Jozy Altidore Biography

(Soccer player)

Jozy Altidore is an American professional soccer player. Jozy Altidore is married to Sloane Stephens

Relationship Facts of Jozy Altidore

  • Jozy Altidore is married to Sloane Stephens.
  • He is father of One (Cameron).
  • Jozy Altidore is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Jozy Altidore?

The American soccer forward is married. He is engaged to his girlfriend, Sloane Stephens. She is a tennis star and they announced their wedding in April 2019 via their social media handle.

In an interview with the New York Times, the couple revealed that they know each other since they were in fifth grade.

Prior, he was rumored to be dating Illiana Blackshear in 2011. As per the reports, they started dating from 2011 when he was playing for AZ.

Jozy also has a son named Cameron who was born in 2015.

Who is Jozy Altidore?

Jozy Altidore is an American professional soccer player. Currently, Altidore plays for Toronto FC as a striker and represents the United States.

Jozy Altidore has played with the Spanish side Villarreal and was later loaned out to Hull City. Altidore joined the English club Sunderland in 2013 and played there for two seasons.

Jozy Altidore: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Jozy Altidore was born to a Haitian-American family on November 6, 1989, in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. His mother’s name is Giselle Altidore and his father’s name is Joseph Altidore.

He has a brother, Janak Altidore as well as two sisters: Sadia Altidore and Lindsay Altidore.

Jozy was the youngest child among four children. He began to play soccer in his childhood. Talking about his early life, Altidore grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, after moving from New Jersey. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is African-Haitian.

Concerning his education, he completed college-level at Passaic Community College in Paterson, New Jersey.

Jozy Altidore: Career, Net Worth, and Awards

At the beginning of his soccer career, Jozy Altidore joined IMG Soccer Academy in 2004. Before coming to professional soccer he trained there for two years. At the early age of sixteen, Altidore made his professional debut on August 23, 2006, for New York Red Bulls.

He scored his debut goal against Columbus Crew on September 16, 2006. He also netted two goals in a win against LA Galaxy. After two successful seasons in New York Altidore was targeted by the Spanish side Villarreal and transferred for a whopping $10 million. At that time it was also the highest signing for any MLS player.

Altidore’s goal against Athletic Bilbao became him the first American player to score in La Liga. After spending a season he switched to Xerez on January 30, 2009. An injury-hit him in the training and had to leave the ground for more than a month. Altidore never appeared for Xerez.

He switched to English side Hull City for a season-long loan. Altidore scored his first goal for Hull City against Southend United.

Jozy agreed on the terms with the Holland club AZ. He managed to net 22 goals in his first season for the club and became a huge success. The 2012-13 season was quite extraordinary for him as he helped his team to lift the Dutch cup after 31 years. He was also included in the team of the season scoring 23 goals. Altidore also scored a hat-trick against  FC Utrecht as his team registered a 6-0 win.

His move from AZ to the Premier League side of Sunderland was a bit harsh. He didn’t appear regularly and benched many times. After his unsuccessful journey with Sunderland, he left it for Toronto FC in January 2015. He switched to Toronto in exchange for Jermain Defoe. Now he is enjoying his time in Toronto FC.

Altidore’s international career is also pretty successful. He scored a total of four goals in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Moreover, he also became the youngest American player to score a hat trick which came against Trinidad and Tobago on April 1, 2009. In the opening game against Ghana in the World Cup 2014, he was ruled out because of a hamstring injury.

As a result, he couldn’t play in the whole tournament. In a friendly against Switzerland, he got the first red card of his career for verbally abusing the referee. Now he is in the squad for the Gold Cup alongside Omar Gonzalez and Kellyn Acosta.

As a professional soccer player, Altidore has a healthy amount of net worth consisting of around $8 million as of 2022. Furthermore, he is earning a huge amount of salary from the club and from the various endorsements.

In addition, as per the record of 2011, his salary was $2.2 million which has now increased significantly.

Being a soccer player from a very young age, he has achieved many feats from a very young age. He has been rewarded with a couple of awards. Which consists of U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2016 and U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year for two years 2013, and 2016.

Jozy Altidore: Rumors and Controversy

Once, Altidore faced controversy for his behavior at the time of the anthem. Normally, he put his arms back in the anthem routine for which he was heavily criticized by fans. But later he states, “I love my country. I’m very American, I love playing for the U.S., and I hope people understand that that’s why I don’t do it.”

Furthermore, there aren’t any rumors about his professional and personal life.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Jozy Altidore is a tall and muscular guy with a height of 6 ft 1 inch tall and weighs 79 kg. He has an athletic body. His hair color is brown and has dark brown eyes.

Social Media Profile

This player is active on social media. He uses Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has over 153k Facebook followers, over 916k Twitter followers, and over 203 Instagram followers.


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