EB Research Foundation
Brisbane Lions Football Club
After a glittering AFL career with Brisbane Lions, Jonathan Brown has forged a new path in media and is one of the most widely recognised personalities in the AFL community.
On the field, Brown’s career was headlined by three Premierships, three Brisbane Lions Club Champion awards, two All-Australian berths and a Coleman Medal in 2007.
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.
In 2000, Brown made his debut against the Adelaide Crows and saw finals action in his first year as a Lion. A year later, Brown became an AFL Premiership player a month shy of his 20th birthday, as the Lions secured a history-making Premiership win, with a second and then third consecutive flag to follow.
Brown was made Co-Captain in 2007 before taking on the job in his own right in 2009, holding the title until 2013. Since finishing his decorated career Brown has been recognised by being inducted into the Brisbane Lions Hall of Fame.
Off-field, his playing style, presence and country boy nature has seen him appeal to fans across the game. 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.
In 2019, Brown 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.
His profile and well-rounded nature has seen him continue long term partnerships with major brands CUB, Toyota, and Four N Twenty.
He is a father to Olivia, Jack and Macy, and his autobiography ‘Life & Football’ was published in mid 2015 by Penguin.