The Brisbane Lions would like to thank Stef Martin for his services to the Club and wish him all the best for the future.
Martin will continue his career at the Western Bulldogs after the two Clubs entered into a three-way trade agreement with North Melbourne.
The Lions will send Martin to the Bulldogs and draft pick 70 to the Kangaroos and receive draft pick 63 in return.
The 33-year-old joined the Lions for the 2013 season after playing 57 games over five years for Melbourne and emerged as one of the premier ruckmen in the league while in Brisbane.
Martin played 133 of his 190 games for the Lions and was the 2015 Merrett-Murray medallist as Club Champion.
He broke through for his maiden finals campaign in 2019, his 12th season in the AFL, and was named the Lions’ Best Finals Player.
Lions GM of Football David Noble thanked the veteran ruckman for his contribution.
“In thanking Stef, we all think of his total contribution to our club over the years he has been here and the absolute and total professionalism he has not only displayed himself, but embedded through our playing group,’’ he said.
“His leadership has grown enormously in the recent years as part of the senior leadership group.
“I’m sure his journey still has some way to go and we wish him well.”