Mia Hamm is an American retired professional soccer player. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is now married and has three children.
Facts of Mia Hamm
|Full Name:||Mia Hamm|
|Age:||48 years 8 months|
|Birth Date:||March 17, 1972|
|Birth Place:||Selma, Alabama, USA|
|Net Worth:||$ 10 million|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)|
|Father's Name:||Bill Hamm|
|Mother's Name:||Stephanie Hamm|
|Education:||University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Lucky Color:||Sea Green|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Cancer, Scorpio|
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I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is looking.
Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.
Relationship Statistics of Mia Hamm
|What is Mia Hamm marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Mia Hamm get married ? (married date):||November 22, 2003|
|How many children does Mia Hamm have ? (name):||Three (Ava Caroline Garciaparra, Garrett Garciaparra, Grace Isabella Garciaparra)|
|Is Mia Hamm having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Mia Hamm lesbian ?:||No|
|Who is Mia Hamm husband ? (name):||Nomar Garciaparra|
More about the relationship
Mia Hamm married Christiaan Corry, a US Marine Corps helicopter pilot, in 1995. But they divorced in 2001.
Then she married Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra on November 22, 2003. They have twin girls—Grace Isabella and Ava Caroline, and a son Garrett Anthony.
Who is Mia Hamm?
Mia Hamm is a former American soccer player who won the Women’s World Cup twice and is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She played in the US women’s national soccer team for 17 years and held the record for most international goals scored till June 2013.
Likely, Hamm was also elected Soccer USA’s Female Athlete of the Year for five consecutive years. She was the face of the first professional women’s soccer league in the US as well.
Currently, she holds the third position in the history of the US national team for international caps (276) and the first position for career assists (144).
Mia Hamm: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Mia Hamm was born on March 17, 1972, in Selma, Alabama, the United States. Her birth name is Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra and she is currently, 48 years old.
Her father’s name is Bill Hamm (Air Force pilot) and her mother’s name is Stephanie Hamm. Throughout her childhood, she and her family stayed at various the United States Air Force bases around the world.
She has five siblings namely, Garrett Hamm, Caroline Hamm, Tiffany Hamm, Martin Hamm, Lovdy Hamm. Mia holds American citizenship, but her ethnicity is unknown. Her birth sign is Pisces.
Education, School/ College University
Talking about Mia’s education history, she played soccer for the Notre Dame Catholic High School in Texas. Then, she attended the Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia, she helped its soccer team win the 1989 state championships.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a scholarship from 1989 to 1994.
Mia Hamm: Professional Life, Career
Talking about her profession, in the year 1991, when Mia Hamm played at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in China, she was just 19 years old and was the youngest player in the team. In the first match, she scored the game-winning goal and led the team to a victory.
They won the semi-final against Germany and took the first World Cup championship title after defeating Norway in the final.
In her second World Cup tournament in 1995, she scored a goal, but the match against China was a draw. The US team won the second match against Denmark. They defeated Japan in the quarter-final but lost to Norway in the semi-finals. During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the first Olympic tournament to include women’s soccer, the US team won against Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
During the final match against China, Hamm was injured and taken out of the field in the final minute. Nonetheless, the US team won its first Olympic gold medal. During 1999, with her 108th goal for the US team, she set a record for scoring most international goals, breaking the record set by Italian player Elisabetta Vignotto. Hamm held the record till June 2013, when American player Abby Wambach broke it.
During the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, she scored a goal against Norway and the US team won the game. However, the US team was defeated by Norway in the final, and they earned the silver medal. Whereas, from 2001-03, she played for the Washington Freedom.
Throughout the league’s history, she was acclaimed as the star of the league. She held the record till 2013. Hamm announced her impending retirement on May 14, 2004, at the age of 32.
She played her last international match in December 2004. Over the course of her career with the US women’s national soccer team, she played 42 matches in international tournaments and scored 14 goals. She made 276 appearances with the US national team.
She played in four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments—in China (1991), Sweden (1995), and the US (1999, 2003). She led the team in three Olympic Games—1996 in Atlanta, 2000 in Sydney, and 2004 in Athens.
Mia Hamm: Achievements, Net Worth
While playing for the Tar Heels women’s soccer team, Mia was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for three consecutive years and the ACC Female Athlete of the Year for two consecutive years.
The Women’s Sports Foundation named her the Sportswoman of the Year in 1997 and 1999. In 1999, Nike named the largest building on its corporate campus after Hamm.
In the year 2000, the FIFA Female Player of the Century Awards named her as one of the top three female soccer players of the 20th century. She won three ESPY awards including the Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. She received the Golden Foot Legends Award in 2014.
This player has an estimated net worth of around $10 million and she has earned that sum of money from her professional career.
Mia Hamm: Death Hoax
There was a rumor that Hamm passed away in January 2019. However, it was a death hoax and she is fine and healthy.
Body Size: Height, Weight
Mia Hamm has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and she weighs is 60Kg. Her hair color is dark brown and her eyes color is dark brown.
She is active on social sites like Facebook and Twitter rather than on Instagram. She has around 2.6K followers on her Facebook. Around 207K followers on her Twitter. But, she doesn’t have an official page on Instagram.