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Top Facts About Christian Pulisic, Captain of America

Tue 15 June 2021 | 10:30

Christian Pulisic is an American professional footballer who plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the United States national team. Sportmob brings you the full storyline and the top facts about Christian Pulisic, so stay tuned and keep up.

Over the years he worked hard to make a name for himself and improved as a footballer. The American player is a gifted player with a great body shape. According to Christian Pulisic transfer market stats he is a product of Borussia Dortmund. Pulisic is best known by his nickname Captain America on the pitch. Find out all the notable events in the footballer’s life from childhood until now in this article.

Back in July 2020, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard compared him positively to former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, and stated that he "has a more direct attacking instinct.” Aside from the details about the American footballer’s career in football we will also fill you in with the details about Christian Pulisic personal life. Stay tuned to get to know

Christian Pulisic girlfriend

. First we will start with Christian Pulisic childhood story.

Top Facts About Christian Pulisic You Probably Didn’t Know

Christian Pulisic has a unique style of play which has turned him into a tough opponent on the field. He is a fast attacking midfielder with great control on the ball. Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund manager described Pulisic as “the kind of guy who's very self-confident, shows his talent on the pitch, and doesn't show any nerves under pressure – which is a wonderful combination.” Learn the top facts about Christian Pulisic in the following.

Christian Pulisic Childhood and Early Life

Now let’s start with

Christian Pulisic childhood

. Christian Mate Pulisic was born on September 18, 1998, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the United States to his father Mark, and his mother Kelley. His father was also a professional footballer and later he continued his career as a coach. His mother Kelley taught P.E. and health at the local middle school. As a kid, Christian was quiet, determined, and a competitive child. He didn’t give up easily.

Gregg Berhalter, coach of the

U.S. Men's National Team

, stated about him: “He can change the game in a matter of seconds. He's able to go one-on-one and split the defense or make a final pass; when he receives it between the lines, the opponent is drawn to him and he can find a free man. He has this ability to go from one state to another very quickly.” Christian Pulisic parents supported their son through his early career a lot. Growing up Pulisic physical measurements were rather smaller compared to the other kids his age.

“If you were a mom, you would be concerned that someone is going to hurt him,” explaining Tab Ramos, who worked with Pulisic in the U.S. youth ranks and now coaches the Houston Dynamo. “And then you watch a little longer and you realize that, wow, not only is someone not going to hurt him, but he thinks way too fast for anyone to get anywhere near him. He almost looked like he was from another planet.” Find out more

top facts about Christian Pulisic

in the following.

Christian Pulisic Joined Borussia Dortmund

As a kid Pulisic showed interest in football and he dreamed of one day becoming a professional footballer. From such a young age he practiced a lot in the backyard of his parents’ house. He was determined not to just rely on his dominant foot. Kelley his mother recalls. “He would just get so mad if he couldn't get it. He just would work on it: left foot, left foot, left foot, hitting the upper corner.” No wonder why defenders find it hard to block his moves on the pitch.

Christian Pulisic age was just 16 years old when Borussia Dortmund signed a contract with him to play for the U17 squad in the summer of 2015.

Christian Pulisic parents

were so proud of their son. Only in 15 games he scored 10 goals and assisted his teammates 8 times with Dortmund youth teams. His excellent performance earned him a promotion to the first team over winter break.

Pulisic Big Break in Football

In January 2016, Based on Christian Pulisic stats while in the second half of two friendly matches he scored a goal and assisted the team in another one. On January 24, following his debut on the first team bench he played the whole 90 minutes in a friendly game over Union Berlin. He managed to score a goal and assisted another one. Captain America made his Bundesliga debut in a 2-0 victory over Ingolstadt on January 30, 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute for Adrian Ramos. Over the years along with his career

Christian Pulisic salary

grew as well.

Pulisic made his UEFA Europa League debut on February 18 coming in as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 win against Porto. On February 21, The American footballer made his first

Bundesliga

debut over

Bayer Leverkusen

before eventually being substituted for Marco Reus. His second Bundesliga game was on April 10, over Schalke 04 in the Revierderby, playing 73 minutes before being replaced by İlkay Gündoğan. Pulisic performance at these games was remarkable and Thomas Tuchel praised him for his style and stated: “He's a teenager in his first year of professional football.”

The manager added: “His first two games in the starting eleven were in Leverkusen and here today in Schalke – not the easiest of tasks. It shows our huge appreciation that we see him as a full time player on our team. He was a valuable substitute against Werder Bremen and Liverpool. He has looked really good recently which has been proved today. It is completely normal that he could not have played with this pace and this intensity for over 90 minutes.” Learn more

top facts about Christian Pulisic

in the following.

The Youngest Non-German Footballer to Score in Bundesliga

Pulisic scored his first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund on April 17. It was the opening goal in a 3-0 home victory over Hamburg.

Christian Pulisic age

was only17 when he scored his first Bundesliga goal and became the youngest non-German footballer to score in Bundesliga. Later he made another wonder and broke Bundesliga's scoring record by scoring a goal over VfB Stuttgart on April 23 and becoming the youngest player to score two goals in the top-flight league. He also received his first yellow card in Bundesliga, for making a move on Emiliano Insua.

The 17 years old Pulisic indeed showed such an amazing performance. In an interview he stated: “Those ages are some of the most important years, because it's right as you develop. Just to put it into perspective, I made my full debut for Dortmund professionally when I was 17 years old,” he says. “Without that passport, I wouldn't have been even able to start training with a professional team before I was 18. So who knows how I would have developed?” Find out more top facts about Christian Pulisic in the following.

Captain America and His Wonders

During the 2016 International Champions Cup friendly pre-season competition he scored a goal over Manchester City in stoppage time and led the game into penalties. In his second year with

Borussia Dortmund

the American footballer became Dortmund's youngest player ever to play in the UEFA Champions League. Later he scored his first goal of the season and provided two assists in a 6–0 win over Darmstadt 98, one day before his 18th birthday. In September during Champions’ League group stage game over

Real Madrid

, with Dortmund trailing 2–1, Pulisic came on as a second-half substitute and helped set up Andre Schürrle's late goal, allowing Dortmund to earn a 2–2 draw.

On January 23, 2017, the footballer extended his contract with the team until 2020. On March 8, of the same year, he scored his first youngest ever scorer in the competition at the age of 18 years, 5 months, and 18 days. Captain America also assisted one of his teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goals in the win and led the team into the quarter-finals. On August 5, 2017, he scored the first goal in the DFL-Supercup over Bayern Munich. Based on

Christian Pulisic stats

at the end of the 2018-19 season, he made 30 appearances and scored 7 goals. Stay tuned for more top facts about Christian Pulisic.

Pulisic Made a Big Impact in America

Pulisic certainly made a big impact scoring Bundesliga goals at such a young age. He drew attention from big clubs and had a lot of fans worldwide. His people back in America wore Dortmund colors and whenever he flew to America they waited for him in airports hoping for his signature. Christian Pulisic parents were so proud of their son. This was where the gifted footballer earned the nickname of “Captain America”.

However, he wasn’t such a big fan of the nickname himself and he commented: “I'm not a big fan of being called that, to be honest—especially by my teammates.” LeBron James the famous basketball player who is highly regarded as one of the best NBA players in history showed he was a big fan of Pulisic. Nearly 90 million fans follow the basketball player on Instagram and in July 2018, he posted a photo while wearing Pulisic jersey and captioned: “Make your own caption. Have fun!” Find out more facts about

Christian Pulisic transfer market stats

in the following.

Christian Pulisic the Most Expensive American player  

According to Christian Pulisic transfer market stats on January 2, 2019 the footballer reached agreement with Premier League club

Chelsea

and signed a contract for an estimated amount of £60 million. The deal also obligated him to stay at Dortmund on a loan for the remainder of the 2018–19 season. Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc stated: “It was always Christian’s big dream to play in the Premier League. That certainly has to do with Christian’s American background, and as a result we were unable to extend his contract. Christian Pulisic is a perfect player in terms of his character.”

This transfer made the footballer to be the most expensive American player and Borussia Dortmund’s second most expensive sale of all time, behind Ousmane Dembélé. Of course this contract had a great impact on Christian Pulisic net worth. At the beginning of his arrival in the summer the footballer spoke of his desire to replicate the form shown by Eden Hazard and described the forward as a soccer idol. Stay tuned for more

top facts about Christian Pulisic

.

The Youngest Hat-Trick Scorer in Chelsea’s History

On August 11, 2019, the footballer made his Premier League debut in a 0-4 loss against

Manchester United

. On October 26, 2019 when Christian Pulisic age was 19 he scored the first hat-trick of his career in a 4–2 away victory over 

Burnley

. This remarkable hat-trick made him the youngest hat-trick scorer in Chelsea's history at the age of 21 years and 38 days.

Pulisic also became the first Chelsea footballer to score a perfect hat trick since Didier Drogba in 2010. On August 1, Pulisic aimed the net in the 2020 FA Cup Final against Arsenal and scored a goal only after five minutes and became the first American player to score in the final of the competition. However, he had a hamstring injury and was substituted early in the second half. At the end Arsenal won the game 2-1.

 

In August 2020, he was included in the eight-player shortlist for the inaugural Premier League Young Player of the Season Award, which was eventually awarded to Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold. Based on Christian Pulisic stats so far he has made 77 appearances and scored 17 goals for Chelsea. Find out facts about

Christian Pulisic personal life

in the following.

Christian Pulisic Girlfriend and love life

After the young footballer had marked the acme of success in his career and made lot of wonders on the pitch he drew attention to himself and of course ladies too. Pulisic fans and admirers are very curious about Christian Pulisic personal life. Everyone wonders about the identity of the Christian Pulisic girlfriend and who the Chelsea star is dating right now.

However, Pulisic is a single man. As for

Christian Pulisic children

the footballer has no plans for it as well, maybe in the future though. we will fill you in with more details regarding this matter in the future. Keep up for more updates. Find out facts about Christian Pulisic net worth and salary in the following.

Christian Pulisic Salary and Income 

Over the years the footballer showed such a remarkable style of play that made big clubs eager to have him on board and sign a contract with him. As we mentioned before the footballer became the most expensive American player and Borussia Dortmund’s second most expensive sale of all time by this contract.

Christian Pulisic salary

is nearly £3 million per year at Chelsea. In addition to his income in football the American player also has done other activities.

Nike brand designed a pair of boots with pulisic’s name written on the edge. Pulisic promoted for Nike and posted a photo while holding the boots and captioned: “Excited to share my new Mercurial Nike by you boots. These boots were inspired by my favorite Mercurial and the colors of my new club.” The footballer also paid partnership with Hershey Company which is an American Chocolate and cocoa products company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. As in 2021,

Christian Pulisic net worth

is estimated to be £9 million. Find out more top facts about Christian Pulisic in the following.

Christian Pulisic Social Media Accounts

As for

Christian Pulisic Social Media Accounts

, the footballer is very popular on social media. 4 million fans follow the gifted player worldwide. So far he has posted more than 300 posts, mostly on the pitch. Pulisic is an idol for a lot of youngsters around the world especially back in America. In one of his posts he promoted for Chipotle which is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States and captioned: “Chipotle is making it easy to stay home and stay healthy with their real ingredients and free delivery through May 10.”

He added: “So grab your favorite burrito or lifestyle Bowl and tune into my Instagram on Monday at 3:00 PM EST for a live and I will be giving away some free Chipotle meals.”  The footballer is signed up by the username of

@cmpulisic

on Instagram. As for other Christian Pulisic Social Media Accounts, on Facebook the footballer is signed up by the username of

@cmpulisic

with nearly 4 million followers. On Twitter he is available by the username of

@cpulisic_10

and more than 600k followers.

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