Olsen Filipaina aka Olsen Orekewa Filipina was a professional rugby league footballer has died at the age of 64. Following the news of Olsen Filipaina’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the rugby league footballer, with fans offering their condolences to friends and family. One user said “VALE OLSEN FILIPINA Balmain Tigers are deeply saddened at the passing of former Tiger Olsen Filipina. Player # 720, Olsen played 82 first grade games for the Tigers from 1980-1984 after joining from the Auckland Rugby League competition as an NZ international #blackngold 1/5.” Another said “The rugby league community in New Zealand and worldwide is mourning the loss of one of the Kiwis’ greatest and most unique players, a Pasifika and Māori sporting icon and a beloved character. Rest in love Kiwi #529, the great, Olsen Filipina.” While another said “Very sad to hear this afternoon the passing of Olsen Filipaina.My deepest condolences to his family. Olsen was a great family man, I will miss his sense of humor, smile & laughter, which underpins his unbelievable strength & natural ability as a player for Balmain & New Zealand.”
What was Olsen Filipaina Net Worth?
Olsen Filipaina Net Worth
Olsen Filipaina aka Olsen Orekewa Filipaina was a professional rugby league footballer, who represented both New Zealand and Western Samoa. He was born on 23 April 1957 in Kaikohe, New Zealand, he was 64 years old at the time of his demise. He started his career with the Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League competition. Filipaina scored 108 points in 29 tests for the Kiwis from 1977-86. He was part of the Auckland side that defeated Great Britain, Australia, and France. Filipaina played 50 matches for the Kiwis, including 28 tests where he scored 108 points. After his family said in a statement: “He was a fighter and fought for 16 days in ICU but our heavenly father needed a stand-off for his rugby league team, and now he has the best,” added, “A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered and we will announce more details on celebrating his life in the coming days.”
The estimated Net Worth of Olsen Filipaina is around $800K USD.
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