Jack Grealish led Manchester City’s title celebrations, but there’s so much more to his personality than just being the club’s wild card.
The Birmingham-born star won his maiden Premier League title at the weekend, and the joy felt at the £100m signing was evident.
Last summer, the 26-year-old took the risk of leaving his boyhood club Aston Villa for Man City, signing a six-year contract, which saw him become the most expensive English footballer of all. weather.
Grealish hasn’t quite had the impact at the Etihad he would have hoped, with him seeing a drop in Premier League goals (6-3), in part due to City’s style of play.
However, the England international has always proven himself to be one of the best midfielders in the country, thanks to his blistering pace and fascinating dribbling skills.
Besides his flair, Grealish is also loved for his personality – fans see him as one of them.
With his rolled up 80s shorts, his socks down and his loose hair, the City star has won the hearts of the nation since his rise to Villa and appearance at Euro 2020.
The midfielder brought smiles to millions of faces with his hilarious appearances on England’s YouTube channel and even received a warm welcome from the crowd when he was featured during the tournament.
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It’s easy to think there can’t be much more to the midfielder’s already bubbly personality.
But there’s another side to Grealish that you might not see often.
As you peel back the City star’s layers, there’s one ordinary family man who truly wears his heart on his sleeve – as revealed in his interview with The Face following his Gucci deal.
“I think family is one of the most important things in life,” Grealish said.
“I can’t really explain to you how close I am to my family.”
Between being busy with football and advancing in deals with big fashion brands, the star still prioritizes his relationship with his family – despite living two hours away from home.
And it’s fair to say that the star has a special bond with her siblings and parents.
The family tragically lost one child, Keelan, in 2000 to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The City star still visits his grave regularly and has honored him on several occasions throughout his career.
Grealish’s younger sister, Hollie, has cerebral palsy and is often in and out of the hospital.
The star has always made his love for his sister clear, throwing her a surprise party and inviting his favorite soap opera actor, Coronation Street star Andy Whyment, who plays Kirk, to attend.
Following England’s victory over the Czech Republic at Euro 2020, Grealish’s love for his family shone through.
“My mum texted me straight after the game. I think she was a little emotional and all that,” he said.
“My little brother died when I was young, and my other little sister has cerebral palsy. She, you know, is like my best friend. I talk to him all the time.
He continued: “She [my sister] lives with my mom forever, so my mom was still taking care of the kids, while my dad took me and my brother to Villa Park on a Saturday.
“He drove me wherever I was and wherever I played. Not everyone’s parents did that. He is so proud of me and he does not hesitate to say it.
Grealish’s father, Kevan, was instrumental in the England star falling in love with football.
As well as driving the England star around the country during his youth with Aston Villa, Kevan took Jack and his siblings to Villa Park, buying them season tickets.
“What he would like is that at the end of each season the first team would donate their match balls,” Kevan told the Birmingham Mail last summer.
“And Jack had one and was absolutely fascinated by it, taking it everywhere. It was his ball.
Inevitably, the family’s struggles made them incredibly tight-knit.
But the personal struggles faced by Grealish led him to be much more than a star footballer and party goer.
He is also a man with a heart of pure gold.