|Full name||Josmer Volmy Altidore|
|Date of birth||November 6, 1989|
|Place of birth||Livingston, New Jersey, United States|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|2004–2006||IMG Soccer Academy|
|2006–2008||New York Red Bulls||37||(15)|
|2009||→ Xerez (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009–2010||→ Hull City (loan)||28||(1)|
|2011||→ Bursaspor (loan)||12||(1)|
|2005||United States U17||2||(0)|
|2007||United States U20||5||(4)|
|2008||United States U23||3||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:57, 12 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
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 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 a switch to AZ Alkmaar. On 3 March 2013 Altidore surpassed Clint Dempsey for most goals by an American in a European club season with his 24th goal of the 2012–13 campaign.
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.
Early life 
The youngest of four children, Altidore was born in Livingston, New Jersey and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. He enjoyed playing soccer from the time he was a boy. Altidore played for local Boca Raton youth teams such as Boca Raton Juniors Soccer Club, Schulz Academy and Sunrise S.C.
Club career 
New York Red Bulls 
Altidore was taken seventeenth overall in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, with the MetroStars (now the New York Red Bulls) trading up to receive the selection. Altidore spent the majority of the 2006 season away from the team while working towards his high school diploma in Florida.
Altidore made his professional debut on August 23, 2006, as a substitute in a 3–1 U.S. Open Cup loss to D.C. United. He scored his first professional goal at the age of sixteen with an 83rd minute, 28-yard shot to beat the Columbus Crew 1–0 on September 16, 2006. Exactly one week later, on September 23, 2006, in a 4–3 loss to D.C. United, Altidore scored again. Scoring three times in seven appearances, including a crucial goal against Chicago Fire on September 30, 2006, Altidore became a fan favorite. He scored the Red Bulls' only goal of their 2–1 aggregate loss to D.C. United in the Eastern Conference Semifinals Series when he headed in a cross in the second leg. With that goal, he became the youngest player to score in the Major League Soccer playoffs at 16 years, 337 days (breaking DaMarcus Beasley's record by almost three years). Altidore was also youngest to start in a Major League Soccer playoff match on October 21 against D.C. United (16 years, 349 days). He also scored two goals in a 5–4 win over Los Angeles Galaxy on August 18, 2007.
On June 4, 2008, Villarreal of La Liga agreed in principle with Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls to sign Altidore for roughly $10 million or €7.4 million. This transfer fee surpasses Fulham's fee for Clint Dempsey, which was $4 million or roughly £2 million, and is now the largest fee paid for any MLS player. Altidore finalized his personal contract and was unveiled by the club on June 11, 2008. On September 14, 2008, Jozy made his La Liga debut, coming on as a second half substitute against Deportivo La Coruña. On November 1, 2008, Jozy became the first American international to score in La Liga when he came on in the 90th minute and scored against Athletic Bilbao. On November 30, 2008, Jozy started his first game in La Liga against Recreativo Huelva. After spending a year and a half on loan, Altidore returned to Villarreal. He favored staying with Villarreal instead of another loan to try to prove to the club he is worth the investment they made two years ago.
On January 30, 2009, Villarreal agreed to loan Altidore to Xerez, leader of the Segunda División at the time of the transfer, until the end of the 2008–09 season. It was expected that the move would allow Altidore to get more playing time, and also allow him to continue the process of assimilating into the Spanish culture.
On April 16, 2009, Altidore underwent minor surgery on an injured toenail that required more than a month of recovery, resulting in him never making an appearance for Xerez.
Hull City 
On August 5, 2009, Altidore announced on his Twitter page that he would be loaned to English Premier League club Hull City. He joined Hull City the next day on a season-long loan with the option for Hull City to purchase his rights at the end of the 2009–10 season for a fee believed to be £6.5 million ($11 million).
On August 10, 2009, Hull City announced that they were successful in obtaining a work permit for Altidore. Altidore made his debut for Hull on August 22, 2009, coming on as a second-half substitute against Bolton. He provided the assist for Kamel Ghilas to score the only goal in a 1–0 home victory at the KC Stadium. On August 25, 2009, Altidore scored his first goal for Hull in a 3–1 win over Southend United in the second round of the League Cup. Altidore was popular with supporters but struggled to make a lasting impact with the Tigers as his finishing was often found wanting, however he did manage to score his first and only Premier League goal in the 2–1 home win over Manchester City on the 6th February. On 24 April, in an important game for Hull City's Premier League survival, he was dismissed for violent conduct after a spat with Sunderland's Alan Hutton who was also sent off. Hull City lost 1–0 and were all but relegated from the top flight.
On January 31, 2011, Altidore was loaned out to Turkish champions Bursaspor on a six-month loan. On Friday April 8, Altidore scored his first goal for his new club in a 3–2 home loss to Antalyaspor.
On July 15, 2011, Altidore agreed to terms with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar. On 7 August, Altidore made his debut for the club as a second half substitute against PSV Eindhoven. Altidore scored in the 80th minute, helping his new side to a 3–1 opening day win. Altidore was again used as a sub in the club's next Eredivisie game as AZ fell 2–0 to FC Twente. Altidore made his first start in the league for AZ on 21 August, when they played host to NEC Nijmegen at the AFAS Stadion. After a goalless first-half, Altidore opened the scoring in the 54th minute, pouncing on the rebound after NEC goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen saved his header. Altidore scored again nineteen minutes later after some nice passing with Adam Maher and AZ ran out 4–0 winners.
On August 25, Altidore started in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League final qualifying match against Aalesunds FK from Norway. Before being substituted in the 63rd minute by Charlison Benschop, Altidore scored twice. His first goal in the 23nd minute gave AZ Alkmaar a 2–0 lead and his second goal in the 59th minute brought the score to 4–0 in a game AZ eventually won by 6–0. Altidore added to his Europa League account when he opened the scoring in the 21st minute of his side's first group match against Malmo FF on 15 September. After a long wait Altidore returned to the score sheet for AZ, netting in the 83rd minute of a 3–0 victory over ADO Den Haag on 6 November that also secured his side's 10th victory of the Eredivisie campaign. On December 4, Altidore scored his side's only goal in a 5–1 loss to Heerenveen. Altidore had to wait until 8 February 2012 to score his next league goal, grabbing a brace in a 6–0 win over ADO Den Haag. The result put AZ level on points with PSV at the top of the table.
Altidore led the team in scoring in his first campaign with 22 goals across all competitions. He finished tied for seventh in the Eredivisie in goals scored. Altidore credits his successful campaign to his new coach, manager Gertjan Verbeek.
In the opening game of the new Eredivisie campaign, Altidore scored a quick brace as AZ drew 2–2 with reigning champions Ajax on 12 August 2012. Altidore continued his impressive start to the league campaign, netting another brace in the club's 3–1 victory over SC Heracles on the second weekend of the season. Following the international break, Altidore scored the first hat-trick of his club career on 16 September, helping AZ to a 4–0 defeat of Roda JC.
Altidore powered his team to just their fourth victory in 17 games, and their first since October 28, netting a brace in a 2–1 defeat of PEC Zwolle on 15 December. In the first game of 2013, Altidore hammered home 3 for the hat-trick against Vitesse.
Career statistics 
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2006||New York Red Bulls||Major League Soccer||7||3||0||0||2||1||0||0||9||4|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2008–09||Xerez (loan)||La Liga||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2009–10||Hull City (loan)||Premier League||28||1||1||0||1||1||0||0||30||2|
|Spain||League||Copa del Rey||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Turkey||League||Türkiye Kupası||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2010–11||Bursaspor (loan)||Süper Lig||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||1|
|Netherlands||League||KNVB Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
International career 
On March 28, 2009, Altidore scored his first away goal in World Cup Qualifying in the 2–2 draw with El Salvador. On April 1, 2009, Altidore scored three goals in a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago, making Altidore the youngest American to score a hat-trick in an international game.
On June 24, 2009, Altidore scored in the semi-final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup against Spain, turning club teammate Joan Capdevilla to get a clear shot on Iker Casillas' goal. The U.S. went on to defeat the Spanish team, 2–0.
International goals 
In 2007, Altidore was a candidate for ESPN's Next Award and is one of the stars featured in Adidas' "Impossible is Nothing" advertisements. Altidore is featured on the cover of the North American version of FIFA 08 by EA Sports, alongside Ronaldinho and Guillermo Ochoa.
Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Altidore joined the relief effort by asking people to donate to Yéle Haiti. He appeared on CNN to discuss his family members still living in Haiti and to encourage people to give money.
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- Bell, Jack; Robinson, Joshua (June 5, 2008). "Spanish Soccer Team Strikes Deal for Altidore". The New York Times. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- Soccer By Ives – Altidore Sold to Villarreal for $10 million
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- "Altidore Granted Work Permit". 2009-08-10. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Hull 1–0 Bolton. BBC. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22
- Altidore sinks Shrimpers. ESPN. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-08-25
- Hull 2–1 Man City. BBC Sport. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-06
- Sheringham, Sam (2010-04-24). "Hull 0 – 1 Sunderland". BBC Sport (BBC). Retrieved 2010-04-27.
- "Jozy Altidore heading to Bursaspor". ESPNsoccernet. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- "Stats, scores and schedules". The Washington Post. April 8, 2011.
- Galarcep, Ives. http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2011/07/altidore-joining-az-alkmaar.html Soccerbyives.net. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
- Report: AZ Alkmaar v PSV Eindhoven – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN Soccernet
- Report: Twente Enschede v AZ Alkmaar – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN Soccernet
- Report: AZ Alkmaar v NEC Nijmegen – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN Soccernet
- Match: AZ Alkmaar v Aalesund – UEFA Europa League – ESPN Soccernet
- Voetbal International – AZ in eigen huis veel te sterk voor Aalesunds FK
- Gamecast: AZ Alkmaar v Malmo FF – UEFA Europa League – ESPN Soccernet
- Report: AZ Alkmaar v ADO Den Haag – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN FC
- Report: Heerenveen v AZ Alkmaar – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN FC
- Report: ADO Den Haag v AZ Alkmaar – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN FC
- Report: AZ Alkmaar v VVV Venlo – Dutch Eredivisie – ESPN FC
- Galarcep, Ives. "Altidore finding peace in Holland". Fox Soccer. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
- "US striker Jozy Altidore scores twice for Alkmaar against Ajax in 2–2 draw as season opens". The Republic. Text "12 August 2012" ignored (help)
- "Jozy Altidore scores twice for AZ". ESPNFC. 19 Augsut 2012.
- "AZ Alkmaar 4 – 0 Roda JC Kerkrade". ESPNFC. 16 September 2012.
- "Wedstrijdverslag PEC Zwolle – AZ" (in Dutch). Eredivisie Live. 15 December 2012. Text " Seizoen 2012/2013 " ignored (help)
- "Jozy Altidore Nets Hat Trick". Yahoo. 19 January 2012.
- "Altidore nets hat trick against Utrecht". Goal.com. 14 April 2013.
- U.S. 3–0 T&T: Altidore hits hat trick. ESPN. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-04-01
- Altidore to miss remainder of Gold Cup with injury. USA Today. 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2011-06-23
- IGN: Jozy Altidore Talks FIFA 08
- Yanks Abroad (14 January 2010) "Altidore Calling on Fans for Haiti"
- CNN (14 January 2010) "Jozy Altidore on Haiti"
- "Jozy Altidore wears names of Sandy shooting victims on cleats". inside World Soccer. 22 December 2012.
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