Harley Balic

Harley Balic

Harley Balic
Quick Facts About Harley Balic
Celebrated Name Harley Balic
Age 27 years old
Nick Name Balic
Birth Name Harley Balic
Birth Date 1997-01-05
Gender Male
Profession Australian rules footballer
Nationality Australian
Place of Birth Sandringham, Australia
Ethnicity mixed
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Eddie
Mother Nancy
Brother Cooper and Jesse
College Parkdale Secondary College
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status unmarried
Girlfriend Ebony
Net Worth $500 thousand
Salary $259, 651 annually
Height 6 ft 2 inches
Weight 70 Kg
Eye Color black
Hair Color Light Brown
Death Date January 9, 2022
Cause of Death homicide
Team Played Fremantle FC and Melbourne FC

Harley Balic, a late Australian rules footballer, was known for his good physical size, running speed and agility, and aerobic capacity. He was also known for his high kicking efficiency, clean hands handball, Ball-winning ability, and for his swift pace. 

How did Harley Balic die?

On January 9, 2022, Harley was found unresponsive in his room by hotel staff. Emergency responders were called, who pronounced him dead at the scene. He was only 25. A statement from Victoria Police confirmed Balic was found dead at a hotel in Highett in Melbourne's southeast, adding that his death was not being treated as suspicious.

No cause of death was immediately available but the possible reason might be his long-remained depression as he had been previously spoken about his struggles with mental health after his retirement from rules football. However, according to Victoria Police, the death was not being investigated as a possible homicide. 

Harley's girlfriend and family are ‘devastated’ after his sudden and untimely death and his former teammates, fans, and friends have not stopped themself from sharing their heartfelt condolence for him on social media sites. The AFL community is also in mourning. 

Former AFL star Harley Bennell took to social media to post a photo of himself with ex-Fremantle teammates Balic and Shane Yarran, captioning it: "Rest easy my 2 brothers." Bennell also uploaded an Instagram story, saying: "RIP my little HB... I'll always love you, little brother." A bunch of other AFL players and sports stars also paid their respects.

Who is Harley Balic?

Harley Balic was a professional Australian rules footballer, who played for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). Harley was one of the best Australian rules footballers of his generation. He was considered the most promising rookie player in the 2016 season of WAFL.

Harley Balic played for the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup and was drafted by Fremantle with their second selection and thirty-eighth overall in the 2015 national draft. In 2016, he was a member of the Peel Thunder premiership team, collecting 20 disposals in the WAFL Grand Final.

Harley Balic made his AFL debut in the sixteen-point win against the Western Bulldogs at Domain Stadium in round three of the 2017 season. After playing four games for the Dockers in 2017, he was placed on indefinite leave for "personal reasons". Later that year Balic requested a trade home to Victoria and was traded to Melbourne in October.

In August 2018 at the age of 21, Balic retired after losing passion for the game. After retirement, Harley lived a normal life roaming around the world. As of now, he's been the headline and trending news in the internet sites due to his untimely demise at the age of only 25. Harley Balic died on 9 January 2022, four days after his 25th birthday.

What nationality is Harley Balic?

Harley Balic was born on 5th January 1997 in Sandringham, a suburb of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Australia. His birth name is Harley Balic. He was an Australian citizen and belonged to mixed ethnicity. He was half Bosnian from his father's side and half Italian and German from his mother's side. His birth sign was Capricorn. 

Harley Balic was born into a well-to-do family. His father Eddie, a businessman immigrated to Australia from Europe a long time ago. The AFL star was super close to his mom Nancy who raised him with great care and love. He has two siblings and both of them are brothers named Cooper and Jesse. 

He attended the Parkdale Secondary College, a public school in the Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia. While at college, he begins playing rules football and was among the best player. He was included in the AIS AFL Academy in 2014 and made the All-Australian Under-18 team in his draft year. 

Who is Harley Balic's girlfriend?

Prior to his death, Harley Balic, 25, was in a romantic relationship with a beautiful girl named Ebony who is Australian by nationality. Ebony is in fact his longtime girlfriend. The duo had known each other since high school. Both were very fond of each other and were almost inseparable. 

After retiring from Australian rules football in August 2018, Harley begin to live together with Ebony. But within the three years of living together, Harley has already passed away. The moment and all the activities that Ebony had spent with Harley now only remain as a memory.

The love birds might have planned about their marriage and a desire to raise up their offspring too. But,  due to the untimely demise of Harley, Ebony now remains single with hundreds of her dreams broken in just a minute. We hope that she will be able to overcome this grief and would handle herself in this difficult situation. 

What is Harley Balic's net worth?

At the time of his death on January 9, 2022, the net worth of Harley Balic was around $500 thousand. Harley had managed to earn such a huge fortune through his rules football career. He used to earn around $259, 651 annually as an "A" listed rules footballer.

The 25-year talented footballer was living a moderate lifestyle in a luxurious apartment in Melbourne. He also had a family property worth a million in the suburb of Melbourne where his family resides now. The player used to drive a Hyundai i30 costing $23,420. 

How tall was Harley Balic?

Harley Balic was 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight was around 70 Kg. He had an Athletic body. As a football player, he regularly did workout and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He used to look handsome in his medium-side swept hairstyle that was light brown in color. His eye color was black. 

He used to do heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He used to arrive every morning at the Melbourne football training center for warm-ups and training while playing rules football. 

Facts About Harley Balic

  • #1He is one of the few players to get retirement at a very young age.
  • #2He was drafted with pick 38 in the 2015 national draft.
  • #3He used to go to clubs frequently.
  • #4He used to travel a lot.
  • #5He was very good at running.
  • #6He used to play as a midfielder.
  • #7He got retired at the age of 21.
  • #8He made four appearances for Fremantle FC.
  • #9He was very sensitive.
  • #10He used to surf in his leisure time.