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 the female and female category with a total of 184 career goals.
Early Life, Family, And Education OF Abby Wambach
She was born Mary Abigail Wambach to Pete Wambach and Judy Wambach on the 2nd of June, 1980.
She was born in Rochester, New York, the United States under the birth sign Gemini. She has six siblings; four brothers; Peter Wambach, Matthew Wambach, Andrew Wambach, Patrich Wambach, and two sisters; Laura Wambach, Beth Wambach.
Abby Wambach's Career
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 has 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.
Abby Wambach's Net Worth
Through her soccer credits, Abby has acc u mulated a net worth of a whopping $3 million. Her actual salary during her career, however, is not known. She has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches.
Abby Wambach's Personal Life, Sexuality And Marriage
Renowned American soccer player Abby Wambach is an open lesbian. Currently, she is married to
Glennon Doyle, an author, activist, and philanthropist. Wambach has been married to her wife since May 14, 2017. Wambach and Melton became engaged in February that year. The lovebirds were openly in a relationship since November 2016.
Before she got married to Melton, she was married to her longtime girlfriend, Sarah Huffman. The couple exchanged their vows on October 5, 2013, in Hawaii. Following her marriage, Wambach said that her marriage to Sarah didn't represent a coming out because she never felt closeted. The pair, however, was unable to go together any longer than 2016 when they announced their separation in September.
The 38-year-old former American soccer star doesn't have any children as of now. Also, there happens to be no news in the media about her plans to adopt any kid in the near future.
Abby Wambach's Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
- Height: Abby Wambach stands at a tall height of 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
- Weight: Wambach has managed a good body weight of 81 kg (179 lbs)
- Body Measurement: Abby Wambach's body measurement is 32-24-32 inches.
by Bchrome, 12 Jan, 2016