One of the classiest and most exciting players in the game, Robbie Gray's highlights reel is as long as his list of accolades after his 15 years in the game.
Growing up in Melbourne, Gray graduated from junior football to represent Oakleigh Chargers, kicking 56 goals in the TAC Cup in his draft year.
He also represented Vic Metro in the National Under 18 Championships, but slid relatively low in the draft as Port Adelaide picked him up with the 55th selection in the 2006 draft.
Port Adelaide have well and truly got value for money, as Gray stamped his name as one of the best to have played for the club.
After lining up for West Adelaide to start 2007, Gray earned his debut shortly after, and showed glimpses of his talent when he kicked 4 goals in his third AFL game.
Gray missed out on playing in the 2007 Grand Final with Port Adelaide, and after an injury hampered 2008, found consistency come 2009.
By this time Gray adapted to life as a professional athlete and returned to the club fitter and stronger than ever before, finding a home on the half forward line.
With his agility and goal sense, Gray consistently hit the scoreboard and excited Port Adelaide fans.
2014 saw Gray evolve from a skilful forward to a bona fide midfielder with his ability to find space in traffic and create forward entries.
The move saw Gray claim the first of his four All-Australian jackets, the first of three club Best and Fairests, and was named AFLCA Champion Player of the Year.
At the end of 2017 Gray revealed he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
After surgery and a short course of treatment, Gray returned to training in 2018 and was back playing football by Round 2, an incredible testament to his resilience.
Across his career Gray has been a star performer in Showdowns, claiming 5 Showdown Medals for Best Afield, and he has also represented Australia in International Rules Series.
As he enters the twilight years of his career, Gray is spending more time back in the forward line, but is still reliable to come in the midfield and spark his side when required.
Outside of football Gray is a proud husband to Bel and father to two children Aston and Clementine, with a third child on the way.
A proud Nike ambassador throughout his career, Gray also has a range of business interests including The Fellow Barber and The Moseley in Adelaide, and The Royal Saxon in Melbourne.
With wife Bel, the Gray’s run online children’s boutique Mini Clem, which can be visited through https://www.miniclem.com.au/.
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