Jacob Gillbee

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Jacob Gillbee
Personal information
Full name Jacob Gillbee
Date of birth (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 25)
Original team(s) Lauderdale (SFL)
Draft No. 49, 2010 National Draft, Gold Coast
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2013 Gold Coast 6 (3)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2013.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Jacob Gillbee is a professional Australian rules football player at the Gold Coast Football Club. He was recruited to the club with the 49th selection in the 2010 AFL Draft from the Lauderdale Football Club in Tasmania.[1]

Gillbee made his debut in the final round of the Gold Coast's first season, 2011, against Hawthorn. He was named the Sun's best player for the season in their reserves team that plays in the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL).[2]

He is the son of Steve Gillbee who played over 200 games for Hobart Football Club. In 2008 Jacob made his senior football debut at the age of 15 for the Lauderdale Football Club in the Southern Football League.[3]

On Australia Day in 2013, Gillbee failed a random breath test whilst driving in Broadbeach, Queensland, recording a blood alcohol content of 0.137.[4]


  1. ^ "2010 AFL National Draft: who your club picked". 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Davis, Greg (10 September 2011). "Gary Ablett wins Gold Coast Suns inaugural Best and Fairest award". The Courier-Mail. 
  3. ^ Smith, Adam (15 May 2009). "Young bomber up to mark". 
  4. ^ Smart, Nick (27 January 2013). "Young Gold Coast forward Jacob Gillbee charged with drink driving". 

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