Glen Jakovich

Glen Jakovich

Infobox afl player | firstname = Glen
lastname = Jakovich

birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1973|3|24
birthplace =
originalteam = South Fremantle Football Club (WAFL)
heightweight = 193cm / 100kg
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
debutdate = Round 12, 9 June 1991
debutteam = West Coast
debutopponent = Brisbane Bears
debutstadium = Carrara Stadium
playingteams = West Coast Eagles (1991-2004)

276 games, 60 goals
coach = notcoach
coachingteams =
statsend = 2004
careerhighlights =

*Premiership Player 1992, 1994
*All-Australian 1994, 1995
*West Coast Eagles Best and Fairest 1993, 1994, 1995 2000
*AFL Hall of Fame Inductee 2008

Glen Jakovich (born 24 March 1973) is a former Australian rules footballer for the West Coast Eagles.

Glen was recruited from South Fremantle in Western Australia and debuted in 1991 and played most of his career at the Centre Half Back position; selected in that position in the All Australian team of 1994 and 1995.

Glen was notable for his duels with rival Centre Half Forward, Kangaroos Football Club's Wayne Carey. Carey was considered to be one of the best of all time, and the contests between these two were highly anticipated events on the football calendar.

After undergoing a knee reconstruction in 1996 he was unable to recapture his superlative form of the previous three years. Although still able to win his club's best and fairest award in 2000, he was not the imposing player of the past; who at his peak was rated by many as one of the very best players in the competition.

His brother Allen Jakovich was a full-forward for the Melbourne Football Club. During their career, the two brothers lined up against each other on more than one occasion.

Much taller than his brother at 193 cm, but at 100 kg, both brothers were similarly large in stature.

Glen Jakovich retired from football in 2004.

Jakovich now is an Expert Commentator on Fox Sports and 882 6PR.

In 2008 he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame.

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