Gary Ablett Sr. Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Children, Nationality

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Gary Robert Ablett, popularly known as Gary Ablett Sr.”, is a former professional Australian rules footballer widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of Australian football.

Known by the nickname “God,” Ablett was known for his exceptional skills, including high-flying marks and prolific goal-kicking.


  • Full name: Gary Robert Ablett
  • Date of birth: October 1, 1961
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Drouin, Victoria
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Former Australian rules footballer
  • Height: 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
  • Parents: Alfred and Colleen Ablett
  • Siblings: 7
  • Relationship status: N/A
  • Children: 4
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Gary Ablett, aged 62, was born on October 1, 1961, in Drouin, Victoria, to parents Alfred and Colleen Ablett.

He grew up in Gippsland, Victoria, alongside his four elders, Geoff and Kevin, two other brothers, and three sisters. Ablett displayed a love for sports from a young age and excelled in various athletic activities.

He won the state school high jump at the age of 10 and received club and competition awards for his performances in football at different age levels.

He dropped out of high school at 15 to work as a bricklayer’s laborer and focus on his football career.

Ablett joined his brothers in the Drouin senior team at 16 and played representative games in the country league before being recruited by Hawthorn.

Personal Life

Ablett married his long-term partner Sue in 1985, and together they gave birth to four children: Natasha, Gary Jr., Nathan, and Alisha.

Ablett became a Christian in 1986 and has been believed to be slightly irritated by being referred to as “God” by fans, a nickname based on his great football ability.


Ablett’s football career began with the Hawthorn Football Club in 1982, where he made his Victorian Football League (VFL) debut.

However, he struggled to adjust to city life and briefly returned to his hometown. In 1984, he was recruited by the Geelong Football Club and became one of the VFL’s biggest stars in the late ’80s.

Ablett’s exceptional performance in the 1989 VFL Grand Final, where he kicked nine goals, earned him the Norm Smith Medal.

He achieved numerous accolades throughout his career, including three Coleman Medals, four All-Australian team selections, and Geelong’s all-time leading goalkicker record with 1021 goals.

Net Worth

Gary Ablett has an estimated net worth of $5 million, accumulated through his successful football career and various endorsements.

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