Faf Du Plessis Net Worth, Wiki, Height, Age, Biography, Career & More

Faf Du Plessis Biography/ Wiki

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Faf Du Plessis

Faf Du Plessis Wiki/ Biography

Born on 13 July 1984, Francios du Plessis plays for the National South African team. Currently, Faf du Plessis is the captain of the South African team. Faf du Plessis net worth in 2019 is $3 million.

Other basic facts

  • Age (as in 2019): 34 years
  • Hometown: ‎Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
  • Zodiac sign/ Sun sign: Cancer
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Body Measurements: chest – 42 inches; Waist – 32 inches; Biceps – 14 inches
  • Height: 178 cm or 5′ 10″ inches or 1.78 m
  • Weight: almost 78 kgs or 172 lbs
  • Nickname: Faf, The Marathon Man
  • Jersey Number: 18
  • International Debut: ODI debut – 18 January 2011 v India; Test debut – 23 November 2012 v Australia; T20 debut – 8 September 2012 v England
  • Net Worth(Approx): $3 million
  • Salary: NA


Faf du Plessis was born and raised in Pretoria, Transvaal province. He went to the same school as his fellow cricketers AB de Villiers, Jacques Rudolph and Heino Kuhn who later played together in the Titans team. This school is called Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool, translated; Afrikaans High School for Boys. This was a local public school in his hometown. Du Plessis also attended university and graduated from the University of Pretoria.


Du Plessis’ father was also a sportsman, but he was a player of rugby and played for the Northern Transvaal as the center position. His second cousin was also a Namibian rugby player whose name is Marcel du Plessis. He also has a sister named Rhemi who is in engagement with his fellow player, Hardus Viljoen who is also an international player for the South African team.

Faf Du Plessis Career

Early Career

Du Plessis early career started at a domestic level. He was recognized for his excellent performances in the local leagues called Nottinghamshire league. He also played for the Todmorden in the Lancashire league. His performances in the local league matches earned him a contract of six months with the Lancashire in the 2008 session. The Chennai Super Kings bought him in the Indian Premier League for about US$120,000.

International Career

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Faf Du Plessis international career started around the year of 2011. In his debut, he played excellently against India in a One Day International by scoring 60 runs. For his test debut, he played against Australia in 2012 where he was selected in place for the injured South African player JP Duminy. He scored an unbeatable 188 runs and won the award of Man of the match. In the next test match, he scored 78 runs and showed a great partnership which eventually made South Africa win the match. After making South Africa win against Australia, he was named a captain for his T20 team in December. In the next test match, he scored 134 runs against India. He scored his first maiden century in an ODI in 2014 while playing against Australia. His and AB de Villiers partnership became the highest of 204 runs against Australia.

In the year of 2016 to 2017, he made some records and was even named as captain for South Africa in all the three formats. He was also selected as captain of the World XI team for Pakistan in three matches of the T20I series.

Faf Du Plessis Net Worth

Faf du Plessis net worth is estimated to be approximately $3 million.

House/ Cars

There is not much information about Du Plessis’ house and other assets. It is only known that he resides in his hometown Pretoria, Transvaal Province.

Faf Du Plessis Wife

Faf du Plessis is married to Imari Visser who had been his longtime girlfriend. The couple got married in November 2013. The marriage took place at Kleine Zalze near Cape Town. They had a baby girl in 2017 and named her Amelie du Plessis.

Some Interesting and Unknown Facts about Faf Du Plessis

  • Faf du Plessis, because of his father and cousin being rugby players, also wanted a career as a rugby player. His father used to encourage him to play rugby on an official level.
  • In 2013, he was fined after he was found tampering with the ball in a match against Pakistan. He had to pay fifty percent of the match’s earning as a fine. It was caught on camera that he rubbed the ball on the zip of his trousers to make the nature of the ball easy to handle.
  • He studied at Affies (Afrikaans High School for Boys) alongside AB de Villiers. Later, they have even played for the same age group teams.
  • Faf du Plessis has shown his patriotism by preferring his country’s team over England. At the age of 21, he refused the offer he was given to play for Nottinghamshire as a Kolpak. The deal also included an offer that he could play for England’s national team, but he said that his dream was to play for South Africa.
  • Faf du Plessis is ranked fourth on the list of highest scoring South African players on their debut. On top of the list is Andrew Hudson, followed by Jacques Rudolph and Alviro Petersen.
  • Du Plessis is mainly the batsman for his national team but also performs excellently in bowling.
  • He wanted to study sports science in college but instead, focused on his cricketing practice.
  • Du Plessis was accused of tampering the ball once again in 2016 during a match against Australia. He was seen putting a mint on one side of the ball in order to make it sticky from that side. However, he denied any such doing and his other teammates also defended him, saying that the news was stupid and ridiculous.
  • Faf du Plessis has also been featured in a music video for a duet song by AB de Villiers and Ampie du Preez. The song is called “Maak Jou Drome Waar.”
  • Faf du Plessis holds the record of being the second player to have scored centuries in all the three formats of cricket.
  • He is also the first cricketer to have scored a century in a day and night test matches while playing as a captain for the national team of South Africa.
  • Along with Du Plessis’ amazing batting skills and scoring records, he is a crafty leg spinner as well. He has played as a bowler for South Africa and been able to take five wickets in one match alone. He has taken five wickets in one match twice. Du Plessis has taken over fifty wickets in one T20I series.
  • His nicknames are Faf, but due to his splendid batting and bowling skills, he is also called The Marathon Man.