Brandon
Starcevich
After 2 interrupted seasons, Brandon Starcevich flourished in 2020 and become an integral part of the Brisbane Lions backline.

Bio

Born and raised in Perth, Starcevich had football in his blood. His Uncle, Craig played 144 games for Collingwood and Brisbane in the early 90s after being recruited from East Perth in the WAFL Competition. Brandon began his football career at Mount Lawley-Ingelwood Junior Football Club, before following in his uncle’s footsteps, joining East Perth. He played 20 colts games across 2016-2017 and represented WA in the 2017 AFL Under 18 Championships. In this time, Starcevich also attended Trinity College where he participated in cricket, athletics and football. After a solid 18s Championships, Starcevich was labelled the WA draft bolter and was eventually picked by the Brisbane Lions at number 18 in the national draft.

After relocating to the east coast and being a consistent performer for the Lions NEAFL side, Starcevich made his way into the Lions best 22 for the round 20 clash against North Melbourne. His 2019 campaign was interrupted due to a hamstring injury sustained in the pre-season, however he eventually returned and earned himself a 2 year contract extension, tying him to Brisbane until 2021. A huge off-season, saw, Starcevich take his game to a whole new level, becoming an integral piece to the Lions success in season 2020. In the 13th round of the season, Starcevich earned an AFL Rising Star nomination after his outstanding performance against St Kilda. Away from football, Starcevich is obsessed with his puppy, Billi and is a massive Golden State Warriors fan.

Career Highlights

2020
Brisbane Lions Rookie of the Year

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