Did you know Joel Smith is a rules footballer from Australia? This piece lets you know Joel Smith’s net worth, parents, family, age, height, wife, children, partner and other information you need. But then, who is Joel Smith?
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Joel Smith is an Australian professional rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). A defender, 1.92 meters (6 ft 4 in) tall and weighing 88 kilograms (194 lb), Smith plays primarily on the half-back flank. He played Australian rules football at a young age before switching sports to basketball where he represented Australia at under-19 level.
Joel Smith was born on February 25, 1996 (age 27 years) in Australia. He is the son of former North Melbourne and Melbourne player, Shaun Smith, he followed in his father’s footsteps when he was recruited by Melbourne in 2015 as a category B rookie. After spending his first AFL season playing in the reserves, he made his AFL debut in the opening round of the 2017 season.
He played Australian rules football at a young age, playing with Taylor Lakes from under ten levels, where he won two best and fairest, before moving to the Maribyrnong Park Football Club for the under-16 season, he then switched sports to basketball.
Joel Smith had a successful career in basketball where he represented Australia at the under-19 level and played with the Geelong Supercats in the South East Australian Basketball League in 2015.
Smith was signed by the Melbourne Football Club in October 2015 as a category B rookie and was eligible to join Melbourne’s list immediately as he hadn’t been registered in an Australian rules football competition for at least three years.
He played his first match of football for the 2016 season in the Victorian Football League (VFL) Development League playing for Melbourne’s affiliate team, the Casey Scorpions; after the one match in the development league, he was promoted to the VFL seniors for the fifty-six point win over Collingwood at Olympic Park Oval in round two.
After four matches in the VFL, Joel Smith was sidelined for over two months due to a groin injury. After returning from injury to the VFL, he played the remainder of the season including the grand final loss against Footscray at Etihad Stadium.
Described as one of the standouts at training during the 2017 pre-season by AFL Media journalist, Ben Guthrie, Smith played in the opening two matches of the JLT Community Series. He was forced to miss the week three match against West Coast at Domain Stadium due to a toe injury.
Despite the injury, he was promoted to the senior list in place of Mitch King who was on the long-term injury list, and Smith subsequently made his debut in the thirty-point win against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium in the opening round of the season. During the first quarter, he dislocated his shoulder and was forced to miss the remainder of the match.
His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential professional football players in Australia. Joel Smith stands at an appealing height of 1.92m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Joel Smith Wife
As of August 2023, Joel Smith has no wife or children. The footballer rarely speaks about her personal life.
Joel Smith Salary
Joel Smith’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $335,000 dollars annually.
Joel Smith Net Worth
How much is Joel Smith worth? Joel Smith’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a professional rules football player.