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Julian Vicente Araujo Zuniga is a professional football player, well-known as Julian Araujo. Araujo assumes the position of right-back for Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy.
Until 2020, Araujo represented the United States, appearing in youth, senior and national teams, and later in 2021, he announced that he would represent Mexico in the national team.
|Julian Vicente Araujo Zuniga
|Date Of Birth
|August 13, 2001
|Lompoc, California, United States
|Jorge Araujo and Lupe Araujo
|20 years old
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m / 178 cm)
|70 kg (154 lbs)
Early Life and Background
Born on August 13, 2001, Julian Araujo hails from Lompoc, California, United States. Araujo holds American nationality and comes from a multiracial ethnic background; however, he is of Mexican descent. He was born under the star sign Leo.
Araujo is the son of Jorge Araujo and his wife, Lupe Araujo. His father and mother were farmers. Araujo grew up with two siblings – Jorge Jr. and sister Karina.
Regarding his educational qualifications, Araujo attended Lompoc High School, but in 2017 he left Lompoc and transferred to Barca Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona.
In March 2017, he committed to the University of California, where he played soccer, representing the University.
Discussing his physical stats, Julian Araujo stands at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m / 178 cm) and weighs around 70 kg (154 lbs).
The young athlete has maintained an athletic body figure, and as of 2022, he is 20-years-old. Unfortunately, his exact body measurements are unknown and still under review.
Julian Araujo was a part of LA Galaxy’s youth team; however, his professional debut was in 2018 with LA Galaxy II. His debut match against Seattle Sounders FC 2 ended in a 2-2 draw where he made an appearance in the 88th minute of the game.
The following year on March 1, Araujo was traded for $50,000 of the Targeted Allocation Money to Colorado Rapids to LA Galaxy, which earned them the first spot in the Waivers Order.
Araujo played for LA Galaxy and made 71 game appearances with one goal to his name.
International Career Highlights
Representing the States
Julian Araujo also made appearances representing both the United States and Mexico. He was a part of the International youth team, where he got his shot following the injury of Ayo Akinola.
Due to the injury of Akinola, the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup inducted his name, where he represented the States.
For the January 2020 camp, the United States National soccer team called Julian Araujo but did not follow up with an official appearance.
His official senior debut took place in December against EL Salvador. In March 2021, for the 2020 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, he was named on the final 20-player United States under-23 roster.
In June, USMNT named him to their roster for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. However, in the final CONCACAF Gold Cup Roster, he was left off, and Gregg Berhalter tweeted,
“a dual national, wasn’t ready to make the final step to committing to the #USMNT , and the Gold Cup would have cap-tied him, but he’s a player the USMNT rate highly and see being able to compete for a right back role if he does commit“
On August 13. 2021, sports media in Mexico revealed Araujo submitted the one-time switch to FIFA to represent Mexico. On October 4, the request was approved, and Araujo started playing for Mexico.
Araujo was in the starting lineup in his first debut match against Chile and concluded in a 2-2 tie. After his debut, Araujo became the third man after Martin Vasquez and Edgar Castillo to represent both national teams.
Is Araujo in a relationship?
Julian Araujo has kept his personal life away from the media and decided to keep it that way. He is a rather secretive individual who does not like sharing his love life with the public.
Due to this, his marital status is still unknown. Araujo might be single, dating, or engaged. Therefore, he is assumed single as of 2022.
How much is Araujo’s Net Worth?
Julian Araujo is a rising young player who is estimated to make £473,200 per year playing for the club. But, like many other athletes, he also earns through endorsements, advertisements, and sponsorships.
Nike is one of the few who endorse Araujo, and he promotes Cold Pressed Drinks on his Instagram.
Online sources claim that Araujo has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His market value, according to transfermarkt, is €4.50 million, which was last updated on November 9, 2021.
Social Media Status
Julian Araujo is an active social media user. He is on Instagram as @julian__araujo with a fan following of 71.8 k followers. In addition, he often shares photos of himself on the field and with family members on his Instagram.
Araujo is also on the Twitter platform as @julian__araujo, where he has accumulated a fan following of 8,425 followers.