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Craig Foster

Facts of Craig Foster

Date of Birth: 1969 , April-15
Birth Nation: Andorra
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Craig Foster
Birth Name Craig Andrew Foster
Father Kevin Foster
Mother Deanne Foster
Nationality Australian
Birth Place/City Lismore, New South Wales
Ethnicity Australian
Profession Sports Analyst, Retired Footballer
Working For SBS
Net Worth $6 million
Famous for Football
Married Yes
Married to Lara Foster
Children 3
Education Johan Cruyff Institue
Awards OFC Nations Cup: Top scorer, Australia National Association Football team captain
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter

Quick Timeline of Craig Foster

1969 Born in Australia.
1988 Debut with Sydney Croatia.
1997 Moved to England
2004 Retired from Football
2018 Current Networth

Detail Timeline of Craig Foster

April 15 , 1969

Born in Australia.

Craig Foster was born on 15th April 1969 in Australia. He was born in Lismore, New South Wales and grew up along with his siblings. He holds Australian Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 


Debut with Sydney Croatia.

Craig used to play football as a midfielder during his high school. He debuted in football with Sydney Croatia in the year 1988 but unfortunately, they lose the match.


Moved to England

At the age of 28, Craig Foster moved to England linking up with Terry Venables which was previously known as Portsmouth. Then after he moved to Crystal Palace as a Free agent.  


Retired from Football

After playing football for a long time, Craig announced his retirement. He became the chief soccer analyst for the SBS Show, The World Games and also commentary in the World Cup 2005 during the match against Uruguay.  


Current Networth

Foster had played several matches through which he earned the good sum of money. From the different sources, it is estimated that his current Net worth is around $6 Million by which he finances his living.              


Early Life

Foster was born on April 15, 1969, in Lismore, New South Wales and grew up along with his siblings. Foster completed his education from Kadina High School where he used to play in the school team.  In 1988, Foster began playing professional soccer with Sydney Croatia.

Club Career

After playing a single season with Sydney Croatia, Foster made a move to a Victorian club Sunshine George Cross. He also played football for Emest Borel in Hong Kong before returning to Adelaide City and Marconi Stallions in the National Soccer League. 

Furthermore, Foster played football for Northern Spirit in Australia until his retirement in 2003. During his career, Craig won 29 caps with the Australian national football team where he successfully scored 9 goals. He also represented the under-16 Australian team during FIFA U-17 World Championship which was held in China.  

During his professional career, Foster won FIFA Confederation Cup, OFC Nations Cup, Hong Kong First Division League: Team of the Season, OFC Nations Cup: Top scorer, Australia National Association Football team captain, and much more. 

International Career

With Australia's national team, he has won 29 caps and scored 9 goals. He has also represented under-16 Australian team at the 1985 FIFA U-16 World Championship. 


Foster retired from professional football in 2003. After being retired from the professional football, Craig Foster become the chief soccer analyst for the SBS Show, The World Game. Foster is remembered for his commentary in the World Cup Qualifier game between Australia and Uruguay in November 2005. 

The retired professional football player was called up in 2007 by the Australian representative to judge the Ballon d'Or, the highest award received by any individual footballer. During 2007, the Brazilian footballer Kaka, who retired at the age of 35,  won the Ballon d'Or, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Didier Drogba were among the top four.

Personal Life

Craig Foster is a married man. He is married to his girlfriend, Lara Foster. The couple is parents to a single child, daughter Charlie Foster.

Alike a number of other footballers including; David Beckham, Neymar Jr, Foster is also a tattoo lover.

Net Worth

Foster, after retirement, worked as a coach and commentator too, through which he earned a good amount of salary as well. It is estimated that his current net worth is around $6 million by which he finances his living. 

The athlete owns an Audi RS 5 car worth around $186K and Audi Q5 which costs more than $40K in the Australian Market.