Essendon legend James Hird has had his car stolen in a home invasion overnight.
The invaders broke into his home in inner Melbourne last night and stole his Audi Q7 station wagon.
The whole Hird family was at home at the time, but were not injured or disturbed.
"We were all upstairs sleeping, it was a bit scary," Hird told Channel 9.
"Not ideal...but luckily no one was hurt."
Investigators are now searching the for the car.