Former Essendon captain Brendon Goddard selling Brighton East home with $2m+ price hopes

Ex-footy star Brendon Goddard’s home is going under the hammer on this weekend.

Former Essendon Football Club captain Brendon Goddard has kicked his Brighton East home to market.

The AFL defender and midfielder began his career at St Kilda Football club in 2003 through to 2012, before signing for the Bombers in free agency.

After hanging up the boots six years ago and now a development coach for the Saint’s, the 38-year old is selling his four-bedroom home at with a $2m-$2.1m price tag.

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Sitting on a spacious 588sq m block, the weatherboard abode has timber floors throughout and a landscaped frontage with tall fences that provide plenty of privacy.

In the kitchen, there are stone benchtops and a large island overlooking the expansive open-plan living and dining areas.

Bi-fold doors open out to the deck, patio and basketball court.

The open plan living and dining areas.

The main bedroom offers a walk-in wardrobe and fully-tiled ensuite with two sinks, and the other three bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes as well.

There are also a double carport, auto-entry gate, ducted heating, an alarm system and split system airconditioning throughout the home.

Property records show Goddard purchased the abode in 2010 for $1.2m, and listed it for rent in January 2013.

Buxton Bentleigh director Chris Hassall said the home was in one of the most-popular pockets of Brighton East which was a “big selling point”.

“It’s been beautifully renovated for any family that’s wanting to just move in,” Mr Hassall said.

“The highlight for me is as soon as anyone comes in, particularly parents, it’s like a kids’ playground.”

The main bedroom with an open fireplace.

He said the residence had a half-basketball court, swing sets, a trampoline and was completely secure and private.

“The 20m frontage lends itself to future opportunities,” Mr Hassall said.

He added that everything was selling at the moment, but classified the market as even between buyers and sellers.

“It’s a fairer market for buyers; snap up the opportunities because they come and go quickly,” he said.

2010 Grand Final. DRAW. DRAWN GAME. Collingwood v St Kilda. MCG. Brendon Goddard flies high and marks during the last quarter.

2010 Grand Final drawn between Collingwood and St Kilda. Goddard’s mark in the last quarter at the MCG.

Goddard was an integral player in both the 2009 and 2010 AFL Grand Finals against Geelong and then Collingwood, with his performance in the latter nearly resulting in being awarded the Norm Smith Medal, but ultimately placing second to teammate Lenny Hayes.

Goddard left the Saints and signed a four-year contract with the Bombers around the time of the team’s supplements saga.

At the end of his first season at Essendon, he won his first best-and-fairest award, and was named captain of the side in 2016, before deciding to retire in 2018.

His Brighton East home is going to auction on Saturday at 12:30pm.

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