|Date of birth||30 September 1970|
|Place of birth||Queensland|
|Original team(s)||Windsor Zillmere (AFLQ)|
Round 1, 1996, Brisbane Bears|
vs. Footscray FC, at The Gabba
|Height||194 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||97 kg (214 lb)|
|1996||Brisbane Bears||22 (0)|
|1997–1999||Brisbane Lions||43 (0)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1999.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Dickfos, of Maori descent, grew up in Brisbane Queensland.
An outstanding talent in the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL), Dickfos played for Queensland in the 1987 Teal Cup, then played over 100 games semi-professionally for Windsor Zillmere. During this time he was made several offers by AFL clubs, which he consistently rejected.
After Brisbane Bears moderately successful few years at the Gabba, Dickfos was lured to the club as a rookie at age 26 in 1996.
After winning the best first year player award (sharing it with Clark Keating), Dickfos played 65 games for the Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions.
Standing an imposing 194 cm and 97 kg, he became one of the most reliable defenders in the league. He quickly built a cult following amongst supporters of the club with his tough and uncompromising defensive style.
In 1995, he was part of the Brisbane Bears final side.
In 1997 he was given the Lions One percenter of the Year award and 5th in the Merrett-Murray Medal, behind Matthew Clarke, Nigel Lappin, Marcus Ashcroft and Justin Leppitsch. In the same year he played a key part of the club's first finals side.
In 1999, after just a few seasons in the AFL and at age 29, Dickfos decided to return to the QAFL and the Eagles, to the disappointment of many Brisbane Lions fans.
He went on to win the 2000 Grogan Medal and continued to be an impressive player, playing over 250 games for the Eagles club, becoming the new record holder.
- Lane, Daniel (6 June 2010). "Losing Hayne would be disaster". Sydney Morning Herald.
- Danny Dickfos's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Danny Dickfos - An Eagles Icon and Queensland Legend!
- Full Points Footy Queensland Team of the Century profile for Danny Dickfos
- Dickfos returns to Lions - The Age