Jozy Altidore

Soccer

  • 2008
Name: Jozy Altidore
Sport:
Soccer
Position:
Forward
Height:
6'1”
Hometown: 
Boca Raton, Fla.
Club: Sunderland (England)

Olympic Experience:

  • 2008 Olympic Games, ninth

Career Highlights:

  • Became the youngest ever U.S goalscorer of the modern era (18 years, 92 days) when he powered a header past Guillermo Ochoa in the United States' 2-2 draw against Mexico in Feb., 2008.
  • At 16 years of age, he scored three goals in his first seven games with the New York Red Bulls, and became the youngest player to ever score in an MLS playoff game at 16 years, 337 days.
  • Became the youngest player in U.S. Men’s National Team history to score a hat trick, tallying all three goals in the 3-0 victory in 2009 FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago on April 1, 2009, in Nashville
  • 2013 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year

Fun Facts: A native of Livingston, N.J., he moved to Florida as a child ... Born to Haitian parents Joseph and Gisele, whom he lists as personal heroes ... Has one older brother, Janak, and two sisters, Sadia and Lindsay ... Sadia played soccer at East Carolina University ... Drafted in the second round (17th overall) by the MetroStars (now the N.Y. Red Bulls) of Major League Soccer in 2006.

Learn more: 
U.S. Soccer

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