Graham Arnold is an Australian professional soccer manager who coaches the Australian national soccer team. He is leading the Socceroos in the FIFA World Cup 2022. The 59-year-old’s net worth is $2 million. Here we look closely at Graham Arnold’s net worth, salary earnings, career, record, and more.

About Graham Arnold

Graham James Arnold was born on 3 August 1963, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a former professional soccer player who played as a forward for the Australia national team.

Arnold was the assistant coach of the Socceroos in the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. It’s the first time he is leading the nation in the World Cup 2022 as the head coach.

Graham Arnold won the A-League Premiership with both Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC

Playing Career

Graham Arnold was a professional soccer player who played as a forward. He earned 56 caps in the ‘A’ level international matches and scored 19 goals, from 1985-1997. He never played in a World Cup.

The forward played for Sydney FC (1982-1990) for most of his career. He played 178 league matches for the club and scored 68 goals.

He was awarded the NSL Player of the Year in 1996 and won the NSL Golden Boot in the same year.

Coaching Career

Arnold was appointed as the assistant coach of the Australia national soccer team in 2000 under Frank Farina.

He was the Assistant coach of his nation in the 2006 World Cup under head coach Guus Hiddink, in which they made it to the knockouts. In the 2010 World Cup, Arnold helped the Socceroos’ head coach Pim Verbeek as an assistant coach.

Arnold took charge of the national team as the head coach in 2018. He is leading the Socceroos as the head coach in the FIFA World Cup 2022 for the first time.

Graham Arnold is recognized as one of the A-League’s greatest-ever managers. He was a successful manager for the Central Coast Mariners (2010-2013) and Sydney FC (2014-2018).

He helped the Central Coast Mariners to win the A-League Premiership in 2011-12 and the Championship in 2013. A bunch of youth players – Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury, Tom Rogic, Duke, and Amini all developed under him during his tenure.

He also led Sydney FC to win the A-League Premiership in 2016-17, 2017-18,  and the Championship in 2017.

He was awarded the A-League Coach of the Year 3 times.

Graham Arnold’s Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings

Graham Arnold is the head coach of the Australian national soccer team. He is leading his nation in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Hence, the 59-year-old earns a handsome salary and bonuses as the head coach.

Graham Arnold’s net worth is $2 million as of 2023. He earns a $1.4 million salary per year as the head coach of the Socceroos.

His prime sources of income are his football contracts, bonuses, real estate, and other businesses.

Quick Facts

Full Name Graham James Arnold
Current Team Australia (Head Coach)
Date of Birth 3 August 1963
Age 59
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Birthplace Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality  Australian 
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $1.4m per year
Relationship  Married
Spouse Sarah Arnold

Coaching Tactics

Graham Arnold is a vastly experienced tactician. He marshals his troops according to the games. However, he often goes for the 4-2-3-1 formation.

The 2 defensive midfielders in front of the 4-man backline give defensive solidity and help to distribute the ball in the midfield in this formation. It also allows the left-back and right-back to make forward runs.

Graham Arnold’s Wife

Sarah Arnold is the lovely lady of the Socceroos’ head coach Graham Arnold. The couple is married.

Graham Arnold Wife

Daughter and Son-in-Law

Elissa is the daughter of Graham Arnold. She is the wife of the Australian national team player Trent Sainsbury. T. Sainsbury plays as a center-back for the Qatari club Al-Wakrah as of 2022.

Interestingly, he is not called up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 squad by his father-in-law.


Born on 3 August 1963, he is 59 years old.

Coaching Stats

[As of 22 Nov. 2022]

Team Year Game Win Draw Lost
Australia 2018 – Present 34 23 4 7

Achievements as a Manager

Central Coast Mariners

  1. A-League Premiership: 2011-12
  2. A-League Championship: 2013

Sydney FC

  1. A-League Premiership: 2016-17, 2017-18
  2. A-League Championship: 2017


  1. A-League Coach of the Year: 2011-12, 2016-17, and 2017-18

As a Player

  1. NSW Player of the Year: 1985
  2. NSL Player of the Year: 1986
  3. NSL Golden Boot: 1986
  4. Soccer Australia Hall of Fame: 2004 

FAQs About Graham Arnold

What is Arnold’s Net Worth?

The Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold’s net worth is $2 million as of 2023.  

How much is his salary?

He earns a $1.4m salary per year.

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