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Know About the life of former Australian Rules footballer, Nicky Winmar

Australian born Nicky Winmar is a former Australian rules footballer who is popularly known for his successful career in the Australian football club, St Kilda. Also, he has gained fame playing in the western bulldog’s Australian football league. Fairest award winner and St Kilda’s best striker Winmar has 43 goals from the 21 games in 1988. Before resigning from the St Kilda Culb, Winmar scored 16 goals in 23 games.

The 54 years old Nicky Winmar is an awesome footballer who rose to fame after his hard work and training. From his professional, he has accumulated a colossal amount of fortune. So, how much is his total estimated net worth as of 2020? Is he married or dating someone? If he is in a conjugal relationship who is his wife and children.

Let’s figure out in the following section as we dive into the topic. Stay tuned and explore his biography, net worth, personal life, height, and Relationship.

Amazing Childhood Of Nicky Winmar: Parents

Nicky Winmar’s full name is Neil Elvis Winmar and he was born on 25 September 1965, Kellerberrin, Western Australia. As per nationality, he belongs to Australian and holds mix ethnicity. Moreover, He grew up with his parents in the nearby Wheatbelt town of Pingelly. From an early age, he had a passion for football. He is the proud son of Neil Winmar, father and mother, Meryle Winmar.

Nicky Winmar Biography
Nicky Winmar Biography, ABC

So quickly notice what he was good at, he enrolled in the Brookton/Pingelly Football Club, Upper Great Southern Football League (UGSFL). In addition, he was recruited by the South Fremantle, where the club coach was Mal Brown. When Nicky was 17 years old, he played as a goalkeeper for South Fremantle.

Personal Life and Career

Nicky Winmar has not stated that if he is married or single. Exploring his social profile, he has successfully kept his personal life and relationship far from the media’s attention. As per the reports, he was previously married to Kelly Winmar. Besides, Nicky was also in a relationship with Beth Hooper for 12 years.

If Winmar is in conjugal bond, further detail about his wedding, a marriage ceremony is still to discover. Matter of fact, he is down to earth type of person who doesn’t like to be in social media. Reportedly, Winmar is the father of three children who are daughters Shakira, Benita, and a son Tynan.

He grew up in the Pingelly, he started his professional career with South Fremantle where he played 58 games for the club. Furthermore, in 1998 season, he was drafted by the Western Bulldogs form the St Kilda. Also, he played one more season in the AFL before retiring in 1999. Winmar was the best player of St Kilda where he was named, a team of the Century in 2003. Matter of fact, Nicky was the first footballer who played a total of 200 games in the AFL.

Former St Kilda champion Nicky Winmar standing right infront of his statue at Optus Stadium.
Former St Kilda champion Nicky Winmar standing right in front of his statue at Optus Stadium, Triplem

Throughout his career, he took part in several races vilification events and one of the most famous photos in Australian sporting history was a picture of Winmar reacting to such an incident during the 1993 season.

Footballer Josh Addo-Carr Iconic Tribute to Nicky Winmar: Racial vilification

Professional Melbourne superstar, rugby League footballer Josh Addo-Carr poses iconic photos of Nicky. On 22 February 2020 Indigenous winger Josh Addo-Carr lifting his jersey, recreated the iconic image.

Josh Addo-Carr tribute to Nicky Winmar
Josh Addo-Carr tribute to Nicky Winmar, foxsports

Dates back to 1993, during a match of Victoria Park, Winmar looked at the fans and displayed the color of his skin, and shouting to all of the crowds “I’m black and I’m proud to be black”. He was very proud to hold Aboriginal heritage which was a powerful moment at the time.

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Matter of fact, he points a finger to all the racist which was the turning point in Australian sports and culture. In a statue outside the newly developed Optus Stadium last year, Winmar’s protest was immortalized.

Nicky Winmar Stands Up For The Gay Right Alongside Son Tynan

During a play at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night by St Kilda in the AFL’s first “pride match”. Both the side of the players and umpires support the LGBT by wearing and featuring the rainbow colors. Strong against the discrimination, Winmar showed up with his son Tynan for sex discrimination.

Nicky Winmar proud father of Tynan
Nicky Winmar proud father of Tynan, SBS

Reportedly, Winmar’s son, Tynan is also gay. The presence of the Winmar for gay rights made his son proud.

Matter of fact, Winmar’s son Tynan has not spoken that he was gay. Moreover, Tynan has hidden his sexuality for 20 years revealing his sexuality in 2017.

“I was definitely a little bit nervous [about telling him] because it is a very personal experience, and everyone deals with the situation differently,” Tynan

“I was concerned with my dad being the successful footballer that he was sort of going to be resentful towards it. But as soon as I told him, this weight lifted off my shoulders, and he was very supportive of it, and he’s embraced me ever since then.”

As a good father, Winmar analyses the story behind the personal experience and said to the public that he is his son no matter what. He said

It was daunting at first, but for our families and friends, we have to be there and I think it is very important to do this. He’s my boy, and I have to protect his rights too. I wasn’t there for his entire life when he grew up but now made me proud of him becoming part of it. I am proud to stand up for my culture and color and am happy that my son stands up for his Gayness.

Survival of Heart Attack: Almost Died

Former famous Australian rules footballer Nicky Winmar almost died due to fatal heart attack. The AFL champion was only 46 years when he survived the cardiovascular attack. Moreover, he was uncertain about the chest pain that he was suffering, initially dismissed as indigestion.

Winmar cannot hold the pain so his partner Beth Hooper convinces him to rush to the hospital. Thankful to almighty, Nicky was admitted to the hospital in time where he had open-heart surgery.

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Matter of fact, heart disease was a wake-up call for Nicky. Matter of fact, his dad died due to a heart attack at the age of 50, on the grand eve of Winmar’s solitary presence in an AFL grand final 20 years ago. As of 2020, he is fit and often goes to the hospital for pre-checkup leading a healthy life with family.

Age, Birthday, & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year of 1965. Nicky Winmar is currently in his early fifties. As of now, his age is 54 years. As per his birthdate, he enjoys his every birthday on 25th September. According to his natal chart, he holds a Libra star sign (“zodiac sign”). Matter of fact, the person who is born in September holding a Libra sun sign are generally generous, hard-working, passionate, disciplined, and focused.


Half-forward flank, Wing Australian footballer, Nicky Winmar stand at the descent height of 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) and his weight is around 81 kg (179 lb).

How Much is Nicky Winmar Net Worth as of 2020?

Nicky Winmar’s net worth is estimated to be $5 Million as of 2020. Moreover, he has collected such a huge amount of fortune from his professional career as a footballer. In addition. the average football player in Australia earns between $35,000-$70,000 as per some tabloids.

He has not mentioned his salary till now. However, exploring the payment of Australian football leagues, his annual salary might be $53,000 when he played for Western Bulldogs in 1990.

He owns a mansion in several places in Australia and also has a collection of cars. As of now, he is enjoying his retirement life with his family and close friend. He often travels outside Australia to spent vacation with his partner.

On the other hand, he usually donates some amount of money for the good sake of Aboriginal heritage. Apart from enjoyment, he is a social worker who has done remarkable works for the society as his statue at Optus Stadium, Triplem tells a lot about him.

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