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Welcome to the Lions, Lachie Neale!

Lachie a Lion Welcome to the Lions, Lachie Neale. Here are some of his highlights from his time at Fremantle.

The Brisbane Lions’ midfield has received a major boost with the acquisition of Lachie Neale on the final day of the AFL Trade Period.

The Lions will receive Neale and Pick No. 30 from Fremantle in exchange for Pick No. 6, 19 and 55. 

Neale joins the Lions on a five-year deal.

He is regarded as one of the league’s most elite midfielders and comes to the Lions after 135 games, seven seasons and two Doig Medals at the Dockers. 

In 2018 the 25-year-old played all 22 games for Fremantle and averaged an incredible 30.3 disposals a game, with 15 of those contested.

The speedy ball magnet was third in the AFL this year for total clearances and has been named in the All Australian squad in 2015, 2016, 2018.

Since 2016, he has ranked number one in the AFL for contested possessions and clearances during the home and away season.

General Manager of Football David Noble said it was a major coup for the Lions to add such a respected player to their list. 

“Lachie is a perfect fit for what we are targeting this trade period – an elite midfielder and in the 23-26-year-old age bracket,” Noble said.

“Lachie is a quality person and highly respected player who will significantly strengthen our midfield.

“We are excited that Lachie and his partner Jules would choose our Club and believe this is a reflection of our continual improvement and growth in the competition.

“We expect Lachie to be a positive influence on our culture as we collectively move forward and strive for success.

“It is also important for us to acknowledge and thank Fremantle for working with us to get this deal done.”

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