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Christian Pulisic Profile
|Player’s Name||Christian Pulisic|
|Previous Club||Borussia Dortmund|
|Position of Play||Right Winger|
|Market Value||50 Million dollars|
|Place of Birth||Hershey, Pennsylvania, united states|
|Date of Birth||September 18,1998|
|Signed||January 2, 2019|
Christian Pulisic is a right winger playing his club football for Chelsea and the U.S national team. Pulisic was born at Hershey, Pennsylvania in U.S on 18th, Sep,1998. He began his football career at age 7, he played for the youth team of Brackley Town. When he was in Hershey, he played for U.S Soccer Development Academy.
When he joined the Germany club, Pulisic was 16 years old and he became a part of the U17 but not long after he was called to the senior team after he showed great potential. With a year of joining the club he was given a chance in a friendly game, he scored and assisted.
January 30, 2016 was the day he first featured in a competitive match against Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga. He had to wait for another three months to score his first goal in 3-1 win over Hamburg. Thomas Tuchel who later became his coach at Chelsea after being together at Dortmund appreciated him by starting him against big clubs Schalke and Bayern Leverkusen,
He set a record as the youngest player of the club to feature in a Champions League game and later set another as the youngest to score in the competition for Dortmund. He signed a contract on January 2017 to stay at the club until 2020 but a year before his contract could expire he left for Chelsea.
Pulisic signed for the Premier League club Chelsea for 58 million pounds on January 2019 but he could not join immediately but rather stayed at Dortmund on loan until when the season came to an end and then moved to London.
His first game from Chelsea was against Manchester United on August 11, 2019 in the Premier League, Chelsea lost by 4-0. The first time he scored for the club was a hat trick as they beat Burnley 4-2 which was his first in his career.
When he joined Chelsea, Eden Hazard was his role model and he wanted to be at his level. The hat trick he scored against Burnley was the perfect hat trick since Didier Drogba scored the previous in 2010.This Hat trick was also the first to be scored by the youngest Chelsea player in the club history, he was 21-years-old.
Pulisic who has been injury ridden was out for some time and returned after the lockdown following COVID-19 that was the Premier League and other Leagues to be held for some time. His goal against Manchester City as Chelsea won 2-1 gave Liverpool an opportunity to open a gap a put City out of contention and Liverpool won the League.
At the start of 2020-21 season, Willian left Chelsea for Arsenal and Pulisic wat entrusted with the number 10 shirt. He was key in the Champions League victory scoring in the semifinals against Real Madrid in the first leg and assisted in the second leg. He became the player from America to play a Champions League
He is nicknamed as captain America. Pulisic began playing for his country at the U15 level and was appointed the captain the U17 team that participated in the 2015 U17 World Cup. He then joined the senior team where he made his debut on March 29,2016 against Guatemala in World Cup qualifiers.
His first goal for his country which he scored against Bolivia was record setting making him the youngest American to score for the country. He also set another record as the youngest American player to score a brace in a World Cup qualifier. Pulisic is the youngest American to play for the country in a World Cup qualifiers.
At the age of 20 years, he captained his country against Italy, no other player had done that before him. His milestone of ten goals was the fastest for an American player at age of 20. During the CONCACAF Nations League, he helped his country as the captain to win the competition.
Pulisic Market value and Net worth
The Right Winger’s value has risen over time; an analysis on his current value reveals that Pulisic has a market value of 60 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 18 million euros as of Jun 2017 when he was 18 years old playing for Borussia Dortmund. Pulisic has an estimated net worth 12.8 million pounds. His main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
Christian Pulisic Family and relationship
When finding out about his family, the names of his parents are Kelley Pulisic and Mark Pulisic and he was born on 18th, Sep,1998 in Hershey in Pennsylvania, USA. He has a sister called DeeDee and a step-brother. His parents are sports-loving couples and they played soccer at George Mason University.
Globally, Pulisic ranks at 98 among all players in the world. At his country United States, Pulisic is number 1. Looking on how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for position 7 at Chelsea and position 40 in Premier League respectively.
At the right wing, which is his main position of play, he ranks at number 7. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 1998, Pulisic stands at position 10. This ranking is however subject to change from time to time.
FIFA 22 rating.
Pulisic has an overall rating of 82 with the potential of 88. He has a rating of four in skill moves and four for the weak foot. His international reputation rating is three with work rate as medium/medium. Some of the players that he compares with include Vinicius jr, M, Diaby, Rafa, W. Zaha and Antony.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. Pulisic has been one of the many players that have had interclub transfers. His transfer history dates back to Feb 10,2015 from PA Classics to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer. At Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic rose through the clubs rank until January 2,2019 when he joined the Chelsea first team. Borussia Dortmund signed him on loan and later in Jun 30,2019 they made the move permanent for a deal worth 60 million euros.
Position and style of play
The American is well known as a right winger which forms the main position of play. He can however be pivotal at the attacking midfield and left winger as his other position of play. The winger is seen as a reflector on his struggles at Chelsea from how he plays in the center of the pitch as a playmaker. He is a promising talent as evidenced from his selection by UEFA among the top young players emerging.
Salary and contract
When he joined Chelsea on Jan 2,2019, Christian Pulisic had personal terms agreement with the club that saw him pen down a six-year contract that will keep him at the club until June 30, 2024.Pulisic pockets a weekly salary of 150,000 pounds per week and an annual average salary of 7,150,000 pounds at the club.
- His first game from Chelsea was against Manchester United on August 11, 2019 in the Premier League, Chelsea lost by 4-0.
- At Borussia Dortmund, Pulisic made his debut on January 24, 2016 in a friendly game against Union Berlin, he scored and provided an assist in this game.
- As for his country United States, he first featured for the senior team in a World Cup qualifier face off with Guatemala as the youngest American to represent his country at that level.
Trophies won by Pulisic
- Runner up FA Cup 2019-2020.
- Runner up EFL Cup2021-2022.
- CONCACAF U 17 Championship.
- UEFA Champions League.
- Name U.S Young Male Athlete of the year 2016
- In 2016 he was in the UEFA Champions League Breakthrough.
- He was U.S Soccer Male Athlete of the year 2017.
- In 2019 he worn the CONCACAF Gold Cup Best Young Player Award.
- In 2021 he was CONCACAF Nations League Finals Best.