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Jack Grealish Biography

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A detailed look at Jack Grealish biography including his general information, life story, style of play and career statistics.

Jack Grealish is a professional player who is currently playing as a midfielder for

Aston Villa

Football club and England National team.

The 25 years old talented attacking midfielder has been on the rise in the past few seasons. Few had heard about him until his recent heroics for his boyhood club, Aston Villa. However, he has now established himself as one of the best Premier League players in his position.

A graduate of Aston Villa's famous youth academy, Grealish has spent almost all of his professional career with his beloved team. He played at Notts County on loan for the 2013-14 season, but came back to Aston Villa the following season and has been impressive ever since in the heart of the teams playing system.

The 2020-21 season has been the most successful season of Jack Grealish's career and with him orchestrating the play with his creativity, Aston villa is enjoying its best campaign in more than a decade.

Grealish's amazing performances in the

Premier League

has caught the eyes of many big European clubs. Manchester City was close to signing him in the summer of 2020, but the move failed eventually. However, with the level he has been showing on the field, it is only a matter of time before the Birmingham-born star join one of the giant clubs in the football world. Stay tuned to read more about

Jack Grealish biography

and professional life.

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All You Need to Know about Jack Grealish Biography

In the following article, we will have a look at Jack Grealish biography which includes his career and personal life. We will go deep into every aspect of his personal and professional life to see why he is considered as one of the attacking midfielders in the football world.

Jack Grealish Information

We will start our article on Jack Grealish biography with some of his general information including his

Jack Grealish bio

, physical stats, personal info and footballing information. Stay tuned to read more about Jack Grealish bio.

Jack Grealish Bio

  • Full Name:

    Jack Peter Grealish

  • Nickname:

    Super Jack

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

Jack Grealish Physical Stats

  • Weight:

    72 Kg

  • Height:

    1.75 m (5 ft. 8 in)

  • Eye Color: 

    Dark Brown

  • Hair Color:

    Dark Brown

Jack Grealish Football Information

  • Position:

    Attacking Midfielder

  • Jersey Number:

    10

  • Professional Debut:

    2012

Jack Grealish Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 

    10 September 1995

  • Birth Place:

    Birmingham, England

  • Zodiac Sign: 

    Virgo

  • Nationality:

    English

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Jack Grealish Early Life

In this section of our article about Jack Grealish biography we will present you with the most interesting facts about

Jack Grealish childhood

and family background to see where he took his first steps as an amateur footballer.

Jack Grealish date of birth is the 10th of September 1995, which means he is 25 years old by the time of writing this article. It is also interesting that Jack Grealish shares his birthday with Australian female star footballer,

Sam Kerr

who is also born on September 10.

Jack Grealish childhood was all about football. He comes from a family of footballers. His great-grandfather, Bill Garraty was also a successful professional players in the early decades of the twentieth century.

It is certainly very interesting to know that Garraty was also an Aston Villa player. His biggest achievement was winning the FA Cup with Villa in 1905. He also played one game for England national team.

The love for Aston Villa football club has been running in Grealish's family for more than a century. When Gary was a child his whole family would gather together to watch Villa's games. Grealish showed his great talent since very early age and much to the delight of his parents, he entered

Aston Villa's academy

at the age of 8.

Jack's idol growing up was Paul Merson, one of Aston Villa' best players in the early years of the 21st century.

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Jack Grealish Profile

In This part of the article, we will concentrate on Jack Grealish profile which includes Jack Grealish style of play, goal celebration and the reception he has got from media, fans and his colleagues.

The start of his professional career

Jack Grealish professional career started in 2012 when he was promoted to Aston Villa's first team. However, Grealish had to wait a year before making his Premier League debut. He was loaned to Notts County at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. He made his debut in a 3-1 defeat against Milton Keynes Dons.

A few days later He scored his first goal of his professional career, in a 3-1 win against Gillingham. The goal perfectly summed up his talent as he beat three defenders beautifully before putting the ball into the net.

Jack Grealish played a total 37 games on loan for

Notts County

, scoring five goals and setting up another seven.

2014 – 2019: The roller Coaster ride with Aston Villa

Grealish came back to his Aston Villa at the beginning of the 2013-14 season and made his long awaited debut for the senior side in the heavy defeat against

Manchester City

at the Premier League.

Grealish was Villa's best player in the 2014 Hong Kong Soccer Sevens and won the title for his team as the top scorer of the tournament with 6 goals. He continued to put on great performances for Villa in the 2014-15 season. His best contribution was at the FA Cup, especially in the semi-final against Liverpool in which he played a part in both of Villa's goal and assisted the winner as Villa secured a place in the final after a memorable comeback.

Grealish played at FA Cup final against Arsenal but he failed to inspire his team as Arsenal won the tile after a 4-0 win.

The 2016-17 was the worst season of Jack Grealish's career as Aston Villa was relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history. The relegation affected Villa and it took them three seasons to get back to Premier League.

Aston Villa's three-year appearance in

the Championship

ended in 2019 as they secured a play-off spot after going on a record run of 10 back-to-back wins. Grealish was again Villa's best player and had a key role as the captain of the team on their way to qualification for the Premier Leagues.

Grealish and Co. had a disastrous campaign in their first season back in the Premier League. They were on the verge of another humiliating relegation, but a 1-1 draw against West Ham United on the final day and a favor from Arsenal who defeated their rivals, Watford secured them another chance to play at the highest level of English football. A chance they took with both hands to get back to where they belonged a long time ago, that is among the best teams of the League.

2000-21: A Season to remember

The 20-21 season proved to be Grealish's best season so far as they are enjoying their best season in recent history. Grealish has been on an amazing form, scoring freely and setting up his team mates with match-winning assists.

On October 2020 Grealish had His best game of the season, and probably his career against 

Liverpool 

as he scored a brace and set up three destroy the defending Champions, Liverpool 7-2. Grealish has played 16 games in the first half of the season. He has scored 6 goals and has provided 9 assists for his team mates. He is under contract with Villa for another four seasons, However with the interest he has got from the Premier League's top Six, it is to be seen what the future has hold for him.

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Style of Play

Jack Grealish is known for his incredible pace, amazing creativity and technique. Jack Grealish main position on the field has been the attacking midfielder, but he has played as the left and right winger as well. During his career he has played 122 games as an attacking midfielder. He has also played 102 games as a winger.

 Grealish was fouled 167 times across the 2019–20 Premier League season; this was the most fouls won by a player in a single Premier League campaign

Jack Grealish has a famous pre-game ritual in which he wears child-sized shin pads and has his socks rolled down because he believes it helps him in controlling the ball more effectively.

Reception

Jack Grealish is considered to be among the best Midfielders of the football world. During his career he has played both as attacking midfielder and as a winger. He has been praised by his coaches mostly for his dribbling ability.

Even the best players in the history of football have faced criticism from their coaches and fans at some parts of their career. In the case of

Jack Grealish

, he has been criticized the most for his tendency to get into trouble in his private life.

Here are some of the most interesting quotes from footballing figures on Jack Grealish:

“Everyone just sees the haircut and things like that, they don’t see how motivated he is to bring success to Aston Villa.” (John McGinn)

“The things he has, things he can do with the ball – you can't teach it. He's born with it, He reminds me of Eden Hazard. Once Jack adds a few more goals and assists, he'll be on that level.” (Tommy Abraham)

Goal Celebration

Goal celebration is one of the most important aspects of every player's career. Some footballers tend to change their goal celebration every now and then, while some others are known to have a signature goal celebration.

The general rule is that Footballers use the chance of celebrating goals to send messages that are important to them. For some, it is only a chance to show some fun gestures. Others celebrate their goals with messages to their loved ones, and then there are those who celebrate their goals by sending societal and political messages to the society.

Jack Grealish most famous goal celebration was his 'A-Star celebration' in the game against

Chelsea

in 2018. Jack Grealish chose this goal celebration as a tribute to the memory of his brother, Keelan who died when Jack was 4 years old.

Another one of Jack Grealish's memorable goal celebrations was in Aston Villa's game against Rotherham United in 2014 when he cheekily  tried to remove a fan's glasses while celebrating Tommy Abraham's goal in front of Villa fans.

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Jack Grealish outside football

Now is the time to know more about Jack Grealish life outside of football. What are his hobbies outside football? How does he like to spend his free time and what are his favorites in the field of art?

Jack Grealish favorite activities outside football are playing Video games, mostly FIFA, and spending time with his family.

Jack Grealish is passionate about playing the FIFA game on PlayStation. He reacted to his FIFA 21 rating by saying:

"80 is so harsh! Only 76 pace and 61 physicality, what are they talking about?! I’m pleased to have made the 80s though, an upgrade of three on last year." (From his interview with standard.co.uk)

He also likes to spend his free time with his closest family members.

"I loved being at home with my two brothers, my two sisters and my mum and dad. I’m a proper family person. It was tough to move out, especially as someone who couldn’t cook. I still need to have my mum come round a few times a week to help me around the house"

Grealish also spends a lot of time in hair salons as he cares a lot about his hair style.

Jack Grealish is also active regularly on social media. His Instagram account (

@jackgrealish

) has 1.3 million followers. You can also reach his twitter account @JackGrealish

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Jack Grealish life story

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Jack Grealish Personal Life

One of the most interesting part of SportMob's article on

Jack Grealish biography

is about his personal life. In this section we will have a look at Jack Grealish immediate family, love life and children. We will also present you with some information about his philanthropy activities and legal issues.

Family, Children and Relationships

Jack Grealish was born at Birmingham, England. His parents are Kevin Grealish, who is acting as his son's manager and Karen Grealish, who is a housewife. Jack Grealish parents were both football fans and they encouraged their son on his journey to become a footballer.

Jack Grealish is the first child of their parents. He has two brothers, Keeran and Kevan and two sisters, Holy and Kiera. One of the tragic moments of Jack Grealish childhood was when his younger brother, Keelan was died of illness. Jack was four years old at the time and his brother was only 9-months old. Jack's younger brother, Kevan has taken the same road as Jack by entering Aston Villa's youth academy.

Jack Grealish first public relationship was with his high school sweetheart, Sasha Attwood. Jack started dating Sasha when they were both studying at the secondary school. They continued their relationship after graduation from High school. Jack continued his journey as a footballer in Aston Villa's academy and Sasha pursued a career at MOT models, one of England's most famous fashion model agencies.

Their relationship was free from controversy until 2019, when rumors of their break up spread after Jack was seen with Jena Drumes, a model who was once

Jesse Lingard

's girlfriend. Jack reacted by stating that they are just friends and Sasha refused to admit the end of their relationship. it is not known whether they are together or not.

Philanthropy

It is really interesting to know if Jack Grealish has had any background in humanitarian work and philanthropy.

Jack Grealish religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth. He comes from a religious family and attended Our Lady of Compassion Roman Catholic Primary School and St Peter's Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull.

In May 2020, Jack Grealish help an Aston Villa fan raising money for a mental health charity after the death of his best friend. He was contacted on his

twitter account

by a Villa fan who revealed that his childhood friend committed suicide after a battle with mental health. Grealish offered to donate a signed shirt from Villa's promotion season in 2018/19. The shirt was auctioned off and the money went to a mental health charity.

He also gave away the shirt he worn in 2019 Second City derby to raise money for the NHS.

Legal Issues

While some footballers have constantly get into legal disputes with various people and organizations, Jack Grealish has had almost no legal disputes throughout his life.

Grealish's only Legal issue was in 2019 when he was attacked by Paul Mitchell, a Birmingham fan during Aston Villa's match against Birmingham City. The invader was later arrested and the court sentenced him to jail for 14 weeks. However, Mitchell was freed from prison after only 4 weeks and never apologized to Grealish.

Jack Grealish was fined two times by his club. The first time was when he was seen in a social media post while inhaling laughing gas. He got warned by Tim Sherwood his coach at Aston Villa at the time.

He also faced disciplinary actions by the club when he violated England government's enforced break during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Jack Grealish Career Statistics

In this section, we want to take a look at Jack Grealish career statistics both on the club and international level.

Club

A look at Jack Grealish Career Statistics shows why he is considered among the best attacking midfielders in the football world. Overall, Jack Grealish has played 284 Games for two clubs during his club career. He has registered 42 goals and 56 assists to his name.

Jack Grealish best season individually was the 2019-20 Season in which he scored 10 goals and assisted 8 times in 41 Games across all competitions. On the other hand, Jack Grealish had the worst season of his career in the 2017-18 Season when he only provided 2 assists in 31 games.

International

On the international, Jack Grealish career stats shows that he yet to score a goal in his 5 games for

England National team

.

Jack Grealish nationality

is English, but Because of his strong Irish roots, Grealish was eligible to play for both Ireland and England. He was a member of Ireland U17, U18 and U21 teams and scored 6 goals in 19 matches. In 2019 he announced his decision to play for England national team.

He played 7 games and scored 2 goals for England U21 side before making his debut for the national team on the 8th of September 2020, in a 0–0 draw against Denmark.

Jack Grealish Honors

We rap up our article on Jack Grealish biography with a look at his honors and achievements.

Jack Grealish won the first trophy of his professional career in 2014 when he won the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens title and the Top Scorer award with Aston Villa. His first individual award was the award for Aston Villa Young Player of the Season in 2015. He also won the Toulon Tournament in 2016 with

England U21

team.

During his career, Jack Grealish has won a total of 5 collective and individual awards, the most important of them are: Aston Villa Player of the Season: 2019–20, Aston Villa Young Player of the Season: 2014–15 and PFA Team of the Year: 2018–19 Championship.

Jack Grealish had the most successful year of his career in 2019 as he won a total of 3 Trophies.

Jack Grealish has not won any major title so far in his career but he was the finalist at 2019 EFL Cup and the 2014–15 FA Cup, both of which they lost.

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