|Birth Name:||Craig Foster|
|Birth Place:||Lismore, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height:||5Feet 11 Inch (1.8 m )|
|Date of Birth:||15/04/1969|
|Age:||49 years old|
An Australian retired football player Craig Foster is the Chief Football Analyst/ World News Australia at SBS Television. Foster is the head coach of the Football NSW. The FNSW is the governing body of soccer in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Foster is a member of several Australian Government Committees including Australian Cruyff Institute Ambassador, Chief Executive and Life Member of the Australian Professional Footballers Association and Australia’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Judge. In addition, he was the world’s best men’s player from 2010 to 2015.
Craig Foster was born on 15 April 1969 in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia to father Kevin Foster and mother Deanne Foster.
His father was a professional athlete established as the regional representative cricket player, a state tennis player and an Australian champion sprinter. Later, Kevin worked as the teacher followed by the mechanic.
Foster grew up in Lismore, northern NSW with siblings Paul Foster (older brother) and Steve Foster (younger brother). Both of the brothers are more intelligent than Foster and had played in the National Football League in Australia. Craig attended Kadina High School in his early life.
Growing up in an athletic family, Craig along with his brother including his father played for a charity football match in the early age. Finally, three of them footmark a distinct image in the sports and remained as the professional player.
At the age of 4, Foster has a keen interest in football and eventually joined the Goonellabah Soccer Club at the age of six. Gradually he played for Australia on 29 occasions being connected with National Soccer League Clubs Adelaide City following Marconi Fairfield, English side and Portsmouth.
During the time, he served as the National Soccer Captain and showed great leadership as skipper of the National Soccer League side, Northern Spirit FC, club captain at the Crystal Palace Crystal Palace FC in the UK.
As a player, the most painful, hurtful game was the MCG at the World Cup qualifier versus Iran in 1997. That was the game where Australia had missed the 1998 World Cup qualification drawing 2-2 despite leading 2-0 close to the full-time.
Earlier, when he was 26, he also had played for Australia against Ghana in Durban, South Africa. The time, he had his shirt signed by all team which he had wrapped and delivered to his dad. Behind the successful career, he believes there is a great effort of his father and his older brother Paul.
After the retirement in 2002, he established himself as the former Socceroo and commentator of the SBS television.Reviewing his facebook profile, we could see Foster is also promoting the game in his hometown Lismore.
Currently, the youth have been getting back into some Small-Sided Games and Fustal as per the guidance of Craig Foster including Caltex Socceroos, Westfield Matildas.
According to the PayScale, the average pay for television presenter is estimated to be AU$80,000 per year. So we can assume Foster, as a chief analyst at the SBS segment, is earning not less than five figures and Craig Foster’s net worth is quite impressive.
In addition, he is also a former Socceroo and the average earning of the Socceroo is estimated to be around AU$100,000. So, a career as Socceroo possibly might be adding a reasonable sum to Craig Foster’s net worth.
On November 2, 2016, Foster has signed with Saint John Riptide. However, he left the international transaction with the team on February 4, 2017.
Reviewing Foster’s Instagram, we can see Craig has an Audi RS 5 car which worth $186,000 in Australia as of 2018.
In addition, he a black Audi Q5 which costs $41,500, Audi Q2 which ranges from $41,100.
Craig married his girlfriend Lara Foster. The soulmate has two daughters and one son named Charlie Foster, Jamme Foster and Jake Foster.
Image Source: Daily Telegraph
Craig Foster with his wife Lara Foster and children Charlie, Jamme and Jake Foster
Craig is a retired football player, who has won many awards in his career. While playing from Australia in 1997, he was awarded Best Runner-up in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Craig and his team was also the winner of OFC Nation Cup in between 1996-2000.
Craig has a height of 5Feet 11 Inch (1.8 m ) and body weight 150 lbs. He is an Australian native and Aries is his birth sign. He has white hair and brown eyes.
In 2016, he was trolled and criticized on several social sites for brushing his hand across eight years old girls chest during the national anthem. Later he re-tweeted answering to the reviews.
Shame my 16 yo girl and 18yo son couldn’t be there as well. I certainly would have hugged them very close too. Special for a father
— Craig Foster (@Craig_Foster) January 7, 2016
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