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Mariel Margaret Hamm as the best female football player in the world

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.

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Name: Mariel Margaret Hamm

Born March 17, 1972 in Selma Alabama – United States

Achievements

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.

Marta – a legendary female with a salary equal to only 0.3% of Neymar

The Brazilian striker made a message of gender equality after setting the record for the 17th goal in the 2019 World Cup.

Marta – a six-time FIFA player of excellence – walked to this year’s women’s soccer World Cup with shoes without a sponsor logo. She wants to fight for the income and investment disparity between men and women football. Like Marta, many experts try to explain why the best female player in the world is only paid 380,000 USD per year, equal to 0.3% of the salary of fellow football star – Neymar.

The remuneration between men and women football is more clearly pointed out in France Football’s statistics in early June 2019. The total salary of the five highest paid female players in the world is about $ 2 million, less than one-tenth of the fifth highest paid male player – Gareth Bale ($ 45 million).

Ada Hegerberg – the best female player of 2018 – received the highest salary, with $ 450,000 per season, 325 times less than Lionel Messi. On a monthly basis, the salary of the striker currently playing for Lyon is 37,000 USD, while Messi receives 12 million USD. Hegerberg’s compensation is even lower than the average salary of male players playing in the Brazilian championship ($ 650,000 per season).

Hegerberg also refused to play for Norway for the past two years, claiming that the Football Association of this country treated unfairly young women players.

The common explanation for the income gap between male and female football is profit. Women’s matches are much less profitable than men’s football, making them less invested than their male counterparts. But, economics professors do not accept that explanation, because it is contrary to the relationship between supply and demand in economics. They think that a female player will help women’s football to develop, if they have adequate income.

Professor Almeida also said that women are not qualified to achieve the results as men, not only in sports but also in life. Women who want to speak out about male inequality need to be more successful than men.

40 years ago, Brazil had a public football player. In 1979, a law banning women from playing football was lifted in South America’s largest country, but its repercussions are still today. Women’s football has no background and a response from the masses.