What is Clint Dempsey’s Net Worth, Age, Wife, Number, Salary, Career, Facts

Who is Clint Dempsey? Intro

Clint Dempsey is a retired professional football player who has made his mark in the football world. Being a professional American Soccer player, he last played for Seattle Sounders in the Major League Soccer before blowing the whistle on his career. Dempsey isn’t only known in the American League but also in the Premier League, where he played for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur as a striker. He is considered to be one of the greatest American soccer players in history. He is United States’ fourth-most capped player tied with Landon Donovan. Stick to this article to learn Clint Dempsey’s net worth.


Clint Dempsey’s Age and Early Life

Dempsey was born on March 9th, 1983 in Texas. Growing up as a kid he always had a knack for playing soccer and he was great at the game. After showing his talents he was able to join the youth team in the state. During his time at Furman University, he went on to play for the Furman Paladins soccer team, where he represented the team for three years from 2001-to 2003 before moving on to sign a professional contract with the Major League Soccer team, New England Revolution, back in the summer of 2004. Playing for the three years he was able to bag 26 goals in 84 games for the American team.


Clint Dempsey Career

In the winter of 2007, MLS received a £4 million offer from Premier League club Fulham for the sale of Clint Dempsey, making him the then-most expensive American player abroad. His first goal for the London club was in a 1-0 home win against Liverpool, that goal ended up helping the club save themselves from relegation that season. On May 12, 2010, Dempsey became the first-ever American player to appear in a Europa League final, in which Fulham ended up losing 2-1 to Atletico Madrid after extra time. His performances that season made him the Most Valuable Player on the list of American players in Europe. He went on to become the first American to score a hat trick in the Premier League having scored three times against Newcastle United.

In the summer of 2012, Tottenham Hotspur signed the American forward for a fee of around $9 million, which made Clint Dempsey the then-highest paid American soccer player of all time. He helped the North London club break a 23-year record as he scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Clint Dempsey spent just one season at the White Hart Lane before returning to his homeland to join Seattle Sounders FC and helped them lift the Supporters’ Shield and U.S. Open Cup before he finally announced his retirement.


Clint Dempsey International Career

Clint Dempsey first made his debut for United States’ Under-20 national team back in 2002 before receiving his senior team call-up in November 2004. He made his senior team debut against Jamaica in the 2006 World Cup qualifiers match which ended in 1-1.

He was named on the US roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany, where he scored the only goal for his side in the tournament. He went on to win Honda Player of Year in 2006 with this raising Dempsey’s net worth by a bit. He has been able to bag two fastest goals ever scored in US World Cup qualifiers, with his first coming in a game against Barbados and the second against Jamaica being in 53 seconds and 36 seconds respectively.

Dempsey was pivotal for the United States senior team as he helped them lift three CONCACAF Gold Cups in 2005,207 and 2017. He retired from International football back in 2017, having bagged 57 goals in 141 appearances for the national team.

Clint Dempsey & U.S. National Team winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup
Clint Dempsey & U.S. National Team winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup

Clint Dempsey’s Net Worth & Salary

Having retired from professional football back in 2018, Clint Dempsey’s net worth is reported to be at $16 million, which was accumulated during his years playing as a winger or a forward. His salary was $8 million.

His wealth is said to have been from his football playing career and several types of endorsement deals and other business.

Clint Dempsey’s net worth took a huge slope upward thanks to the endorsement deals from large companies like Nabisco brand snacks, MLS Degree Deodorants, XFINITY Latino, Lexus, EA Sports and Oreo Ritz.


Clint Dempsey’s Wife & Children

Clint Dempsey is married to Bethany Keegan Dempsey. The couple tied the knot of marriage in 2007, and their glorious union is blessed with five children. The couple met each other at Furman University in South Carolina and were both studying. Bethany Keegan is an American educational psychologist

The names of their five children are Jackson Dempsey, Sophia Dempsey, Clayton Dempsey, Elyse Dempsey and Lincoln Dempsey.

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Clint Dempsey Jersey Number

Dempsey was an odd one. Despite playing as a second striker, he was known for putting on the number 2 jerseys which are meant for defenders. At Fulham, he wore the number 23 jersey in his five seasons with the London club. On his return to Fulham on loan from Seattle, he interchanged to the number 32 jersey. Throughout his professional football career, Clint Dempsey wore the number 2, 23, and 32 jerseys.

For the United States senior team, Clint Dempsey wore 12, 8, 2, and 28 jerseys in his appearances for the national team.


Clint Dempsey Facts: Did You Know?

  • Clint Dempsey is the first American soccer player to appear in the Europa League final.
  • Dempsey was also the first American soccer player to score a hat trick in the Premier League.
  • He was Fulham Player of the Season for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
  • He was CONCACAF Gold Cup Top Goalscorer in 2015.
  • United States Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2007, 2011, and 2012.
  • Clint Dempsey was MLS Rookie of the Year in 2004.
  • Dempsey was Fulham’s top goalscorer in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 campaigns.
  • He won the Honda Player of the Year three times: 2006, 2011, and 2012.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Clint Dempsey From?

  • Dempsey was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. Clint Dempsey’s nationality is American despite having Irish ancestry from his father’s side.


What is Clint Dempsey’s Height?

  • Clint Dempsey stands 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.


How Much Does Clint Dempsey Make A Year?

  • Clint Dempsey makes $8 million a year


What Number is Clint Dempsey?

  • Dempsey wore numbers 2, 23, and 32 for clubs, while he wore 12, 8, 2, and 28 for the United States national team


What Team Did Clint Dempsey Play For?

  • Clint Dempsey played for New England Revolution, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, and Seattle Sounders FC.


What College Did Clint Dempsey Attend?

  • Clint Dempsey went to Furman University in South Carolina with Bethany Keegan Dempsey.


Where Was Clint Dempsey Born?

  • Dempsey was born in Nacogdoches, Texas. Clint Dempsey’s nationality is American despite having Irish ancestry from his father’s side.


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