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Who Is Dan Carter? Wiki, Bio, Age, Early Life, Career, International Record, Personal Life & Faimly, Net Worth, Comeback With The Auckland Blues, And Many More Facts You Need To Know


Daniel William Carter ONZM (born March 5, 1982) is a New Zealand rugby player. Carter plays for Blues (Super Rugby) in New Zealand and played for the New Zealand national team, the All Blacks. He is the top scorer in test game rugby and is considered by many experts to be the best first eighth eighth in the history of the game. He was named International Rugby Player of the Year in 2005, 2012 and 2015 (matching Richie McCaw’s record of three awards) and won three Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders and nine Tri-Nations and Rugby Championships with the all blacks Carter injured his groin while kicking during the Rugby World Cup 2011, but was a key member of the 2015 Rugby World Cup winning teams, becoming one of 20 players to have won multiple Rugby World Cups. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against Australia, he shot four penalties, two conversions and a knockdown goal, and was named the man of the match.


He is 38 years old.

Early Life

Carter was born in a small town 10 minutes’ drive from the Carter family home in Southbridge on the South Island of New Zealand, to Neville and Bev Carter and has an older sister, Sarah. From the age of 5, he played with Southbridge Rugby Club as a half runner (scrum half) and then formed representative teams for Ellesmere and Canterbury Country. He attended Ellesmere College, where he played primarily in the first five eighths, and then, in his senior year, transferred to Christchurch Boys’ High School to increase his chances of succeeding in rugby. Some have said that he was a shy and quiet young man who had great aspirations for himself. His great-uncle was Canterbury and New Zealander Bill Dalley, a member of the Invincibles from 1924–25 and later Canterbury manager of rugby.

Domestic Career

Carter made his provincial debut for Canterbury in 2002, and in 2003 he was signed by the Super Rugby team, the Crusaders. Initially playing primarily in the second five-eighth, Carter reached the final of the Super 12 competition with the Crusaders in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Although they lost the 2003 and 2004 finals, in 2005 Carter moved to the first fifth eighth. He played regularly with the first five eighths Andrew Mehrtens before Mehrtens left the team after his 2004 season. In 2005 and 2006 the Crusaders won the competition, and in the 2006 season Carter scored the most individual points for a player in a season with 221. In April 2008 Carter was linked to several European clubs, including Stade Toulousain, who in April 2008 offered Carter “the world’s largest rugby contract” at £ 750,000 per year. In June 2008, Carter made the decision to sign a six-month contract with the French club Perpignan, who then paid Carter the equivalent of £ 30,000 per game, during his sabbatical season. On January 31, 2009, Carter broke his Achilles tendon while playing for Perpignan against Stade Francais, but Perpignan still managed to win the Top 14 despite Carter’s injury for the remainder of the season. He bounced back in time to play for his home provincial union, Canterbury, in the opening game of the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup. He then won the team to play for the All Blacks against Australia on August 22, 2009 after a few months of Recovery. In May 2012, Carter was the top scorer in Super Rugby history, with 1301 points.

In December 2014, it was announced that Carter would join the Parisian club Racing Metro after the Rugby World Cup 2015, in a three-year deal worth € 1,500,000 per season, making him the best rugby player paid of the world. In November 2015, Carter revealed that, while recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture in 2013, he met with Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots of the National Football League about the possibility of joining the team as a kicker. On June 24, 2016, Carter helped Racing Metro win the 2016 Top 14 final with a 29-21 victory against Toulon at Camp Nou, Barcelona, ​​scoring 15 points (5 penalties) and He was named Man of the Match despite reducing to 14 men 18 minutes in the game after teammate Maxime Machenaud was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Australian international Matt Giteau. On November 25, 2017, Carter left Racing 92 in France at the end of the season. On July 16, 2018, Carter joined Kobelco Steelers, a Japanese Top League club. On February 17, 2019, it was announced that Dan Carter was returning to Racing 92 as injury coverage after Patrick Lambie was forced to retire due to concussions. On June 4, 2020, it was announced that Dan Carter would be joining The Blues for Super Rugby Aotearoa.

International Career

Carter with President Mauricio Macri in Argentina in a welcome for the All Blacks during the Rugby Championship. In June 2003, Carter debuted with the All Blacks at age 21 in Hamilton, New Zealand, scoring 20 points against Wales. He was then crowned against France in Christchurch, which the All Blacks won 31–23. He was also a substitute in a game against Australia (the Wallabies) in Sydney, which the All Blacks won 50–21. Carter was included in the New Zealand Rugby World Cup team in 2003, where he first garnered great international attention. Carter spent much of the later stages of the tournament on the bench leaving New Zealand without a specialized goal kicker. However, he played in games against Italy in Melbourne, which the All Blacks won 70–7, and victories over Canada and Tonga. Although he has been an All Black since 2003, he only secured a permanent position as the first fifth-eighth on the team during the 2004 tour of the UK and France, displacing Carlos Spencer. He had been playing as a five-eighth second until the end of the 2004 Tri-Nations. In 2005, Carter starred in the All Blacks 48-18 victory over the British and Irish Lions. He scored two attempts, five penalties and four conversions. He finished the game with 33 points, passing the All Blacks’ previous record of 18 points in a Test of Lions (Carter’s 22-point total of the second half alone was enough to beat this). The Guardian later described the performance as “the definitive display of the modern half of the modern era.”

Carter was named IRB Player of the Year in 2005, making him the first New Zealander to win the award. On November 27, 2010, after scoring a halfway penalty kick against Wales, Carter became the all-time top scorer, beating the previous record of 1,178 for Englishman Jonny Wilkinson, though Wilkinson He resumed the record on February 26, 2011 against France. Carter regained the record on July 30, 2011 when he advanced to 1,204 points in the first three-nation game of the 2011 series against South Africa. He has currently scored a total of 1,598 test points (29 attempts, 293 conversions, 281 penalties and 8 drop goals) in 112 tests, averaging 14.27 points per game (the highest average for players who have obtained more than 500 tests) points). Along with Richie McCaw Carter he earns NZD 750,000 a year as the highest-paid player overall in New Zealand. This well-paid contract by the New Zealand Rugby Union is not subject to form or fitness, as both players are considered an integral part of the plans for the 2011 All Blacks Rugby World Cup. Carter was announced on October 1 that Carter He would be the captain of the All Blacks for the first time against Canada. However, it was later announced that Carter would miss the rest of the 2011 Rugby World Cup after ripping a groin tendon during the final training session before the game against Canada. Carter has signed a contract to re-sign with the NZRU until 2015. Carter was named IRB Player of the Year in 2012, but eyebrows rose when he missed being named to the New Zealand Player of the Year. On November 16, 2013, Carter became the fifth All Black to play 100 games when New Zealand defeated England 30–22 at Twickenham on their year-end tour.

On July 17, 2015, Carter and Richie McCaw played their last game together in Christchurch, after Carter reached an agreement to play for Racing Metro in France. On August 15, 2015, Carter played his final test in New Zealand in the decisive Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park, a trophy that he has never lost since his debut. He later appeared with McCaw in a Men In Black themed security video for Air New Zealand. In the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against Australia, Carter scored four penalties, converted two attempts (with the last one taken with his right boot) and kicked a knockdown goal that gave the All Blacks the winning moment. Due to the performance, he was named the Man of the Match. After the All Blacks’ victory, he received the IRB Player of the Year award for the third time.


Dan Carter is the world’s leading scorer in test matches at Rugby Union and is viewed by many fans and experts as the best flying medium in rugby history. He is one of only two players to receive the prestigious IRB Player of the Year award three times, in 2005, 2012 and 2015, respectively. He won the Rugby World Cup twice in a row with the All Blacks, in 2011 and 2015, becoming one of the other twenty players to have won the competition twice. In 2015, in the Rugby World Cup final match against Australia, he was named Man of the Match for his excellent performance, after successfully kicking four penalties, two conversions and a drop goal.

Personal Life

Carter became engaged to his longtime girlfriend and former Black Sticks striker Honor Dillion in October 2010 when he was marketing manager at DB Breweries. The couple married on December 9, 2011, and have had three children. Wedding guests included Richie McCaw and former All Blacks coach Graham Henry.  Carter has modeled for Jockey underwear on billboards around the world since 2003. In 2009, Carter’s future wife joined him in a campaign. In 2004 and 2005, Carter was voted New Zealand’s Sexiest Man in a poll, receiving 35.7% of the vote in 2005.In 2008, American Cable Channel E! he judged Carter to be eleventh on his list of the sexiest men in the world  and in 2010 E! voted him the third sexiest male athlete in the world. Carter has also been a spokesperson for Daikin heat pumps  and, since mid-2011, Philips electric shavers. In November 2006, Carter released his book Dan Carter: Skills & Performance. It included stories about his relatively brief international rugby career, as well as a section on skills for younger players. In February 2017, Carter was caught driving in Paris with a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit. It was subsequently abandoned by its sponsor, Land Rover. In May 2018, Dan Carter revealed that he rejected the offer to switch to the National Football League (NFL) as a kicker for the New England Patriots after the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Dan Carter Net Worth

According to Trending Celebs Now, Dan Carter’s estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & much more details has been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Dan Carter in 2020?

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)

Previous Year’s Net Worth (2018) $100,000 – $1 Million

Income Source Primary Income source Rugby Player (profession).

Dan Carter Comeback

Dan Carter has returned to New Zealand national rugby by surprise after a five-year absence by joining the Auckland Blues. Carter confirmed that he had signed for the team for the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition after his first training session with the team on Thursday. The 10-week competition features the five New Zealand Super Rugby teams and begins on June 13.

It’s a chance to put the boots on … whether I play or not,” Carter said. “I have not played for several months so it will be a number of weeks before I will be ready to be considered to play. And then only if my form warrants it. I’m fit but not rugby fit.”

The 38-year-old spent his entire professional career in New Zealand with the Canterbury Crusaders before going to France after the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He spent the past two seasons in Japan with Kobelco Steelers before the Covid-19 outbreak ended the Top 2020 League campaign. Carter said in April that he would not return to Japan, but had not retired, and a conversation with one of his children convinced him that he should sign with the Blues.

“I guess this gives me an opportunity to do what I love and to be able to go home at the end of the day and be with my family,” Carter said. “Being [able to play] … in the same city where my kids go to school is a big factor behind me being here today

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