Zach Merrett is a professional Australian rules footballer who has a net worth of $1.5 million. He currently serves as a midfielder for the AFL team Essendon Football Club. This article contains detail on Merrett’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, age, and all other related details.

About Zach Merrett

From a young age, Merrett participated in Cobden’s Auskick program. During his junior career, he played for the Cobden Football Club. Later he partook and was picked overall no 26 and 2nd by Essendon in the 2013 National AFL draft.

During the 2014 AFL season, Merrett made his debut against North Melbourne. Replacing Martin Gleeson as a substitute, he made his professional journey debut. Throughout the season, he collected three tackles and two goals in a round 11 win against Richmond. This earned him a nomination for the 2014 AFL Rising Star.

In 2015, Zach Merrett was picked in the midfield. Unfortunately, he missed most of the season due to a major stress fracture in his foot. The following year, he became the third youngest match day captain in Essendon history during round 21. With his leadership, Essendon won the match with six-point ahead of the Suns.

Throughout the 2017 season, Merrett served as the vice-captain for his team and had an amazing year. His breakout performance listed him as the first selection for the All-Australian team that year. In the following two years, his performance was below average. Especially his ankle injury pushed him back through the first half of 2019. But he made a quick comeback later season.

Merrett’s most successful year to date was the 2020 and 2021 seasons so far. He had 26.3 disposals and 4.3 marks per game in 2020. Champions Data evaluated the statistic as exceptional. This advanced him to second place in the Crichton Medal. In 2021, he won the WS Crichton medal and was again listed on the All-Australian Team. Currently, he is sharing the 14th placement with 5 other players in the 2022 Brownlow Medal leaderboard with 12 votes.

Zach Merrett’s Net Worth

Merrett’s net worth is $1.5 million in 2023. He earns around $750,000 – $850,000 per season, from Essendon football club. He earns a good portion of his annual income from endorsement deals. Last year, he signed a six-year contract extension with his current club.

Merrett’s Endorsements

Merrett’s successful career earned him a good amount of endorsement deals. The player currently holds 2 official AFL sponsors. This season, his gold sponsor is McPherson Window Cleaning, and his bronze sponsor is CT Solutions Australia. Additionally, he is affiliated with Under Armour through his club Essendon.

Quick Facts

Full Name Zachary Merrett
Nickname Zach Merrett
Club Essendon Football Club
Position Midfielder
Date of Birth 3 October 1995
Age 26
Place of Birth Cobden, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Draft 2013 National AFL Draft
Debut 2014
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Net Worth $2 million
Marital Status Unmarried
Father’s Name Greg Merrett
Mother’s Name Cathy Merrett
Salary $750,000 – $850,000
Twitter Handle @zachmerrett07
Instagram Handle n/a

Merrett’s Wife

Merrett is currently in a relationship with Alexandra Bourne. The pair is often seen participating in various AFL-related parties together. But the AFL star is very secretive about disclosing his personal life and family member-related details.

Zach Merrett and Alexandra

His Age

Merrett was born on 3 October 1995. He was raised by his parents, Greg and Cathy Merrett, in Cobden, Victoria. At present, the player is 26 years old.

His Height and Weight

The AFL star has a height of 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) and weighs 83 kg (183 lb). He currently serves as a midfielder in the AFL club Essendon football.

Zach Merrett’s Stats

Career Achievements

Achievements Year
W.S. Crichton Medal 2016, 2019, 2021
All-Australian team 2017, 2021
22under22 team 2016, 2017, 2018
AFL Rising Star nominee 2014

AFL Career Stats: 2022 YTD

Season Team No. Games Goals Marks Tackles Votes
2014 Essendon 27 20 11 67 79 0
2015 Essendon 7 17 4 60 98 1
2016 Essendon 7 22 7 110 136 19
2017 Essendon 7 22 9 95 122 15
2018 Essendon 7 22 5 69 132 10
2019 Essendon 7 23 8 90 124 16
2020 Essendon 7 16 2 69 55 13
2021 Essendon 7 23 4 97 112 20
2022 Essendon 7 16 6 69 72  
Career 181 56 726 930 94

Club Champion: Highlights of Zach Merrett’s 2021 Season | AFL

FAQ about Zach Merrett

What is Zach Merrett’s net worth in 2023?

Merrett’s net worth is $1.5 million in 2023.

How old is Merrett?

The AFL star is 26 years old.

How tall is Merrett?

He is 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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