Popularly called Alexi Lalas, Panayotis Alexander Lalas, is a former soccer player for the U.S men national soccer team. He was born Born in Birmingham, Michigan, USA, on June 1, 1970. He was a rock-solid defender throughout his entire career as a soccer player.
According to several online media sources, Alexi Lalas’ net worth reckon to be around millions of US dollars despite being a retired soccer star. The report is an unending argument between soccer starts in America. But the question is, is Lalas actually one of the richest retired American soccer stars?
Globally, Lalas was known during his professional playing days because of his trademark goatee and red-tinted hair. His trademark makes him identifiable easily by millions of his fans. Stats indicate that he contributed immensely to the development of the beautiful game in the United States of America in the 90s.
The most famous sports in the North American nation are basketball and American football. Aside from representing his national side, a couple of Major League Soccer sides and some European clubs, the American loves to play the guitar and sing whenever he is not playing soccer. The soccer star performed and recorded a couple of music with U.S bands.
He is best known for the role he played with his national soccer side in the 1994 edition of the FIFA World Cup, where the defender was a standout performer on the squad with his differentiating hair and a long beard. After the global showpiece that was hosted by his country, he joined Serie A side Calcio Padova, becoming the first American in the Italian league.
Lalas was born to a Greek father, whose name is Demetrios Lalas and a mother that is American, Anne Harding Woodworth. Demetrios, a professor, later became the national observatory director of Greece, while his mother Anne is a renowned poet. Interestingly, Alexi Lalas speaks Italian and Spanish, as well as his native languages Greek and English. He is happily married with two children.
What’s Alexi Lalas Net Worth
The American lives a lifestyle of a celebrity, and his net worth runs into millions of US dollars. As per Forbes, & other online media sources, his estimated net worth is $1.5 Million. Lalas’ primary source of income is believed to be soccer.
In 2018/2019, Alexi’s estimated net worth at $1.5 Million.
During his early age, he showed so much passion for soccer despite the fact that he was raised in a country where only basketball thrives. Lalas had his elementary school in his hometown in Michigan at Cranbrook Kingswood School. In high school, Lalas played soccer and hockey. He went on to attend Rutgers University until graduation. While studying at the university, he played soccer for the school team between 1988 and 1991. He was selected to join the Missouri Athletic side and for the Herman Trophy.
He came to limelight in 1994 for his outstanding performance for the United States men national team at the FIFA World Cup, hosted by his Nation. After his remarkable display at the 1994 global soccer showpiece, Lalas joined the Serie A side Padova and played for them from 1994-1995.
He left Padova to join New England Revolution in 1996 and only played for them for one year, after scoring 3 goals in 57 games. Later on, he was in the books of Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, and MetroStars. He netted seven goals in 69 games for the Los Angeles based team.
He lifted the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup crown, the MLS Cup and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at Los Angeles Galaxy.
Life after soccer
He retired in 2002 and went on to work as general manager of Major League Soccer sides the San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls, and then Los Angeles Galaxy. In the year 2006, he was elected into the prestigious National Soccer Hall of Fame and afterward worked as a soccer analyst with ESPN and ABC Sports. The retired soccer star co-anchored with Bob Ley for the 2014 World Cup coverage in the South American nation of Brazil for ESPN. Currently, Lalas works as a soccer analyst at America Sports channel FOX Network. He is also the Editor-in-chief of www.MLSsoccer.com.