Julie Ertz Bio And Facts

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Julie Ertz

Julie Ertz is a professional women’s soccer player known for her time with the US women’s national soccer team and Angel City FC. She is especially known for her appearances in the 2015 and 2019 World Cup. Ertz has also played for the Chicago Red Stars and Angel City FC. She has been playing soccer since 2000 when she joined a local soccer league in her hometown of Mesa, Arizona. She plays in the midfielder position with the jersey number 8.

Ertz has been playing actively in the professional world of women’s soccer since 2014, when she joined the Chicago Red Stars. She is currently married to Zach Ertz, who plays for the Arizona Cardinals and they both have one son, Madden Matthew Ertz. Ertz has been given multiple awards during her soccer career including the U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year in 2017 and 2019.

  • Birthdate: April 6, 1992 (6-04-1992)
  • Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona 
  • Education: Dobson High School, Santa Clara University 
  • Net Worth: $3 million 
  • Occupation: Professional Women’s Soccer Player
  • Height: 5’ 7” (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 132 lbs (59.87 kg)
  • Position: Midfielder 
  • Years Active: 2010-Present
  • Nicknames: JJ or Jules 
  • Teams: USA, Chicago Red Wings, Angel City FC

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Net Worth

Julie Ertz has an estimated net worth of around $3 million. Women USA soccer players usually take home an average of $40,000 per year, with some making higher than that with $80,000 and some lower at $25,000. She also makes money with a multitude of endorsements which averages at around $1 million.  


Julie Ertz has played soccer competitively throughout her entire life. In her youth, she played in the AYSO, American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 503. She played with Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club from 2000 to 2004 and then played for the Sereno Soccer Club from 2004 to 2010. She plays the position of midfielder. She played in college at Santa Clara University for the Broncos from 2010 to 2013. She then joined the Chicago Red Stars in 2014, where she played until 2021. She is currently playing for Angel City FC in Los Angeles.

In terms of her involvement in international soccer, she played for multiple Youth national teams including playing in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup as the captain of the U.S. team. She also played in the 2013 FIFA U-23 Women’s World Cup. She started playing for the US national team in 2013. She then went on to represent the U.S. in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA World Cup and competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics.  

Titles and Awards

  • FIFA Women's World Cup: 2015, 2019
  • CONCACAF Women's Championship: 2014, 2018
  • Olympic Bronze Medal: 2020
  • Algarve Cup Champion: 2015
  • U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year: 2017, 2019
  • CONCACAF Women's Championship Golden Ball: 2018
  • CONCACAF Women's Championship Best XI: 2018
  • IFFHS Women's World Team: 2019
  • Best NWSL Player ESPY Award: 2021
  • FIFA FIFPro Women's World XI: 2015, 2019
  • NWSL Rookie of the Year: 2014
  • NWSL Best XI: 2015

Julie Ertz has been awarded a plethora of awards over the years in soccer. When she started playing with the Chicago Red Stars, she was the runner up for both the National Women's Soccer Leagues Championship and Challenge Cup. Some of her most known awards include U.S. Soccer Female Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2019, U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2012 and both CONCACAF Women’s Championship Golden Ball in 2018 and Best XI in 2018. 

She has received awards and titles from the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2014 and 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, 2018 Tournament of Nations, 2015 Algarve Cup and the 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2021 SheBelieves Cup. She was also awarded an Olympic bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic games Tokyo. In total, Julie Ertz has been awarded around 48 honors and awards during her professional soccer career, this doesn’t include her multiple awards given to her before she played professionally. 

Personal Life

Julie Ertz was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona to Kristi and David Johnston and has a sister named Melanie Johnston. She attended Dobson High School and was a part of the National Honor Society. In addition to playing soccer at her soccer club, she was a volunteer student athletic trainer at the high school. While playing competitively in college, Ertz was studying communications. 

She is currently married to Zach Ertz, who plays tight end in the NFL. They got engaged in 2016 at Klein Field at Stanford University, where they met. They were married a year later in Santa Barbara, California. They have one son, Madden Matthew Ertz, who was born in August 2022. 

The Ertz family started a foundation in 2018 called the Ertz Family Foundation. The foundation focuses on helping people in need. Some of their programs include a fund to help raise money to benefit the Philadelphia community and the Philly Bridge Project, which allows for inner city youth to be able to help cater to the needs of young athletes wanting to play football

Fun Facts

  • Julie Ertz is featured in EA Sports FIFA 16, which is the first time women were included in the game.
  • Along with her win at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Ertz and her teammates were the first women’s sports team to be honored with a parade in New York City.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio gave both her and her teammates a key to New York City.
  • She is a big foodie and loved Mexican food including steak burritos and tacos. 
  • Her jersey number is 8 for both the U.S. Women’s National Team and Angel City FC.
  • She played with her sister at the Sereno Soccer Club.  
  • She was featured, along with her husband, in ESPN Magazine’s Body issue in 2017.


Who is Julie Ertz?

Julie Ertz is a professional Women’s Soccer player who has been seen playing the 2015 and 2019 FIFA World Cups. In both cups, the U.S. team won. When not competing for the U.S. Women’s National Team, she plays for the Angel City FC, which she joined recently in 2023. Before, she played for the Chicago Red Stars from 2014 to 2020. She is married to Zach Ertz and has a son, Madden Matthew Ertz.