Julie Ertz

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Julie Ertz - Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Net Worth, Boyfriend

Julie Ertz is an American professional female footballer. She rose to prominence after helping the United States win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019.


Julie Ertz knows football as she was introduced to football through her local American Youth Soccer Organization region. She and her sister Melanie join the Sereno Soccer Club.

She played for Sereno Soccer Club from 2004 to 2010 and with the club, she won the state title nine times.

When she attended Dobson High School, she volunteered as a student athletic trainer for four years.

She enrolled at Santa Clara University and in college, she played as a midfielder for the Broncos women’s soccer team.

In 2014, she was selected to join Chicago Red Starts in the first round of the 2014 NWSL College Draft. She signed with the club for the 2014 season.

Her first appearance for the club was in the matches against Western New York Flash, where she scored the only goal in the 59th minute.

Unfortunately, in the 2015 season, she missed almost half of the NWSL season due to her commitment to the United States national team.

In the 2015 season, she appeared in 11 matches and played for 990 minutes. In the 2018 season, she couldn’t take part at the beginning of the 2018 NWSL season because she was recovering from an injury.

She stayed with the Chicago Red Stars until 2021 before she was traded to Angel City FC ahead of the expansion draft.

Her international career began when she competed at the La Manga Tournament U-20 which was held in Spain.

She became United States captain in the 2012 U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup and won the 2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship.

She got called into the United States senior team in 2013 when the United States had a match against Scotland.


  • Real Name: Julie Beth Johnston
  • Stage Name: Julie Ertz
  • Also Known As: Julie Beth Ertz
  • Nickname: JJ or Jules
  • Birthday: April 6, 1992
  • Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Professional Footballer
  • Education: Santa Clara University
  • Hobbies: –
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club:
    Angel City FC (2023)
    Chicago Red Stars (2014–2021)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @julieertz
  • Instagram: @julieertz
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Body Measurements: 34-25-35 (Bust 34, Waist 25, and Hips 35 in inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)


  • Father: David Johnston
  • Mother: Kristi Johnston
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Melanie Johnston

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Zach Ertz

Julie Ertz and Super Bowl winner Zach Ertz have been married since 2017. They first met at the baseball game through their mutual friend back in 2012.

Since the first date, they began their long-distance relationship due to their athletic careers. They were engaged in 2016 after Ertz proposed and they had their wedding in the next year.

In 2022, they announced that they were expecting their first child. The announcement was made through Julie’s Instagram as the couple posed together.

Net Worth

Julie Ertz’s net worth is around $1 million to $3 million. Her main source of income is  from her salary as a football player and endorsements.


Angel City

Julia Ertz signed with Angel City FC after taking a 1.5-year break from the professional football industry. She made her field comeback in April 2023.

However, in the same year, she also announced her career retirement.

Ertz’s annual salary is $430,000 while her monthly salary is around $35,833.


Together with her husband, Julie Ertz has built the Family Foundation and donated to some charity.

In 2018, the couple built the Ertz Family Foundation which focused on empowering others by sharing faith and learning through sport and advancing education.

In 2022, not long after their first child was born, they donated 150,000 meals to fight hunger in Arizona. They also pledged to donate 500,000 meals to the Arizona community.


  • While attending Dobson High School, she became a member of the National Honor Society.
  • She attended Santa Clara University majoring in communications.
  • She shares her love for Mexican foods, especially steak burritos and tacos.
  • She loved snacking, however, because she needed to maintain her body, she chose to eat healthy snacks like almonds and nuts.
  • As she practices Christianity, she believes that the words of God can help and sustain her through the most challenging moments in life.
  • In 2012, she won United States Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.
  • She won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was named as FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star.
  • To this date, she isn’t involved in any controversy regarding her professional and personal life.
  • She has made more than 100 appearances for the United States national team.
  • She is the second youngest player to participate in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • She won United States Soccer Female Player of the Year twice, in 2017 and 2019.
  • In the 2010 season, she became a part of the Soccer America All-Freshman First Team and WCC All-Freshman team.
  • She and her husband launched the Ertz Family Foundation in 2018 while focusing on using their success as athletes to better the world.
  • She married a fellow footballer and they met at the baseball stadium. Seems like her job became the biggest reason for her to choose a partner.

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“The World Cup has been life-changing, for many reasons.”

“Everything happens for a reason, if you work hard for it.”

“I didn’t want to go completely on my toes for our first kiss.”

“I would love to inspire our nation and continue the success of U.S. women’s soccer.”

“Sometimes I just have a chance to go forward, so of course I try to make the most of it.”

“To see fans cheering your name, that’s shocking. I’m like, ‘Wait, how do you know who I am?’

“I love everything about football. You can learn so much from it, from leadership qualities to discipline. This sport involves every kind of emotion.”

“Pilates and yoga, we always do those together. But I think it’s a little bit easier for me, at 5-7, to be more flexible and to move a little better than him at 6-5.”

“I model myself on Christie Rampone and look up to her. Obviously, achieving what she’s achieved would be magnificent. I’d really like to meet her just once.”

“It’s important to be a soccer player in the sense of the whole vision – if you put me at forward, I can do it, or if you put me in midfield, I can do it.”

“I love everything about football. You can learn so much from it, from leadership qualities to discipline. This sport involves every kind of emotion.”

“I loved being an attacker so much. I mean it wasn’t so much that I didn’t think defending was fun or anything like that. It was just – growing up, that’s kind of all I knew – was attack, attack, attack.”

“I found people that were willing to push me. I was like, ‘These are my goals. I need you to get me here.’ I don’t need any excuses. I won’t make any excuses. I’m over making excuses.”

“I would love to see myself as versatile – I think that’s important as a player – but I think, realistically, I feel like kind of how the team sees me is probably more set in stone as a center-back defender, which is totally fine.”

“There was time when I tried to hide my muscles. When you’re young girl, you hear ‘You’re really strong,’ or, ‘You have really toned arms.’ In my head, it wasn’t something that should be said about a girl. It should be more, ‘You’re pretty.'”


Who is Julie Ertz?

She is an American professional female footballer. 

Who is Julie Ertz’s real name?

Her real name is Julie Beth Johnston.

What makes Julie Ertz famous?

She’s famous because she helped the United States winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019.

Where is Julie Ertz from?

She was born in Mesa, Arizona, United States.

How old is Julie Ertz?

She was born in 1992, and she is 31 years old as of 2023.

When does Julie Ertz celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 6th of every April.

How tall is Julie Ertz?

Her height is 5’7″ or 170 cm.

Who are Julie Ertz’s parents?

Her father’s name is David Johnston and her mother’s name is Kristi Johnston.

Is Julie Ertz married?

Yes, she is married to Zach Ertz. They tied the knot in 2017.

Who is Julie Ertz’s ex-boyfriend?

None of her ex-boyfriends is known to the public.

How rich is Julie Ertz?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $3 million. 

What is Julie Ertz’s nationality?

Her nationality is American.

Julie Ertz played for the Chicago Red Stars and the United States national team. While playing for both teams, she won United States Soccer Female Player of the Year in 2017 and 2019.