Gareth Edwards, a Welsh former rugby union player renowned for his scrum-half skills, has been hailed by the BBC as possibly the greatest player to ever represent Wales.
In a 2003 poll by Rugby World magazine, international rugby players voted him the greatest player of all time. Similarly, in 2007, former England captain Will Carling ranked him as the top player in his list of the ’50 Greatest Rugby Players’ published in The Daily Telegraph.
Gareth Edwards Net Worth
Utilizing his accomplished rugby career, Gareth Edwards has amassed a significant fortune, with an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Carling described Edwards as a supreme athlete with unparalleled skills, capable of excelling in various aspects of the game, such as running, passing, kicking, and tactical understanding. Despite playing in the 1970s, Carling believed Edwards would still dominate if he played in the modern era.
Edwards played a pivotal role in the success of the Wales national team during the ’60s and ’70s, contributing to their prominence in European rugby. He belongs to an esteemed group of Welsh players, including Gerald Davies, JPR Williams, Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins, and Alun Wyn Jones, who have all secured three Grand Slams.
Acknowledging his immense contribution to Welsh rugby, Edwards was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1975 Birthday Honours and was later elevated to Commander (CBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours for his services to sport, particularly rugby.
In recognition of his continued dedication, he was knighted in the 2015 Birthday Honours for his contributions to sport and charitable endeavors.