Craig McRae is a former Australian rules footballer and the current senior coach of the Collingwood Football Club who was born on September 22, 1973, in South Australia.
McRae played from the team, AFL club Brisbane as the 22nd pick in the Year 1994 draft. He was the star player at that time. Craig was well-known for his determination and challenging tackling skills. He had participated in Brisbane’s in years 2001, 2002, and 2003 premierships, and announced his retirement from the game of football after the 2004 Grand Final defeat to Port Adelaide.
Meet Wife of Craig McRae: Jodie McRae
Jodie McRae is popularly known as the wife of former Australian footballer Craig McRae. The couple got married in Adelaide in the 1990s, and they had children together.
In the year 2000, Jodie gave birth to Chelsea McRae, which was the couple’s first child, daughter. His wife, Jodie, has always supported him and is a very kind and supportive woman. They have maintained their privacy and haven’t given many public many details about their personal life.
Craig and his wife are still together as of 2022, and they are enjoying a wonderful life together with their one child. In 2021 McRae uploaded a video of his baby girl on his Twitter account, and it appears that kid in the video is his own daughter.
Playing Career of McRae in Australian Rules football
Craig McRae began his first senior league career with Glenelg by playing 41 games and kicking 59 goals between 1993 and 1994. After that, he joined Brisbane at the end of the 1994 season. Possessing excellent reflexes, tremendous pace, and unswervingly accurate left foot, Craig was an ever-present for Bears in his debut season, he won the club’s best first-year player award, and also remained a key member of the Brisbane side for 10 years.
A South Australian state league and state of origin representative, he was a comparatively unsung member of Brisbane’s 2001-2-3 premiership teams, and his ability to scout packs in forwarding line, and to snap goals from almost every angle, made him an extremely valuable football player. After that he retired at the end of the 2004 season, playing 195 AFL games and kicking more than 230 goals.
Coaching career of Craig McRae
In the Year 2007, Craig McRae served as Player Development Coach with Richmond Football Club. And the 2009 AFL season, he took up a head coaching position at Richmond’s VFL affiliate club Coburg, when their former coach and fellow Richmond AFL assistant Jade Rawlings was appointed as the caretaker head coach at Richmond.
And in 2010, McRae took up the development coach position at Brisbane Lions, before joining the team Collingwood as head of development in 2011. He remained at the club for 5 seasons.
Craig returned to Richmond in the year 2016, serving as AFL assistant coach and also the head coach of the club’s reserves side in VFL. He took the side to lose the grand final in 2017, before winning the premiership in the year 2019, and in the following year, he also won the VFL’s coach of the year award and the AFL coach association’s assistant coach of the year award. In 2021, he again went to coach team Collingwood Football Club as Senior Coach.
What is the Net worth of Craig McRae as of 2022?
From different reports, we came to know that Craig McRae has a net worth of around $4 million from his past footballing career as well as his coaching career.
Most of his income comes from his career as a rules football player. As a professional player, he captured three championships with the Brisbane Lions in Years 2001, 2002, and 2003.
In 2010, Craig worked as a development coach for the Lions and after that, he joined Collingwood in 2011 and served as the team’s head of development for five years. He was honored as the VFL’s coach of the year.
In 2021, he again went to coach team Collingwood Football Club as Senior Coach. And from this Club, McRae makes more than $1.5 million a year in salary and additional career earnings.
Which Social Media Handles are preferred by Craig McRae?
The social media handles preferred by Craig McRae are Twitter and LinkedIn. He is less available on his social media as he is busy coaching his team and achieving victories. McRae uploads his photos and his player’s training photos on his Twitter handle.
Physical Status of Star Australian Rules Football Player
|Age||48 Years (2022)|
|Eye Colour||Light Blue|