Joshua Perez

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La Habra, California
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La Habra, California

Joshua Pérez is a professional soccer player and one of the best youth players in US Soccer. He is an accomplished left-footed winger and midfielder who excels at cutting in from the opposing flank using his dribbling abilities. Additionally, he can play in any offensive position. Despite his tiny stature, he is renowned for tackling any opponent boldly with his deft touch and agility. Prior to playing for Chivas USA and the U.S. under-15 and under-17 national teams, he always desired to play abroad, particularly in Europe. In 2013, when he began playing for ACF Fiorentina, he pushed himself to greater limitations, and his desire became a reality. For the first few years, club authorities allowed him the opportunity to acclimate to life in Italy by allowing him to play consistently for the team. In 2016, when he reached 18, the club was able to recruit him officially. In September 2017, he was awarded a loan move to AS Livorno Calcio for one season. In the following months, he was given the opportunity to play professionally for Fiorentina in one match, and he was granted a loan move to AS Livorno Calcio for one season in September 2017.

Joshua Perez’s Career

Between 2011 to 2013, Joshua Pérez began his youth soccer career with Chivas USA in the Development Academy. Since 2013, he has intermittently trained with the Italian Serie A club ACF Fiorentina. During this period, he also played for other clubs, but ultimately joined Fiorentina because it treated him “like family.”

He was the first player on the U.S. under-15 boys national team to move to Europe and the second American-born player in modern times to play for Fiorentina, following Giuseppe Rossi. In the final year of his youth career at the club, he excelled the most, scoring 10 goals and dishing out 5 assists in 20 games.

Due to FIFA regulations, he had to wait until his 18th birthday to legally sign with the first-division club because he lacked a European passport. On February 4, 2016, he revealed via his Twitter account that he had signed a four-year contract with the club.

On November 28, 2016, he made his professional debut for the club as a 75-minute substitute against Inter Milan at the iconic San Siro in a 4-2 loss. In its match grading, ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’ awarded him a decent 6 out of 10 points.

He became the youngest American to play in Italy’s Serie A with this match. This was his last appearance for the club since he decided to relocate to Italy’s third division in order to get crucial playing experience. His performance was sufficient to earn him a one-year loan to Serie C club AS Livorno Calcio. The transaction was consummated on September 1, 2017, the last day of the transfer window.

As soon as he arrives at Livorno, he is anticipated to become one of the best substitutes, and he may even be able to break into the starting lineup. The fact that the team has few choices on the wing can present a fantastic opportunity for a young, skilled winger.

Joshua’s Personal Facts

Joshua Giovanni Pérez was born in Montebello, California, on January 21, 1998, to Giovanni Pérez and Susana Figueroa Guandique. His father was a Salvadoran-American professional soccer player who was born in Los Angeles, California.

Hugo Antonio Pérez, Joshua’s grandfather, also played for El Salvador’s C.D. FAS alongside Giovanni’s father and Joshua’s father, California Emperors. Hugo Pérez, who played in the World Cup and was capped in 73 matches for the United States between 1984 and 1994, is his uncle.

Hugo Pérez also managed the U.S. under-14 national team. He verbally committed to the University of California, Los Angeles during his freshman year of high school, but few anticipated him to wait to turn pro. During this period, he supposedly inked a deal with Nike.

Estimated Net Worth

Joshua is one of the wealthiest and most prominent TikTok celebrities. According to our research, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Joshua Perez has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.