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Ivan Cleary Salary - Penrith Panthers Coach Wife & Kids

By Sampada Sharma | October 2, 2022 04:25 PM

Ivan Cleary and his son Nathan Cleary both are signed with the club Penrith Panthers till 2027 season.
Ivan Cleary and his son Nathan Cleary both are signed with the club Penrith Panthers till 2027 season.( Source : com )

Penrith Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary earns a salary of $1 million a season. On the other hand, Ivan's son Nathan Cleary earns a salary of $1.1 million per season.

The two-time NRL Premiership rugby coach is a father of four children and a husband to wife Rebecca Cleary. Ivan was a popular rugby league footballer in the 1990s and 2000s when he used to play as a fullback and center.

In shock by his team's victory in the Grand Final, the Panthers coach let the world see how he was feeling. He succeeded in leading his team to back-to-back NRL championships.

The Panthers also won the 2021 National Rugby League premiership under his guidance.

With such an impressive feat, fans are curious to know about his family, including his wife and children.

Ivan Cleary Quick Facts

NameIvan Cleary
Age51
BornMarch 1, 1971
Height6 feet
WifeRebecca Cleary
Children4 (Nathan Cleary, Jett Cleary, India Cleary, Milaya Cleary)
TeamPenrith Panthers

Penrith Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary Salary And Net Worth

Penrith Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary earns a salary of $1 million a season and has a net worth estimated at over $5 million. 

Nathan Cleary, son of Ivan, receives a $1.1 million salary each season.

Ivan and his wife own a beach house in Newport worth $2.3 million. The Panthers coach bought it from musician Ozzie Wright. In 1995, Cleary paid handsomely for the three-bedroom cottage in Collaroy. He sold the $332,500 cottage in 2017 for $2.2 million.

Who Is Ivan Cleary Wife?

Rebecca Cleary is the wife of Ivan Cleary and a mother of four children. They were pronounced husband and wife in 1995. Her maiden name is Rebecca Stuart.

Rebecca is the sister of 'Yvette Death' and former Bears forward Josh Stuart.

Her sister Yvette is married to former South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league footballer 'Jason Death'.

Ivan Cleary and his wife Rebecca Cleary have been married since 1995.
Ivan Cleary and his wife Rebecca Cleary have been married since 1995. ( Source : content )

When Ivan married Rebecca, Ivan was a fullback at North Sydney Bears and had just bought a three-bedroom cottage in Collaroy. They became parents for the first time on November 14, 1997, with the birth of their son, Nathan Cleary.

The couple recently graced their presence at the 2022 Dally M Awards on September 28, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. 

Ivan Cleary Is The Father Of Four Kids

Ivan Cleary is the father of four kids, Nathan Cleary, Jett Cleary, Milaya Cleary, and Indi Cleary. Ivan Cleary and his wife Rebecca Cleary are parents to two sons and two daughters. While both sons are athletes, his oldest daughter is a real estate agent. His youngest child, daughter Milaya, is still in middle school.

1. Nathan Cleary

Like father, like son. Nathan Cleary is the oldest son of Ivan Cleary ad Rebecca Cleary. The 24-year-old is a professional rugby footballer.

Nathan is coached by his father Ivan at Penrith Panthers in the NRL. While he is the co-captain, his father is the head coach.

Nathan Cleary with his sister Indi Cleary.
Nathan Cleary with his sister Indi Cleary. ( Source : dailymail )

2. Jett Cleary

Jett Cleary is Ivan's second oldest son. He is a rugby player at St Dominic's College, Penrith. Cleary was crucial in winning 34-12 over Bass High in early June.

3. Milaya Cleary

Milaya Cleary is the youngest daughter of Ivan Cleary. She is no longer a student at Emu Plains Primary School. During the 17th annual NRL Community Carnival, Penrith Panthers players, including her older brother Nathan Cleary, visited her school.

4. Indi Cleary

Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary's daughter, Indi Cleary, is a sales assistant to Cameron Faico at Property Central, located in Penrith. She has sold two properties as a lead agent and 24 as a secondary agent.

Most properties she has sold as a real estate agent are near South Penrith. Her biggest sale was on July 13, when she sold a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house on 89 Koloona Drive, Emu Plains, for $1,230,000.

Nathan Cleary's sister is banned from coming near the trophy this year after what happened last year. After the Panthers' victory in the 2021 NRL championship, the trophy was reportedly knocked off a table by Indi and damaged near a dance floor.

What Is Ivan Cleary Background?

Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has a Croatian background and is of mixed ethnicity. Considering his skills, he likely comes from athletic family background.

Ivan was raised in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of New South Wales' Sydney Northern Beaches. Before he made a career as a rugby player and later as a coach, he played cricket with the Manly Warringah Cricket Association.

Penrith coach Ivan Cleary presented the Clive Churchill Medal to his son Nathan Cleary.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary presented the Clive Churchill Medal to his son Nathan Cleary. ( Source : theleader )

As a schoolboy, he was interested in Soccer. His playing career saw him join four different teams. Initially, he was signed with Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. When he retired as a player, he was with New Zealand Warriors.

His first experience as a coach was with Sydney Roosters in 2004. In 2011, he coached New Zealand Warriors. Cleary signed up to coach in the Penrith Panthers. His son, Nathan Clearly, is halfback and the team's co-captain.

Ivan Cleary Was Rushed To A Hospital In Mid-June

Ivan Cleary was rushed to a hospital in mid-June after a blood clot from his leg spread to his lungs. Because the health scare forced him into ICU, Cleary was not allowed to fly to Redcliffe for the Panthers premiers’ match against the Warriors.

The blood clot on his leg was caused by his knee becoming infected earlier in the 2022 season. His knee had been operated on twice before the clot reared its head.

Cleary was on medication for a while and had hoped to be on the field as Penrith faced Sydney Roosters on July 1.

Some FAQs

When did Ivan Cleary marry his wife Rebecca Cleary?

Ivan Cleary married his wife Rebecca Cleary in 1995.

How many children does Ivan Cleary have?

Ivan Cleary has four children (Nathan Cleary, Jett Cleary, India Cleary, and Milaya Cleary)

What is Penrith Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary salary?

Penrith Panthers Coach Ivan Cleary earns a salary of $1 million a season.



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