American professional football player Christian Pulisic plays as a winger and attacking midfielder for the Premier League club Chelsea. In the international game, he represents the United States men’s national team.
Christian Pulisic Wiki; Family, Education
Christian Mate Pulisic was born on 18 September 1998 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the son of Mark Pulisic and Kelley Pulisic, who both played collegiate soccer at George Mason University. His father Mark was a professional indoor soccer player for the Harrisburg Heat, who later became a coach there at both youth and professional levels. He has a sister named Devin Pulisic and a brother named Chase Gallant, who has autism.
At the age of seven, he lived in England for a year playing for the youth team of Brackley Town in Brackley, Northamptonshire. During his father’s stint as a general manager of indoor club Detroit Ignition, he lived in Michigan. There he attended Workman Elementary School and played for Michigan Rush. Furthermore, he played for the local U.S. Soccer Development Academy club PA Classics and trained with local professional club Harrisburg City Islanders, now known as Penn FC in his early days.
His Ethnicity, Citizenship & Height
The soccer player is of Croatian-American ethnicity. His paternal grandfather Mate Pulišić, hails from Croatia on the island of Olib.
Christian owns dual US-Croatian citizenship. He received Croatian citizenship to avoid applying for a German work visa, which is required to work in the country without a European Union passport. Moreover, he was eligible for the Croatia National Team, but he chose the United States.
Pulisic stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall and weighs nearly 154 lbs (70 kg).
His Carreer; Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea
Pulisic began his professional career from Borussia Dortmund after the club signed him to their youth teams in February 2015. He made his Bundesliga debut in a 2–0 win against FC Ingolstadt on 30 January 2016. Similarly, he made his UEFA Europa League debut as a substitute in the second half in a 2–0 victory against FC Porto on 16 February 2016.
After scoring his first Bundesliga goal against Hamburger SV on 17 April 2016, he became the youngest non-German and fourth-youngest player to score a goal in the Bundesliga at 17 years and 212 days old.
On 2 January 2019, Pulisic signed a contract with the Premier League club Chelsea, worth $73 million (£57.6 million). He made his Premier League debut for Chelsea in a 4–0 defeat against Manchester United on 11 August 2019.
At International level, he represented the United States at the U-15 and U-17 team and captained the U-17 team at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He made his senior team debut at the age of 17 on 29 March 2016 in a 4–0 win in a World Cup qualifying game against Guatemala.
His Salary & Net Worth
The young talent makes big money from his Premier League stint. He earns the average salary of £6,911,667 per year from the Chelsea Football Club.
Pulisic now deserves the net worth of an estimated $10 million.
Does Christian Pulisic Have A Girlfriend?
The 21-year-old is private when it comes to his personal life. He is active on Instagram, amassing more than 2.7 million followers.
Pulisic often shares pictures related to his family, friends and professional life on his Instagram. However, he has not revealed possible girlfriend on his social media and in public.
Does He Have A Tattoo?
Christian has a tattoo on his left arm of a giant bald eagle in front of a giant American flag on his upper arm.
Moreover, near his elbow, there is a quote from an American writer Napoleon Hill which reads “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
He has an image of Tiger eyes on his forearm and the date “XII XIII MMXIII” on his wrist.
Some Interesting Facts About Christian Pulisic
- Pulisic is a fan of the NFL team New York Jets, the NHL team New York Rangers, and the NBA team Philadelphia 76ers.
- His transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Chelsea made him the most expensive American player of all time.
- His surname Pulisic is derived from the Croatian city Pula.