Abby Wambach

Net Worth: $4'000'000

Abby Wambach

$4'000'000

Abby Wambach’s net worth: Abby Wambach is a professional soccer player from the United States who has a net worth of $4’000’000. Abby Wambach is a two-time American Olympic gold medalist Soccer player, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. She retains the title of the highest all-time goalscorer for the American national women’s soccer time and is regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time. Early Life: Wambach was born on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York, the youngest of seven siblings to parents Pete and Judy Wambach. Wambach was exposed to soccer in her early years after her mother gave her a book explaining the rules of the game. Wambach credits a portion of her competitiveness to growing up in a large family, as her brothers often included her in their hockey games for target practice. She joined her first youth soccer league at the age of five and was soon transferred from the girls’ to the boys’ team due to scoring such a high number of goals. She continued playing soccer into her High School years and, from 1994 to 1998, attended the Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester. In her senior year of High School, Wambach was included in the Parade Magazine Afro-American High School team and was also voted National High School player of the year by the NCAA National Soccer coach. She received a number of other accolades while in high school, including the NCAA Regional Player of the Year, Gatorade Circle of Champions New York Player of the Year, and was recognized by USA Today as a top 10 recruit in the nation. Wambach participated In the Olympic Development Program In addition to playing on the high school’s soccer team and competed In a number of national and international soccer festivals. During University recruitment Wambach was sought after by numerous schools but ultimately chose to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she received a full athletic scholarship. Though a less-established team, Wambach helped lead the Gators to win the NCAA national championship during her freshman year, as well as four consecutive SEC championships. After graduating from college, Wambach began playing for the Professional club team Washington Freedom for the 2002 season, during which time she was named the USA Rookie of the Year by the women’s United Soccer Association. Freedom won The championship match The following season after an overtime goal from Wambach. After the 2003 season, Due to financial difficulties, the USA folded. However, Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), a new US Professional league, began in 2008. From 2009 to 2011, Wambach played Again for Washington Freedom until 2012, when the WPS suspended operations. In The same year, The National women’s Soccer League NWSL was established. Wambach played for the Western New York Flash in her hometown of Rochester, New York. She played for the team until 2015 when She decided to sit out the season to prepare for the 2015 FIFA women’s World Cup. Wambach’s international Career is likely more known than her performances at the club level. She began playing for the United States women’s national soccer team in 2001 and earned a spot on the 2003 US women’s roster for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Wambach helped the US team earn third place in the tournament losing to Germany in the semi-finals. Wambach played in three subsequent FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments in 2007, 2011, and 2015. After A dismal 4-0 loss to Brazil in the semi-finals, the US team eventually earned third place again. The 2011 tournament saw The US team take second place, with Wambach becoming The US all-time scoring leader in The FIFA Women’s World Cup history during The final game against Japan. Finally, in 2015, the United States was able to win first place at the FIFA tournament, where Wambach was the captain in three of the seven games played. She had announced this tournament would be the last of her career and was able to help lead the team to victory in the final game against Japan. The Summer Olympics also acted as an international stage for Wambach, who was named to The US team during The 2004, 2008, and 2012 games. A win over Brazil during the 2004 Athens games allowed the team to secure the gold medal in large part thanks to A late-game header by Wambach. The Beijing Olympics 2008 ended in tragedy for Wambach when she broke her leg during an exhibition match against Brazil leading The games. The US team was still able to take home The goal. Wambach’s final Olympic performance was at the Summer Games of 2012 in London, where she scored five goals and helped lead the US team to victory again by securing the gold medal. In 2013 Wambach married soccer player Sarah Huffman. The pair remained married until 2016, when they divorced other. Wambach has not been particularly vocal about being part of the LGBTQ community though she claims that she has never been closeted. She then started dating author Lennon Doyle whom She met during a book tour. The two married in May 2017. The couple stays together today and has not had children together, although Doyle has three children from a previous marriage.

ID: 1036028
Published: 19/08/2022
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Jun 02, 1980
Female
12088
Football Player
United States of America

Present Rank:

12088

Historical Rank:

14765

Date of Birth:

Jun 02, 1980

Date of Death:

Age:

42

Profession:

Football Player

Nationality:

United States of America

Gender:

Female

Height:

1.80m

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