One of the few American soccer players that have come to England and have made a great mark in the Premier League is former Everton and Manchester United goalkeeper, Tim Howard. The USMNT goalkeeper was a great presence in the Premier League for Everton during his time and this made him one of the richest footballers from the country.
Tim Howard’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million. The 40-year-old has had a career that is worth to earn him so much in salary and endorsement. The life of a goalkeeper at the top level in one of the best leagues allows him to have access to so many partnerships and sponsorships within the game and in other marketing brands that want to have a presence in where his name is a dominant force.
All these were possible because many understand his root and could associate with it. To understand Tim Howard’s net worth, it’s best we know who he really is. He was born as Timothy Matthew Howard in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
Coming from a home of a parent who leaves just above the poverty line, he knew from early on that going into the sport was going to be a way out for him and his family. He started his playing career at high school at North Brunswick Township High School where he played both soccer and basketball. It was after this point he played soccer fully as a goalkeeper for the Central Jersey Cosmos from 1995-1997.
The major senior career started afterward at North Jersey Imperials in 1997. His MLS debut came a year later with the MetroStars in summer 1998. Growing steadily at the club and he continued to get offers from various suitors abroad that he won the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2001.
The offer from abroad became irresistible and when Manchester United came calling in 2003, he made the move to the Premier League for a $4 million deal.
He was part of the United team that got to the FA Cup final in 2004 and won his first medal. He continued to be a part of the team but when United signed Edin Van Der Ser he had reduced game time and had no choice to move out, first on loan deal later became a permanent transfer to Everton in 2007.
This move also helped him gain a huge presence in England and as of then, he has established himself as a top goalkeeper. At Everton, he was a key member of David Moyes Everton side and ensured that Everton continuously knocked on the door of top teams and was always around the corner.
He scored first and only Premier League goal against Bolton Wanderers in 2012. He finally made a move back to the United States after spending a decade at Everton. He signed for Colorado Rapids in a deal worth $2.5 million a year but continued to be part of the US national team since he made his debut in 2002 before he finally retires in 2017 after participating in three world cup finals.
Howard had a larger part of his career in England when several young lads from the United States don’t make the move to playing in the Premier League. His presence in the league was an opportunity to show that players from the North American country can excel in England just like he did.
It also allowed him to have access to some endorsement as many want to be associated with a player from a zone they want to gain presence. Howard was a big influence on and off the field for Everton during his time in England.