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Chris Scott is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League (AFL) best known for being a dual premiership player with the Brisbane Lions in addition to a premiership coach at Geelong in 2011. He attended St Kevin’s College, Toorak, Melbourne. He has been the coach of the Geelong Football Club since 2011.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Occupation||Former rules footballer, Coach|
Christopher Michael Scott was born on May 3, 1976 (age 46 years) in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the son of Australian parents Lynne Scott and Colin Scott. He was picked by the Brisbane Bears in the 1993 AFL Draft with the 12th draft pick and moved to Queensland while still studying at St Kevin’s College. He studied at Brisbane Boys’ College during his first years as an AFL player.
Scott made his AFL debut in 1994 with the Brisbane Bears, taking out the Norwich Rising Star award. Scott became one of the AFL’s toughest defensive players, using his strength to outmuscle opposing forwards. Along with his brother Brad, they were nicknamed the Kray brothers by some fans for their forceful and ruthless styles of play.
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During Brisbane’s three-peat era Chris Scott was part of a powerful backline also containing Mal Michael, Chris Johnson and Justin Leppitsch. He caused controversy in round 1 of 2005 when Scott, along with Mal Michael, crashed into St Kilda’s Nick Riewoldt after Riewoldt chose to stay on the ground with a broken collarbone. In the same game, Scott also had several teeth knocked out after receiving a back-handed fist from opponent Aaron Hamill.
After participating in two premiership sides, Scott’s later career was plagued with injuries, but his occasional appearances showed his experience and skill. Brisbane’s round 22 matches against Geelong on September 1, 2007, became his last after announcing his retirement.
Chris Scott joined Fremantle Football Club in 2008 as an assistant coach under senior coach Mark Harvey. In 2010, Scott was a frontrunner for the Port Adelaide Football Club senior coaching position to replace the sacked Mark Williams but ultimately fell short and caretaker senior coach and former Port captain, Matthew Primus, was chosen by the selection committee to be the club’s senior coach.
The media speculated that Scott was considered the second-best applicant by the selection committee. On 18 October 2010, it was officially announced by the Geelong Football Club that Chris Scott would be their new senior coach, following Mark Thompson’s resignation at the end of the 2010 season.
Chris Scott had a brilliant start to his AFL coaching career, with Geelong winning its first thirteen matches of the 2011 season. His thirteen wins in succession was the best start to a coaching career in almost 80 years. But this streak was broken in round 15, when the Cats went down to Essendon by four points.
Scott coached Geelong to its third Grand Final in five years and became the first senior coach since Malcolm Blight in 1997 to win a premiership as a first-year club senior coach when Geelong under Scott defeated Collingwood in 2011 AFL Grand Final by 38 points. He is also the youngest premiership coach since Alex Jesaulenko in 1979 to win a Grand Final.
In August 2014, Scott signed a two-year contract extension extending his tenure as senior coach of Geelong until the end of 2017. In August 2018, Scott then signed a four-year contract extension extending his tenure as senior coach of Geelong until the end of 2022.
Chris Scott is married to Sarah Scott, they had their wedding in Victoria. His wife was born in Adelaide and is a private person and they have kids together. Their daughter Leila Scott was born in 2014. Chris stands at an appealing height of 1.82m and has a good body weight of 90kg which suits his personality. As of mid-2022, Chris Scott and his wife Sarah Scott are still married and living a happy life with their daughter.
Chris Scott net worth
How much is Chris Scott worth? Chris Scott net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former rules footballer and coach. Chris Scott’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $1 million annually. His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential rules football coaches in Australia.