Brian O'Driscoll Biography

( 1979 - )
February 6, 2020
First published on:January 19, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Brian O'Driscoll

Date of Birth: 1979, January 21
Age: 41 years old
Birth Nation: Ireland
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Name Brian Gerard O'Driscoll
Birth Place Dublin, Ireland
Famous Name Brian O'Driscoll
Father Frank O'Driscoll
Mother Geraldine O'Driscoll
Nationality Irish
Ethnicity Irish Americans
Currently Married Yes
Married to Amy Huberman
Children Billy O’Driscoll and Sadie Herman
Affair with Glenda Gilson and Amy Huberman
Girlfriend Glenda Gilson and Amy Huberman

An Irish former professional rugby union player, Brian O’Driscoll played as a former center and served as a captain for team Leinster and Ireland. The 41 years old player has played for clubs like Outside Centre, University College Dublin RFC, University College Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, Barbarians and British and Irish Lions, etc.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Brian O'Driscoll was born on 21 January 1979, under the star sign Aquarius. Driscoll belongs to Irish American ethnicity and holds an Irish nationality. 

Brian O’Driscoll Net Worth As Of 2020

Former rugby union player, Brian O'Driscoll has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2020. He received €400,000 as a yearly salary before his retirement from rugby.  

Brian O'Driscoll is the brand ambassador for HSBC Bank, through which he receives a reasonable income. After retirement, he invested his money in the different sectors including a joint venture with tech entrepreneur, Ray Nolan through which he earns a big amount of profit. In 2015, he earned €4.4 million as a yearly income from different sectors.

Moreover, O'Driscoll is the brand ambassador for the Lexus Hybrid company and receives a good sum of money. To this date, he uses the many Lexus Hybrid Car such as Lexus ISF worth $61,535 and IS250 worth $77,780 and "Lexus Hybrid" worth $38,335.

In 2016, he purchased a Victorian property on the tree-lined Palmerston Road in Rathmines. Further, in 2018, Brian O’Driscoll and his wife have listed their home in Dublin 14, with an asking price of just under €1.4 million

Brian O’Driscoll Personal Life

 O'Driscoll was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, Glenda Gilson, an Irish model, however, they couldn’t continue their relationship and separated in 2005 without citing the reason behind their broke up.

Brian O'Driscoll then met an Irish actress Amy Huberman through mutual and they eventually fell in love with each other. They then exchanged their vows at St. Joseph’s Church Aughavas, CO.Leitrim, Ireland on July 2, 2010, and held their reception at nearby Lough Rynn Castle.

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman Wedding SOURCE: The Vow.ie

They have two children together named, Billy O’Driscoll born on November 20, 2014, and Sadie Herman O’Driscoll on February 10, 2013. And their marriage life is going considerably. The duo celebrated their seventh anniversary and pictures along with David Beckham.

Family & Education

Brian O’ Driscoll was born as Brian Gerard O’Driscoll to his father, Frank, who was a member of Ireland national team, and mother, Geraldine O’Driscoll. Brian O’Driscoll’s parents are physicians. He grew up with his siblings, Julie O’Driscoll, and Susan Bradley.

After completing his school, O’Driscoll studied sports management at University College Dublin.

Career

Brian O’Driscoll began his career by playing for Gaelic football before active in the field of rugby. He enrolled at the Blackrock College where he was a member of the Senior Cup team for two years from 1996 to 1997. He then joined the University College Dublin RFC in 1998 as an outside center. He then started playing for "Leinster" and made his debut in 1999 under head coach Matt Williams and backs coach Alan Gaffney.

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Brian O’Driscoll played 186 games, making 311 points before ending his career in the team. He is the member of the team that won the Celtic League (2001-2002, 2007-2008, 2012-2014), Heineken European Cup (2008-2012), and Amlin European Challenge Cup (2012-2013), etc.

National Career

Brian O’Driscoll has represented his national team in Ireland Schools, Ireland U-19s, Ireland U-21s, Ireland A. In 1999, he was called up to the senior squad for the match against Italy, however, he did not play.

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Brian O’Driscoll 's first hat-trick came in 2000 against France, in the Six Nations Champion. He later named a captain for the team and holds captain position for nine years from 2003 to 2012. He is the member of the team that won, IRB U-19 World Championship (1998), Six National Championship (2009, 2014), Grand Slam (2009) and Triple Crown (2004-2007 and 2009). For the Ireland national team, he won 133 caps and 245 international points.

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Moreover,  Brian O'Driscoll played 8 games for British and Irish Lion where he earned 5 points. He is a member of the team that won the British and Irish Lions Series in 2013. He captained the team for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. Besides, he played for "Barbarians" from 2000-2004 where he appeared in 8 games and earns 5 points. Throughout his international career, O'Driscoll named as 8th highest try scorer in international rugby union history as well as the highest-scoring center of all time.

In November of 2016, Driscoll attended the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the Opening Ceremony for Hall’s first location in Rugby, Warwickshire.

As a successful rugby player, Brian O'Driscoll has been honored with 6 Nations Player of the Year ( 2006, 2007, 2009), British and Irish Lions Captain (2005), British and Irish Lions Tourist (2001, 2005, 2009, 2013) Heineken Cup Top try scorer ( 2008–2009), IRB International Player of the Year Shortlist (2001, 2002, 2009) ERC European Dream Team (2010) IRUPA Players' Player of the Year ( 2008–09) Rugby World Magazine Player of the Decade (2010) Rugby World Magazine Team of the Decade (2010) RTE Sports Hall of Fame Award (2014) Dubliner of the Year Award (2008) RUWC Pat Marshall Memorial Award (2009) Texaco Sportstars Rugby Award (2000, 2002, 2007, 2009), etc. Besides his career, he released his book named, “A Year in the Centre” in 2005.

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