|Matthew Pavlich Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||December 31, 1981|
Matthew Pavlich is an Australian businessman, sports presenter, correspondent, advisory board executive, and former professional rules footballer. He was best known for his 17-year football career entirely spent as part of the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL) that started in 2000. He is regarded as one of the best half-forwards and has achieved an All-Australian selection consecutively between 2002 and 2008. Throughout his career in the AFL, he was also the 6-time best and fairest winner, a club captain between 2007 and 2015, and an 8-time leading goalkicker.
Pav, The Great Man, Pavlova
Adelaide, South Australia
Perth, Western Australia
Matthew attended Sacred Heart College in Adelaide, South Australia.
A year after he was drafted into AFL, in 2000, Matthew enrolled in the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia. He initially undertook a Science and Commerce double degree part-time. He quickly realized he would be too busy and decided to focus on one, and later earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
After graduating, he started pursuing an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree part-time from the same university but only completed the studies after he retired from professional football.
Former Professional Rules Footballer, Businessman, Correspondent, Sports Presenter, Advisory Board Executive
- Father – Steve Pavlich
- Mother – Jan Pavlich
- Siblings – Jess Pavlich (Sister), Jason Pavlich (Brother)
Matthew Pavlich is represented by Pickstar (Company) in Australia.
29 – Fremantle Football Club
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
99 kg or 218 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matthew Pavlich has dated –
- Lauren O’Shannassy (2002-Present) – After around 8 and a half years of dating, Matthew married his girlfriend in December 2010. In March 2013, the couple welcomed their 1st child, a daughter named Harper Rose. Matthew and Lauren also have 2 sons, Lee Jack (b. February 2015) and William James (b. 2016).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Scottish and German Descent on his maternal side, and of Croatian and Irish descent on his paternal side.
- Towering height
- Sharp jawline
Matthew Pavlich has endorsed brands such as –
- KIA Australia
- Frasers Property
- Tourism Western Australia
Matthew has played a role in charities such as –
- Starlight Foundation
- Camp Quality
- Youth Mental Health Zero2Hero
Matthew Pavlich Facts
- He played senior football for Woodville-West Torrens Eagles in SANFL, just like his dad and 2 of his uncles.
- Matthew was drafted by the Fremantle Football Club in 1999 with the 4th pick.
- He kicked his 500th career goal in Round 7 of the 2012 AFL season and his 600th career goal in the Round 9 match against the Geelong Cats in the 2014 AFL season.
- In 2014, he became the 1st player from a Western Australian football club to have played 300 AFL games.
- His last match before retirement was against the Western Bulldogs in August 2016. His team won by 20 points.
- Between 2000 and late 2016, when he retired, Matthew played in 353 AFL games, reached 700 career goals, and became the club’s most decorated player within 21 years of its existence.
- After he retired, he intentionally tried to put on a few pounds and didn’t exercise inside or outside of the gym for 6 months. When he finally did, he started gently trail running a 5K jog on the foreshore along the beach.
- For 3 years, he was the president of AFLPA (AFL Players Association) and had a seat on the Board of Directors for 9 years.
- He has co-founded Pickstar alongside James Begley, also a former AFL footballer, which is an online marketplace platform that connects fans, brands, and athletes.
- Matthew considers 3 people his mentors regarding business. Those are Richard Goyder, Peter Coleman from the company Woodside, and Paul Yeomans from PMY Group.
- One of the people who taught him a lot about public behavior, sportsmanship, and business was Roger Federer. He taught him that he needs to “love the grind.”
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