AFL legend Jonathan Brown remains one of the game’s modern icons and has made a seamless transition from football to a career in media. Browny is a member of Fox Footy’s Monday night program On The Couch and a key feature of the station’s AFL coverage.
On the field Browny’s career was headlined by three Premierships, three Brisbane Lions Club Champion Awards, two All-Australian births and was awarded a Coleman Medal. The son of Brian Brown, a former Fitzroy player, Browny grew up in Warrnambool and was drafted by the Lions in 1999. In 2000 he made his debut and saw finals action in his first year as a Lion. The following year he became an AFL Premiership player as the Lions secured a history making win.
In 2002 Browny won his second Premiership medal before he produced a strong finals series in 2003, being best afield in the Preliminary Final, as the Lions won their third straight title. From 2007 – 2010 he played some of his best football, winning a Coleman Medal in 2007. Following Michael Voss’ retirement, he was made Co-Captain in 2007 before taking the top job in 2009. He has won the AFLP Best Captain and Most Courageous Player awards on multiple occasions.
Browny and his wife Kylie have three children Olivia, Jack and Macy. He released his autobiography Life & Football in mid 2015. Recently he hosted Fox Footy's Pie Nights.