Ben Rutten is an assistant coach of Essendon Football Club who is set to replace the head coach John Worsfold in 2021.
He is also a former Australian Rules Footballer best known for his size, strength, and game’s forwards. Throughout his career, Rutten mainly played as a defender and was even nicknamed as “a tough full-back”.
As Rutten is making headlines for the coach’s succession arrangement, Essendon chairman Lindsay Tanner commented, “Guided by John, we believe this will best position our club,”
“This succession plan plays to the strength of both individuals, as we believe Ben is the right person to lead the club beyond 2020.”
Real Name/ Full Name
Benjamin “Truck” Rutte
Born on 28 May 1983, Essendon coach Ben Rutten is currently 36 years old.
Adelaide, South Australia
Ben Rutten began his AFL journey after getting selected in the 2001 Rookie Draft. He was picked by the West Adelaide Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).
He made his AFL debut as a forward in 2003 but later moved to defence in the 2005 AFL season. Throughout his career, Rutten established himself as an integral part of Adelaide’s defence.
After a 12-year-long career as a footballer, Ben Rutten retired at the age of 31 in August, 2014.
After a month of his retirement, Rutten began working as an assistant coach at the Richmond Football Club. Then on 24 August 2018, he moved to the Essendon Football Club as the Team Defence and Key Position Coach.
190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
98 kg (216 lb)
Is Ben Rutten married? Who is Ben Rutten’s wife?
Crows veteran Ben Rutten is married to his wife Kyle for several years. The duo began dating in the early 2000’s.
Over their decade-long married life, Ben Rutten and his wife have two children-both sons Jack, 10, and Bernie, 8. Alike their father, these kids enjoy playing football and cricket.
On his retirement statement, this AFL player mentioned his key reason for retiring was to put his family first and spend more time with his wife and sons.
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AFL Coach Ben Rutten Net Worth
According to sources, Essendon coach Ben Rutten has an estimated net worth of over $5 million dollars. He owes most of this net worth to his thriving career in AFL.
As he is set to overtake the position of Bombers head coach, his net worth is expected to increase substantially in 2021.
Ben Rutten Wiki Bio
- Former AFL player Ben Rutten was born on 28 May 1983.
- He used to play for Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League.
- Rutten made his debut in 2003 as a forward but he was moved to defence in 2005.
- After 12 years in AFL, Rutten retired in August, 2014.
- Then he moved to coaching at the Richmond Football Club.
- In 2018, Rutten joined Essendon Football Club as an assistant coach.
- He is married to his wife Kyle has two sons.