George Ford Biography, Age, Height, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth – English professional rugby union player, George Thomas Ford was born on March 16, 1993, in Oldham, Great Manchester, England.
|Name:||George Thomas Ford|
|Date of Birth:||16 March 1993|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
George Ford Biography
Ford began playing rugby league at the age of five with Saddleworth Rangers and Waterhead, and as a young adolescent, he participated in the Wigan Warriors and Bradford Bulls academies.
It was anticipated that he would pursue a career in rugby league, but he began playing rugby union at Rishworth School when he was 11 and played for Leeds Carnegie before joining Leicester at 16 and later signing professional contracts with them.
At the age of just 15, he competed for England's Under 18 team. One of the youth coaches at the time, Bobby Walsh, commented that he reminded him of a “young Cian Harrington” – another young player who switched from the league to the union.
He then became the team's captain in 2009–10 before progressing to the Under–20s, where he started each game in a Six Nations Grand Slam and scored 76 points. In the summer of 2011, Ford assisted England in reaching the World Juniors Final in Italy.
Ford was a finalist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in December 2009. He was the youngest recipient of the World Rugby Junior Player of the Year award and the first Englishman to get it in October 2011.
George Ford Nationality
Ford was born in Oldham, Great Manchester, England. He is English.
George Ford Age
Ford was born on March 16, 1993, hence he is currently 30 years of age.
George Ford Family and Siblings
Ford was born to Sallyanne Ford and Mike Ford. He has a brother named Joe Ford.
George Ford Height and Weight
Ford stands at a height of 5ft 9 inches and weighs 87kg.
George Ford Education
Ford attended the Rishworth School.
George Ford Career
At just 16 years and 237 days old when Leicester faced Leeds Tykes in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on November 8, 2009, Ford broke the record of international teammate Owen Farrell as the youngest rugby union player to make his professional debut in England.
Due to his brother Joe's start that day at fly-half for Leeds, his debut was made all the more noteworthy. In a 44-19 victory over the Newcastle Falcons on November 27, 2010, Ford made his Premiership debut, making him the third-youngest player in league history. He has subsequently slipped to fifth-youngest.
He started his debut Premiership game in September 2011's 30-28 loss to Exeter Chiefs, making him the league's youngest fly-half starter ever.
He briefly served as a loanee for Leeds Carnegie in January 2012, although he later returned to play in the Heineken Cup for Leicester, scoring his first try in the team's victory over Aironi.
His departure from Leicester Tigers at the end of the current campaign to join Bath Rugby, where his father Mike Ford was at the time an assistant coach, was announced in January 2013.
Ford was scheduled to depart Tigers at the end of the current campaign to join Bath Rugby, it was confirmed on January 23, 2013. Ford made his debut on May 22, 2014, for the Bath team that fell to Northampton in the European Challenge Cup final at Cardiff Arms Park.
Ford scored 11 points the following year as Bath lost to Saracens 16-28 in the Premiership final to finish second.
On February 14, 2017, it was revealed that Ford would be joining his old team, the Leicester Tigers, at the end of the current campaign in exchange for Freddie Burns.
Ford started his 100th game for Leicester in his two stints on January 2, 2022, and he scored nine points in a victory over Newcastle Falcons.
Ford's departure from Leicester to join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks at the conclusion of the 2021–22 season was confirmed by the club on November 17, 2021.
Ford was unable to play for Sale until February 2023 due to an Achilles rupture sustained in his final game for Leicester. He made his Sale debut against Bristol Bears in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
Ford kicked 11 points to start the 2022–23 Premiership Rugby semi–final against his old team Leicester Tigers in a 21–13 triumph, advancing Sale to their first Premiership Final in 16 years.
George Ford Wife
Ford is married to Atdhetare Hoxha.
George Ford Children
We have no information about Ford's children.
George Ford Religion
Ford is believed to be a Christian.
George Ford Net Worth
Ford has a net worth estimated to be about $4 million.