THE BRISBANE Lions have retired the famed number 20 worn by club champion Simon Black for the 2014 season.

The club has allocated guernsey numbers for each of its 13 new players recruited in the off-season, with Black's number set aside for the next year.

The 2002 Brownlow medalist played a club record 322 games, winning three premierships and a Norm Smith Medal, and is now an assistant coach at the Lions.

In other changes, free agent and ex-Tiger Luke McGuane will follow in the footsteps of club greats Kevin Murray and Paul Roos by donning the number one.

The Lions' first-round draft selection James Aish, has been allocated the number four jumper, recently vacated by fellow South Australian Jared Polec’s departure to Port Adelaide.

Third-year midfielder Jack Crisp has switched from number 47 to number five –previously made famous by the likes of five-time best and fairest winner John Murphy and two-time Coleman medalist Bernie Quinlan.

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