Football is a game of aggression and strategy, and this player knows only one way to deal with opponents. Dermott Brereton is known for playing the aggressive brand of football and claimed wide success in the game.
Known as one of the greatest players to grace the sport, he is known to be a Hawthorn player as he played 12 years of competitive football with the football club and claimed a spot in Hawthorn Team of the Century.
How Much Is Dermott's Net Worth?
The aggressive player reportedly has the net worth of $10 million. He had a long playing career and played professional football for almost 14 years in Australian Football League before his career was stagnant by injuries.
The retired Australian rules football player has been listed for the inaugural season of Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!. He has been paid quite a measly sum to fend for the Australian jungle. Dermott hinted in January 2019 that in the brand new season of Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, he got massive payrolls for his presence in the show. In an interview with Herald Sun, Dermott uttered:
Three things have to line up for me. I have to find the event interesting, I have to have the correct amount of time available and it has to be worth my time financially, let’s not beat around the bush, And this time all three lined up. The challenge is wonderful and as much as it is going to be a lot of fun I would not do it if I had to do it for free.
He has got immense award and achievements in his career. He was the winner of Hawthorn's Best and Fairest award in 1985. On that same year, he was the leading goal kicker for his team. He received All-Australian status in 1985.
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Although he played for three clubs, he claimed fame with Hawthorn Football Club, where he played for ten long years. After his professional career, he was even included in the Hawthorn Team of the Century.
Two years after his retirement from professional football, he was appointed as the director of Hawthorn Football Club. However, his only notable contribution was the infamous Line in the Sand Match encounter in 2004.
He appeared in a minor role in the film Trojan Warrior which was released in 2002. He is currently working as a voice-over commentator for the AFL video game series from 2002.
Divorced With Wife, Has Two Children!
Dermott was a married man in '90s to the Sale of The Century’s star. He even fathered two children; son named Devlin and daughter Keely from his relationship with his then-wife.
However, after relishing relationship for eight years, he divorced his then-spouse. Nothing much is known about his wife as he prefers to keep information relating to his former better half under the radars.
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He mentioned in a conversation with Herald Sun in May 2010 that he spends his Christmas with his mother and kids. After celebrating, he then drops his children to his ex-wife, which suggests that his ex-spouse has the primary custody of Devlin, 18, and Keely, 23. He then revealed that he has that sense of loss when he drops his young folks to their mother.
His son Devlin was included in the rosters of Ranges’ 55-player squad as an only over-age player in May 2018. He has been offered a second opportunity at Eastern Ranges and spent the 2017 season with Sandringham Dragons. Though his pre-season during the TAC Cup games in 2017 was filled with injuries, Devlin completed playing 189 games in the brown and gold.
Multiple Dating Relationship
Apart from his low-key married life, he has been nothing short of Casanova and has dated multiple women in the past. He is currently in a relationship with Steph.
Dermott with his girlfriend Steph back in 2014 (Photo: Anthony Licuria; Supplied)
Back in 2014, he celebrated his 50th birthday with Steph and revealed that his girlfriend is just on her 30s, which makes him feel young. He also added that,
“I love snowboarding and surfing, I’ll keep doing that stuff until the doc turns around to me and says no more. I still think I’m yet to hit middle age, but I have.”
Before his relationship with Steph, he has dated actress Nicky Whelan. But their brief relationship ended without causing much stir. He reportedly started dating Nicky in 2006 after his split with his former sweetheart Urska Sabec back in early 2000.
Difficult Upbringing; Regrets Last Word With Father
Dermott was born to parents, Dermott Joseph Brereton and Jean Nancy Austin, who had Irish heritage but later migrated to Australia. So, he belongs to Irish-Australian ethnicity.
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His father, Dermott was a heroin addict and took his own life. In an interview with Daily Mail, he revealed that he had a heated argument with his dad before his death. He even told his father to took his life, which he ultimately did. He then said that he regrets his last words with his father.
Dermott was born as the youngest of three siblings. He had brothers named David and Paul. While talking to Herald Sun in 2010, he revealed that he rarely talks to David. Apart from that, his other brother, Paul committed suicide by hanging himself.
He was born as Dermott Hugh Brereton on 19 August 1964 and currently ages 54. The center back forward stands at the height of 1.86 m (6 feet and 1 inch).
His aggressive style of play plagued him with a hip injury. During his playing career, he had sustained injuries like broken ribs, broken cheekbone, and bicep pain.