Josh Addo-Carr’s Wife, Salary, Lets Trot, Tattoos & More

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The flying fox on a dash to the top of rugby league.

If you fancied your chances in a one-on-one foot race against any rugby league player, Josh Addo-Carr would be at the bottom of the list. The National Rugby League (NRL) winger, nicknamed the ‘Foxx’ for his lightning quick pace, has evolved into one of the sport’s leading names and a go-to selection for the NSW Blues and Kangaroos. 

A player known as much for his rapid speed as his deft try scoring ability, Addo-Carr has notched up a stack of accolades since debuting for the Wests Tigers in 2016. Three minor premierships, two NRL Grand Final wins, three State of Origin wins, and a World Cup win to boot – the Foxx has easily proven himself to be a gamebreaking player in his eight seasons as a professional NRL player. 

With Addo-Carr aiming to lead his Canterbury Bulldogs side into the 2023 Finals Series, we wanted to take the opportunity to dive into the life and career of the NRL’s fastest man.

Josh Addo-Carr Quick Facts

Name:Josh Addo-Carr
Date of Birth:28 July 1995
Height:6 feet 0 inches / 183cm
Weight:88 kgs
Net Worth:$3 million (estimated)
Instagram:@joshaddocarr – 302k followers

Who Is Josh Addo-Carr?

Who Is Josh Addo-Carr Source

Josh Addo-Carr is a professional rugby league player who represents the Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition, as well as the New South Wales Blues and Australia’s national side, the Kangaroos. Born in Blacktown, Western Sydney, Addo-Carr is of Gunggandji, Birrbay and Wiradjuri descent. Addo-Carr’s early days in Doonside, Blacktown, were remembered as being “hectic” for the then-youngster, as he revealed his mum moved him away from being surrounded by drugs, alcohol, and violence, to a stabler life away from West Sydney. 

Addo-Carr has been a dominant force in the NRL since his debut in 2016, racking up plenty of major trophies, as well as a heap of spectacular tries, as one of the competition’s top wingers. In his eight seasons of professional rugby league football so far, Addo-Carr has won three Minor Premierships and two Grand Finals with the Melbourne Storm, three State of Origin series’, and one Rugby League World Cup.

Josh Addo-Carr’s Rugby League Career

Junior Years

It was at the Doonside Roos, a local side based in the Blacktown region of Western Sydney, where a then three-year-old Josh Addo-Carr first fell in love with rugby league. A subsequent move to Earlwood in the Canterbury-Bankstown area of Sydney led Addo-Carr to represent the Earlwood Saints and eventually the La Perouse Panthers, before he joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball team.

Josh Addo-Carr Junior Years Source @earlwoodsaints via Facebook
Source: @earlwoodsaints via Facebook

Addo-Carr would show his quality after being picked up by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks for their National Youth Competition side. Across two seasons in 2014 and 2015, the future star accumulated 28 tries across 44 matches before signing a one-year contract with the Wests Tigers for their 2016 campaign. 

Wests Tigers

Josh Addo-Carr Wests Tigers Source

Those who were privy to the 2016 Round 7 game between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm would have seen the signs of a genuine talent as a young Addo-Carr marked his debut with a try. Addo-Carr finished the season with 6 tries in 9 NRL games, along with a spot in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year. Frustratingly for Tigers fans, Addo-Carr would prove to be yet another prospect who slipped through the hands of the merger club who went on to thrive elsewhere.

Melbourne Storm

Addo-Carr then made the move to Melbourne to be a part of  the dynasty built by coach Craig Bellamy across two decades with Victoria’s sole representative NRL side. A breakout season with the Storm followed for Addo-Carr who, after debuting in round 1 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, would go on to play in the 2017 NRL Grand Final and score two tries against the North Queensland Cowboys to help seal the premiership for the Storm. He totalled 23 tries in an outstanding first season with the Storm. And in spite of the Storm’s failure to back up their 2017 win in their 2018 NRL Grand Final loss to the Roosters, Addo-Carr still impressed with an 85-metre intercept try in the final and 18 tries across 25 games.

Josh Addo-Carr Melbourne Storm Source

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced NRL players into strict lockdown protocols alongside the general public. However, Addo-Carr and his NSW Blues teammate Latrell Mitchell opted to forgo these rules and go on a weekend camping trip where Instagram snaps were posted of the Storm winger posing with a firearm and firing a weapon. The incident obviously drew the ire of the Storm hierarchy and the rugby league world as a whole, leading to the NRL fining Addo-Carr $51,000 total for breaching strict self isolation protocols and for bringing the game into disrepute. Addo-Carr would somewhat make up for it however as he helped Melbourne to victory in the 2020 NRL Grand Final over the Penrith Panthers, though he left plenty of fans dismayed upon signing with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from the 2022 season onwards. 

Before leaving the Storm, Addo-Carr became the first player in Australia in 71 years to score six tries in a single game in Melbourne’s 50-0 defeat of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He would then aid his side to the Minor Premiership and match the try scoring feats of his first season at the Storm by crossing the line 23 times. 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Josh Addo-Carr Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Source @joshaddocarr via Instagram
Source: @joshaddocarr via Instagram

Addo-Carr was brought in to the Bulldogs as a key part of the rebuild happening at Belmore. The Bulldogs would finish 12th in Addo-Carr’s first season at the club – a step up from the wooden spoon (last-placed finish) they earned the previous year. An injury in round 6 of the 2023 NRL season saw Addo-Carr needing surgery and ruled out for up to 8 weeks in a challenging season for an injury-hit Bulldogs team. 

NSW Blues

Josh Addo-Carr NSW Blues Source

Becoming a mainstay in the NSW Blues lineup takes incredible talent and determination, and Addo-Carr possesses both in spades. Having initially been chosen to represent the Blues in the 2018 State of Origin series, Addo-Carr has cemented a spot for himself on the wing after helping the Blues to three State of Origin trophy wins. Significantly, Addo-Carr was part of the group of NSW Blues players who publicly declared their intention to not sing the Australian National Anthem in 2019. After not being selected in the 2022 State of Origin squad, Addo-Carr has since played his way back into the team for the 2023 Origin series. 


Since debuting for the Kangaroos in October 2019, Addo-Carr has gone on to forge a successful career at international level which has since been capped off with a 2021 Rugby League World Cup win. Addo-Carr had an outstanding World Cup tournament, with his personal highlights including: a 98-metre try against Fiji, five tries against Lebanon in the quarter-final, and four tries against Scotland which prompted the media to celebrate the world class talent as a “freaky man”.

Josh Addo-Carr Kangaroos Source Source

Addo-Carr’s performances at the World Cup generated media criticism toward NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler for not selecting the winger in the 2022 series that they ultimately lost. This was only further compounded when the Foxx equalled Valentine Holmes’ record of most tries scored in a single tournament, helped the Kangaroos to a momentous win over Samoa in the final, and was named in the 2021 RLWC Team of the Tournament. We’re assuming Fittler learned his lesson after Addo-Carr was selected for the 2023 Origin series. 

What Type Of Player Is Josh Addo-Carr?

Josh Addo-Carr is undeniably one of rugby league’s great talents. A fierce competitor, experienced player, and level-headed leader, Addo-Carr possesses natural speed like no one else in the NRL competition. His speed and acceleration means that he can exploit space with ease, and his penchant for line breaks (and the odd full-field try or two) mean that the Bulldogs flyer presents as a very tangible threat from his own half for the opposition.

What Type Of Player Is Josh Addo-Carr Source @NRL via Twitter
Source: @NRL via Twitter

With modern rugby league wingers like Daniel Tupou and Dominic Young known for their massive frames and bulldozer-like ability, Addo-Carr separates himself as being seemingly untouchable when given the opportunity to showcase his flair in a one-on-one situation. Defensively, Addo-Carr has struggled somewhat this season alongside his Bulldogs teammates, who have conceded the most points (407) in the NRL in 2023. 

Why Is Josh Addo-Carr Nicknamed The ‘Foxx’?

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs star Josh Addo-Carr has made a name in the NRL for his rapid speed and high-speed try scoring highlights reel. Unsurprisingly, Addo-Carr was reconfirmed as the fastest player in the NRL when he recorded a maximum velocity of 38.7 kilometres per hour in the Bulldogs’ 36-26 win over the Gold Coast Titans in 2022. Since arriving in the NRL, Addo-Carr fans and teammates have referred to the winger as the ‘Foxx’. But where exactly did this moniker begin?

Why Is Josh Addo-Carr Nicknamed The ‘Foxx’ Source

Whilst some may assume the name stems from the animal of the same name, or the ‘flying fox’ zipline device found in many Aussie playgrounds, Addo-Carr actually confirmed the nickname was given to him by his mother. Speaking on Fox League’s Sunday Night With Matty Johns, Addo-Carr explained that the moniker comes from a family name and was taken from his great-grandfather, with his mum dubbing him ‘Foxx’ as an affectionate nickname. Even if Addo-Carr is too humble to call himself the fastest man in the competition anymore, there’s no denying he will always be the iconic Foxx.

Josh Addo-Carr Career Stats

Josh Addo-Carr Career Stats Source

A rugby league player blessed with Josh Addo-Carr’s natural speed and try scoring instincts is bound to amass a hefty amount of tries across their career. And Addo-Carr has certainly notched a fair few, winning over plenty of fans with his try scoring ability, seemingly unstoppable full-field runs, and his reputation as the fastest man in the NRL

Wests Tigers6024
Melbourne Storm961386
Canterbury Bulldogs24096
NSW Blues10040

Injuries and Whatnot

Addo-Carr was cleared of a major injury during the week that could have seen him miss up to two months, with the Bulldogs instead expecting him to be available again anywhere between Round 3 and 5.

Right on the stroke of half-time, the Canterbury winger attempted to score on the sideline but copped a knock to the head from Latrell Mitchell’s hip who was covering in defence as Addo-Carr went out.

The 28-year-old lay motionless on the ground after the collision, and it was only once both sides were walking off the ground that he seemed to regain consciousness.

What Is Josh Addo-Carr Like Off The Field?

Being a natural-born entertainer on the field has unsurprisingly translated over to Addo-Carr’s status as one of the game’s unique characters off the field. Known for his distinct, now-iconic laugh, Addo-Carr is a laid back, rarely self-serious character who is unapologetically himself and plays his music loud, to the chagrin of his former coach Craig Bellamy. Moreover, Addo-Carr simply loves to play footy and always looks to represent his community with pride. Addo-Carr’s heritage is important to him, and he has even merged both his culture with football through his regular participation in the annual Koori Knockout tournament. Furthermore, he wants to change the perceptions wider Australia has of Indigenous people through his work on and off the field. 

What Is Josh Addo-Carr Like Off The Field Source @joshaddocarr via Instagram
Source: @joshaddocarr via Instagram

Addo-Carr has earned plenty of fans throughout his career due to his assured and easygoing nature, but it was at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup where the Kangaroos winger endeared himself to fans who travelled from all corners of England to watch him score four tries against Scotland. Addo-Carr endured the cold conditions and gradually stripped off each piece of his Australia kit to hand to fans over 45 minutes of taking selfies, signing autographs, and chatting with spectators. Speaking to about the experience, Addo-Carr made clear why it was important he stayed out there.

“It is not every day they get to see NRL players playing over here, and if we want to build the game to where we all want it to be…

“It is completely up to us to make it entertaining for everyone around the world.”

Off-field incidents have sometimes marred the public’s perception of the flying winger. From his early days in the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ SG Ball team where he was released, to his breach of lockdown procedures in the 2020 lockdown in NSW, but fans have often appreciated Addo-Carr for his honesty regarding these situations and his clear awareness of his own wrongdoings.

Josh spent boxing day with his teammates, Josh Reynolds and one of his kids nicknamed Little Fox after himself. Solo Original Lemon Drink has reached out to Josh as the brand’s face. He has a show named “Let’s Trot” where he unwinds about the pros and cons attached to his career. Josh visited various places such as Sydney, Australia, and Mystery Island in Vanuatu. He goes jogging frequently as a means of exercise.

He was contracted to promote the Bentley giveaway in 2023. He is also affiliated with Puma boots, which he uses to play during games. Josh enjoys his role as a father, though loving, he is quite strict. One time, he was seen placing his son in the naughty corner for misbehaving. On the contrary, his son is usually present during his games and features in his after-match pictures. He also had his daddy-daughter date with his daughter. He participated in the 2023 games review.

Josh Addo-Carr, Let’s Trot

If you’re familiar with the world of rugby league, it’s almost certain you’ve heard the expression “Let’s Trot” shouted with pride before, during, or after a game. For those not in the know, Addo-Carr is the individual we have to thank for the glorious phrase as his childhood variation of the phrase “let’s go” turned into an Australian phenomenon. The popular catchphrase has successfully spawned a collaboration between Addo-Carr and an official Let’s Trot clothing label, as well as Addo-Carr’s participation in a collaborative song between Sydney rap duo Brothers and electronic artist Joel Fletcher titled (unsurprisingly) ‘Let’s Trot’.

Who Is Josh Addo-Carr Dating?

Who Is Josh Addo-Carr Dating Source @nrl via Facebook
Source: @nrl via Facebook

NRL star Josh Addo-Carr has been in a relationship with his current partner Lakaree for a significant period of his professional career, with the two welcoming their first child together in 2020. Addo-Carr had his first daughter, Shakirah, at the age of 16, an experience which he attributed to “turning his life around” in an interview with in 2019. Addo-Carr was eventually granted custody of his first daughter, and alongside Lakaree and his second child,  signed with the Bulldogs in order to move back to Sydney to ensure he and his young family were closer to home.

Josh Addo-Carr Net Worth

Josh Addo-Carr Net Worth Source @joshaddocarr via Instagram
Source: @joshaddocarr via Instagram

Whilst it has never been publicly disclosed, Josh Addo-Carr’s net worth is estimated to be anywhere between $1 million and $5 million. In addition to his lucrative contract with the Canterbury Bulldogs, in 2022 Addo-Carr was unveiled as Solo’s new ambassador as part of the partnership between NRL and Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (ALB) for its major brand Solo to be the NRL’s official non-alcoholic sponsor. Addo-Carr is also an ambassador of the sportswear brand Puma, and has a collaborative partnership with the Let’s Trot apparel brand.