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Marcus Ashcroft

Personal information
Full name Marcus Ashcroft
Date of birth 25 September 1971 (1971-09-25) (age 38)
Place of birth Gold Coast, Queensland[1]
Recruited from Southport Sharks
Draft TBC
Brisbane Bears
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1989 – 1996
1997 – 2003
Brisbane Bears
Brisbane Lions
152 0(84)
166 0(61)
318 (145)   

1 Playing statistics to end of 2003 season .

Marcus Ashcroft (born 25 September 1971 Gold Coast, Queensland[2]) is a former professional Australian rules footballer, who holds the records for the most games for the Brisbane Bears/Brisbane Lions. He is currently on the coaching panel of the Gold Coast Football Club.


Early Life

Ashcroft was born on the Gold Coast to a family from Melbourne. As a child he lived in Victoria until the age of 3 when he moved permanently to the Gold Coast with his family.

His junior football career began at the Southport Australian Rules Football Club.

AFL Career

Ashcroft was recruited to join the Brisbane Bears in 1989 when the club was in its darkest period.

He made his debut in Round 9 of that year against North Melbourne at the MCG.

Ashcroft played over 150 consecutive games amongst his 318 career appearances (including 145 goals). He was at various points a key part of the leadership group although he never captained the club.

A three time premiership player with the Brisbane Lions, Ashcroft retired at the end of 2003, fittingly with an AFL premiership medallion.

Coaching Career

Following the formation of the Gold Coast Football Club, Ashcroft was appointed an assistant coaching role.


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