DOB: 25 November 1999
Debut: Round 5, 2018 vs Essendon at Docklands
From: GWS Giants Academy/Albury/Murray Bushrangers, selection #29, 2016 National Draft
Number: 9 (2018-)
Premiership player - 2021
Mark of the Year nomination - Round 11, 2022
Games: 83* (to end 2022)
Small forward/midfielder and son of former North Melbourne player Paul Spargo. Previously in the Greater Western Sydney academy zone before it was realigned.
His grandfather Bob played 80 games for Footscray, and his great grandfather, also named Bob played two games with Melbourne in 1942. His great uncle was former Footscray player Ricky Spargo.
Played 14 games in his debut season, including the club's three finals. Had a disappointing 2019, going goalless until Round 10 and only kicking two for the season. By the end of the year he found himself in defence, before turning to the forward lin in 2020. He struggled to find a place in the first half of the season, playing in Round 1, then not again until Round 11. During this time he was suspended for breaching the league's COVID-19 protocols.
Once he broke back in the side Spargo played seven of the last eight games, and he carried his form in 2021. He played every game for the seaosn, kicking a career high number of goals, and playing in a premiership.
In May 2022 he signed a three year contract extension to remain at the club through 2025. He played every game for the season.
|Round 12, 2020||Dangerous tackle||$1000 fine|
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