Mia Hamm is a former professional American soccer. This American forwarder owns a net worth of $12 million.
This 5 feet 5 inches American forwarder set the highest number of International Goals record. In 2001 & 2002, this soccer icon was the Women’s FIFA Player of the year. She enrolled her name in the list of FIFA’s 125 best living players chosen by Pele.
Besides, Mia played 125 matches within her 17-year service for the US Women’s National Soccer team (1987-2004). This made her third-highest female chapped soccer. This iconic Sportswoman won the Olympic gold medal twice and the two-time champion of Women’s FIFA World Cup.
Currently, Hamm is the global ambassador for FC Barcelona and the co-owner of the Los Angeles FC. Besides, she listed her name as a social activist. Hamm’s Mia Hamm Foundation is dedicated to bone marrow research.
Net Worth: $12 million
Mia Hamm: At a Glance
|Full Name||Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra|
|Date of Birth||March 17, 1972|
|Birth Place||Alabama, U.S.|
|Height||5ft 5in (1.65m)|
|Husband||Christian Corry (m. 1994-2002) Nomar Garciaparra (m. 2003)|
|Children||3; (Garret Garciaparra, Ava Caroline Garciaparra, & Grace Isabella Garciaparra)|
|Profession||Former professional Soccer player|
|Salary||$93000 per annum|
On March 17, 1992, this iconic soccer Mia Hamm was born in Alabama, U.S. She is the fourth issue of Bill & Stephanie Hamm. She was born with a Club Foot and had to wear corrective shoes.
However, Mia joined her first soccer team when she was five. Her father Bill coached Mia and her adopted brother Garret.
Talk about schooling, Mia went to Lake Braddock Secondary school where she helped her school team to win 1989 state championships. She further played for Notre Dame Catholic High School and became the youngest soccer player for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
Mia Hamm’s professional soccer career started at the age of 15 joining the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. At the age of 19, she played her first women’s world cup in China. In that world cup, Mia’s contribution to winning the world cup was noteworthy.
Besides, Mia played four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament. She further led her team three times at the Olympic Games. She scored 14 goals between 42 matches of International Tournaments.
Talk about her domestic career, Mia played for the University of North Carolina & won NCCA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship four times. She gained All-American honors and was the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) player of the year three times.
The year 1999 was a glorious year for her. Hamm scored 108th goal against Brazil which broke the all-time international goal record on May 22, 1999. In 2004, Mia scored her 158th goal against Australia which set the most international goal record by any player of the globe, both male & female.
Besides, Mia Hamm is an author and actor as well. She wrote “Go for the Goal: A Champion’s Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life” book and appeared in the HBO documentary, “Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team”.
This talented U.S. forwarder is now connected with numerous international organizations. With her $12 million accumulated net worth, Mia is listed as #13 richest soccer player.
Generally, a women’s professional soccer (WPS) player earns an average of $32000 plus a year. The amount will be more for a star player. Hence, as a WPS star, Mia Hamm was paid as much as $93000 a year.
After a successful session of the 2004 summer Olympic, Mia announced her retirement. She retired to start a family. As a national team player, she had to pass most of her time without her kids. Thus, she decided to retire.
Mia Hamm mostly played as a forwarder. She became the top-seller with her No. 9 jersey. She played for American professional soccer club Washington Freedom and scored 25 goals in 49 matches.