Collingwood premiership player Jordan De Goey is mourning the loss of his grandmother Elisabeth, who has died following a long battle with cancer.
Elisabeth attended the AFL grand final in September in the knowledge that it would be her last game.
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Wheeled into the victorious rooms in a wheelchair, De Goey put his medallion around her neck while she also briefly held the cup.
The 27-year-old on Wednesday shared that Elisabeth had died, paying a touching tribute with a photo of their premiership embrace.
“I’ll cherish this moment forever!” De Goey wrote.
His grandmother even bit the medallion during the special celebrations.
“She’s the best,” De Goey laughed.
De Goey pays tribute to his grandmother. Credit: Instagram
De Goey kicked two goals in the grand final, including the major that snatched back the lead from Brisbane in the dying stages.
He dedicated the win to Elisabeth and said celebrating with his family — parents Roger and Lee were among the family in the rooms with him — was the highlight of his life.
“Unfortunately, she has terminal cancer, so this will be the last game for her,” he said after the grand final.
“That means the world to me to have her here.”
The Pies star turned his career around after leaving himself open to being sacked following numerous off-field incidents in 2022.
De Goey celebrating his team’s premiership victory. Credit: Getty Images
He also flirted with leaving Collingwood when St Kilda came calling with a lucrative offer.
But De Goey stuck with the Pies on a five-year deal that kicked off with the best season of his career and a flag.
“The less you’re in the news, the better in my opinion,” he said in October.
“I feel for (other players) but in my career at the moment, I’m really happy at the Pies and happy I’ve got another four years to go.”