Josh Sargent Biography
Josh Sargent (Joshua Thomas Sargent) is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Werder Bremen of the Bundesliga and for the United States national soccer team. He became the youngest U.S. player to score at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in May 2017 at the age of 17.
Josh Sargent Age
Sargent was born on 20 February 2000 (age 23 years), O’Fallon, Missouri, United States. He is 23 years old as of 2023.
Josh Sargent Height
Saegent stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches tall.
Josh Sargent Family
Sargent is the son of Jeff and Liane Sargent, both of whom played college-level soccer.
Josh Sargent Wife
Sargent has a wife by the name Kirsten Lepping and together they have a beautiful daughter born on January 13, 2022.
Josh Sargent Net Worth
Sargent has an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million.
Josh Sargent Salary/ Contract
Sargent in in a four year deal with the Premier League club Norwich City worth €9.5 million.
Josh Sargent Education
He attended St. Dominic high school before moving to Florida to join the U.S. residency program. Sargent was ranked as the No. 2 high school soccer player in the country.
Josh Sargent Club career
Sargent joined the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club at 8 years old. He played for Scott Gallagher Missouri, a U.S. Soccer Development Academy Club from St. Louis, Missouri.
After his impressive performance at the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, Sargent spent two weeks training with Sporting Kansas City in the summer of 2016 and the MLS club acquired the player’s acquisition rights, as St. Louis is in Sporting Kansas City’s homegrown player territory.
In October 2016, he spent a week-long training spell with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. In January 2017, after being called for the United States U20 team, Sargent trained with German club FC Schalke 04.
On September 20, 2017, Werder Bremen announced that Sargent would join the club on January 1, 2018 and then sign a professional contract on his 18th birthday, per FIFA rules.
Sargent played with the club’s under-23 squad in a friendly matches and signed his contract on February 20, 2018, making him eligible to join the first team for the 2018–19 season.
On December 7, 2018, Sargent made his debut for the Werder Bremen first team coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute in a match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Sargent scored in the 78th minute, the first time he touched the ball.
Josh Sargent International career
In 2013, Sargent appeared in a United States U14 camp for the first time. In the same year, he was called for the United States U15.
In 2015, Sargent joined the U-17 MNT Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida. He was a key part of the team that won the 2016 Nike International Friendlies, scoring four goals and notching two assists in three matches.
On April 17, 2017, he was included by the coach John Hackworth in the 20-man squad chosen to represent United States at the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.
Sargent scored five goals in the tournament, including two goals in a victory over Mexico. Sargent led the United States as they reached the final, and qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
After two days, Sargent was surprisingly included by coach Tab Ramos in the 21-man squad called to represent United States at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
On May 22, the Americans debuted in the tournament against Ecuador where Sargent started the match, scored two goals, helping his team to tie the match and becoming the youngest American player to ever score in a U20 World Cup.
Sargent is the second U.S. player (after Freddy Adu) to play in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups in the same year. On June 1, 2017, after scoring against New Zealand, Sargent joined Taylor Twellman, Eddie Johnson and Jozy Altidore, becoming one of the U.S.’s all-time goalscorers at the U-20 World Cup.
On November 7, 2017, he received his first senior call up for a friendly against Portugal. Sargent thus became, the only American player to ever appear in a U-17, U-20 and MNT camp during the same calendar year.
On May 28, 2018, Sargent earned his first cap for the senior team for a friendly against Bolivia and he scored his first international goal.
Sargent became the fourth-youngest player to score for the United States, until Timothy Weah (aged two days younger than Sargent) scored his first goal minutes later.
Josh Sargent Current Teams
- SV Werder Bremen
#19 / Forward
- United States men’s national soccer team
- United States men’s national under-20 soccer team
#19 / Forward
- SV Werder Bremen II
#19 / Forward
Josh Sargent FIFA 18
Josh’s overall rating in FIFA 18 is 63 with a potential of 84. He has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Sargent’s height is 180 cm and his weight is estimated at 74 kg kg according to Fifa’s database. Currently, Josh Sargent is playing with numbers 99 and 19. His best stats are: Acceleration: 79, Sprint Speed: 77, Agility: 70, Finishing: 70, Dribbling: 68.
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Josh Sargent Injury
Sargent suffered a bad ankle injury in 2022 that forced him tp take some time off.