Soccer star Christian Pulisic is team USA’s highest paid player – making about five times more than other players on the team, and not only does star athlete surely know how to live up to his title of one of the country’s most loved soccer players, he also lives a very lavish life.
From traveling the world to kicking balls in major stadiums and traveling with his own private chef, the Chelsea midfielder, captain and what many call the savior of the United State’s Men’s National soccer team, the star athlete lives it up no matter his position.
Raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the 24-year-old began his rise to stardom in a heavily soccer-influenced house, with both of his parents being soccer coaches, they often let baby Christian kick the ball around.
Branded the most expensive North American player of all time, many have wondered just exactly how the star athlete became a prodigy.
The ‘Christian Pulisic blueprint’ soon became a trend budding athletes were desperate to follow and to do so many will need to follow the star’s journey – start early and vacation like soccer player Lionel Messi, who is known for jetting off to luxury vacations.
Soccer star Christian Pulisic is team USA’s highest paid player – making about five times more than other players on the team
From traveling the world to kicking balls in major stadiums and traveling with his own private chef, the Chelsea midfielder and captain of USMNT lives a lavish life
The 24-year-old has budding athlete’s desperate to follow his ‘blueprint’ – which involves training early and traveling like Messi
Although the athlete keeps his personal life private, he often shares snaps of himself in luxury homes and living it up oceanside
The Christian Pulisic blueprint: How the soccer star’s early life made him a lavish legend
Shining both on and off the field, Christian’s love for the sport became evident as a young child.
His parents Mark and Kelley Pulisic both played college soccer at George Mason University and his father even went on to become a coach at both the adult and youth levels after playing professional indoor soccer with the Harrisburg Heat in 1990s.
His parents offered him a pressure-free environment to play soccer and just enjoy the game.
And while Mark admitted to Philly.com the family tried to ‘push’ him in ‘other directions, Pulisic was more than happy to embrace the family tradition and he did it phenomenally.
Christian attended the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, during which time he played for the Harrisburg City Islanders and was on the Under 17 United State’s Men’s National Team.
The prodigy soon caught the eyes of German club Borussia Dortmound, and the then 16-year-old was soon signed with them.
Just one year later, he became the youngest non-German and fourth youngest player to score a goal in the German’s league history.
He made headlines at just 20 years old at the start of his lavish life began when Premier League club Chelsea made him an irresistible $73 million offer, making him the most expensive USMNT soccer player of all time.
‘Captain America’s’ stellar performance on the field that saw him earning five times MORE than other players
Branded the most expensive North American player of all time, Christian makes a whopping $9.3 million a year and rakes in even more with major endorsements
Shining both on and off the field, Christian’s love for the sport became evident as a young child
After gaining traction in Europe, the USNMT took a few pointers and made it clear they would revolve their games around their centerpiece – Christian
He thrived in both Chelsea and USNMT and became known for his impressive skills that frequently allowed him to jet off to lavish vacations
The most expensive star soccer player: How much more money does Christian earn compared to his other teammates
- Christian makes $9.3 million per year – about five times as much any other players on the USMNT.
- Weston Mckennie – $2.5 million
- Sergiño Dest – $2 million
- Jesus Ferreira – $2 million
- Tim Ream – $1.6 million
- Yunus Musah – $1.1 million
- Matt Turner – $500,000
- Brenden Aaronson – $111,500
What made every soccer fan unable to take their eyes of Christian was of his ability to not only shine as a soccer player from a young age, but to excel in Europe, where soccer reigns the most popular sport.
After gaining traction in Europe, the USNMT took a few pointers and made it clear they would revolve their games around their centerpiece – Christian.
In his eyes he was just any other 20-year-old, spending his free time watching NFL and NBA with his friends and playing the sport he loved, but unlike his friends, he was about to experience an even greater whirlwind, becoming forced to guard his social life and revolve everything around his professional life.
After getting a taste of professional soccer as a teen, with every year that went by the prodigy continued to impress and soon became known as ‘Captain America’ and the ‘LeBron James of soccer’.
He thrived in both Chelsea and USNMT and became known for his impressive skills.
Christian’s skills – which included his impressive speed, dribbling and shooting abilities and the ability to constantly play with full force – saw him earning more money than any player.
Christian makes a whopping $9.3 million a year – which is about five times more than any of his other fellow USMNT teammates.
Other stars players such as Weston Mckennie – who makes $2.5 million – Gio Reyna – who makes $2.6 million – and Tim Ream – who makes $1.6 million – don’t even come close to Christian’s stardom.
His achievements have earned him further endorsements that have him racking up even more cash.
With endorsements from major companies such as Gatorade, Chipotle, Panini, Hershey’s, and Puma, Christian is one of the most marketable soccer players thanks to his pull in both Chelsea and as the captain of the USMNT.
From winning the US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the year in 2016 to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Best XI in 20129, there seems to be nothing that stops this soccer star from shining both on and off the field.
From beach lover to soccer star in a matter of moments: The lavish lifestyle that sees Christian posing oceanside
His achieving lifestyle doesn’t end at soccer, the star – while private and focused on taking his career to unimaginable heights – he loves to boast his lavish lifestyle (pictured with his sister)
He also proves that he’s quite the adventurer and often shares photos of him jet skiing, boating and more
Christian frequently travels to beachfront areas and shares waterside snaps alongside close friends and family (pictured with a close friend)
Although the soccer star guards his personal life, he frequently shares beachside snaps that leave fans drooling over him both on and off the field
His achieving lifestyle doesn’t just end at soccer, the star – while private and focused on taking his career to unimaginable heights – he loves to boast his lavish lifestyle, which comes complete with frequent oceanside vacations and private chefs at his side.
Christian frequently travels to beachfront areas and shares waterside snaps alongside close friends and family.
He also proves that he’s quite the adventurer and often shares photos of him jet skiing, boating and more.
However, he tries to remain as private as possible – guarding his personal life by flooding his social media with images of Christian doing what he does best – playing soccer.
But no matter where he’s going, the star athlete always has his own private chef at his side.
In an interview with GQ, the soccer legend broke down his day-to-day diet letting fans in how he stays in shape all season around and revealing where some of that large paycheck goes to.
While the USMNT has private chef’s who travel around with the whole team, preparing delicious meals after tough games, Christian revealed he has his very own personal chef who makes him dinner – specifically ‘spaghetti and meatballs.’
And while Christian claims he can cook, he explained he doesn’t use his culinary skills often, adding that he prefers to let his personal chef ‘work his magic.’
He even broke down his diet on game day and said his go to breakfast meal was none other than trendy and ever so aesthetic avocado toast.
He explained that if he has a game around 3pm, he’ll eat avocado toast around 9:30am and head out for team meetings and eat a meal again about three hours before the game.
Christian revealed that the team’s eating times are ‘strategic’, adding that they make sure to give their bodies enough time to digest the food and while still having energy.
Although the soccer star keeps most of his costly lifestyle hidden, fans can’t help but to gush over his skills and personality and are hopeful new achievements will mean more beachside snaps.
Christian is key player to keep your eyes on in the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will kick off on November 20 and run through December 18 in Qatar.