: Round 4, 2012
Kymbolite / Glenelg / Fremantle / Brisbane
Neale is originally from Apsley, a small town in Western Victoria, and moved to Kybybolite in South Australia at a young age. Lachie was originally drafted to the Fremantle Dockers in the 2011 Draft, before moving to Brisbane in 2018.
In 2019, Neale dominated the competition as a prolific ball-winning midfielder. Neale finished the 2019 Brownlow Medal in equal third place and took home the Merrett-Murray Medal as the Brisbane Lions best and fairest.
Neale is ranked fourth of all time for most disposals in a game at 51.
2020 saw one of the best seasons on record, as Neale dominated the competition. Neale took home a clean sweep of the AFL Awards, including the AFLPA MVP, Coaches MVP, a second consecutive All-Australian selection, and the 2020 Brownlow Medal.
In a shortened season with only 18 rounds played, Neale polled 31 votes, 10 votes clear of second place.
All-Australian 2019, 2020
AFLPA MVP 2020
AFL Coaches Association Player of the year 2020
Brownlow Medalist 2020
Brisbane Lions Best and Fairest: 2019, 2020
Brisbane Finals Player: 2020