Jonathan
Brown
2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER
2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER
2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER
After a glittering AFL career with the Brisbane Lions, Jonathan has successfully forged a career in the media and is one of the most recognised and loved personalities in the AFL community.

Bio

Known for his courage, strength and imposing style of play, the son of former Fitzroy player Brian grew up in Warrnambool and played TAC Cup for the Geelong Falcons.

A Vic Country representative at Under 16 and Under 18 level, he was drafted as a Father-Son selection by the Lions in 1999 and debuted against the Adelaide Crows in Round 5, 2000. He played 13 games in his rookie season as the young up-and-coming Lions outfit continued to develop into a potential contender.

The following season, it all came together in a hurry for the team and for Brown personally. The 19 year-old played all 25 games in 2001 and booted 38 goals to be named Most Improved Player in the Lions’ first premiership in 57 years.

Another two flags followed in 2002 and 2003 as the Brisbane Lions became the first VFL/AFL team in 46 years to win a premiership hat-trick. Brown a triple premiership player at the tender age of just 22.

 

No dynasty lasts forever, but to Jonathan’s credit as the Lions faded as a premiership contender, his own performance continued to rise and by the time he was appointed Co-Captain in 2007, he was firmly cemented as one of the competition’s genuine stars.

A hat-trick of club Best & Fairests followed from 2007-09, along with two All-Australian blazers, three AFLPA Most Courageous Player Awards and two Best Captain Awards and a Coleman Medal as the League’s leading goalkicker.

But Brown was so much more than just the accolades. The way he played – fearless, all-in commitment with a total willingness to sacrifice his body for his team and an old-school combative approach of ‘give a few, wear a few,’ endeared him to the masses. His passionate and inspirational leadership set the example for his teammates to follow and the harder it got, the harder he fought.

He was an old-fashioned ‘love of the jumper’ footballer in a modern world.

Fittingly, Brown is a member of both the Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame and the Australian Football Hall of Fame.

Jonathan has always been admired by the footballing public for his ‘what you see is what you get’ approach both on and off the field. His ‘lovable larrikin’ country boy nature has endured well beyond his playing career and his popularity has seen him forge an extremely successful media career on television and radio. His life story is shared in his 2015 autobiography ‘Life & Football’ in which he reveals what goes on behind the scenes at an elite football club, the sacrifices made to endure success, and what it was like to pull the plug on the career he loved.

Brown is key part of Fox Footy’s AFL coverage, in particular as a member of Monday Night program On The Couch, and has also been part of the Nova FM Melbourne Breakfast team since 2016.

Proud parents to Olivia, Jack and Macy, Jonathan and his wife Kylie love spending time outdoors and returning to their families farms when they can.

His national profile and down-to-earth nature has seen him forge long term partnerships with major brands including CUB, Toyota, Four N Twenty and Dairy Australia.

In 2019, Jonathan completed the New York Marathon while raising almost $100,000 for the EB Research Foundation in the process, crossing the line with a time of 3 hours, 14 minutes and 26 seconds.

Afl 2014 Rd 15 Brisbane V North Melbourne

Career Highlights

2001-2003
Brisbane Lions Premiership Player
2007-2009
All Australian Team
2007-2013
Brisbane Lions Captain
2020
All Australian Football Hall of Fame Member
2020
Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame
2020
Greatest Ever Brisbane Lions 22
2007
Coleman Medallist
2011
Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player
2008
Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player
2007
Robert Rose Award for Most Courageous Player
2007-2009
Merrett-Murray Medallist
2012 - 2013
Brisbane Lions Leading Goal Kicker
2009-2010
Brisbane Lions Leading Goal Kicker
2007
Brisbane Lions Leading Goal Kicker

Testimonials

Browny has been part of the Four'N Twenty family for over 10 years now. As an iconic Aussie pie brand synonymous with the ritual of the game, our partnership with one of the AFLs biggest icons is a true match made in heaven. Like the team at Four'N Twenty, Browny appreciates mateship, humour and of course a classic meat pie while watching the footy. We look forward to continuing this partnership and supporting Browny for many more years to come.

DEB BARROW, CATEGORY MARKETING MANAGER - SAVOURY - PATTIES FOODS PTY LTD

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2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER
2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER
2001 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2002 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2003 PREMIERSHIP PLAYER
2007 COLEMAN MEDALLIST
2007-2013 BRISBANE LIONS CAPTAIN
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007 ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM
2007-2008 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2011 ROBERT ROSE AWARD FOR MOST COURAGEOUS PLAYER
2007-2009 MERRETT-MURRAY MEDALLIST
2007 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2009-2010 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
2012-2013 BRISBANE LIONS LEADING GOAL KICKER
ALL AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME MEMBER
BRISBANE LIONS HALL OF FAME
GREATEST EVER BRISBANE LIONS 22 MEMBER

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