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Buchanan cleared of match report

Lions recruit Amon Buchanan is not required to face the AFL Tribunal after being reported during the match against Hawthorn last Friday.

6:18pm  Mar 15, 2010

Lions delist a dozen players

The rejuvenation of the Brisbane Lions side continues as the club announces more list changes

3:09pm  Oct 15, 2009

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179 cm
83 kg

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Sydney Premiership Player 2005
International Rules Series (Australia) 2005
NEAFL Team of the Year 2011

Amon Buchanan is an attacking midfielder and occasional small forward who played in a Premiership with the Sydney Swans back in 2005. He arrived at the Lions at the end of 2009 as part of a three-way trade and has since added some much-needed experience and aggression to the young list.

• Geelong Falcons product Buchanan was recruited by Sydney with their fourth round selection (pick number 52 overall) at the 2000 AFL National Draft and was re-drafted by the Swans with selection 45 in the 2003 AFL National Draft.

• He played a valuable role with the Swans as an attacking midfielder and famously kicked the final goal of the 2005 AFL Grand Final that helped secure the Swans their first premiership in over 70 years. 

• He finished in the Swans' Club Champion top ten in each of the club's Grand Final seasons (2005, 2006) and earned selection for Australia in the 2005 International Rules Series.

• After struggling with injury and managing just eight senior games in 2009, he was traded to the Lions together with Eagles utility Brent Staker in a complex three-way deal that saw Bradd Dalziell head to West Coast and a number of swapped draft picks.

• Buchanan made his debut for the Lions in round 1 against West Coast.

• Unfortunately, he was hampered by injury for much of the year, with a fractured thumb from round 1 ruling him out for an extended period during the season.

• Buchanan’s best performance of the year was against Collingwood where he had a season-high 20 disposals.

• He played 12 games in total for the Lions in 2010 and booted 9 goals.

• Buchanan made Club history by becoming the first ever Brisbane Lions substitute player, when he wore the green vest in the team's season opener against Fremantle in Round 1.

• He collected 24 disposals in the team's Round 2 clash with the Western Bulldogs, before being relegated to the Lions Reserves side where he remained for the next four months.

• Buchanan starred for the Lions Reserves in the NEAFL, often setting a positive example for his younger team-mates, but was unable to find a spot back in the senior team until Round 18 and played a further three senior matches to take his 2011 total to five.

• His standout performances with the Lions Reserves were recognised, after Buchanan was the only Lions player named in the NEAFL (Northern Conference) Team of the Year.

• He also polled a team-high 11 Grogan Medal votes, which was almost twice as many as the next best Lion (Andrew Raines).