Recently we were lucky enough to be able to sit down and chat with Jonathan 'Browny' Brown about his memoir Life and Football
, which is being published in late July.
Brown is an AFL legend, having played 256 games for the Brisbane Lions between 2000 and 2014. He representated Australia in the All Australian team twice, won three premierships before he turned 23, was voted club best and fairest multiple times, and captained the Lions for seven seasons.
You can listen to our full chat with Brown here
If you're unfamiliar with Jonathan Brown, here are some highlights from his incredible career.
Don't just take our word for it, though. Here is what other superstar players like Luke Hodge (Hawthorn captain), Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle captain), and Joel Selwood (Geelong captain) have to say about Browny.
In Life and Football
, Brown reflects on his career, from being drafted to the club he supported as a child to winning three premierships in a row during the Lions's golden era from 2001-03. He gives readers behind the scenes access into life under coach Leigh Matthews and into the off-field antics of his fellow players.
As the injuries he had sustained over the years started to take a toll on his body, Brown talks about the beautiful and poignant moment he shared with his daughter, when he realised that his football career was finished. But, beloved by spectators and players alike, Browny assured us that he will never be too far away from the football field.