In several press conferences throughout the 2019 season, Senior Coach Chris Fagan highlighted the equal contributions of several Lions players that helped propel them to sixteen wins for the season.
This sentiment certainly proved true when it came to the 2019 Brownlow Medal team votes, seeing nine individual players poll votes.
The Lions placed equal first with the Geelong Cats for a total of 90 votes across the board from Brisbane Lions players, befitting of the AFL ladder after the home and away season.
Midfielder Lachie Neale finished equal third in the Brownlow race, while Captain Dayne Zorko also placed in the top 10 with a career-high 19 votes.
In his sixth season in the AFL, All-Australian forward Charlie Cameron polled votes for the first time in his career and finished with 11 in total. In a career ravaged by injury, fellow Lions forward Lincoln McCarthy also earned his first Brownlow votes.
At his third AFL club, midfield sensation Jarryd Lyons claimed 13 votes, including back to back best on ground performances against Port Adelaide and North Melbourne.
22-year-old Hugh McCluggage set a personal best with 5 votes, while Eric Hipwood equalled his career-best with 6 votes.
The full list of Lions votes was as follows:
- Lachie Neale: 26 votes
- Dayne Zorko: 19 votes
- Jarryd Lyons: 13
- Charlie Cameron: 11
- Eric Hipwood: 6
- Hugh McCluggage: 5
- Mitch Robinson: 5
- Harris Andrews: 2
- Lincoln McCarthy: 2
- Jarrod Berry: 1
Topping the team Brownlow votes was testament to a sensational comeback year for the Lions, which included five All-Australian squad selections, five AFLPA 22 Under 22 squad selections, a NEAFL Premiership and a Semi Final appearance.