Faf de Klerk is a professional rugby player for the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup 2023. He was a crucial player when his team played the World Cup in 2019 against Japan. He is the star and famous player of his club, Sale Sharks as well. In the 2023 World Cup of Rugby, his team went to the final and prepared themselves to become the second-time champion of the game.
Faf de Klerk Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Girlfriend
Faf de Klerk was born on 19th October 1991 in Nelspruit. He always had a passion for the game of rugby from childhood. He used to playat Hoërskool Waterkloof in Pretoria. In Pretoria, he alternated between playing fly-half and scrum-half.
In the year 2007 he joined the Blue Bulls youth system and played for several years and then in 2014, he made his senior debut. He played for the Pumas in the oldest domestic competition, the Currie Cup. In the 2017–18 campaign, Faf de Klerk got 3 three-year deal with Sale Sharks in the English Premier League.
In December 2018, the club said de Klerk had agreed a contract extension until 2023. He has played 54 tests for the Springboks. He scored nine tries. Everyone was impressed by his skill, speed, and vision.
He has formed a terrific partnership with fly-half Hundre Pollard, who is also a team-mate at Sale Sharks. As friends, they have reached two finals in 2019 and 2023 and achieved a lot of memories.
Faf de Klerk showed great skill in Super Rugby, earning a spot in the Springbok squad for the 2016 Ireland series. He made his test debut as the starting scrum-half in the first game at Newlands Stadium. Despite Ireland winning the first test, the Springboks fought back to claim the series with wins in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Upon joining Sale Sharks in 2017, De Klerk couldn’t play for the Springboks as he had under 30 caps. But in 2018, Rassie Erasmus, the new Springbok coach, brought him back for the England series after the selection criteria changed. De Klerk played a crucial role in South Africa’s 2019 Rugby Championship victory and was selected for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
He earned the Player of the Match in the quarter-final against Japan. He was a key player throughout, starting in important matches and scoring a try in the quarter-final win. In the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final against England, De Klerk played as the starting scrum-half. South Africa emerged victorious, securing their third Webb Ellis Cup with a 32−12 win.
Faf de Klerk Biography
|Real Name||Francois de Klerk|
|Birth Date||19 October 1991|
|Age (as of 2023)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Mbombela, South Africa|
|Profession||Rugby Union Player|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 88 kg – in Pounds – 194 lbs|
|Mother||Corrie de Klerk|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Mine De Klerk|
De Klerk is married to Miné van Niekerk. He met her in 2015 and they were together for a couple of years before getting married in 2022. Miné van Niekerk is a pharmacist. The couple stays in Postmasburg in the Northern Cape. They love traveling together and sharing pictures together.
Faf de Klerk is there on social media accounts like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram he has around 423k followers, He shares pictures of his games with his wife. On his Twitter account, he has around 44.4k followers
Faf De Klerk Net Worth
Faf’s net worth is $2 million which he earned from his rugby career. Thanks to his flourishing rugby career especially his talent, he earns an average of $500000 from rugby annually.