Ben McKay is a professional Australian rules footballer who currently represents the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He was chosen by North Melbourne as their first pick and the twenty-first overall selection in the 2015 national draft.
Height-6 ft 8 in
Born-24 December 1997
Profession-Australian rules footballer
Debut-Round 23, 2017, North Melbourne vs. Brisbane Lions, at the Gabba
Draft-No. 21, 2015 national draft
Born on December 24, 1997, Ben McKay, whose parents’ details remain undisclosed due to his private nature, is the identical twin brother of Carlton’s Harry McKay.
It’s possible that Ben McKay is currently not in a relationship and has not been engaged in the past.
He made his debut during the fifty-one point victory against the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba in round twenty-three of the 2017 season. In February 2019, Ben extended his contract for two years, committing to the Kangaroos until at least the end of 2021.
After taking time to develop, Ben McKay found consistency at the AFL level, participating in 11 games in the backline during the 2020 season. Known for his excellent contested marking skills and ability to perform well under pressure, McKay maintained his form into 2021.
In October 2023, McKay made a move to Essendon as a Restricted Free Agent.
Net Worth 2023
Ben McKay’s net worth amounts to $1.7 million.
Ben McKay’s Latest News
Roos Compensation Pick Confirmed as Big Ben Becomes a Bomber
On Tuesday, it was officially announced that McKay has made the move to Essendon, signing a six-year contract after spending eight years at North Melbourne. As part of the deal, the Kangaroos will receive pick 3 as compensation. This leaves them with picks two, three, 15, and 21 in this year’s draft, along with several selections in next year’s draft, thanks to the assistance package they received from the AFL.
The Kangaroos are expected to propose a deal for Gold Coast’s first-round pick, pick 11, and are also eyeing West Coast’s No.1 pick. AFL’s new leader, Andrew Dillon, supports the compensation pick and has upheld the system that has been in effect since the introduction of free agency in 2012.
The compensation formula is based on Ben’s age and also what his guaranteed payments are underneath that,” Dillon said at the National Inclusion Carnival in Brisbane.
“It’s a clear formula and whatever the formula decides is what the answer is, and we’ll be comfortable with that.
“At the moment, the compensation will stay and that’s part of the agreement that we’ve got with the Players Association.
The Eagles are willing to trade their top selection, possibly in exchange for multiple high-end picks, as part of a strategy to jumpstart their rebuilding process.