Walker Zimmerman Bio, Career, Family, Spouse and Net Worth
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Who is Walker Zimmerman?
Walker Dwain Zimmerman is a famous American professional soccer player who plays as a center-back for Major League Soccer club Nashville SC and the United States national team.
He is a native of Lawrence, Georgia, and played 2 seasons in college with the Furman Paladins prior to signing a Generation Adidas deal with Major League Soccer. Zimmerman was picked in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas as the 7th overall selection. Initially, he struggled for playtime because of injuries, but he established himself as a regular starter in 2016. Zimmerman started in 38 matches as FC Dallas finished the double, winning the Supporters’ Shield and the U.S. Open Cup. He was then traded to expansion side Los Angeles FC in December 2017, assisting the club win the Supporter’s Shield in 2019. Zimmerman was also picked for the MLS All-Star team and MLS Best XI. He was later traded to another expansion side, Nashville SC, in February 2020. Zimmerman earned back-to-back Defender of the Year awards in 2020 and 2021 with Nashville SC.
In January 2017, he then made his debut for the United States over Jamaica. Zimmerman was picked into a team that completed runners-up in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2019. He was a member of the team that won the tournament in 2021, beginning all 3 group-stage matches prior to having to exit the tournament because of a hamstring injury.
Walker Zimmerman Career
Youth and college
Walker came through the youth academy at Gwinnett Soccer Association in Lilburn, Georgia. He was mentored by former Atlanta Silverbacks and Charleston Battery manager Nuno Piteira. Zimmerman went to Brookwood High School, where he played soccer, and was coached by Daniel Klinect. He played college soccer at Furman University from 2011 to 2012. Zimmerman was named First Team All-Conference 2011, Southern Conference Freshman of the Year 2011, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division I Men’s All-America Second Team in 2012.
FC Dallas picked him in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Zimmerman then made his professional debut on May 11, 2013, as a late substitute in a 2-1 win over D.C. United. He was then traded by FC Dallas to new expansion side Los Angeles FC in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money and $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money on December 10, 2017. The 2 clubs also swapped allocation rankings with FC Dallas moving to No. 1 and Los Angeles FC moving to No. 11. In the 2019 season, he was an assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins men’s soccer program.
Zimmerman was then traded to Major League Soccer expansion club Nashville SC on February 11, 2020. He was exchanged for up to $1.25 million in General Allocation Money and a 2020 international roster spot. Zimmerman then scored the first goal in Nashville SC history on February 29, 2020. Nashville then revealed they had signed him to a deal extension to 2025 on April 29, 2022. They also announced that they would make him a Designated Player on their roster. The new deal made him only the 4th American defender to be signed to a DP contract in league history.
Walker was called up for the first time to the United States national team by coach Bruce Arena on January 6, 2017. He received his first cap and began against Jamaica in a January Camp friendly on February 3, 2017. Zimmerman was then named player of the match. He then scored his first goal (a header) over Bolivia, on May 28, 2018.
How old is Walker Zimmerman?
Walker Dwain Zimmerman was born on May 19, 1993, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States, and is aged 29 years. He shares his birthday with famous people including JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, Sam Smith, Nikocado Avocado, Jack Skye, Archie Manning, Kyle Eastwood, Nicole Brown Simpson, Andrea Pirlo, and many more.
Walker Zimmerman Family
Who are Walker Zimmerman’s parents?
Walker Dwain Zimmerman was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia to David Zimmerman and Becky Zimmerman. He has not shared much information about his parents with the media.
Does Walker Zimmerman have siblings?
Zimmerman was born to his parents into a family of three children as the youngest. He has two older siblings, brothers Dawson Zimmerman and Carter Zimmerman.
Walker Zimmerman Education
Zimmerman attended Brookwood High School, where he played soccer for the high school team. He then joined Furman University where he played college soccer between 2011 and 2012.
Walker Zimmerman Spouse
Zimmerman is currently married to his beautiful wife Sally Tucker Zimmerman since 2016. He is a Christian and has been happily married to his wife and has one child together.
Walker Zimmerman Kids
Zimmerman and his loving and supportive wife Sally have one child together in their marriage.
Walker Zimmerman Height
Zimmerman has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body with an outstanding height of 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and a weight of 84 kg (185 lbs).
Walker Zimmerman Net Worth
American professional soccer player, Zimmerman has been active as a pro from 2010 to the present. He has played for various teams and the national team and has amassed an estimated net worth of around $2 million as of 2022.