Gary Ablett Jr.

Birth Day May 14th, 1984
Birth Place Moriac, Victoria
Age 39 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

About Gary Ablett Jr. 

A former professional Australian rules footballer is named for Gary Ablett Jr. He is famous for being the player for the team, Geelong Football Club, and Gold Coast Suns in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also well-known for being the son of Gary Ablett Sr. who is widely regarded as one of Australian football's greatest players and was especially renowned for his high-flying spectacular marks and his prolific goalkicking.

Former professional Australian rules footballer


Gary Ablett Jr. was drafted to Geelong under the father–son rule in the 2001 national draft. He made his senior debut for the club in the opening round of the 2002 AFL season, where he gathered 8 disposals and took 4 marks. Professionally, he is a dual premiership player, dual Brownlow Medallist, five-time Leigh Matthews Trophy winner, three-time AFLCA champion player of the year award winner, and eight-time All-Australian. During his career timeline, he played 357 games between the years 2014 and 2018. He played his final game in Geelong's 31-point loss to Richmond in the 2020 AFL Grand Final. He also released a book entitled "Gary Ablett: An autobiography". He is nicknamed; Gaz, The Little Master. Scroll more to know about his Full Biography, Present Age, Amazing Facts, Wiki, Personal Life, Family, Career, Retirements, Job, and Salary.

Gary's final game in Geelong's 31-point loss to Richmond in the 2020 AFL Grand Final


Early Life and Family

Born on 14th May 1984, Gary Ablett Jr. holds Australian nationality as his birth nation is Australia. His place of birth is in Moriac, Victoria. His ethnicity/ethnic background is Australian-White and his race is White. As of 2020, he celebrated his 36th birthday. Thus, his present age is 36 and he will be turning 37 as of 2021 on his upcoming birthday. Taurus is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. 

Gary Ablett Jr. was born to his parents; father, Gary Ablett, Sr. and mother, Sue Ablett. He is the eldest boy among four siblings. He comes from an extensive family of footballers commonly referred to as the "Ablett Dynasty". Along with his brother Nathan, Ablett would regularly attend his father's training sessions and weekly games. His eldest sister Natasha died in October 2017 during the trade period. 

About his educational background, Gary attended Christian College Geelong during his schooling years. After then, he was drafted by Geelong with their fifth selection and was the fortieth overall draft pick in the 2001 AFL draft under the father-son rule.

Who is Gary Ablett Jr. married to?

Gary Ablett Jr. is a married man and his wife's name is Jordan Papalia. Their wedding took place on 1st January 2016 in Coldstream, Victoria. They are also the proud parents of a son named Levi. His son had been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Gary Ablett Jr. with his wife, Papalia and their son at Turtle Bay


Back then, Gary was in a twelve-year-long relationship with TV presenter, Lauren Phillips. Ablett then dated Canadian former model Abby Boulbol.

How much is Gary Ablett Jr. Worth?

As of 2021, the net worth of Gary Ablett Jr. is estimated to have between $1 Million - $5 Million. As of 2020, his net worth was calculated to have between $500K - $1 Million. His major source of wealth comes from an Australian rules football career as a player. Back then, he signed a five-year contract valued at $9 million with the Gold Coast Football Club on 29th September 2010 and he was receiving a cool salary of $1.8 Million annually. His present salary is still to get disclosed yet. He is living a cool lifestyle as of now. 

What's more, Ablett has even appeared alongside other AFL footballers in an AFL television advertisement titled "AFL: In a League of its Own" in 2009. He is featured in a scene evading cars in an international off-road rally driving event, before kicking the ball to Fremantle player Matthew Pavlich. The ad premiered on television on 22nd March 2009.

How tall is Gary Ablett Jr.?

Gary Ablett Jr. stands tall at the perfect height of 182 cm or 6 ft. His well-maintained body weight consists of 87 KG or 192 lbs. His body build is athletic. His hair is bald and his eye color is dark brown. 

Teams Played 

  • 2002–2010 - Geelong  
  • 2011–2017 - Gold Coast
  • 2018–2020 - Geelong

Awards and Achievements

Gary Ablett Jr. Holding the Trophy with his team mate, Joel Selwood


  • 2× AFL premiership player: 2007, 2009
  • 2× Brownlow Medal: 2009, 2013
  • Gold Coast captain: 2011-2016
  • 5× Leigh Matthews Trophy: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
  • 3× AFLCA champion player of the year award: 2007, 2008, 2009
  • 8× All-Australian team: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 (c), 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2× Carji Greeves Medal: 2007, 2009
  • 4× Gold Coast Suns Club Champion: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Geelong leading goalkicker: 2006
  • 2× Gold Coast leading goalkicker: 2012, 2013
  • 2× Marcus Ashcroft Medal: 2012 (game 2), 2014 (game 1)

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