Jordan De Goey Biography

Jordan De Goey is a professional Australian rules footballer who plays for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League. He was born on March 15, 1996, and is currently 21 years old (AFL).

 

State football 

During his time playing youth football, De Goey was a member of the Ashburton United Junior Football Club, which competed in the Yarra Junior Football League. After that, he played with Oakleigh Chargers in the TAC Cup, where Darcy Moore, who was drafted to Collingwood in the same year as him, captained the team. He was drafted to Collingwood in the same year. Although he only appeared in four games during the 2013 TAC Cup season, he went on to be a standout performer in the 2014 TAC Cup Grand Final, where he helped Oakleigh Chargers win the championship by kicking three goals. De Goey also played for Vic Metro in the 2014 AFL Under 18 Championships.

 

AFL career 

De Goey’s debut season in the AFL was spent wearing the number 35 guernsey after being selected first overall by Collingwood in the draft.

Collingwood selected De Goey with the fifth overall pick in the national draft in 2014. This made him the fifth player taken overall. His debut season with the club saw him wear the number 35 guernsey, which was given to him because Collingwood selected him first overall. As the 20th player to make their senior debut while Nathan Buckley was the head coach, he made his debut during the opening round of the 2015 season against the Brisbane Lions at The Gabba. He was the 20th player to make their senior debut. After gathering 18 disposals, making 12 tackles, and kicking a goal in a 21-point loss to Sydney at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he was nominated for a Rising Star award in round 20. His performance earned him the nomination. The breakout performance that De Goey turned in during the 2018 season drew parallels to that of Dustin Martin. After serving a club-imposed suspension, he began the season and made his return in the Victorian Football League (VFL), where he amassed 24 disposals and kicked four goals against the Northern Blues. This marked the beginning of the season. During the course of the season, De Goey re-signed for another two years with Collingwood, despite receiving offers of multi-year contracts worth multiple millions of dollars from both North Melbourne and St. Kilda. He was recognized as one of the top players after the match against Richmond’s preliminary final after kicking four goals, the first of which was scored by him. In addition, he was considered one of the best players in the game despite Collingwood’s loss to West Coast in the Grand Final. He scored three goals in the game. After the season, he was chosen by the AFL Players Association for the 22 Under 22 squad, and he also received the Gordon Coventry Award for being Collingwood’s leading goalkicker after scoring 48 goals throughout the season.

Personal life 

St. Kevin’s College in Toorak, Melbourne, was De Goey’s educational institution of choice [19]. De Goey’s father, Roger, played under-19s football for Essendon.

Controversies

After an altercation that took place at a bar in St. Kilda at the beginning of the 2017 season, De Goey suffered a broken hand. Initially, he lied to the club, telling them that he injured it while playing with his dog; however, once he admitted to his lying, he was suspended for three matches, fined $5,000, and given 10 weeks of community service. In addition, he was also had to perform 10 weeks of community service.

Following his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol in February 2018, he was given a suspension by Collingwood. He received a fine of $10,000 and was ordered to donate an additional $10,000 to charity; meanwhile, he was obliged to perform community service by working as a tradesman and for the Salvation Army for one month.

In July of 2020, Victoria Police charged De Goey and another man with indecent assault in relation to an incident that was said to have occurred with a female victim in the year 2015. The incident in question occurred in 2015. In 2018, the situation was looked into by both the police and the Integrity Unit of the AFL; however, no charges were brought as a result of those investigations. In response to this, Collingwood confirmed that De Goey could continue playing for the club while the matter proceeded in the courts. [23] In August 2021, minutes before the commencement of a directions hearing into the matter was due to be heard at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, prosecutors withdrew the charge laid against both men and agreed to pay De Goey’s legal costs. [Citation needed] [Citation needed] [Citation needed] [Citation needed] Soon after that, De Goey issued a statement in which he said, “I have maintained my innocence from the very beginning… [and] am very delighted that the matter has now come to a close.”

In October 2021, De Goey was taken into custody at a night club in New York City and charged with the forceful touching of a lady aged 35 and the assault of a guy aged 37. The crimes were allegedly committed by De Goey. Collingwood suspended him indefinitely for his alleged involvement in the incident, and he pled not guilty to the allegations, as did another Australian man who was also charged. After a few more days had passed, the charges of forceful touching were dismissed by the prosecution. In January of 2022, he was presented with the opportunity to enter into a plea deal in exchange for a reduction of the remaining assault charge to one of second-degree harassment. After De Goey’s guilty plea, Collingwood allowed him to continue playing for their AFL team on the condition that he secures a permanent part-time position with the Salvation Army. This was their condition for allowing him to continue playing.

In June of 2022, footage surfaced of De Goey imitating a sexual act and making filthy tongue motions while partying in a nightclub in Bali. The film was captured on camera. In another segment of the video, an individual whose identity was not revealed made an attempt to see a woman’s breast when she was lying on the bar. It is unclear what De Goey is trying to accomplish in the video because the woman’s face and body are obscured, but several media publications have speculated that he is trying to reveal the woman’s breasts. De Goey lashed out at what he referred to as the “relentless pursuit of athletes by the media” and warned that “this will end in disaster if no one speaks up.” Remy Jackson, the woman seen in the video with De Goey, defended him on Instagram, writing, “I can’t believe the backlash towards Jordy and myself over here in Bali… nothing to see here.” As a result of the incident, Collingwood rescinded their offer of a two-year contract with an option for two more years to De Goey. After that, he expressed regret for his behavior and the club decided to put the $25,000 punishment under suspension.