Clint Dempsey is a retired professional football player 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 the Premier League, where he played for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur as a forward.
Having been known as one of American most successful and greatest soccer players of all time, we will be discussing Clint Dempsey net worth in this article.
Dempsey came to this world on March 9th, 1983 in Texas, growing up as a kid he always had a knack for playing soccer and he was good at it. After showing his talents he was able to join up 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 2001-2003 before moving on to sign a professional contract with 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.
In the winter of 2007, MLS received a £4million offer from Premier League club Fulham for the sale of Clint Dempsey, making him the then-most expensive American player abroad. His first for the London club was a 1-0 home win against Liverpool, that goal was said to have kept the club from relegation that season. On May 12, 2010, Dempsey became the first-ever American player to appear in a Europa League final, which Fulham ended up losing 2-1 to Atletico Madrid after extra time. His performances that season made him the Most Valuable Player in the list of American players in Europe. He went on to be the first American to score a hat trick in the Premier League having scored three times against Newcastle United.
In the summer of 2012, Dempsey joined Tottenham Hotspur becoming the then-highest paid American soccer player of all time. He helped the London side break a 23-year record as he scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
He spent just a season at the White Hart Lane before returning to America to join up Seattle Sounders FC, where he ended up hanging up his boots.
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 for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers match which ended in 1-1.
He was named in 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.
He retired from International football back in 2017, having bagged 57 goals in 141 appearances for the national team.
Clint Dempsey Net Worth
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 a winger or a forward, according to several reports.
His wealth is said to have been from his football playing career and several types of endorsement deals and other business.
Clint Dempsey 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.