Bryan Habana (born 12 June 1983) is a former South African rugby union player who played as a wing for Toulon and also for the South African national team.
His parents, who were Manchester United lovers named him after Manchester United player’s Bryan Robson and Gary Bailey.
Habana was educated at King Edward VII School and Rand Afrikaans University (now known as the University of Johannesburg).
Bryan Habana Age
He was born on the 12th of June 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa. As of 2021, he is 38 years old and celebrates his birthday on June 12th of every year.
Bryan Habana Wife
On 20 September 2009, Bryan Habana got married to his longtime girlfriend, Janine Viljoen, at Sorex Estate’s chapel in Centurion.
Bryan Habana Wife
His wife is Janine Viljoen and together, they have a son Timothy Jacob Habana.
Bryan Habana Family
Bryan’s parents Bernie and Faith Habana have three children, which means he has two siblings a male and female. Bradley Habana (Brother) and Alycia Habana (Sister).
Habana started his career as an outside center and scrumhalf in provincial and age group rugby, but immediately he made the switch to the wing massive improvements was noticed.
He was part of the South African Sevens side in the 2003-2004 World Sevens Series and made his debut for the Golden Lions at the Currie Cup in 2004 scoring a try with his first touch.
Bryan was voted the country’s most promising player that year. He has featured in the South African team, Stormers, Blue Bulls, Western Province, and Toulon.
His career has really been a successful one as he has more tries than any other springbok in history and the second most international try-scorer of all time with a total of 67 tries behind only Daisuke Ohata.
Bryan Habana Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million which he earned during his successful rugby career.
He receives a salary of £474,600. Bryan plays in the French Top 14 league, which has a higher salary cap than its competitors and enjoys the most lucrative TV deal in rugby.
Bryan Habana Achievements
- 2007 IRB Player of the Year
- Shares the World Cup Try Scoring Record with Jonah Lomu
- South African Player of the Year in 2005, 2007, And 2012
- 2nd All-Time International Test Try Scorer with 65 Tries
- All-Time Leading Springboks Try Scorer
- Blue Bulls: Super Rugby (2007 & 2009), Curry Cup 2009
- Western Province: Currie Cup 2012
- Toulon: Heineken Cup 2014, Top 14 French League 2014, European Champions Cup 2014
- South Africa: World Cup 2007, Tri-Nations 2009, Lions Series Winners 2009
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5 tries against the ABs in New Zealand. 1st Bok win in NZ since 2009. 1st Bok win in Wellington since 1998 Highest score against NZ in NZ. I don’t care how much of a doubter or naysayer you are, you have to be impressed with that win! Well done @bokrugby #immenselyproud 🇿🇦
Bryan Habana Retirement
Former South Africa and Toulon winger Bryan Habana has announced his retirement from rugby.
Habana announced his retirement on Instagram on Tuesday and said: “The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I have welcomed it in for a drink.
“So at the end of this season, it’s time to say goodbye and thank you to the game I so dearly love.
“It’s been more than a year of hoping‚ trying‚ pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time‚ to taste the sweet victory or encounter that gut-wrenching despair.”
The 34-year old‚ who scored 335 points in 124 Tests for the Springboks after he made his debut in 2004‚ was part of the side that defeated England in the 2007 World Cup final.
The former Bulls and Stormers wing had been with Toulon since 2013‚ but has struggled with injuries problems that frustrated his time with the Top 14 side.