Francois Du Plessis – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Francois du Plessis
Nickname Faf and The Marathon Man
Gender Male
Age 38 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth 13 July 1984
Full Name Francois du Plessis
Profession Cricketer (Batsman)
Nationality South African
Birthplace Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 78 kg (172 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 10 Inches


Francois du Plessis Education

School: Afrikaans Boys’ High School, Pretoria

College: University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Francois du Plessis Career

Profession: Cricketer (Batsman)


  • Test- 22 November 2012 vs Austraila in Adelaide
  • ODI- 18 January 2011 vs India in Cape Town
  • T20- 8 September 2012 vs England in Chester-le-Street

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Imari Visser (Markeing Manager)

Past Relationships:

  • Imari Visser (Markeing Manager)

Francois du Plessis Favorites

Hobbies: Watching formula 1 racing

Favorite Food: Braai

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Francois du Plessis

  • Plessis liked kicking and running with the ball. However, it was tackling and fear of breaking bones that made him lose interest over the game.
  • Plessis decided to apply for a degree in sports science as well. But as he reached the university, he saw a long queue, eventually deciding to focus his energy only on sports.
  • When du Plessis was 21, he was offered a Kolpak deal by Nottinghamshire, saying he would have to play for England if he accepts the offer.
  • He made his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide Oval in November 2012. He scored 78 in the first innings and an unbeaten 110 in the second.
  • His 119 off 56 balls against West Indies at Johannesburg made him only the second South African to score a hundred in the shortest format of the game.
  • He is a man of many layers. Along with sports, he has also mastered the art of cooking .

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