Abby Wambach Biography
- Age: 37 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
- Birth Sign: Gemini
- Name: Abby Wambach
- Birth Name: Mary Abigail Wambach
- Nick Name: "Abby"
- Father: Pete Wambach
- Mother: Judy Wambach
- Nationality: Ameriacn
- Birth Place/City: Rochester, New York
- Ethnicity: White
- Profession: Soccer player
- Net Worth: $3 million
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: White Brown
- Weight in KG: 81 kg
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Sarah Huffman (m. 2013)
- Children: N/A
- Education: Our Lady of Mercy High School, University of Florida
- Awards: FIFA World Player of the Year 2013 18
Mary Abigail Wambach, known better as Abby Wambach is a retired soccer player and a coach of American nationality who has been known best for being a two time Olympic Gold Medalist and a champion of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. She played in the forward position and currently is the highest all time-scorer for the national team. She also holds the record for the international goals for male and female category with a total of 184 career goals. She was born to Pete and Judy Wambach on the 2nd of June, 1980.
Wambach started her career in soccer from her college for the Florida Gators when she studied in the University of Florida. She was in the team that won their first NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. She played for the Washington Freedom as well as the Western New York Flash and also competed in four tournaments for the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments after earning her first cap on 2001. She has also played in two Olympics tournaments on 2004 and 2012.
Abby has been the six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year Award recipient and has also a regular on the U.S. women’s national soccer team. She has played a total of 29 international matches and as scored a total of 22 goals altogether. She was the recipient of the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year Award thus becoming the first American woman to do so. She has been included in the list of one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the Time Magazine’s Time 100 list. This soccer player is known for her header goals and according to her bio she retired from soccer on October 27, 2015.
As far as her personal life is concerned, Wambach is a married woman. She is an open lesbian who does not hesitate to hide her relationship from the general public. She had an affair with Sarah Huffman which eventually turned to marriage. She got married to her in Hawaii and the media covered the news as a big issue. She states thus that her marriage was not a political statement to be covered. On her coming out as a lesbian to the public, she stated that she was never in a closet and felt comfortable with the person she always was. She lives with her spouse and dog named Kingston in Portland, Oregon. They have had no children yet and they seem to be getting along pretty well without any marital issues which might lead to divorce.
Through her soccer credits, Abby has accumulated a net worth of a whopping 3 million dollars. Her actual salary during her career however is not known. She has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches.
- Last modified : 12 January, 2016
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