Tony Meola Biography, Age, Net worth, Measurements, Wife, Education

Tony Meola Biography

Tony Meola (Antonio Michael) is an American former soccer goalkeeper who represented the United States national team at 1990, 1994, and 2002 World Cups. From 1996 to 2006, he played in Major League Soccer, the U.S. top soccer division, where he obtained multiple honors. He is currently a radio host on SiriusXM FC.
He played boys’ soccer for Kearny High School. He learned his love for the game from his father, Vincenzo, who played for Italian second division club Avellino before immigrating to the U.S. Meola was All-State both as a goalkeeper (1985) and a forward (1986). He had a part in 41 clean sheets and scored 42 goals during his high school career.

Tony Meola Age

Meola was born on February 21, 1969, in Belleville, New Jersey, United States. He is 50 years old as of 2019.

Tony Meola Net Worth

His exact net worth is not disclosed but the average salary of athletes is 40.16-$5.85 Million. So, he might have received the same amount of income in the past. As well as he is the host in the SiriusXM FC and the average salary of a radio host is $86,218–$93,421 in the United States.

Tony Meola Measurements

Tony Meola has maintained his healthy athletic body. Despite, he is at the age of 50 and still has the energy to do anything. Similarly, he stands with a height of 6 feet 1 inch which is 185cm with the matching weight 205lbs.

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Tony Meola photo

Tony Meola Wife

He is married to Colleen Meola and now lives in Toms River, New Jersey and has three children, Jon, Kylie, and Aidan.

Tony Meola Education

Meola was named by The Star-Ledger as one of the top ten New Jersey high school soccer players of the 1980s. Meola not only excelled at soccer, but he was also a three-sport varsity letterman. He was the captain of the school’s basketball team and was named an All-State baseball player in 1987. The New York Yankees drafted him out of high school, though Meola did not sign a contract with them.
Meola attended the University of Virginia on a soccer/baseball athletic scholarship. While at Virginia, he played under coach Bruce Arena. By the time he was playing for the Cavaliers, he had already begun to make a name for himself on the international scene. In October 1987, he backstopped the U.S. U-20 national team at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship. He earned the first team All American honors both his freshman and sophomore years. He also won the Hermann Trophy as a freshman in 1988 and the MAC Award as a sophomore in 1989. On December 15, 1989, he announced that he was leaving U.Va. to pursue a career with the U.S. national team.
Meola also lettered for the U.Va. Cavaliers baseball team his freshman year of 1988 as a third baseman.

Tony Meola Nfl

Shortly after the World Cup, the Jets signed Team USA’s goalie Tony Meola, a New Jersey native, as a placekicker. They had recently signed Nick Lowery, who at that point was perhaps the greatest kicker in NFL history from a statistical standpoint. Lowery was 38 years old, however, at this point, and his leg strength was diminished. This was the season when the NFL moved kickoffs from the 35-yard line to the 30, putting a greater emphasis on leg strength for kickoffs. Maybe Meola could even work on his field goals in low-pressure practice situations and take over for Lowery when he retired in a year or two the Jets though.

Tony Meola Kicker

Tony Meola was made a placekicker and he was scheduled to be introduced as a member of the Jets at a news conference today.”We gave Tony quite an extensive workout late last week and were really impressed by his leg strength and accuracy,” Jets general manager Dick Steinberg said. “We feel that with experience and some technique work, he has the potential to be a solid NFL placekicker.”
If so, Meola will have to beat out the most accurate kicker in NFL history, Nick Lowery, who left the Kansas City Chiefs and signed with the Jets earlier this year as a free agent. Meola led Virginia to the NCAA title in 1989 and played for Brighton of the English second division. He also played baseball for Virginia and was drafted by the New York Yankees as a center fielder.

Tony Meola Ponytail

Tony Meola pony tail
Tony Meola ponytail

Tony Meola SiriusXM

Meola worked on beIN Sports coverage of Copa America. He also commentated MLS games for FOX when their lead commentators weren’t available. In 2018, he was a featured commentator on FOX and FS1 for their United States broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup.

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