Marcus Picken

Marcus Picken (born 9 October 1979) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Marcus Picken
Personal information
Full name Marcus Picken
Date of birth (1979-10-09) 9 October 1979 (age 42)
Original team(s) North Ballarat Rebels
Draft 58th, 1997 AFL draft
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1998–2001 Brisbane Lions 25 (9)
2002–2003 Western Bulldogs 0 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Picken is the son of former Collingwood star Billy Picken, older brother of former Western Bulldogs player Liam Picken, and cousin of former teammate and Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown.

Recruited from the North Ballarat Rebels, he made his debut in 1998 after being selected by Brisbane in the 1997 AFL draft but was unable to make an impact in his limited opportunities. Picken played in eight of the first nine rounds of the 2001 AFL season[1] before suffering a stress fracture in his foot which cost him a chance at a premiership.[2]

Picken was traded in the 2001 draft, together with Shannon Rusca, to the Western Bulldogs in return for draft pick 49. He played some Wizard Cup games but despite being an emergency on one occasion was never able to make it into the seniors during the AFL season. However, his brother Liam would later play for the club.


  1. ^ "Marcus Picken". AFL Tables.
  2. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5.

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