The Gold Coast Suns have made a host of changes to their list since their debut season in 2011, which included some of the biggest names in the game today.

As the Suns will always be compared to fellow new-comers GWS, it may seem that the club has seen little to no success, in terms of finals appearances.

The Suns’ coaching panel and board shifted names around in hope to find the perfect balance.

However, whether it be players that have fallen out of favour or players wanting to experience success at other clubs, the Suns were made to make changes to their list, wishing it would turn out for them.

In these cases, it can be argued it did not.

Here are the 11 best players to leave the Suns:

10. Jarryd Lyons

The Suns picked up the discarded Crow at the end of 2016. Lyons struggled to fit into a strong midfield line-up that consisted of the Crouch brothers and Sloane.

After 55 games at the Crows, Lyons spent season 2017-18 at the Suns before being delisted.

Both those season up in the Gold Coast could have been seen as successful years, given that Lyons averaged 25 possessions across the 37 games he played.

New coach Stuart Dew found reason to drop Lyons twice during season 2018 and ultimately had him delisted come the end of the season.

Lyons ability to win the ball in-tight as well as spread from the contest appealed to the across-town rivals, Brisbane, who snatched him up.

So far this season, Lyons has played all 12 games, including his 100th match against the Bulldogs in round eight.

He has shown consistency thus far, amounting to 21.3 touches a game with 5.4 tackles and 4.5 clearances to go along with it.

The 26-year-old is now apart of a fast developing Lions outfit who are striving to make finals for the first time since 2009.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 17: Jarryd Lyons of the Suns celebrates a goal during the round 13 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Carlton Blues at Metricon Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)