Widely popularized as the Swiss curler, Peter De Cruz is the current skip of his team. Well, he is one of the top performers in the curling industry and has bagged several accolades under his name.
After winning eight world curling tours, he is also known as the curling master.
Peter is what can be called the perfect example of a committed player who loves the game on and off the field.
Let us get through his life decisions and career choices in this article. However, first below are a quick dose of fun facts.
|Full Name||Peter Vincent de Cruz|
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1990|
|Birth Place||London, England|
Pistol Pete, Roast Beef, and Fish ‘n’ Chips
|Height||1.8 meters (5 feet 9 inches)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Mother’s Name||Name Unknown|
|Curling Club||CC Genève|
|Team Members||Benoît Schwarz (Fourth)|
Sven Michel (Third)
Valentin Tanner (Lead)
Pablo Lachat (Alternate)
|Net Worth||Approx. $1.5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||HearthSong Curling Zone Indoor Family Game|
|Last Update||December, 2022|
Peter de Cruz is a man of medium build, standing at 1.8 meters (5 feet 9 inches) tall. As for his physical appearance, Peter depicts fair skin and dark brown hair with eyes of similar color.
As for his workout routine, Peter trains two to four days a week with his team at the national training center in Biel.
Peter de Cruz | Early Life
Peter de Cruz (fully named Peter Vincent de Cruz) was born on 4 January 1990 in London, England, under the star sign of Capricorn.
There is little information on his family, education, or childhood days.
However, it is known that his mother also used to pursue curling and played for France. When he was ten, he even watched his mother play at a mixed doubles event and found the sport intriguing.
Likewise, there is not much information regarding his parents and if he has any siblings.
We will soon update them as more details about his childhood and familial background is known.
Peter de Cruz | Career
Peter de Cruz has been on the curling field ever since the early days of his life, playing through both the junior and senior teams.
He skipped the Swiss team at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Curling Championships during his junior days.
In 2010, Peter bagged a gold medal against Scotland while he couldn’t reach the finals in the 2011 game losing against Sweden.
During his career tenure, Peter has bagged eight World Curling Tour events.
Hence, his titles are the 2011 and 2018 Curling Masters Champéry, the 2012 Challenge Casino de Charlevoix, the 2016 Baden Masters, the 2018 Meridian Canadian Open Grand Slam, the 2019 Swiss Cup Basel, the 2019 Schweizer Cup, and the 2020 Adelboden International.
Apart from these events, Peter has won three World Curling Championships (2014, 2017, and 2019). Likewise, he had silver at the 2015 European Curling Championships and bronze at the 2017 and 2018 European Curling Championships.
Moving on, Peter and his team bagged a bronze medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. As per him, it was one of the most difficult tournaments ever to win.
After unexpectedly qualifying for the championship final, the team had to rebook their flights home from a 2018 Grand Slam tournament. The cost was CDN $6,000, but their winner’s cheque was $30,000.
- World Junior Championships (one gold and one silver)
- European Championships (one bronze and two silver)
- World Championships (four bronze)
- Olympic Games (one bronze)
- One Grand Slam victory
Peter de Cruz | Net Worth
As of now, Peter de Cruz hasn’t opened up about his career earnings and salary. However, it is known that he maintains a net worth of around $1.5 million. Furthermore, he is sponsored by Nutri-athletic and @armee.ch.
Peter de Cruz | Personal Life
Peter de Cruz is quite secretive about his life; hence, not much is known about it. However, he is engaged to his fiancee, Morgane, and as per the news, they plan to marry in the summer of 2022.
Apart from his career days, Peter is interested in motorcycles, traveling, food, and football. As a fun fact, he played football for about twenty years. In the meantime, he can also speak English and French.
Currently, Peter doesn’t live with his parents but visits them in London three to four times a year. Back then, he also stated that he had an automatic accent whenever he went to the UK.
Social Media Handles
Check out his social media sites if you are interested in Peter de Cruz’s personal uploads and posts. He is on Instagram as Peter de Cruz (@peterdecruzz) with over 2k followers.
However, like his secretive life, his Instagram account is also private. As for his Twitter account, you can check on his team’s account named Team De Cruz (@TeamDeCruz), with 1.4k followers.
Peter also seems to be on Facebook but is not that active.
Peter de Cruz | Quotes
- “Be as ready as possible. There’s so much good stuff going on. If we can enjoy as much as possible to have so many great memories from this, that’s probably the most important for me.”
- “I admire people who have been successful but in very different domains or subjects.”
- “Be happy and proud of what you’ve done, but stay hungry to improve.”
“I hate to wake up in the morning, and they always have to use strange ways to kick me out of bed.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is Peter de Cruz’s coach? When was his career debut?
Peter de Cruz’s coach for the team is Havard Vad Petersson, while his national coach is Thomas Lips.
His career debut came at the 2014 World Championships in Beijing vs. Russia.
Where does Peter de Cruz live in?
Peter de Cruz lives in Carouge, Canton of Geneva.