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Jason Akermanis
Episode 114th November 2020 • Cult Figure Heroes • Joel Brown
00:00:00 01:11:17

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Jason Akermanis, the last of a particular breed of footballer, Full of character, flashy and cocky. Someone who would say it to your face and back it up.

3× AFL Premiership player: 2001, 2002, 2003. Brownlow Medal: 2001. AFL Goal of the Year: 2002. 4× All-Australian team: 1999, 2001-2002, 2004. 2× Merrett-Murray Medal: 1999, 2005. Brisbane Lions Leading Goal Kicker: 2004. Western Bulldogs Leading Goal Kicker: 2009. Australian Football Hall of Fame: Inducted 2015.

Jason speaks about growing up with a single mother and how he looked at all his coaches as father figures.

The glory of the Brisbane lions’ Three Premierships and his turbulent falling out with Super coach Leigh Mathews.  

Plus find out how Aker has transferred those flashy football skills to what he is doing today.