Jack Peter Grealish, known shortly as Jack Grealish, is a 27-year-old English professional footballer, born on 10 September 1995, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League giants Manchester City.
Jack Grealish is 1. 75m tall and wears Jersey number 10 for Manchester City. Grealish is one of the fast-rising stars that have graced English football in recent years.
Born in Birmingham, England, but to parents of Irish ancestry, Grealish started his football career playing for the youth team of Highgate United in 2001 before joining Aston Villa at the age of 6.
Jack Grealish spent 11 years with the Aston Villa youth team since joining them in 2006. He was groomed and nurtured into a full-blown footballer who ended up as the most expensive midfielder in Premier League history.
At Aston Villa youth team, Jack Grealish towered above his peers with his energetic, stylish, and perfect dribbling skills.
At 17, he finally made it to Aston Villa’s first team, making his debut two years later after a loan spell at Nots County. His first career goal came against Gillingham while on a loan spell with Notts County.
Notts County defeated Gillingham 3-1, with Jack Grealish scoring Notts County’s last goal. He perfectly dribbled pass many defenders before firing and beating the Gillingham goalkeeper to score the goal.
Grealish made his Aston Villa debut on 7 May 2014, after returning from a loan spell with Notts County.
He came on as an 88th-minute substitute in a game Aston Villa lost 4-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad. His first goal for the club was on 13 September 2015.
Jack Grealish fired a 20-yard shot to open the scoring in an away match with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The match ended in a 3-2 defeat for Aston Villa.
Jack Grealish scored 29 goals in his 185 appearances for Aston Villan throughout his nine years spell with the club before joining Manchester City.
On 5 August 2021, Jack Grealish joined Manchester City as the most expensive English player after the Citizens paid a whooping £100m for the midfielder.
Grealish signed a six-year contract with the Premier League giants, which will see him stay at the Etihad till 2026. He was assigned the shirt number 10 won by former legendary Argentine striker Sergio Kun Aguero who left the club after ten seasons.
Grealish debuted in Manchester City’s opening game in the 2021/22 Premier League season.
The Pep Guardiola-led team faced Tottenham Hotspurs and suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in the opening game, but still went ahead to win the title.
Jack Grealish’s first goal for Manchester City was against Norwich on 27 August 2021. It was a rout for Pep Guardiola as Manchester City recorded a massive 5-0 win.
So far Jack Grealish has made 29 appearances for Manchester City and has scored 4 goals. He has struggled for a first-team presence after the likes of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez arrived at the Etihad club.
National Team Stats
Before switching to England’s national team, Jack Grealish played for the Republic of Ireland U-17, U-18, and U-21, making 19 appearances and scoring six goals.
In 2016, he joined the England U-21, making 7 appearances and scoring 2 goals. He was first called up for the England senior men’s national team in 2020 and has been capped 23 times so far, with just a goal to his credit.
Grealish won the Premier League title on his debut season for Manchester City. Before then, he had won the IFA U-17 and U-21 International Player of the Year Award, including Aston Villa Player of the Season.
Jack Grealish is reportedly dating his childhood friend Sasha Rebecca. The relationship is reportedly unstable, but the two are still understood to be together.
Aston Villa fined Grealish in 2020 for violation of Covid-19 regulations. The same year, the UK banned him from driving for nine months and also fined him £82,499 for careless driving, which he pleaded guilty to after being charged.
Jack Grealish’s Salary and Net Worth
Grealish signed a six-year contract with Manchester City with an annual wage cap of £15,600,000 and earns €360,000 weekly. It is believed that Grealish’s net worth is €20 million.