If Pele is known as the football king, Mia Hamm is the queen of this sport. Hamm was born in 1972 along with the time when Article IX of the United States came into effect. This was a law prohibiting sex discrimination in education opened up opportunities to pursue sports for women.
Hamm was the youngest member of the national football team in history. Hamm’s team won the 1991 and 1999 World Cups. She and won gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and Goodwill Games 1998. After helping the team win the 2004 Summer Olympic gold medal in Greece, Hamm said. goodbye to football.
After 17 years of playing for the team, Hamm is considered the best female football player in history and has won countless noble titles. For example, Hamm was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year for the best in the world in 2001 and 2002. In 2004, Hamm and teammate Michelle Akers were elected to the list of 125 contemporary best footballers by FIFA, this list only two female players and also two American players were voted.
The success and fame of Hamm has inspired thousands of young girls to pursue sports, especially soccer.
Goodwill Games is an international sporting event founded by Ted Turner in response to the political issues related to the 1980s games. Goodwill Games was first held in Moscow-Russia in year 1986, including 182 competitions attracting more than 3,000 athletes from 79 countries.
Name: Mariel Margaret Hamm
Born March 17, 1972 in Selma Alabama – United States
Gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
2 World Cup championships: 1991, 1999
Scored 149 goals at the top of the international arena from 1990 -2003
Best player in American football: 1994, 1995, 1996
Player of the women’s football federation in 2001
Retired in 2004.