Queensland Lions FC

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Lions Logo 2018.png
Full name Queensland Lions Football Club
Nickname(s) Lions FC
Founded 1957
Ground Lions Stadium
Ground Capacity 5000
Head Coach Warren Moon
League National Premier Leagues
BPL 2017 3rd & Grand Final winners

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 National Premier Leagues Queensland.

History[edit]

Queensland Lions crest

The club was founded in 1957 as Hollandia-Inala 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 newly formed 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 35,000, with 250 gaming machines.

Lions FC currently has seniors and junior team playing in the National Premier League and females playing in the National Premier League Women's competitions. In 2015 they made it through to the Round of 16 in the nationally run FFA Cup.

As of Season 2018 Lions compete in the newly expanded 14 team NPL QLD, the second tier in Australian football.

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 Luke Borean
2 Australia DF Andy Thompson
3 Australia FW
4 Australia DF Matija Simic
5 Australia DF Tommy Jarrard
6 Australia DF Nathan Reardon
7 Australia FW Jonti Richter
8 Australia MF Mitchell Hore
9 Costa Rica FW Jean Carlos Solórzano
10 Colombia FW Jheison Macuace
No. Position Player
11 Scotland FW Nathan Shepherd
12 Australia MF Shaun Carlos
13 Australia MF
14 England MF Liam Cosgrove
15 Australia MF Danny Kim
16 Australia DF Josh Brindell-South
17 Australia FW Marek Mádle
18 Australia DF Chris Maher
19 Australia FW Carter Glockner
20 Australia GK Brandon Cuminao

References[edit]

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

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