Julie Ertz

Julie Beth Ertz is a professional American football player. She was born to her mother, Kristi Johnston, and father, David Johnston, on April 6, 1992, in Mesa, Arizona, United States. She is currently playing as a Midfielder and defender for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). NWSL is the biggest league of Women’s professional soccer in the United States, and she is also a member of the UNWSL team.

Quick Bio

Full nameJulie Beth Ertz
Birth nameJulie Beth Johnston
NicknemJulie Ertz
Date of birth6 April, 1992
Place of birthMesa, Arizona, Unites States
Current age28 years old
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight61 kg
Zodiac signAries
FatherDavid Johnston
MotherKristi Johnston
SiblingMelanie Johnston (older sister)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseZach Ertz
ProfessionFootball player
Current TeamChicago Red Stars
Playing positionmidfielder, defender
Jersey number8
SalaryUnder review
Net worth$3 million approx.
Instagram username@julieertz
Official Facebook page@JulieJohnstonOfficail

Physical Appearance

Julie Ertz stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and weighs 61 kg. She has blonde hair with hazel-blue eyes. Julie has an athletic slim body type, and she is of American descent. A charming smile and neck-length blond hair distinguish her.

Early Life

Julie Ertz was raised with her sister Melanie Johnston. Both the sister was introduced to football at a very young age through a local AYSO region, a non-profit soccer origination. Both the sister played from the origination. In 2000, she joined Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club and played there till 2004. Additionally, Ertz joined the Sereno soccer club, which was a nationally known club. Further, she played in the Sereno from 2004-2010. In 2006, Julie Ertz joined the Dobson High school in Mesa but did not play from the school team but joined a student athletic trainer. In 2010, She graduated from high school but never played any game from the school team. Instead, she was actively playing in the Sereno soccer club.

Julie Ertz

Professional career

Julie Ertz has been playing football since a young age. She has received many honors and has achieved her goals in her junior and senior years.

Santa Clara Broncos, 2010-2013

In 2010, Julie Ertz joined Santa Clara University and joined the football team of the university. She played as a Midfielder for Broncos Women’s Soccer. Julie played 20 games in the first year of college. Further, she had 31 shots on, which was the third-most on the team. She was awarded West Coast Conference (WCC) Freshman of the Year and received NSCAA All-West Region Second-Team.

In the 2011 season, Julie Ertz played 20 games and scored nine goals and four assists from a bronco. And in the 2012 season, she played 14 out of 15 games and scored eight goals and five assists. She was awarded the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.

In the 2013 season, Ertz played 22 games and scored 12 goals, including four games, winning goals, and eight assists. She was also named west coast conference (WCC) Player of the Year and College Sports Madness WCC Player of the Year. 2013 was her last season from Broncos. Moreover, she played 79 games and scored 31 goals.

Youth Career Statistics

YearsYouth clubGame playGoals
AYSO Region 503
200-2004Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club
2004-2010Sereno Soccer Club

Club Career

Julie Ertz has played football since a young age. Currently, she is playing as a midfielder and defender in the club Chicago Red Stars.

Chicago Red Stars

Julie Ertz got selected by Chicago Red Stars on January 17, 2014, through the 2014 NWSL College Draft. She played her debut game on April 19 against Western New York Flash and scored the first goal in the 59th minute. She played 21 games and scored two goals. In the 2014 season, Chicago Red Star ended in the fifth position. But Ertz was named NWSL Rookie of the Year.

Ertz missed half of the 2015 season game and played only 11 games because she was selected for the United States Women’s national team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. She joined Red star on July 22 during the game against Boston Breakers and won the match by 2-1. The Chicago Red star played against FC Kansas City, which ended 0-3 and was eliminated from the playoffs. Ertz was named to the NWSL Best XI in the 2015 season.

In the 2016 season, Julie Ertz only played 11 games because of preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In the 2017 season, Julie Ertz scored a victory goal against FC Kansas City after playing as an attacking midfielder. The Chicago Red stars got eliminated in the semi-final. She was also named to the National Women’s Soccer League Second XI for the season.

Julie Ertz played in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup and suffered from a knee injury and only played in 15 games. She played her first game of the 2018 season on April 28 against Washington sprit, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Furthermore, Red stars lost the season for the fourth consecutive season. Ertz was also named the 2018 NWSL Second XI. In the 2019 season, she played her season first game against North Carolina Courage.

International Career

Julie Ertz has not only been active in the national game, but she has also been playing international matches in the football industry. She has played matches against many countries all over the world.

Youth National Team

Julie Ertz got a chance to play for the national team in 2006 in the under-14 national team and played U14 National Identification Camp. From 2009, May 30 to June 7, she joined the training camp in The Home Depot Center in Carson, California, for the under-18 national team.

In 2012, Julie Ertz played in the under-20 national team and scored a goal against Switzerland at the La Manga Tournament in Spain. Ertz got selected for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. She leads the team being captain of the group, and she scored four goals in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The under-20 national team won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and she also won the Bronze Ball award herself.

In 2013, Julie Ertz played from the under-23 national team. she played Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, and won the cup on March 7 by defeating England in the final.

Senior National Team

In 2013 January, Julie Ertz was called into a training camp for the national team. She played her debut match on February 9, 2013, against Scotland. She played as substitutes for Becky Sauerbrunn in the 83rd minute. They won the game by 4-1.

In early April, Julie Ertz traveled with the national team to Europe for matches against Germany and the Netherlands. Ertz played as a midfielder in the game against the Netherlands. She scored the goal in the 73rd minutes, but the referee ruled and said she was offside, but the United States won the match by 3–1. She traveled to Canada for the game against Canada but did not appear in the game.

In 2014, she was called for a national training camp from January 8 to 15 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California. Still, she was not selected for the 2014 Algarve Cup in March. On August 20, Ertz was chosen for the match against Switzerland in Sandy, Utah. She played in the second half by replacing Sauerbrunn. The United States won the game by 4-1.

In 2014, Julie Ertz joined the national team training camp for two matches against Mexico in August and the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s qualifying tournament in October. She did not get selected for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s qualifying tournament, but when Julie Ertz got injured, she was replaced with Crystal Dunn. She played one game against china, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The United States lost the tournament when the final with brazil ended in a tug of 0-0. Since brazil had more points, and brazil won the torment. But on October 24United the states got qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup after a semi-final win against Mexico in and 2014 CONCACAF Women’s qualifying tournament.

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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

In 2015, Julie Ertz was called for training camp from January 5 to 25 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. She got selected for a 13 day trip to Europe. She got selected for the 2015 Algarve Cup in Portugal on February 21. Julie Ertz played three games, including the final against France, where she scored the first international goal and won the match by 2-0. The United States won the game.

On April 14, She got selected for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She is one of the lucky five players of United States players that played every minute in all seven matches in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the 59th minute of the semi-final against Germany, she played foul by pulling down  Alexandra Popp inside the penalty box. Ertz was given a yellow card and penalty to Germany, which they missed, and the United States won the game by 2-0. 

On July 5, the United States played against Japan in the final. In the 52nd minute, when Ertz tried to block the free-kick, but unfortunately, she scored her own goal. Still, after all the attempts, the United States Women’s national soccer team won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Ertz was named to the FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. The United States women’s national soccer team did a victory tour. She also joins the time, which started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 16 and ended in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 16. 

2016 Rio Olympics

In 2016 from January 5 to January 21, Julie Ertz joined the national team training for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. She got selected for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, and the United States also got qualified on February 19 for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by winning the game against Trinidad and Tobago. On February 21, the United States won the tournament by winning the finals against Canada by 2-0. 

Julie Ertz also got a chance to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympic Games. She played her debut Olympic game on August 3 against New Zealand, which was the opening match, and they won the game by 2-0. She did not play two games and played in the quarterfinal game against Sweden, in which they lost the game in a penalty kick.

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Ertz got selected for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she played as a center back, and this was her second world cup. She scored the goal against Chile, and the United States won the game by 3-0. United States won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup by defeating the Netherlands in the final by 2-0, the 4th world cup title of the United States Women’s national soccer team.

2020 SheBelieves Cup

Ertz played her 100th game from the United States Women’s national soccer team in the 2020 SheBelieves Cup final. She scored one goal against Spain, and the United States won the game by 1-0. The United States Women’s national soccer team won the 2020 SheBelieves Cup by defeating England by 2-0. 

International Career Statistics

YearsUnites StatesGame playGoals
2006United States U-14
2009United States U-18
2012United States U-20
2013United States U-23
2014-United States10220

International Score Details

Date Location Opponent Lineup # Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2015-03-11[m 2] Faro  France Start 1.1 7 Lauren Holiday 1–0 2–0 Algarve Cup: Final
2 2015-04-04[m 3] St. Louis  New Zealand Start 1.1 78 Lauren Holiday 3–0 4–0 Friendly match
3 2015-05-10[m 4] San Jose  Republic of Ireland Start 1.1 54 Lauren Holiday 3–0 3–0 Friendly match
4 2015-08-16[m 5] Pittsburgh  Costa Rica off 45′ (on Engen) 1.1 36 Megan Rapinoe 3–0 8–0 Friendly match
5 2015-09-20[m 6] Birmingham  Haiti off 45′ (on Engen) 1.1 1 Kelley O’Hara 1–0 8–0 Friendly match
6 2016-04-10[m 7] Chester  Colombia Start 2.1 42 Tobin Heath 2–0 3–0 Friendly match
7 2.2 79 Tobin Heath 3–0
8 2016-06-05[m 8] Cleveland  Japan Start 1.1 27 Allie Long 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
9 2017-07-31[m 9] San Diego  Brazil on 57′ (off Smith) 1.1 89 Carli Lloyd 4–3 4–3 2017 Tournament of Nations
10 2017-09-15[m 10] Commerce City  New Zealand Start 2.1 16 Lindsey Horan 1–0 3–1 Friendly match
11 2.2 24 unassisted 2–0
12 2017-10-19[m 11] New Orleans  South Korea Start 1.1 24 Megan Rapinoe 1–0 3–1 Friendly match
13 2017-10-22[m 12] Cary  South Korea Start 1.1 45+1 Lindsey Horan 4–0 6–0 Friendly match
14 2017-11-12[m 13] San Jose  Canada off 75′ (on Sullivan) 1.1 11 Megan Rapinoe 1–0 3–1 Friendly match
15 2018-01-21[m 14] San Diego  Denmark Start 1.1 19 Tierna Davidson 2–1 5–1 Friendly match
16 2018-08-02 Bridgeview  Brazil Start 1.1 53 Tobin Heath 2–1 4–1 2018 Tournament of Nations
17 2018-10-04[m 15] Cary  Mexico Start 1.1 47 Lindsay Horan 2–0 6–0 2018 CONCACAF Championship
18 2018-10-14[m 16] Frisco  Jamaica off 46′ (on Brian) 1.1 21 Crystal Dunn 3–0 6–0 2018 CONCACAF Championship: Semi-final
19 2019-06-16 Paris  Chile Start 1.1 26 Tierna Davidson 2-0 3-0 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: Group Stage
20 2020-03-08 Harrison  Spain Start 1.1 87 Christen Press 1–0 1–0 2020 SheBelieves Cup

Achievements and Honors

Julie Ertz was featured in the EA Sport’s FIFA video game series in FIFA 16 and her national team, which was the first time in FIFA games to feature women players.


Personal Honors

Some of the individual honors Julie has received are listed below:

  1. USWNT Player of the Year: 2017, 2019
  2. CONCACAF Women’s Championship Golden Ball: 2018
  3. FIFA FIFPro Women’s World 11: 2015, 2019
  4. IFFHS Women’s World Team: 2019

College Honors

Some of the college honors Julie has received are listed below:

  1. WCC Freshman of the Year: 2010
  2. Soccer America All-Freshman First Team: 2010 
  3. NSCAA All-West Region Second Team: 2010
  4. WCC All-Freshman Team: 2010
  5. All-WCC Second Team: 2010
  6. Preseason All-WCC: 2011
  7. NSCAA All-American First Team: 2011, 2013
  8. All-WCC First Team: 2011, 2012, 2013
  9. NCAA Division I Women All-West Region First Team: 2012
  10. Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Year: 2012
  11. NSCAA All-West Region First Team: 2013
  12. WCC Player of the Year: 2013
  13. College Sports Madness WCC Player of the Year: 2013
  14. College Sports Madness All-WCC First Team: 2013

Club Honors

Some of the club honors Julie has received are listed below:

  1. NWSL Rookie of the Year: 2014
  2. NWSL Best XI: 2015
  3. NWSL Second XI: 2016, 2017, 2018 

International Honors

Some of the international honors Julie has received are listed below:

  1. FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: 2012
  2. CONCACAF U20 Women’s Championship: 2012
  3. U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year: 2012
  4. CONCACAF Women’s Championship: 2014, 2018
  5. FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015, 2019
  6. Algarve Cup: 2015
  7. FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2015
  8. CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2016; 2020
  9. SheBelieves Cup: 2016, 2018, 2020
  10. Tournament of Nations: 2018

Social life

Julie Ertz is actively involved in social media, and she regularly updates her profile. She has a vast number of fans and admirers over the social media landscape. Her Instagram username is @julieertz, having a total of 1 million followers. She has made over 908 posts. You can also tweet her. She has around 349.6k followers. Her username is @julieertz. And, the official Facebook account of Julie Ertz is @JulieJohnstonOfficial, with 249k followers and about 113k Facebook likes.

Life Partner

The famous soccer player, Julie Beth Ertz, is married to Zach Ertz, an American football player currently playing in Philadelphia Eagles. The two of them met in a college while attending the Stanford Cardinal baseball game. They got engaged in February 2016 at Klein Field and got married on March 26, 2017, on the coast of Santa Barbara, California. 

Net worth and Salary

Julie Ertz is a national team player and one of the key players in her club. She must be earning a good paycheck. According to some online blogs, her net worth is $3 million approximately. Her primary income is football, but she has an endorsement with the brand and other companies.




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