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Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore
Personal information
Full nameJosmer Volmy Altidore
Date of birthNovember 6, 1989(age 26)
Place of birthLivingston, New Jersey, United States
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubAZ

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Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore (born November 6, 1989) is an American soccer player currently playing for Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar, and for the United States national team.

Altidore made his professional debut in 2006 at the age of 16 with the New York Red Bulls. In the middle of his third season with New York, in 2008, he made a transfer to Villarreal. During his time with Villarreal, he has left on three loan stints - with Spanish Segunda División club Xerez in February - May 2009, English Premier League club Hull City for the entire 2009 10 season, and Turkish club Bursaspor where he went on a six month loan. In the summer of 2011, he made the switch to AZ Alkmaar.

Altidore has represented the United States on various levels of international competition, featuring for the United States U-17 team at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, U-20 team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the U-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the senior national team at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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