Queensland Lions FC

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For the A-League team formerly operated by the Queensland Lions SC, see Brisbane Roar FC.
Queensland Lions
Queensland Lions FC.jpg
Full name Queensland Lions Football Club
Nickname(s) Lions FC
Founded 1957
Ground Luxury Paints Stadium
Ground Capacity 5000
Head Coach Graham Ross
League Brisbane Premier League
BPL 2013 1st

Queensland Lions Football Club, known as Lions FC, is a football (soccer) club based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Founded in 1957, as Hollandia Inala Soccer Club, the club currently competes in the Brisbane Premier League.

History[edit]

Queensland Lions crest

The club was founded in 1957 as Hollandia Soccer Club by Dutch immigrants. From the start they were based at grounds in the Brisbane suburb of Darra and then moved to Pine Road Richlands, where they still play. In the early 1970s, all clubs were required to abandon 'ethnic' names and they then adopted the name Brisbane Lions.

In 1977 the Lions were invited to play in the National Soccer League and played in the league as Brisbane Lions until the end of the 1988 season. Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend George Best made four appearances for the team during the 1983/84 season. From 1989 the Brisbane Lions played in the Brisbane Premier League. After coming to an agreement with the newly formed Brisbane Lions AFL club,[1] they changed their name to the current Queensland Lions.

In 2004 it was announced that the Lions had won the right to compete in the A-League. Operating as Queensland Roar the club was once again represented in an Australian national league. Subsequent changes to the ownership structure of the Roar allowed the Queensland Lions to re-enter the Brisbane competition in Premier Division 1, where they will continue to play in 2011 after finishing 9th in 2010.

The Queensland Lions operate a licensed club with a membership of over 16,000, with 176 gaming machines.

The club has three senior and three junior teams competing in the Brisbane Women's Soccer League. The Lions had 38 junior teams competing in BSDJSA competition in 2005.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK John Burrowes
2 Australia MF Jake Schofield
3 Australia DF Jason Tobin
4 Australia DF Joel Stormon
5 England DF Luke Harper
6 Australia MF Jamie Austin
7 Australia FW Andrew Butler
8 Australia MF Shamen Lee
9 Australia FW Rohit Tularam
10 Serbia FW Alexander Stanković
No. Position Player
11 Australia FW Benn Schofield
12 England MF Ashley Skinner
13 Australia DF Devon Munn
14 Australia MF Mitch Davis
15 Australia DF Bretto B. Razzle (c)
16 Australia MF Chris Hewson
17 Australia FW Michael Oslar
18 Australia MF Keith Coombs
19 Australia FW Shoheel Kahn
20 Australia GK Douglas Blaikie

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brisbane wins right to keep Lions name". The Age. 18 February 1997. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 

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