Bachar Houli : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings

Bachar Houli is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings

Bachar Houli : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Career Earnings
Bachar Houli
  Bio
Name Bachar Houli
Birthdate ( Age) 12 May 1988
Place of Birth Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Rouba Abou-Zeid
Children 2
Parents Malek el-Houli
Education Werribee Islamic College
Profession Australian rules footballer
Net Worth $ 4 million
Last Update August 2021

Bachar Houli  is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon and Richmond Football Clubs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is a three-time premiership player with Richmond and was named an All-Australian half-back during his 2019 premiership winning season. 

Houli is the first devout Muslim and third Muslim overall to play in the AFL. He previously played 26 matches over four seasons with Essendon after being drafted to the club from junior football with the Western Jets.

Early Life and Family

Houli was born in Australia to Lebanese parents who had migrated in the 1970s.He grew up in the western Melbourne suburbs of Altona North and Tarneit, and attended high school at Werribee Islamic College.He was raised a devout Muslim, praying five times a day and observing a comprehensive fast during the holy month of Ramadan.He followed his older brothers into Australian rules football at the age of 11, but hid his participation from his parents who preferred he focus his efforts on schooling.

Bachar Houli Wife

Houli married his partner and family friend Rouba Abou-Zeid.The pair have two daughters, born 2014 and 2017, as well as a son Mohamed born in 2020.

Bachar Houli Net Worth

is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the Essendon and Richmond Football Clubs in the Australian Football Leaguewho has an estimated Net Worth of between $ 4 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

In 2004, Houli was selected play for and captain the Victorian Metropolitan region at the AFL under-16 championships.The following year, Houli was selected to represent the Victorian Metropolitan region side at the AFL Under 18 Championships, but ultimately ruled out from participation with a back fracture.Later that year he also suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a bike riding accident.

In 2006, Houli suffered repeated stress fractures in his back, but was able to play through, including while serving as Vic Metro vice-captain at the 2006 AFL Under 18 Championships.He kicked one goal in a match against South Australia and another two against Western Australia and was among his side's best players in each.[13][14] His performances helped keep his side undefeated through three matches and earned a premiership win at the tournament.

After consulting with a Sheikh, Houli decided to break his Ramadan fast for three days during the physical endurance tests at the AFL Draft Camp, after which he recorded impressive results that included top five rankings for the three kilometre time trial (10 minutes, 10 secinds) and beep test (14.7).Prior to the 2006 national draft, AFL Media projected Houli would be taken by Essendon with the 47th pick.

Houli turned in a series of strong performances in the 2008 pre-season NAB Cup tournament, including with 17 disposals in the first half of a match against West Coast that saw AFL Media label him among his side's best players. In addition to previous roles as a half-forward and midfielder, he began playing as a half-back during this time.

Houli came out of contract at the end of the 2010 season bearing significant frustration towards Essendon after failing to gain regular senior selection under departing coach Matthew Knights.Despite consulting with the newly appointed Essendon coach James Hird in October, Houli formalised his rejection of a contract extension by requesting a trade to Richmond.After protracted negotiations in which Fox Footy and the Herald Sun reported Essendon has demanded a second-round pick and Richmond had offered a third rounder in pick 46, no trade could be agreed to by the two clubs.Though Essendon retained his rights, Houli's ongoing refusal to sign with the club saw him instead nominate for the forthcoming pre-season draft.He departed Essendon after four years and 26 AFL games at the club.

Houli found great form in the 2019 pre-season series before contributing 24 disposals as one of Richmond's best in the season-opening match against Carlton.He suffered a minor hamstring strain during that match and missed three weeks of football to rest the muscle, before returning in round 5's win over Sydney.

Houli suffered from a calf strain in the 2019/20 off-season that limited his training load until early February.He returned to fitness in time to play his first match for the year in the AFL's fundraising State of Origin for Bushfire Relief Match in February, where he helped Victoria to a 46-point victory over the All-Stars.

Houli sat out Richmond's first pre-season match that same weekend but returned for the club's final pre-season match against Greater Western Sydney a week later.In the week leading into round 1, Houli suffered a calf strain while training that would rule him out from the season opening match against Carlton.

He was able to rest the injury over an extraordinary 11-week break, after the AFL Commission that weekend suspended the season due to state border crossing restrictions enforced as a result of the rapid progression of the coronavirus pandemic into Australia.

Despite some continuing calf troubles during the break, Houli made his return when the league did, featuring in round 2's draw with Collingwood when it was finally played in the second week of June.Houli was best on ground in the coaches eyes during that match, recording eight Coaches Association Award votes for a performance that included a team-high 26 disposals and eight marks.

Houli spent the entirety of the 2020/21 off-season rehabbing the calf injury sustained in the 2020 grand final.After missing the club's only official pre-season match and the first three matches of the regular season, Houli made his return from injury in managed minutes in a VFL practice match in early April.

After one game at the lower level, he was declared for a top-flight return, which he made in the club's round 4 match against Port Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval.In round 7, he was rated fourth-best on ground, earning four coaches award votes for a performance that included 10 marks, six inside-50s and a team-high 31 disposals in Richmond's win over the Western Bulldogs.

In round 9 Houli played his 200th AFL match for Richmond, recording 21 disposals in the win over the Giants.On 19 August 2021, Houli announced his immediate retirement from the game.