Ben Foden

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Full Name Ben Foden
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name Pop Idol
Gender Male
Famous As Rugby Player
Birth Date July 22nd, 1985
Birth Place Chester,England

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Benjamin James Foden is a British Rugby union player who plays for Rugby United New York (RUNY). A fullback or scrum-half, he won 34 caps for England between 2009 and 2013.

Ben Foden confirms he has married his girlfriend of two weeks and ex-wife Una Healy gave her blessing

Ben Foden has married his girlfriend of two weeks, Jackie Belanoff Smith, one year after splitting from wife Una Healy.

The rugby player confirmed the news via Instagram on Tuesday, sharing a series of intimate snaps from his wedding, which took place aboard a yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts, at the weekend. Ben insisted Una - with whom he shares two children - remarkably gave her blessing for the nuptials to go ahead, and told his followers that 'beautiful, intelligent, charming and funny' Jackie 'swept him off his feet in a time of hardship'.  

In his reveal, he wrote: 'People will say we are mad or even fools, as @snackyjax and I had only been dating seriously for a little over 2 weeks before deciding to get married. But when someone like her comes into your life, why would I wait?' In images from the day, Ben and his new wife were dressed in formal attire, as he donned a sharp navy shirt and a pair of slim-fitting white chino trousers. Jackie looked radiant in an elegant figure-hugging gold floor-length gown with glitzy silver straps, accessorized with a silver watch and gold bangle. The only guest who appeared to be in attendance at the nuptials was Jackie's sister Leila, who Ben thanked in his post for 'being a legend'.

Famous For

 Rugby union player for Rugby United New York.

Early life of Ben Foden

Ben Foden was born on 22 July 1985 in Chester, England. His birth name is Benjamin James Foden. He holds English nationality and his birth sign is Cancer. He was raised by his father Ron Foden who was a coach and his mother Jenny Foden along with his brother Tom Foden. Regarding his education, Foden was educated at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas, Cheshire before moving to Bromsgrove School for the sixth form and graduated from Manchester University. Foden started playing rugby from his early age where his father and the teacher paul Mullan of Bromsgrove School was a big influencer of his career. He started playing at scrum-half and fullback, though he can also operate on the wing. But Foden confirmed that he will be playing fullback in his future career.

Body Measurements of Ben Foden

How tall is Ben Foden?

The handsome hunk Ben Foden has a very attractive athletic body physique with a height of 6ft tall and a weight of 93 kg. His attractive body physique makes his fans go crazy for him.

Career of Ben Foden

  • Foden started his professional career with Sale Sharks in 2004, where he played as a full-back.
  • Foden's desire to play scrum-half made him sign for Northampton Saints on the basis of a promise to play him at his preferred position.
  • In the 2005–2006 season, Foden played as a replacement in the final as Sale won their first-ever Premiership title.
  • He began his Northampton Saints career competing with Lee Dickson for the scrum-half position; Dickson won the battle for the scrum half-shirt, and Northampton frequently used Foden at full-back.
  • In the 2008–09 season, he helped the Saints win the European Challenge Cup.
  • In May 2014, Foden won the Aviva Premiership title with Northampton.
  • Foden also played on the wing for most of the 2016/17 season, scoring five tries.
  • In July 2018, Rugby United New York announced that they had signed Foden for the 2019 Major League Rugby Season.
International
  • He was included in the England U21s team for the 2005 Six Nations and World Championships, and the 2006 Six Nations and World Championship. 
  • He played for the England Sevens in 2006/7 and 2007/8, and the England Saxons at the 2008 Churchill Cup against the USA. 
  • Foden was named in the England squad for the Six Nations on 14 January 2009 where he earned his first cap for the England v Italy match on 7 February 2009.
  • Foden was selected for England's 2011 World Cup squad.

Additionally,

  • Foden played for Cheshire and North of England U16s, and England U16s.
  • He then went on to play for England U19s and England Counties.

Personal life of Ben Foden

Who is ben Foden married to?

Ben Foden is married twice and recently married to his new girlfriend Jackie Belanoff Smith on a board luxury yacht in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Previously, He was married to Una Healy of British-Irish girl group, The Saturdays. They married on 30 June 2012 in her native Ireland. They also had one son Tadhg John Faden(2 February 2015)and one daughter Aoife Belle Foden(13 March 2012). In July 2018, it was announced that Foden and Healy had separated. Faden has also admitted to cheating on his ex-wife before their split.

Birthday of Ben Foden

Ben Foden celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of July with his friends and family. Currently, he is 34 years old.

Net worth of Ben Foden

British Rugby player ben Foden is a successful rugby player who earns a considerable amount of money from his career.  As of 2019, The Net worth of  Ben Foden is estimated to be around $6.7 Million.