Jozy Altidore was born on 6 November 1989. He was born in New Jersey in United States of America. His parents belonged to Haiti and after his birth, he was raised in Florida. Jozy has 3 more siblings and he is the youngest son to his parents. He plays as a striker on the field. Name of his father is Joseph Altidore and his mother’s name is Giselle Altidore. It is also known that he never married as he said that he is too young for marriage. For the same reason there is no information about his wife as well.
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He had always been fond of soccer and the first club that Jozy joined was New York Red Bulls. He played a lot of winning matches while representing the club. He joined New York Red Bulls in 2006. In 2008, Jozy joined Villarreal. In 2009, Jozy played for Hull city and in 2011 he had to play for Bursaspor. Later in 2013, Jozy was sold to the famous soccer club, Sunderland. Later in 2015, Sunderland allowed Jozy to play for Toronto FC. This was all about his association with the club.
Talking about his international career, he had been a huge success. He played first international match in the 2007 FIFA under 20 World Cup. Jozy played really well in that season. Jozy is also known to be the youngest American footballer who was able to score a hat-trick on an international platform. Jozy also played in 2009 FIFA Confederation Club and later in 2010, he played in World Cup. During one of the series in 2011, he suffered an injury which kept him away from the game for a while. His performance was impacted due to the injury and he went out of the form. Unfortunately he was again injured while playing in the World Cup match in 2014.
It is also known that in his international career, Jozy received only one red card. He received the card for abusing the referee. The match was being held in Zurich in Switzerland. Also, during his career, Jozy scored a total of 139 goals out of which he scored 102 goals while playing for the club and remaining 37 were scored while playing for United States.
Jozy was also honoured by the tag of ‘Top Scorer’ in 2012 during the KNVB Cup. He also received the award of MLS All Star in the year 2015. Jozy also worked for the famous sports brand, ‘Adidas’ and he was seen in many of their advertisements. He was the face of FIFA 08 which is a soccer game of EA sports. Jozy also assisted the people in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. He also revealed that a lot of his relatives still lives in Haiti. He is known for his compassion towards the people in need. Jozy’s annual salary is 2.2 Million US Dollars per annum and his net worth is estimated to be around 8 million US dollars. Jozy’s net worth speaks of his success.
Last Modified: Apr 6, 2020