Jeff Garlett

Date of Birth: 03/08/1989

Club: Melbourne FC

Games (Goals): 178 (312)

Recruited From: 2009 Rookie Draft, Pick 6 from Swan Districts (WAFL)

Playing Honours:

  • Rising Star Nominee 2010

  • Carlton Leading Goal Kicker 2013

  • Melbourne Leading Goal Kicker 2017

Selected at Pick 6 of the 2009 Rookie Draft, on the back of playing some terrific football for Swan Districts in the WAFL, Jeff made an immediate impact at the Carlton Football Club making his AFL Debut in Round 1 of the 2009 AFL Season.

Jeff cemented his role as a speedy crumbing forward in the Carlton forward line alongside close mates Eddie Betts and Chris Yarran, forming one of the most dynamic and dangerous forward lines in the AFL. Over the course of the three seasons they were playing together, Jeff played 68 games resulting in 120 goals, an amazing effort for a small forward.

At the conclusion of the 2014 season, Jeff was traded to the Melbourne Football Club and under the guidance of Paul Roos, Jeff played 22 games and kicked 40 goals in 2015. After an indifferent season the year before, it was great to see Jeff play with confidence and instinct once again. With a change of coach at the end of the 2016 season, Jeff excelled under Simon Goodwin in 2017, playing 21 games, kicking 42 goals, and being named in the initial squad of 40 for the All Australian team. 

Experiencing some indifferent form toward the back end of 2018, Jeff unfortunately missed Melbourne’s finals campaign. Using this as motivation, Jeff trained hard throughout the offseason and is looking forward to establishing himself as one of the competitions most dangerous forwards in 2019.