Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore: The Latest Power Couple of Tennis and Soccer

Published 12/21/2019, 3:43 PM EST
Sloane Stephens with future husband Jozi Altidore


It is hard to maintain relationships when one or both partners are constantly traveling. Tennis fans would fondly remember the love story of french player Kristina Mladenovic and Austria’s fastest growing prospect Dominic Thiem. Unfortunately, their relationship fizzled out as due to the constant traveling lifestyle, as Dominic stated so himself.  However, tennis fans got something to cheer for when 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens announced that she was engaged to Toronto F.C. star Jozy Altidore.

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Who is Jozy Altidore?

Jozy Altidore, among the well-known soccer (European football) players in the US, has represented his country since his teenage days for the age- group and senior national teams. In age group categories, he featured in the following competition for the USA:

  • U-17 team at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship
  • U-20 team at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • U-23 team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

He made his debut for the senior national team in 2007 and has earned over 110 caps. For the senior team, he played in the following tournaments for his country:

  • 2 FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014
  • 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
  • 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cups

When did Sloane Stephens’ fianceè Jozy Altidore make his club football debut?

His professional club football debut came at the age of 16 with the New York Red Bulls. Two years later, he started his time in European football with Spanish club Villareal. His time there was spent on three different loans.

In 2009, Altidore then moved to the Premier League in England. After playing the entire 2009-10 season with Hull City, he spent six months with Turkish club Bursaspor on loan.

He later moved to Holland where he spent two years. He began his second stint in English football when Sunderland signed Altidore in the 2013 summer transfer window.

His one and half years with Sunderland was rather unproductive, and he came back to MLS with Toronto.

How did Sloane Stephens and Jozi Altidore fall in love?

Having grown up in Florida, both the athletes met for the first time in their childhood. Stephens and Altidore are acquainted with each other since their fifth grade. The duo, however, did not date each other (at least officially) until 2016.

Since then they are seen posting quite a few photos with each other on social media, showing admirable relationship goals for those who seek.

 

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My two trophies🏆

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Saketh Kandadai

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