Faf de Klerk
François de Klerk, professionally called Faf de Klerk is a famous South African rugby player. He is also one of South Africa’s most influential athletes. He is known to be energetic and quick in the field. He is often called Faf de Klerk Giant Slayer because of his playing skills on the field.
Early Life / Education / Family:
Francois de Klerk aka Faf de Klerk was born in Nelspruit, South Africa on October 19, 1991. Faf de Klerk showed an interest in Rugby at a very young age. Faf attended Laerstkool Bergland in Pretoria where he was an active member of the Rugby team. There, his skills were adequately nurtured. He was known to be fearless in the game at the time, and became quite popular in the scrumhalf position.
Faf’s skills were further nurtured in high school as his love for the sport grew bigger. Coaches often switched him between the scrumhalf and the flyhalf positions because he always outshone his peers. There, he developed his trademark tenacity. He was popular and known as No. 10 in high school. The kicking skills he mastered in high school have come in handy recently as it helps his control games.
In 2007, Faf joined Blue Bulls at the age of 16. He was part of the Lions team during the 2014 Super Rugby Season. In his debut game, his team won 21-20 against the Free State Cheetahs. A week later, he was named Man of the Match alongside teammate, Marnitz Boshoff for displaying excellent performances when their team beat the Stormers 34-10.
After displaying great expertise in the 2015 Suorr Rugby Season, he became part of the Heyneke Meyerd 2015 extended Springbok training squadron. He joined the Golden Lions in 2016 where he made his Springbok debut in a game against Ireland.
He signed a 3-year contract with Sale Sharks in May 2017. He became an instant star on the team. He was honoured with the Sale Sharks Player of the Year title, and was voted Fans’ Player of the Season towards the end of the 2017/2018 season. He has now signed a new contract with the Sales Sharks which will expire in 2023.
Faf de Klerk is in a romantic relationship with Miné van Niekerk. The pretty lady visited South Africa in 2017.
The accurate estimate of his net worth is not known as he has never disclosed it. In 2017, it was alleged that he signed a R21 million contract when he joined Sale Sharks. He has now signed a new contract with the team which will probably be better than the first with more money and even better terms. The new contract exists till 2021.
Faf de Klerk is very active on social media. He boasts over 288 thousand followers on Instagram alone. He is known to always post the latest developments of his career and his many adventures. He also shares photos of himself and his woman, Miné van Niekerk.