Matt Besler

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Matt Besler

Matt Besler

Matt Besler is an American soccer player. Matt Besler is now a central fielder with Austin FC of Major League Soccer. Sporting Kansas City was where Besler began his professional career. He was a member of the team for 11 years.

Matt has also represented the United States at the international level, notably in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He played college soccer for the University of Notre Dame before joining Kansas City and the American national football team.

Childhood and College Years

On February 11, 1987, in Overland Park, Kansas, Matt Besler was born.

His ethnicity is Caucasian and his nationality is American. He is also a practicing Catholic.

Nick Besler and Mike Besler are his two brothers.

Nick is a soccer player from the United States. Currently, he is a member of the American Salt Lake team.

High School Notre Dame

Matt has always preferred soccer above other sports since he was a child.

He and his buddies and siblings played soccer in the backyard of his house.

Besler enrolled at Overland Park, Kansas’ Blue Valley Westland High School.

He led his squad to the 5A state championship while on the team.

He finished the season with 124 points, 40 goals, and 40 assists (44).

He was also a member of the KCFC Alliance club squad and a member of the region II Olympic Developmental Program during his high school years.

He attended the University of Notre Dame after high school football. During his junior, senior, freshman, and sophomore years at the university, he excelled.

From 2005 until 2008, Besler was a member of the college team.

He appeared in 90 games for Notre Dame and scored five goals.

He was named All-American and Academic All-American as a senior.

He was also named the 2008 Senior College Men’s Scholar All-America Player of the Year by the NSCAA.

He also won a postgraduate fellowship from the NCCA. Aside from that, he is the captain for the second year in a row.

Age, Height & Other Facts

Matt Besler is 35 years. He has a perfect personality and physique.

Matt has a height of 6 feet, which is about 1.81m. Furthermore, he weighs 77 kg, approximately 169.75 pounds.

Besides that, his hair color is dark brown, and his eye color is grey.

Unlike other soccer stars, he has not inked any tattoos on his body.

Facts of Matt Besler

Full Name Matthew Scott “Matt” Besler
Nick Name Bes, Beesy Daddy, Easy Beesy
Birth Date February 11, 1987 
Birth Place Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Religion Catholic
Nationality American
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Education University of Notre Dame
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Greg Besler
Mother’s Name Diane Besler
Siblings Nick Besler, Mike Besler
Age 35 years old
Height Six feet/1.83m
Weight 77 Kg/170 lb
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Grey
Marital Status Married
Wife Amanda Besler
Children Parker Rhea Besler
Profession Professional Soccer Player
Net Worth Not Known
Tattoo N/A
Career History Sporting Kansas City, American National football team
Current club Austin FC
Position Centre-Back, Defender
Preferred Foot Right(Capable of performing from both)
Kit Number 5
Current Market Value €500k
Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Merch Trading Card, No Other Home: Living
Last Update May 2022

Salary, Earnings, and Net Worth

Matt Besler is currently valued at about €500,000. He is presently ranked 10.622 globally.

Aside from the global rankings, he was placed 378th among all MLS players.

Furthermore, he is ranked 14th among all Austin F.C. players.

Apart from the world, MLS, and his present team, he was ranked 175th among all-American players.

He made $47,250 after joining Sporting Kansas City, according to Spotrac.

He earned $61,850 and $69,660 in the following two seasons, respectively.

In addition, he was awarded $103,001 in 2012.

Matt then won $180,000, $200,000, and $683,250 in consecutive years in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

In 2018, he earned $783,250 for his finest performance (highest earnings ever).

The star player, on the other hand, has yet to divulge his net worth.

However, we are confident that the sum is in the millions.

Professional Career

Sporting Kansas City was where Matt spent the majority of his career. He joined them in 2009 and spent 11 seasons with them.

Kansas City selected Besler in the first round of the 2009 Major League Soccer draft.

Besler made his debut in the 87th minute of the game on March 28, 2009. Unfortunately, his team was defeated by the Colorado Rapids 2-1.

Besler scored his first professional goal against the Chicago Fire in 2011. His team was defeated 2-1.

In 2011, Matt agreed on a 3-year-contract with Kansas.

The American-born was also voted into the 2013 All-Star Fan XI.

Later in 2016, he was inducted into the 2016 MLS All-Star game.

Likewise, the year 2018 was remarkable for his career.

He started in 31 games with three assists and contributed 13 shutouts.

While assisting Johnny Russell, his team had a 6-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Home town Hero moved to Austin FC

Home town Hero joined Austin FC after playing 12 consecutive seasons with the Sporting Kansas City.

While playing with Kansas, he was outstanding in his games.

Furthermore, Besler led his team to the MLS Cup Championship in 2013 and three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup titles in 2012, 2015 & 2017.

International Career

While playing for the United States National Team, Jurgen Klinsmann coached him.

He played remarkably well throughout the qualifying matches of the 2014 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying matches.

On January 29, 2013, he made his debut against the Canada International team.

He was all about to debut in the 2012 friendly game against Mexico.

Unfortunately, he was unable to appear in the game. Similarly, on March 26, 2013, Matt qualified for the FIFA 2014 against Mexico.

Then, on June 2, 2013, the defender appeared in a match against Germany.

This time the United States beat Germany 4-3.

Later on, Besler started a win in qualifying matches against Jamaica, Panama, and Honduras.

The United States National team selected Besler for a 23-main roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Matt Besler
Matt Besler in a match. Source: espnfc

After seeing his stunning performance on the field, several renowned European teams like Fulham, Sunderland, and Freiburg wished to sign him.

However, he declined all the offers and planned to stay with his home team Kansas.

On September 2, 2016, Matt scored his first international goal to assist his Sporting Kansas teammate Graham Zusi.

Moreover, Besler was part of the United States National team, which won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2017.

Personal Life | Wife, and Children

Matt Besler is having a happy married life with his wife. He sealed the knot with his long-time love, Amanda, in 2013.

Likewise, their marriage ceremony took place at Visitation Catholic Church.

Currently, the wonderful couple has two children. Parker Rhea Besler was born to the couple in September 2016, and Marin Jae, their second daughter, was born in 2018.

Not to mention Besler’s supporting and kind wife, Amanda. She has always been there for her spouse since they met.

When it comes to his faith, Besler is a devout Christian. He’s a devout Catholic.

His father is a devout Catholic, but his mother is a Methodist convert.

He seeks God’s blessings by attending church before each game.

Football Outside…

Matt is more than a great football player, a wonderful spouse, and a loving parent.

He believes in charities and social work outside of his business and personal life.

Besler, too, is a philanthropist. In the United States, he is involved with a number of charitable organizations.

Besler was also a member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and raised money for blood cancer research.

Besler is also involved in the Austin F.C.-organized Winter Storm Relief Find. He is a member of the 4ATX Foundation.

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Participation in Social Media

Maatt Besler has 217.3 thousand Twitter followers.

He has 41.4 thousand Instagram followers and 182 posts.

He has 21K Facebook followers in addition to Instagram and Twitter.