Jack Grimes (footballer)

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Jack Grimes
Personal information
Full name Jack Grimes
Nickname(s) Grimey
Date of birth (1989-05-11) 11 May 1989 (age 25)
Original team Northern Knights (TAC Cup)
Draft 14th overall, 2007 National Draft
Height/Weight 187 cm / 85 kg
Position(s) Defender/Midfielder
Club information
Current club Melbourne
Number 31
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Melbourne 79 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 12, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Jack Grimes (born 11 May 1989) is a professional Australian rules footballer and current co-captain of the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was named as an All-Australian at the 2007 NAB AFL U18 Championships. He was drafted by Melbourne in the 2007 National Draft at pick 14, but was placed on the long term injury list due to stress-related back problems. He made his debut in the final game of the 2008 AFL season but suffered a further back injury in the early part of the 2009 season.[1]

He returned in round 7 and played eleven games in 2009, including Round 14 against West Coast when he was awarded three Brownlow Medal votes and was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award.[2]

Jack Grimes suffered a season-ending injury in the round 7 match against the West Coast Eagles.

On 3 February 2012 he was named, alongside fellow youngster Jack Trengove as the co-captain of Melbourne Football Club. At 22 years of age he will be one of the youngest ever captains in VFL/AFL history.[3]


  1. ^ Jack Grimes out with stress fracture
  2. ^ Stevens, Mark (7 July 2009) Melbourne reaps rewards for faith in youngster Jack Grimes
  3. ^ Spits, Scott; Lynch, Jared (3 February 2012). "Trengove and Grimes to captain Demons". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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