Highly-paid Collingwood big man Brodie Grundy has been offloaded to Melbourne to partner with fellow All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn.

Brodie Grundy : Trade news | Collingwood | Contract

Brodie Grundy is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Brodie Grundy : Trade news | Collingwood | Contract

Personal information
Full name Brodie Grundy
Date of birth 15 April 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) Sturt (SANFL)
Draft No. 18, 2012 AFL Draft, Collingwood
Height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb)
Position(s) Ruck

He was previously an All-Australian and best-and-fairest winner with Collingwood, having been selected with the 18th draft pick in the 2012 AFL draft.

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.

Brodie Grundy Trade news 

Highly-paid Collingwood big man Brodie Grundy has been offloaded to Melbourne to partner with fellow All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn.

Grundy, who had five years left on his lucrative contract, is off to Melbourne with the Magpies receiving pick 27 in exchange.

Collingwood were determined to part ways with Grundy and his mammoth contract to relieve pressure on their salary cap.

Brodie Grundy : Trade news | Collingwood | Contract

Grundy never formally requested a trade but saw the writing on the wall and identified a spot alongside Gawn after premiership tall Luke Jackson’s departure to Fremantle.

It means Melbourne, who bowed out in straight-sets this year in their premiership defence, will boast serious experience and depth in the ruck.

Gawn has been All-Australian for the last five seasons, while Grundy was named alongside him in the AFL’s best 22 in 2018 and 2019.

On the back of those dynamic seasons where Grundy also claimed Collingwood’s Copeland Trophy, he was rewarded with a monster seven-year deal at the Magpies.


Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has been traded to Melbourne for pick 27.

There had been a stalemate after the Magpies initially rejected Melbourne’s offer of pick 27, and the Demons rejected Collingwood’s proposal of picks 13 and 27 in exchange for Grundy and pick 16.

Brodie Grundy : Trade news | Collingwood | Contract

Because The breakthrough likely means Melbourne will foot the bill for a significant amount of Grundy’s big-money contract.

The 28-year-old still had five more years left on a deal at Collingwood worth more than $4.5 million.

But it’s a huge breakthrough for the Demons, who now have the challenge of fitting Grundy and premiership ruckmen Max Gawn, both All Australians, into the same line-up.

Grundy played only six games this season because of a knee injury and stress fracture in his ankle. He played 177 games for Collingwood and is a two-time club best and fairest and All Australian.

Brodie Grundy Contract 

Collingwood’s All-Australian ruckman Brodie Grundy has signalled that he will take a pay cut when he becomes a Melbourne player in the coming days.

He had signed a seven-year deal (before he became a free agent) in 2020 that would pay him an average between $920,000-$950,000 with the Demons picking up the lion’s share of the five-year deal, which is understood to be lower in the final two years.

Brodie Grundy : Trade news | Collingwood | Contract

  • Contract  :   $920,000-$950,000

Also Brodie Grundy is expected to join Melbourne in the upcoming trade period with Collingwood placing a $3.2 million contract back on the table for Jordan De Goey.

The Herald Sun’s Jon Ralph reports the Magpies are “expecting” Grundy to end up at the Demons, though the door remains open for both he and De Goey to remain.

But the problem is that would make it very difficult for the Magpies to fit all of their outside trade targets – Brisbane tall Dan McStay, GWS small forward Bobby Hill and Adelaide tall Billy Frampton – under the salary cap.

By Rishabh

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