March 24, 2023

A former Australian rules football player and coach, Donald Neil Kerley AM. He is best remembered for participating in 32 state games for South Australia and leading three clubs to four South Australian National Football League championships over the course of three decades.

Neil Kerley: Net Worth, Salary, Career Earnings 

On Wednesday afternoon, while pulling a trailer, Kerley, a two-time SANFL premiership coach and two-time premiership captain-coach, was killed when his car ploughed through a fence and into a pasture. He was 88. Let’s take a look at his income details and career earnings!

Net Worth:

According to our study, Neil Kerley had a former net worth of $1 million in 2022. His net worth is also described differently in other sites.

But it’s unclear what his true net worth was prior to his passing.

Between 1952 and 1969, Kerley, who began playing senior football at the age of 14 with Barmera in the Riverland Football League, primarily competed in the SANFL.

Growing up on a fruit block in Barmera, South Australia’s Riverland, Kerley was a Norwood supporter as a young child. Less than a year later, he left home and rode north on his motorcycle for two years, working as a Jackeroo on cattle stations.


Neil Kerley: Net Worth, Salary, Career Earnings

Neil Kerley Net worth 2022

Net Worth – $1 Million 

The salary details of Neil Kerley are not known yet. 

When Kerley decided to work as a player-coach for Glenelg starting in 1967, the team became his third in the league. He participated in 55 games with the Tigers, was named the team’s Best and Fairest in 1967, and guided the team to the 1969 Grand Final matchup with Sturt.

Following the defeat against Jack Oatey’s Sturt, Kerley announced his retirement from league football after playing 276 SANFL games and kicking 123 goals over the course of a 16-season career that started in 1952.

Career Earnings:

Neil Kerley had a former net worth of $1 million in 2022.

Career highlights


  • 2x SANFL Premiership captain-coach: (1961, 1964)
  • 4x West Adelaide best and fairest: (1958, 1959, 1961, 1962)
  • Glenelg best and fairest: (1967)
  • 2x SANFL premiership coach: 1973, 1983
  • Mail Medal winner: 1953
  • West Adelaide Hall of Fame (inaugural inductee) – legend status


  • All-Australian team: (1961 – vice-captain)
  • 6x South Australia captain: 1959–1962, 1965–1966


  • Australian Football Hall of Fame
  • South Australian Football Hall of Fame

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