Robert Copeland

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Robert Copeland
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Copeland at a training session in 2008
Personal information
Full name Robert Copeland
Nickname(s) Bushie
Date of birth (1981-05-26) 26 May 1981 (age 33)
Original team Northern Eagles AFC
Draft 66th selection, 2001 Rookie Draft
Height/Weight 187 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Half back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2001–2008 Brisbane Lions 143 (39)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2008 season.
Career highlights
  • Premiership player: 2001, 2003

Robert Copeland (born 26 May 1981) is a former Australian Football League footballer for the Brisbane Lions and current captain of Aspley Hornet in QAFL . He is a dual premiership winner (2001, 2003) and was delisted in 2008.

Overview[edit]

Copeland was recruited through the 2001 Rookie Draft (QLD Zone) from the Northern Eagles and was elevated to the Senior list on 10 May that year after Michael Voss was placed on the long-term injury list. He made his debut for the Brisbane Lions in Round 9, 2001 against Adelaide. Copeland was regularly employed in a tagging role. Copeland's tagging job on Collingwood Captain, Nathan Buckley in the 2003 AFL Grand Final was considered a decisive influence in the Brisbane Lions win.

Copeland played 143 games for the Lions, usually as an automatic selection. However in September 2008 Copeland was delisted due to recurrent injuries and inconsistent performance.[1] After being overlooked in the 2008 draft Copeland was chosen to be the inaugural captain for new first division QAFL club Aspley Hornets.[2][3]

Statistics[edit]

[4]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Copeland 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)
2001 Brisbane Lions 30 17 7 4 93 27 120 37 26 0.4 0.2 5.5 1.6 7.1 2.2 1.5
2002 Brisbane Lions 30 17 3 3 74 36 110 25 32 0.2 0.2 4.4 2.1 6.5 1.5 1.9
2003 Brisbane Lions 30 18 3 2 143 61 204 63 49 0.2 0.1 7.9 3.4 11.3 3.5 2.7
2004 Brisbane Lions 30 25 2 3 179 93 272 80 66 0.1 0.1 7.2 3.7 10.9 3.2 2.6
2005 Brisbane Lions 30 15 4 0 88 54 142 31 59 0.3 0.0 5.9 3.6 9.5 2.1 3.9
2006 Brisbane Lions 30 17 1 0 134 85 219 65 38 0.1 0.0 7.9 5.0 12.9 3.8 2.2
2007 Brisbane Lions 30 21 15 10 140 94 234 70 49 0.7 0.5 6.7 4.5 11.1 3.3 2.3
2008 Brisbane Lions 30 13 4 3 68 57 125 34 39 0.3 0.2 5.2 4.4 9.6 2.6 3.0
Career 143 39 25 919 507 1426 405 358 0.3 0.2 6.4 3.5 10.0 2.8 2.5

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