Christian Pulisic is an American professional soccer player who is widely admired for his stunning ability to dribble at high speed. He is also loved by many fans for the way he often plays for his team by swiftly weaving past defenders at full speed. Over the years, he has plied his trade across different clubs, leaving his impact on all of them.
Christian Pulisic has now signed for Chelsea, an English professional football club considered to be one of the top-performing Premier League clubs at the moment. He has become one of the favourites of football fans who are often in awe of his skilful displays.
His Early Life
Christian Pulisic was born on the 18th day of September in the year 1998. He was born in Hershey, a township in Pennsylvania. It was there that he also spent the majority of his childhood. His full birth name has been revealed to be Christian Mate Pulisic.
The footballer was born to a father identified as Mark Pulisic and a mother called Kelley Pulisic. The interesting part is that Christian’s father and mother were both active collegiate soccer players at the George Mason University where they had their college education. His father also went on to play professional indoor soccer for the Harrisburg Heat before he retired from the sport. He now works as a soccer coach.
Apparently, being soccer players themselves, Christian’s parents must have influenced him in choosing to play the game as a career. He picked interest in playing soccer from an early age and also moved around quite a lot as a kid. According to reports, he lived in England when he was 7 years old and played for the youth team of Brackley Town for one year. Also, during the mid-2000s, he lived in Michigan and actively played for Michigan Rush when his father worked as the general manager for indoor club Detroit Ignition.
When he was just 16 years old, Christian Pulisic got signed by Borussia Dortmund in February 2015 and was assigned to their U17 squad. He showed potentials and quickly progressed through the youth academy. He was consequently promoted to the senior team when he was 17 years old in 2016.
During his first season with the senior team, Christian played very few games with the team and was featured quite sparingly. However, he showed good skills and was influential in the team, scoring a goal one day after his debut and even giving an assist. He went on to do a lot more exploits for the club in his first season.
In his second season with the club, Christian’s involvement with the team increased dramatically and he became a mainstay in the Dortmund team that won the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal. His involvement in this victory earned him enormous respect among fans.
Finally, after having three sterling seasons of first-team football at Borussia Dortmund, Christian left the club and moved to Chelsea, signing with the Premier League side in January 2019. His transfer was worth a massive €64 million ($73 million/£58 million) and made him the most expensive American player of all time.
Christian Pulisic has appeared and scored at every youth level for his country. He is on record to have played for the United States at the U-15, as well as the U-17 levels. In fact, he happened to have been the captain of the U.S. national team that played at the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile.
Christian was finally called to the senior team on March 27, 2016, by coach Jürgen Klinsmann when he was 17 years old. Two days later, he became the youngest American to play a World Cup qualifier after making his debut in a 4–0 win against Guatemala at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus.
Over the years, he has become very influential in the US national team and even made history as the youngest player to captain the United States national team when he appeared in a friendly defeat against Italy on November 20, 2018.
Christian Pulisic’s Salary & Net Worth
There is no doubt at all that Christian Pulisic has been able to rake in quite a lot of money over the years during his footballing career. He is the most expensive American footballer of all time, having signed with Chelsea for whopping €64 million.
His salary at Chelsea is not known yet, however, his annual salary with Dortmund was pegged at $1.14 million. According to different sources, he is currently worth about $73 million.
Christian Pulisic’s Girlfriend
Christian Pulisic is popular among football fans and lots of details about his life are in the public domain. However, the one thing that is not quite certain about him are details about who he is dating. Christian has been a very private person and has kept mute on whether or not he has a girlfriend.
A quick look through his Instagram page shows that the football player has been posing with a particular girl whose identity remains unknown. Some fans have suggested that she may be his girlfriend however, there is no concrete evidence to prove this as Christian has not said anything about it.
It is expected that with time, more details about his private life will come to fore.
How Tall is He?
Like most athletes, Christian Pulisic is a handsome man with a great body build and fans love him for this. The footballer now stands at 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73m in height. In addition to this, he weighs about 63 kg.