seven goal assists in a game are Travis Varcoe for Geelong (2010) in 2010 and Chris Judd for Carlton (2011).

Black leads Brisbane in all-time goal assists at 173 from Zorko (164), Power (151), Brown (144) and Daniel Rich (105),

Only 20 players in Fitzroy’s 100-year history kicked more goals than Cameron:

  • Jack Moriarty (626)
  • Bernie Quinlan (576)
  • Garry Wilson (452)
  • Alan Ruthven (442)
  • Jimmy Freake (442)
  • Richard Osborne (411)
  • Mick Conlan (395)
  • John Murphy (326)
  • Eddie Hart (323)
  • Bob Beecroft (291)
  • Paul Roos (270)
  • Claude Curtin (269)
  • Tony Ongarello (247)
  • David McMahon (236)
  • Owen Abrahams (232)
  • Warwick Irwin (228)
  • Haydn Bunton Jnr (207)
  • Gary Lazarus (206)
  • Keith Stackpole (203)
  • Percy Parratt (202)