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Nigel Lappin is a former professional Australian rules footballer. Lappin is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Geelong Football Club.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Occupation||Former rules player, Assistant Coach|
Nigel Lappin was born on June 21, 1976 (age 46 years). Lappin was born and raised in the locally based regional hospital at Corowa, New South Wales and grew up in Chiltern, Victoria. He was drafted to play for the Brisbane Bears in the Australian Football League in 1993, playing his first AFL game the following year.
In 1997 Nigel Lappin was a member of the inaugural Brisbane Lions team following the Bears merger with Fitzroy. A long, accurate kick, capable of running as a playmaker throughout the whole match, he was recognized as a member of the group of players known as the “Fab Four”, a group of highly skilled midfield players considered being one of the major driving forces behind the Lions successive Australian Football League premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003. An example of his courage was the 2003 Grand Final win, in which he played the whole match with a broken rib.
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Nigel Lappin represented Australia in International Rules in 2001. In 2004 he achieved a personal milestone in winning his first Merrett-Murray Medal. However, his 2005 season ended prematurely when he broke his right ankle late in the season. Weeks into his comeback, the ankle was re-injured in a 2006 pre-season practice match, forcing him to miss the entire 2006 season.
Following the retirement of longtime captain Michael Voss at the end of 2006, Nigel Lappin was appointed co-captain of the club alongside Simon Black, Luke Power, Jonathan Brown, and Chris Johnson on 20 March 2007.
His cousin Matthew Lappin also played AFL football for Carlton and St. Kilda. Matthew Lappin (born 17 February 1976) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club and the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He currently serves as an AFL coach for the JLC at Hillcrest Christian College Queensland.
Debuting with St Kilda in 1994, Matthew Lappin was known as a half-back flanker. Lappin played in 17 of 22 matches in the 1997 season home and away rounds in which St Kilda qualified in the first position for the 1997 Finals Series, winning the club’s 2nd minor premiership and 1st McClelland Trophy.
At the end of the 1998 season, Lappin moved to Carlton. Where in the first quarter of the club’s round 1 match against Essendon he took a specky on the goal-line which would go on to win the Mark of the Year for 1999. Throughout his playing career, Lappin was recognized on the field due to his lightly built frame, for which he attracted the nickname “Skinny”.
Following his retirement from playing, Lappin remained with Carlton as an assistant coach, as well as acting as a playing assistant coach with the Northern Bullants (as a VFL- listed player). He served as Carlton’s forward line coach from 2008 until 2010. In 2011, he shifted into an assistant coaching role at Collingwood. On August 22, 2015, Matthew Lappin played for the Gold Coast Suns reserves team as a result of the team’s player shortages due to injuries.
Nigel Lappin announced on August 19, 2008, his retirement from professional football. After only being able to play 4 games in the 2008 season due to an Achilles tendon problem, Nigel decided it was time to draw a close on his career. “I’m really disappointed this season hasn’t worked out for me,” Lappin said at a Gabba press conference. “Every footballer wants the fairytale ending. It’s hard to walk away from something that’s been a really big part of your life, but I’ve got a family that will care for me.”
Nigel Lappin was the last remaining member of the Brisbane Lions inaugural Round 1, 1997 team. In October 2008, Lappin joined the Geelong Football Club as an assistant coach. In 2016 he was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
Nigel Lappin is married to his longtime girlfriend Claire Lappin. They have four children together. He stands at an appealing height of 1.84m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.
Nigel Lappin net worth
How much is Nigel Lappin worth? Nigel Lappin net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his career as a former rules footballer and assistant coach. Nigel Lappin’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $800,000 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.