Brett Deledio

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Full Name Brett Deledio
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Brett Deledio
Gender Male
Famous As Footballer
Birth Date April 18, 1987
Birth Place Kyabram,Victoria
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Brett Edward Deledio is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Richmond Football Club from 2005 to 2016, and he was the club's vice-captain from 2013 to 2016.

GWS Giants veteran Brett Deledio announces AFL retirement

Injury-plagued GWS veteran Brett Deledio has announced he will retire at the end of the AFL season.

Deledio has battled with a succession of soft tissue injuries in his three seasons with the Giants and is currently sidelined by a calf issue, but he remains hopeful of a return for the finals. Deledio said he was "really proud" of what he'd been able to achieve in his career, thanking both past and present Richmond staff and players.

"I'm so proud to have played 243 games in the yellow and black and to have achieved two best and fairest and two All Australians there," he said. "I played my best footy as a Tiger but I'm so grateful for the opportunity the Giants presented me at the end of 2016. "It's no secret I needed a fresh start and to be able to do that at a new club like the Giants has been unbelievable for me.

"I would have loved to have played a lot more footy in the orange guernsey, but it wasn't to be and it taught me the influence I can have on the group without being out on the field. "I'd like to thank everyone at the Giants, particularly the medical staff, for their support over this period."The past few years have been really tough, both on and off the field. But it showed me that football isn't everything and I'm really looking forward to the next chapter of my life with my family."

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 Australian rules footballer playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life of Brett Deledio

Brett Deledio was born on 18 April 1987 in Kyabram, Victoria. He holds Australian nationality and his birth sign is Aries. He was born to his father Wayne Deledio and mother Judy Deledio. He also has a brother named Matthew Deledio and his birth name is Brett Edward Deledio. Deledio began playing competitive football at age 8 and In 2003 Deledio was a joint winner of the Kevin Sheehan Medal as the best player in the under-16 national championships.

Regarding his education, Deledio attended Kyabram High School. Later he enrolled at Caulfield Grammar School to complete his year 12 studies in 2005. Additionally, Deledio was also a promising young cricket player and used to play as a fast-bowler, also he represented Victoria at the 2003–04 under-17 national championships.

Body Measurements of Brett Deledio

How tall is Brett Deledio?

Rules footballer Brett Deledio has an amazing athletic body physique and he stands a height of 6ft 2in tall with a weight of 69kg.

Career of Brett Deledio

  • Deledio started his professional career being selected by the Richmond Football Club with the first overall pick in the 2004 National Draft.
  • He made his debut at age 17 years in Round 1 the following year, in a Richmond loss to Geelong.
  • He debuted his first career goal in a Round 4 game at the MCG against Fremantle.
  • He played all 22 games in his debut season and on 31 August 2005, he was rewarded with the AFL Rising Star award.
  • Deledioalso won the Richmond Best First-Year player award and AFL Players' Association Best First-Year Player Award as voted by his peers.
  • He also represented the club at the 2005 AFL Grand Final Sprint and won.
  • Deledio was chosen to represent Australia in the International Rules series for 2005, becoming the youngest Australian player in the competition's history.
  • In 2007 Deledio was known as a highly versatile player, as he played multiple roles across the season, including stints in the midfield and on both the forward and back flanks
  • Deledio began the 2008 season in the forward line for the Tigers.
  • Deledio was rewarded for his consistent season with his first Jack Dyer Medal as the club's best-and-fairest player.
  • He signed a new 3-year contract in 2009, keeping him at Richmond until the end of the 2012 season.
  • Deledio was included in the 40 men All-Australian Squad for the second time in his career.
  • On 21 December 2011, at the Club’s Annual General Meeting, Deledio became the youngest life member in Richmond’s history.
  • After his contract, he became free agent prior to the 2012 season; however, in March 2012, he signed a new five-year deal believed to be worth more than $3 million.
  • Deledio becomes one of the AFL's most valuable players, averaging 28 possessions per game in the 2012 season.
  • Deledio finally played his first AFL final in Richmond's elimination final loss to Carlton at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2013.
  • In January 2015, Deledio was appointed a joint vice-captain for the 2015 season, along with Ivan Maric.
  • Deledio went into the season 2015 carrying an injury.
  • Deledio's second match back from injury against Collingwood earned him much praise as he helped Richmond to defeat Collingwood by 5 points.
  • Deledio was selected in the 2015 All-Australian team and the 2015 AFLCA All-Australian team.
  • Deledio continued to play good football, making the most of his versatility and playing numerous roles throughout the season 2016
  • At the end of the 2016 season, he was traded to Greater Western Sydney.
  • In 2019 Deledio began serving as a development coach with the Giants' AFL Women's team.

Personal life of Brett Deledio

Who is Brett Deledio married to?

Deledio was married to his longtime girlfriend Katie on October 26, 2012, who is an Integration Manager at Bauer Media Group Australia. The couple had their first child, a baby girl named Milla, on 12 July 2015. They are living happily and no sign of any separation between them. 

Birthday of Brett Deledio

Rules Footballer Brett Deledio celebrates his birthday on the 18th of April with his friends and family. Currently, he is 32 years old.

Net worth of Brett Deledio

Brett Deledio is earning a good amount of money from his career and is living a luxurious life. As of 2019, his net worth is $75 million.

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