Luke Power

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Luke Power
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Personal information
Full name Luke Power
Nickname(s) Ferret
Date of birth (1980-01-08) 8 January 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
Draft #5, 1997 National Draft, Brisbane Lions
Height/Weight 180cm / 79kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2011
2012
Total
Brisbane Lions
Greater Western Sydney
282 (226)
20 (0)
302 (226)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2008 Victoria 1 (0)
International team honours
2000, 2003 Australia 4
Career highlights

Luke Power (born 8 January 1980) is a former Australian rules footballer. He played for Greater Western Sydney in his final season. He was a part of the Brisbane Lions's 2001, 2002, and 2003 premierships.

AFL career[edit]

Brisbane Lions career (1998–2011)[edit]

Premiership sides (1998–2003)[edit]

Power debuted for the Lions as an 18-year-old in 1998, and he has been noted ever since for his skills and desire to win the ball. He has played in all three of Brisbane's premierships

Leadership (2004–2009)[edit]

Power was named as a vice-captain in 2004, where he won All-Australian selection in 2004. Midway through 2005 he was out of contract and was expected to arrive at the Collingwood FC, but decided he would stay with the Brisbane Lions. He retained the position in 2005. In 2006, he was an inaugural member of the Brisbane Lions Leadership group, under captain Michael Voss. When Voss retired at the end of 2006, Power was named as co-captain of the side in 2007, alongside Black, Lappin, Chris Johnson, and Jonathan Brown. After Johnson's retirement in 2007, Power was one of four co-captains. Lappin's retirement at the end of 2008 means there was only three of the original five co-captains remaining. At the start of 2009, the new coach, Michael Voss, changed the co-captain system. Jonathon Brown was made stand-alone captain, with four vice-captains - Simon Black, Jed Adcock, Daniel Merrett and Power. In 2009, he was another consistent year for Luke Power as he led the Disposal count for the Lions with 615. He finished 4th in the Best and Fairest voting behind Mitch Clark, Simon Black and eventual winner Jonathan Brown.

End of Brisbane Lions career (2010–2011)[edit]

In Round 10 of the 2010 season, in which the Lions took on Collingwood at the Gabba, Power played his 250th game, a match where the Lions upset the eventual premiers Collingwood by eight points, giving Power the perfect celebration for his milestone. In 2011, Power remained one of only three players (the others being Simon Black and Jonathan Brown) from the triple-premiership winning Brisbane Lions sides of 2001-2003. Luke Power retired after the Round 23 match against West Coast, having played 282 games for the Lions. He[1] His retirement was primarily due to being told that his position in the Lions side would not be guaranteed in 2012.[2][3]

Greater Western Sydney career (2012)[edit]

On 17 September 2011, it was announced, he would be joining Greater Western Sydney. He was made co-captain alongside Phil Davis and Callan Ward. In Round 21 of the 2012 season, Power became the 66th person to play 300 VFL/AFL games, (282 for the Brisbane Lions, 18 for GWS).

Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Power won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.

Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
1998 Brisbane Lions 6 9 3 3 83 44 127 27 12 0.3 0.3 9.2 4.9 14.1 3.0 1.3
1999 Brisbane Lions 6 16 17 15 157 76 233 42 22 1.1 0.9 9.8 4.8 14.6 2.6 1.4
2000 Brisbane Lions 6 22 52 19 260 136 396 70 47 2.4 0.9 11.8 6.2 18.0 3.2 2.1
2001 Brisbane Lions 6 15 16 17 131 64 195 41 27 1.1 1.1 8.7 4.3 13.0 2.7 1.8
2002 Brisbane Lions 6 22 19 10 253 129 382 78 60 0.9 0.5 11.5 5.9 17.4 3.5 2.7
2003 Brisbane Lions 6 26 27 12 349 190 539 120 72 1.0 0.5 13.4 7.3 20.7 4.6 2.8
2004 Brisbane Lions 6 24 15 14 364 169 533 90 78 0.6 0.6 15.2 7.0 22.2 3.8 3.3
2005 Brisbane Lions 6 20 12 9 314 131 445 88 65 0.6 0.5 15.7 6.6 22.3 4.4 3.3
2006 Brisbane Lions 6 22 15 7 376 185 561 106 81 0.7 0.3 17.1 8.4 25.5 4.8 3.7
2007 Brisbane Lions 6 19 9 8 246 206 452 65 96 0.5 0.4 12.9 10.8 23.8 3.4 5.1
2008 Brisbane Lions 6 22 7 8 286 256 542 73 100 0.3 0.4 13.0 11.6 24.6 3.3 4.5
2009 Brisbane Lions 6 24 6 6 307 308 615 94 121 0.3 0.3 12.8 12.8 25.6 3.9 5.0
2010 Brisbane Lions 6 21 9 4 269 212 481 84 79 0.4 0.2 12.8 10.1 22.9 4.0 3.8
2011 Brisbane Lions 6 20 19 9 191 192 383 61 80 1.0 0.5 9.6 9.6 19.2 3.1 4.0
2012 GWS 6 20 0 1 227 182 409 84 52 0.0 0.1 11.4 9.1 20.5 4.2 2.6
Career 302 226 142 3813 2480 6293 1123 992 0.7 0.5 12.6 8.2 20.8 3.7 3.3

Honours and achievements[edit]

Team

  • AFL Premiership (Brisbane Lions): 2001, 2002, 2003

Individual

  • All-Australian: 2004
  • Brisbane Lions A.F.C. Co-Captain: 2007–2008
  • AFL Players’ Association Madden Medal: 2012

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Michael Voss
Brisbane Lions captain
2007–2008
with Jonathan Brown, Simon Black, Chris Johnson and Nigel Lappin
Succeeded by
Jonathan Brown
Preceded by
Inaugural
Greater Western Sydney Giants captain
2012
with Phil Davis and Callan Ward
Succeeded by
Phil Davis and Callan Ward
Awards
Preceded by
Cameron Ling
Madden Medal
2012
Succeeded by
Jude Bolton