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Chris Fagan Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife (Ursula Fagan), Children, Brisbane Lions Coach, Playing and Coaching Career

Chris Fagan Biography

Chris Fagan Bio

Christian Fagan was born on 23rd June 1961. He is a former Australian rules footballer who is the senior coach of the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL). Fagan spent his entire career in Tasmania, playing 263 senior games with Hobart, Sandy Bay, and Devonport. Before being appointed head coach of Brisbane in October 2016, Fagan had spent long periods as an assistant coach at Melbourne (1999–2007) and Hawthorn (2008–2016).
Christian Fagan Personal information
Christian Fagan Full name Christian Fagan
Christian Fagan Date of birth | Age 23 June 1961 (age 57)
Christian Fagan  Place of birth Queenstown, Tasmania
Christian Fagan Wife Ursula Fagan
Christian Fagan Children The couple have one known daughter, the rest of the family is not in the public domain
Christian Fagan Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
2017– Brisbane Lions 44 (10–34–0)
Coaching statistics correct as of 2018.
Christian Fagan Career highlights
  • 2× TANFL premiership player: 1980, 1988
  • Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame

Chris Fagan Playing career

Fagan was born in Queenstown, Tasmania. He played 263 senior games in the Tasmanian Australian National Football League (TANFL) and Tasmanian Football League (TFL) with Hobart, Sandy Bay, and Devonport and kicked 430 goals in his career. He represented Tasmania on 11 occasions and played in two premiership teams – Hobart in 1980 and Devonport in 1988.

Chris Fagan Coaching career


From 1993 to 1994, Fagan worked as an assistant coach at North Hobart. He was the inaugural coach of the Tassie Mariners from 1995 to 1997. He was the 181st person to be inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.


Between 1999 and 2007, Fagan was an assistant coach at the Melbourne Football Club. Over his tenure, the club reached the 2000 AFL Grand Final, where they lost to Essendon. He served two roles at the Hawthorn Football Club between 2008 and 2016, where he was instrumental in the club’s 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015 premiership victories. He was head of coaching and development between 2008 and mid-2013, while he was general manager of football alongside Alastair Clarkson between mid-2013 and the end of 2016.

Fagan was appointed as the senior coach of the Brisbane Lions, replacing Justin Leppitsch on 4 October 2016. He is one of the few AFL coaches appointed in recent years without AFL playing experience.

AFL trade news

On 11th October 2011, Chris Fagan stated that he is ‘puzzled’ by reports that star midfielder Dayne Beams of Brisbane Lions wants a trade to Collingwood.

AFL journalist Damian Barrett reported on Thursday morning that Beams was seeking a return to Victoria, wanting to break his contract — with the 28-year-old contracted for a further two years at the Lions.

But Fagan said it was news to him when he got out of bed this morning, not having any idea of Beams’ potential movement.

In his words, Fegan stated, “It was news to me, because I had a conversation with Dayne post season at our normal exit interviews with our players and he was bright and bubbly about the future of our footy club and was looking forward to continuing with us.”

Chris Fagan Wife

Chris Fegn’s wife is Ursula Fagan.

Chris Fagan with her Wife, Ursula
Chris Fagan with her Wife, Ursula

Chris Fagan Coaching statistics


Season Team Games W L D W % LP LT
2017 Brisbane Lions 22 5 17 0 22.7% 18 18
2018 Brisbane Lions 22 5 17 0 22.7% 15 15
Career totals 44 10 34 0 22.7%


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