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Brisbane Lions

/ games(goals) = 119 (37)

64 (43)

"183 (80)"

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"Richard Champion" (born 14 April 1968 on Yorke Peninsula in Kadina, South Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League (AFL) and South Australian National Football Leagues (SANFL).

Originally from SANFL club Woodville Football Club/Woodville, Champion was a high draft pick by the Brisbane Bears in 1988 VFL Draft, but did not move to Brisbane until the 1991 AFL season.

A solidly built and tough backman, Champion wore the number 1 guernsey for Brisbane and was a Bears stalwart through some of the club's darkest years, and a poster player in an era when the club had so few.

When the club moved from Carrara on the Gold Coast, Queensland/Gold Coast, growing their fanbase, Champion became a cult figure. He was endeared by Bears fans, was Best Clubman several times and became a local celebrity with his Jimmy Barnes impressions. He was a media figure for the club. He even made an appearance with John Platten to represent the Australian Football League/AFL on the television show Gladiators Australia/Gladiators.

More Richard Champion on Wikipedia.