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Brodie Grundy
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Grundy playing for Collingwood in March 2017
Personal information
Full name Brodie Grundy
Date of birth 15 April 1994 (1994-04-15) (age 27)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team Sturt (SANFL)
Draft No. 18, 2012 AFL Draft, Collingwood
Position(s) Ruck
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 4
Career highlights
  • 2× All-Australian team: 2018, 2019
  • 2× Copeland Trophy: 2018, 2019
  • Herald Sun Player of the Year: 2018
  • 2× 22under22 team: 2015, 2016
  • 2013 AFL Rising Star nominee

Brodie Grundy (born 15 April 1994) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Early life and junior football

Grundy was born in Adelaide, South Australia and attended Cabra Dominican College, a private Catholic high school in the southern suburbs of the city, graduating in 2011. A former basketball player, Grundy switched to Australian rules football in 2010. Brodie has a younger brother, Riley, who was drafted to Port Adelaide with pick 73 in the 2018 draft.

AFL career

Following a successful season playing as a ruckman with South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Sturt's junior teams, Grundy was recruited by Collingwood with draft pick #18 in the 2012 AFL Draft.

Grundy was the Round 22 nomination for the 2013 AFL Rising Star award.

In March 2014, Grundy signed a three-year contract extension lasting until the end of the 2017 AFL season.

In 2018 he won the Herald Sun Player of the Year award with 27 votes, one clear of Melbourne ruck Max Gawn and Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell. Grundy also won the Copeland medal for Collingwood's best and fairest in 2018, drawing with Steele Sidebottom.

Playing style

Despite playing as ruckman, Grundy is able to follow up his ruckwork and win the ball himself and apply tackles. He has been labelled as a ‘fourth midfielder’ by his teammates. In the 2018 season, he averaged 20.2 disposals per match; 525 for the season (48th in the AFL), easily the highest amongst ruckmen.

Personal life

In December 2020, Grundy graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences.

Statistics

Statistics are correct to round 11, 2021
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles  H/O  Hit-outs
Significant statistics
Led the league after finals only
§ Led the league for the home-and-away season and after finals
AFL playing statistics
Season Team No. Games Totals Averages (per game) Votes
G B K H D M T H/O G B K H D M T H/O
2013 Collingwood 35 7 1 3 35 53 88 18 22 151 0.1 0.4 5.0 7.6 12.6 2.6 3.1 21.6 0
2014 Collingwood 4 15 3 8 73 79 152 36 51 272 0.2 0.5 4.9 5.3 10.1 2.4 3.4 18.1 0
2015 Collingwood 4 19 8 3 156 137 293 66 85 462 0.4 0.2 8.2 7.2 15.4 3.5 4.5 24.3 0
2016 Collingwood 4 21 11 8 190 197 387 81 92 548 0.5 0.4 9.0 9.4 18.4 3.9 4.4 26.1 7
2017 Collingwood 4 20 4 5 166 202 368 73 78 714 0.2 0.3 8.3 10.1 18.4 3.7 3.9 35.7 2
2018 Collingwood 4 26 9 8 206 319 525 92 134 1038 0.4 0.3 7.9 12.3 20.2 3.5 5.2 39.9 17
2019 Collingwood 4 24 7 11 237 274 511 105 104 1022 0.3 0.5 9.9 11.4 21.3 4.4 4.3 42.6 23
2020 Collingwood 4 19 3 3 105 168 273 57 68 595§ 0.2 0.2 5.5 8.8 14.4 3.0 3.6 31.3§ 6
2021 Collingwood 4 11 7 4 105 107 212 35 51 391 0.6 0.3 9.5 9.7 19.2 3.1 4.6 35.5 0
Career 162 53 53 1273 1536 2809 563 686 5191 0.3 0.3 7.8 9.4 17.3 3.4 4.2 32.0 55
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