Jack Grealish is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the England national team.
Jack Grealish Biography
Grealish was born on September 10, 1995 in Birmingham, West Midlands and raised in nearby Solihull. He attended Our Lady of Compassion Roman Catholic Primary School and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull.
He is of Irish descent, through his maternal grandfather from County Dublin, his paternal grandfather from Gort, County Galway, and his paternal grandmother from Sneem, County Kerry. Influenced by his Irish heritage, Grealish played Gaelic football for John Mitchel’s Hurling and Camogie Club of Warwickshire GAA between the ages of 10 and 14. He competed against former Aston Villa and current Manchester United defender Aoife Mannion, a school classmate of his, at Gaelic football. On 4 August 2009, Grealish scored a point representing Warwickshire GAA at Croke Park during half-time of the 2009 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final between Dublin and Kerry.
Having started at Highgate United Youth, Grealish, a lifelong Aston Villa fan, joined the club as a six-year-old. At the age of 16, he was named as an unused substitute in a 4–2 home Premier League defeat against Chelsea on 31 March 2012. Grealish was part of the club’s under-19 team that won the 2012–13 NextGen Series, scoring in a 3–1 extra-time win over Sporting CP in the semi-final.
Grealish playing for Aston Villa in 2014
On 13 September 2013, Grealish joined League One club Notts County on a youth loan until 13 January 2014. Among his teammates that season was few loanee midfielder Callum McGregor, a future Scottish international. He made his professional debut the following day, coming on as a 59th-minute substitute for David Bell in a 3–1 away defeat to Milton Keynes Dons. On 7 December, he scored his first career goal, beating three defenders to score the last goal in a 3–1 win over Gillingham at Meadow Lane, and followed this a week later by opening a 4–0 victory at Colchester United. Grealish extended his loan with Notts County on 17 January 2014 until the end of the season. He ended his loan with five goals and seven assists in 38 appearances. At the end of his loan with Notts County, Grealish returned to Aston Villa and made his club debut on 7 May, coming on as an 88th-minute substitute for Ryan Bertrand in a 4–0 away defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.
With his contract due to expire in the summer of 2015, he was offered a new four-year deal by the club in September 2014. On 14 October, Grealish signed a new four-year contract with Aston Villa. Grealish made his first start in an FA Cup third round tie on 4 January 2015 against Blackpool at Villa Park, which his team won 1–0. He played 75 minutes before being substituted for Andreas Weimann. On 7 March, in the sixth round, a 2–0 home win over West Bromwich Albion, he replaced Charles N’Zogbia after 74 minutes, and was sent off for a second booking for diving in added time. On 7 April, Grealish started his first match for Aston Villa in the Premier League, a 3–3 home draw against Queens Park Rangers in which his performance was highly praised. In the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium, Grealish played a part in both of Villa’s goals including assisting Fabian Delph’s winner, as they came from behind to advance to the final. On 30 May, Grealish played the entirety of the 2015 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, as Villa lost 4–0 to Arsenal.
In April 2015, Grealish was warned by Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood after The Sun published images showing him allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide for recreational purposes. Sherwood said that “We can’t condone that behaviour. He is now in a responsible position as a professional footballer, he’s got to make sure it won’t happen again”. Grealish scored his first goal for Villa on 13 September 2015, a 20-yard shot to open the scoring away to Leicester City; however, his team lost 3–2. In November, he chose to stay in North W England and go clubbing after Villa’s 4–0 loss to Everton. New manager Rémi Garde punished him for this decision by making Grealish train with the under-21 team, and stated that “You have to behave as a professional and it was not the case this time for Jack”. He returned to full training on 8 December.
On 7 January 2016, Leeds United head coach Steve Evans said that Villa had rejected an enquiry to take Grealish on loan. Villa finished the season in last place, ending their status as Premier League ever-presents. Grealish played 16 matches, all defeats, breaking a record for worst season previously held by Sunderland’s Sean Thornton, who lost in all 11 of his appearances in 2002–03. In September, Villa opened an internal disciplinary investigation after reports that Grealish was at a party at a Birmingham hotel which had to be shut down by the police in the early morning. In response, owner Tony Xia wrote on Twitter that Grealish had to focus on and off the pitch, and associate with the right people. In October, he was suspended for three matches after accepting a charge of violent conduct following a stamp on Conor Coady in Villa’s 1–1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
On 10 March 2019, Grealish was assaulted by a pitch invader during the derby match away to Birmingham City. Later in the second half, he scored to give Villa a 1–0 victory. A 27-year-old man from Rubery was arrested. He appeared on 11 March at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with encroachment on to the pitch and assault. He pleaded guilty to the offences and was sent to prison for 14 weeks. Grealish captained the team from March onwards, a period which saw them amass a club-record 10 league wins in a row. This form granted Villa a place in the play-offs where victories over West Bromwich Albion and Derby County gained them promotion to the Premier League after an absence of three years.
Grealish’s first goal of the 2019–20 season came in the second round of the 2019–20 EFL Cup against Crewe Alexandra on 27 August 2019. His first Premier League goal of the season came on 5 October, netting his side’s third goal in a 5–1 away win over Norwich City. The result lifted the club out of the bottom three and leapfrogged their opponents in the Premier League table.
In March 2020, the Premier League was suspended midway through Aston Villa’s return season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. During that enforced break, it was revealed that Grealish had violated government guidance to stay home. He accepted that his actions were “wrong and entirely unnecessary” and was fined by the club.
Grealish was fouled 167 times across the 2019–20 Premier League season; this was the most fouls won by a player in a single Premier League campaign, with Grealish passing the record with over eight matches remaining in the season. He scored on the final day, as Aston Villa clinched survival in the Premier League with a 1–1 draw against West Ham United, as their relegation rivals Watford lost 3–2 to Arsenal. At the club’s end of season awards, Grealish was voted the Villa’s Player of the Season by both the supporters and his fellow players. He also finished the season as the club’s leading goalscorer with eight goals in the Premier League and 10 in all competitions.
On 15 September 2020, Grealish signed a new five-year contract with Villa until 2025. He scored his first league goal of the campaign in Villa’s second match on 28 September; the first goal in a 3–0 win at newly-promoted Fulham. On 4 October, he scored twice and provided three assists in a 7–2 home victory over Liverpool. It was Liverpool’s heaviest defeat in 57 years and was the first time in Premier League history that a reigning champion had conceded seven goals in a single match. It took almost a month for Grealish to score again, when he netted a 97th-minute goal against Southampton, although it was not enough as Villa lost 4–3.
On 5 August 2021, Manchester City announced that they had signed Grealish on a six-year contract that would run until 2027. It was reported by numerous outlets that the transfer fee paid to Aston Villa was for the amount of £100 million, which constituted the most expensive transfer of an English player ever, as well as the highest fee ever paid by a British club. Grealish was given the number 10 shirt by the team which had previously been worn by club legend Sergio Agüero, who departed from City the month prior after ten seasons with the team.
Ten days later, Grealish made his debut for City on a 1–0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on the first round of the 2021–22 Premier League.
Is Jack Grealish Gay?
Jack Grealish is yet to unveil if he is gay.
Notwithstanding, the gay bits of hearsay endure. Obviously, the bits of hearsay appear to have started in 2020 get-togethers Premier League player came out as gay in an open letter yet was too terrified to even think about uncovering himself.
Albeit not authoritatively affirmed, Jack is marked as a gay symbol by his fans. Perhaps his Instagram account loaded up with pictures with his male companions is one reason why fans consider him to be gay.
Is Jack Grealish Single?
Jack Grealish is said to have revived his sentiment with sweetheart Sasha Attwood, who’s been unobtrusively applauding him from the sidelines at Euro 2020.
As indicated by reports, Jack and Sasha have as of late accommodated as a team in the wake of going through a “rough fix”.
Jack and Sasha, who are both 25, have as of late experienced a difficult stretch in their relationship however are currently “in the groove again”.
Jack Grealish Girlfriend
Jack Grealish is dating Sasha Attwood, a 25-year-old model.
She was reportedly scouted by a modelling agency when she was shopping in Birmingham at just 13-years-old.
Now, she is represented by Industry Model Management and recently revealed on Instagram that she was doing a job with House of Fraser.
On Instagram, she goes by the name @sasha_rebecca and has 10,000 followers.
Is Jack Grealish Married?
No, Jack Grealish is not married yet, but he is in a serious relationship with his lover.