Tim Howard was a professional soccer player who played for a host of clubs in the Premier League and the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT).
Howard enjoyed a glittering playing career in the colors of the United States and the clubs he represented throughout his active days as a soccer player.
In this article, you will learn more about his life, playing career, net worth, and many more. Read on to find out more about one of the legendary players in the history of US soccer.
Timothy Matthew Howard was born on March 6 1979 to an African-American Dad, Mathew, and a Hungarian immigrant Mom, Esther in North Brunswick, New Jersey.
He had his formative years in the town where he started playing soccer. As a youngster, his talent as a goalkeeper was quickly spotted, and that helped him to develop fast.
Howard’s father worked as a truck driver, while his mother worked as a container packing distributor. However, he didn’t grow up without his father present in his life. His father walked away from the family as an infant, and his parents finally divorced when he was three years old.
Howard grew up in the care of his mother and that explains the close relationship between them. While in the sixth grade, the future US goalkeeper was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome.
Before his teenage years, he was spotted at a soccer clinic by Tim Mulqueen, a former assistant coach for the United States Under 17 national team. The talent of the prodigious Howard caught his eye and he took interest in the New Jersey native.
Before long, another top shot within the US soccer fraternity spotted him and recognized his talents. This time it was Peter Mellor who was a coach employed by the United States Soccer Federation. Mellor was so impressed by his abilities that he placed him in the Olympic Development Program.
The former Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper attended North Brunswick Township High School. While he was there he excelled as a goalkeeping talent as well as a midfielder.
According to reports, he was so good that he could have chosen to become an outfield player. He also excelled at basketball and he helped his team all the way to the state finals.
After a few years in the US development program for budding soccer stars, Howard’s career took off and he never looked back.
Howard’s first involvement with organized soccer was with the North Jersey Imperials, before teaming up with the Metro Stars.
Not long after he joined the Metro Stars, the future US international earned a move to the prestigious Manchester United in the English Premier League in 2003.
His transfer to the English giants was a result of the need for the team to replace the enigmatic French man, Fabian Barthez. As if the prospect of replacing a World Cup winner wasn’t daunting enough, he also had to compete with Roy Carrol for the number one spot.
The American went on to record some level of success with the club by winning the 2003 Community Shield, the 2004 FA Cup, and the League Cup in 2006.
However, his position as the number one goaltender for Manchester United came under threat with the acquisition of Dutch goalkeeper, Edwin Van der Saar.
At the beginning of the 2006/2007 season, Howard joined Everton on loan, and due to his desire to play regularly, he made his loan permanent in February 2007.
The American went on to make over 300 appearances for the Toffees, cementing his place as one of the Premier League legends on Merseyside.
After a nine year spell in the North of England, he returned to his country, signing up with the Colorado Rapids where he played for a further three years before playing six games for Memphis 901 where he is a minority owner.
Tim Howard represented the United States at the U20 and U23 levels before earning his first senior call up in 2002.
But he had to wait till four years later before he got his chance for the US team to the World Cup, Germany 2006.
He holds the record for the most appearances by a goalkeeper for the US national team with 121 matches played in the colors of the United States.
As of 2023, Tim Howard is thought to have an estimated net worth of around $10 million. Most of his income was from his active playing days, investments, and endorsement deals.
One such endorsement is the partnership with sports betting giant, BetMGM. He was announced as a BetMGM ambassador in the final quarter of 2022.
As part of the deal, he is expected to promote the Sportsbook and its numerous offers for customers, including the sign up bonus across the United States, and New Jersey his home state.
The BetMGM new player bonus is available in a number of states plus the Garden State. In fact, the BetMGM sign up bonus is a top draw for players in the state, and it is no surprise that the bonus offer is regarded as one of the top New Jersey sportsbook promos.
The former Everton goalkeeper has ventured into punditry. In fact, he put pen to paper for NBC as a pundit in 2014 before he called time on his playing career. Since then, he has appeared on a number of Television networks across the United States and in Europe.
Tim Howard was previously married to Laura Ciancola. The marriage was blessed with two children. However, the pair have gone their separate ways citing irreconcilable differences.
Full Name: Timothy Matthew Howard
Date of Birth: March 6th, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Jersey
Net Worth: $10 million
Height: 190 cm / 6 ft 3 in
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: N/A