Zack Steffen Wiki/Biography
Zack Steffen was born on 2nd April 1995 (Age: 27 years; as of 2022) in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States. His full real name is Zackary Thomas Steffen and he knew Zack Steffen. His nationality is American and his zodiac sign is Aries. He follows Christianity (religion). His profession is a famous football player in America.
Zack Steffen Educational Qualification
Zack Steffen completed his schooling in his hometown. He doesn’t disclose information about his educational qualification.
Zack Steffen Physical Stats
- Height: 6′ 3″ inches
- Weight: 86kg
- Body Measurement: 42-40-16
- Hair Colour: Dark brown
- Eye Colour: Black
Zack Steffen Family & Parents
Zack Steffen was born into a middle-class family to American parents. His father’s name is William Steffen and his mother’s name is Stefanie Steffen. He had four siblings two sisters and two brothers.
His brother’s name is Ben Steffen and Cole Steffen and his sister’s name is Katy Steffen and Lexy Steffen. His sister Katy, played college softball at Penn State University’s Brandywine campus. And, his other sister, Lexy, Briefly played collegiate soccer at West Chester University.
Zack Steffen’s Girlfriend & Relationships
Zack Steffen’s dating status is committed and his marital status is unmarried. He dated Liza Carey who is a Lulemon teacher.
They flaunt each other on social media by publishing images of themselves together.
Zack Steffen Career & Profession
Steffen starts playing soccer at the age of five with the local rec league West Bradford Youth Athletics (WBYA). Zack Steffen start his travel soccer career as a defender with local club West Chester United. He joined FC DELCO in 2008, playing for the club in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy through high school. He attended Malvern Preparatory School for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Downingtown West High School, appearing for the Whippets in the fall and playing with DELCO in the spring.
Zack Steffen was one of the first players to come through the Philadelphia Union Academy, playing for the Union U17 team in 2012. He was part of the team that won the 2012 Generation Adidas Cup, defeating the Toronto FC Academy in a penalty shootout; the squad also included future pros Connor Maloney, Zach Pfeffer, Drew Skundrich, Brian White, and Zach Zandi, as well as future Penn State kicker Joey Julius, and was coached by Jim Curtin. Zack Steffen was ranked as the number 1 goalkeeper in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com and committed to play collegiately for coach Sasho Cirovski and the Maryland Terrapins.
Then, he was officially unveiled as part of Maryland’s 2013 recruiting class on 29th May 2013. Steffen brought his hot form into the postseason, making five saves to help Maryland win the 2013 ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament and earning himself an All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team selection. He was named as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player and earned a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament Team.
As Maryland transitioned to the Big Ten Conference in 2014, he kept his place and again played every minute in goal for the Terrapins over their 22 matches. Steffen made nine saves in the 2014 Big Ten Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament, as well as two denials during a penalty shootout in the semifinals, and was tabbed as the tournament’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. In December 2014 he left the school to sign professionally in Germany, Departing Maryland after Playing in 48 games for the Terrapins.
He departed the Terrapins and signed a professional contract with the German club SC Freiburg. Zack arrived at the club midway through the 2014-2015 season and was assigned to SC Freiburg II, the club’s reserve team playing in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Sudwest. Zack Steffen debuted for the Freiburg reserves with a start against 1. FC Saarbrucken kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw.
He earned his first victory with the side on September 26, marking his fifth appearance with a 2–0 victory over SV Saar 05 Saarbrucken. He was training with the senior team reports out of Germany and stated that he would be Freiburg’s third-choice goalkeeper for the upcoming season.
Columbus Crew SC
Then, Zack Steffen returned to the United States on 22nd July 2016, signing with Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew SC as a Discovery signing. Although he had previously played for the Union Academy, he had not logged enough training time with Philadelphia to qualify as a Homegrown Player and had never been offered a contract by the Union. After appearing once on the bench for the Crew, Steffen was sent on loan to the United Soccer League club Pittsburgh Riverhounds on August 13.
Zack Steffen make his Riverhounds debut that same day, making six saves in a 2-1 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC, and would go on to make nine appearances on the year for Pittsburgh. He additionally was named to the bench three times for the Crew without making an appearance. He was named as the Crew’s starting goalkeeper after beating out Stuver and Logan Ketterer to win the job in the 2017 season. On 22nd October he twice tallied a career-high seven saves: against Orlando City on 19th August 19 and New York City FC.
In the knockout round of the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, Steffen “had the game of his life” against Atlanta United. During the 2018 season he missed time to international commitments, as well as a mid-season knee injury, but still went on to make 32 total appearances on the year. Steffen appeared in seven of those nine matches, missing two while on international duty. Zack Steffen was named to the roster for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game against Italian club Juventus, the first Crew player selected to take part in the All-Star Game since Wil Trapp in 2016.
Zack Steffen replaced starting goalie Brad Guzan at halftime and made two saves, but failed to make a stop in the penalty shoot-out as Juventus scored on all five kicks. He repeated his heroics from the previous year: against D.C United in the Knockout round, he sound two kicks in the penalty shoot-out as the Crew advanced. During the summer of 2018, Zack Steffen had been the subject of a $3.9 million offer from English club Bristol City the Crew turned down the offer, however, saying that replacing Steffen midseason “would have been difficult, if not impossible.”Steffen would remain in Columbus through the opening of the summer transfer window in Major League Soccer.
Zack Steffen signed with English club Manchester City on 9th July 2019. On 11th December 2018, the transfer for a fee that was estimated at $7 million, was agreed upon by the two clubs. He remained with Columbus until the opening of the summer transfer window in Major League Soccer before moving abroad. On 9th July 2019, it was announced that he would be sent on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga for the 2019-20 season.
Dusseldorf sporting director, Lutz Pfannenstiel noted that he was the “perfect example of a modern goalkeeper” while discussing that he had been scouting the playing since he worked at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Throughout the first half of the season, Steffen’s abilities were noted and his performances for Düsseldorf were described as “outstanding”. Zack Steffen started the club’s first 17 matches but suffered an injury to his patellar tendon that kept him out of action throughout the Bundesliga winter break and the COVID-19 pandemic stoppage.
While he getting back to fitness and preparing to come back from his injury, he suffered another knee injury that prematurely ended his season. He had the second-highest number of saves behind the third-worst defense in the league before his injuries. After City’s second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo’s contract expired, he returned from his loan spell and was named in City’s first team for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
Zack Steffen was included in the City squad for the first time in the opening game of the season against Wolves and made his debut only three days later, starting against Bournemouth in the League Cup third round. Steffen made his Premier League debut in a 3–1 away win over Chelsea, replacing Ederson who had tested positive for COVID-19. Zack Steffen signed a new long-term contract with City on 4th November 2021 and kept him at the club until 2025.
He played his first league match of the season when City won against Burnley 2-0 on 16th October 2021. He started in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Liverpool on 16th April 2022. On 19th July 2022, he joined EFL Championship club Middlesbrough on a season-long loan from Manchester City.
Zack Steffen was the starting goalkeeper for the United States under-20 side at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 10th June 2015, his save on a penalty kick attempted by Jarlan Barrera helped the U.S. to upset Colombia in the Round of 16 of the World cup. Steffen received his first call-up to the United States national team for a camp based in Puerto Rico on 16th May 2016.
Zack Steffen did not make an appearance, but in January 2018, he was called again into camp for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina, against which he made his debut. At the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, he notched seven saves against eventual 2018 FIFA World Cup champions France on 9th June 2018 including back-to-back saves in the dying seconds of stoppage time against Nabil Fekir and Ousmane Dembele as the United States drew France.
Zack Steffen Awards & Achievements
- Premier League in 2020–21, 2021–22.
- EFL Cup in 2020–21.
- UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2020–21.
- CONCACAF Nations League in 2019–20.
- MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2018.
- MLS Best XI in 2018.
- MLS All-Star in 2018.
Zack Steffen’s Net Worth
Zack Steffen’s net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars. Zack Steffen’s annual salary is $2.5 million dollars (as of November 2022). His displays have clearly impressed the Manchester City hierarchy over time, as he was tied down to a fresh long-term contract until the summer of 2025 by the club in November of last year.
Zack Steffen Social Handles
- Instagram: zacksteffen_
- Facebook: ZackSteffenOfficial
- Twitter: @zacksteffen
Zack Steffen Amazing Facts
- Zack Steffen is currently, playing in a team Middlesbrough (on loan from Manchester City).
- His jersey number is 1.
- Zack Steffen was a key member of the Philadelphia Union Academy, appearing for Union under 17 in 2012.
- His position in his team is Goalkeeper.
- TopDrawerSoccer.com ranks Steffen as the nation’s top goalkeeper.
- Joe Prince-Wright, Gabriel Jesus, and Ruben Dias are his best friend.
- Traveling, Swimming, Reading, Video Games, and Watching Movies are his hobbies.
- His favorite football players are Diego Maradona, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho.
- Steffen has the phrase “forever my family” and four German words tattooed on his rib cage in honor of his four younger siblings.
- Zack Steffen is a co-founder of VOYCENOW Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings athletes and fans together to help the black communities in America and fight for equality.
- Zack Steffen is the oldest of five children, the others being brothers Ben and Cole.
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