Walker Zimmerman


Quick Facts

American center-back Walker Dwain Zimmerman represents both the United States national team and Major League Soccer club Nashville SC as a professional soccer player.

Age & Birth Information

American parents Becky Zimmerman and David Zimmerman welcomed Walker Dwain Zimmerman into the world on May 19, 1993. His Georgia-raised parents have been highly supportive of his decision to become a professional soccer player. While Walker Zimmerman’s father served as a minister at Atkinson Road Baptist Church, his mother drove him to training sessions and helped him during exercises.

The soccer player’s older brothers are Dawson and Carter Zimmerman. Dawson is an athlete, but little is known about Carter. Dawson, a current player for the Clemson Tigers football team, was born on November 15, 1989. He was the NCAA Division I team’s punter. While his brothers were football players, Walker has always had a passion for soccer.

Campbell Chapman, the Gwinnett Soccer Academy’s technical director at the time, saw Zimmerman put up a passionate performance at the GSA South Complex in Georgia and saw right away that he had talent. After that, Chapman approached the player’s parents and suggested that their son join the U-10 Academy team. He went to Brookwood High School as well.

Height & Weight

He stands at 6 feet 3 inches. He is about 87 kg in weight and also has Brown hair and gorgeous warm blue eyes. His dress size, shoe size, biceps, chest, waist, hips, and other physical characteristics are all unknown.

Professional life

Zimmerman was coached by Nuno Pereira, a former manager of the Atlanta Silverbacks and Charleston Battery, in the Gwinnett Soccer Association’s youth program in Lilburn, Georgia. Zimmerman attended Brookwood High School, where he participated in soccer. It was Daniel Klinect who coached him.

Between 2011 and 2012, Zimmerman participated in collegiate soccer at Furman University. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored him the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, First Team All-Conference, and Second Team NCAA Division I Men’s All-America in 2012.

FC Dallas selected Walker Zimmerman at pick No. 7 overall in the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. On May 11, 2013, he made his professional debut as a late replacement in a 2-1 victory over D.C. United. Zimmerman was transferred from FC Dallas to Los Angeles FC on December 10 for $250,000 in general allocation funds and another $250,000 in targeted allocation funds.

In the allocation standings, FC Dallas rose to the top spot, while Los Angeles FC climbed to number 11,

Zimmerman served as the UCLA Bruins men’s soccer team’s assistant coach for the 2019 campaign. On February 11, 2020, Major League Soccer expansion team Nashville SC acquired Walker Zimmerman in return for a spot on the 2020 international roster and up to $1.25 million in general allocation funds. Zimmerman scored Nashville SC’s first goal on February 29, 2020.

Nashville said on April 29, 2022, that they had extended Walker Zimmerman’s contract until 2025 and added him to their roster as a designated player. Zimmerman became the fourth American defender to get a DP contract in league history.

Walker Zimmerman is a Professional Football Player(Source: Instagram)

Walker Zimmerman received his first call-up to the American national team from coach Bruce Arena on January 6, 2017. On February 3, 2017, Zimmerman faced Jamaica in a pre-camp friendly and earned his first start and cap. He was recognized as the game’s top performer.

He scored his debut goal against Bolivia on May 28, 2018. (a header). On April 29, 2022, Nashville made the announcement that they had extended Zimmerman’s contract until 2025 and that he was now going to be a Designated Player. The only other American defender to receive a DP contract in league history is Zimmerman.

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Net worth & Source of Income

One of the wealthiest and most well-known soccer players in the world is Walker Zimmerman. Walker Zimmerman’s net worth, calculated by our analysis using data from Forbes, Business Insider, and Wikipedia, is estimated to be around $1.5 million.

Between 2011 and 2012, Zimmerman participated in collegiate soccer at Furman University. He received honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the NCAA Division I Men’s All-America squad in 2011 including First Team All-Conference, Freshman of the Year, and Second Team All-America.

Endorsement of a brand

The center-back for the US Men’s National Team and the Nashville Soccer Club, Walker Zimmerman, is the newest spokesperson and brand ambassador for Renasant.

Relationship Status

Walker Zimmerman with his wife(source: Instagram)

The center-back wed his lovely wife Sally Zimmerman in December 2021. The couple may have dated for a few years prior to getting engaged. In addition, despite having a link to the official website of the beauty counter on her Instagram profile, Walker Zimmerman’s wife hasn’t disclosed anything about her job.

Walker Zimmerman with his child(Source: Instagram)

She might therefore be connected to the company. Sally appears to be behind her husband and was ecstatic to learn that the MLS had approved his new four-year, $10 million guaranteed contract. Tucker James Zimmerman, the couple’s first child, was also welcomed. Walker Zimmerman’s son was born on June 22, 2021. He frequently takes his child to soccer games and publishes lovely pictures of them.

Achievement

  • 2019–2021: MLS All-Star
  • MLS 2019–2021: Best XI; 2020–2021
  • MLS 2020 and 2021 are Defender of the Year
  • 89 regular-season MLS games (71 starts, 7 goals)
  • Six MLS playoff games (4 starts, 1 goal)
  • U.S. Open Cup 2016 and MLS Supporters’ Shield 2016
  • 1 cap for the senior USMNT
  • USYNT U-23: 3 caps
  • U-20 USA: 10 appearances, 2 goals
  • USYNT U-18: 3 caps

Some Interesting Facts

  • His brother, Dawson, was a punter for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.
  • He owns a bunny named Duper and a cat named Domino.
  • While competing for the US National Team, Walker Zimmerman suffered a hamstring injury and will be out for the remainder of the Gold Cup.