Though soccer has produced some great names as far as America is concerned, there are some amazing women too who have made their mark. Abby Wambach is one such woman who is successful as a woman soccer player. Additionally, she also has been a coach and also is a two time gold medalists in the Olympics, which is an amazing piece of achievement. She has won the U.S. Soccer Athlete Of The Year six-times which again is a phenomenal feat, to say the least. Hence, it is perfectly interesting to get to know about her biography and her achievements over the next few lines.
Abby Wambach was born in Rochester, New York and her early childhood was spent in Pittsford which is a suburb of Rochester. She is the youngest and has seven siblings older to her made up of two sisters and four brothers. Her father is Pete Wambach and her mother is Judy Wambach.
She started playing soccer at an early age of four just because her sister wanted to play it. Hence, it would not be wrong to mention that Addy had an inborn talent and liking for football since her young days and this was honed and developed with special support of her mother. Her brothers also helped her a lot. She did schooling at Our Lady Of Mercy High School and she started taking part in various soccer matches since the young age.
Talking about her personal life, Abby got married to her wife Sarah Huffman but things did not work the way it should have. She has spoken publicly about the trauma that she went through trying to come out of the marriage. Though the divorce was not pretty smooth, Abby Wambach still continues to have lot of respect for Sarah.
Abby is sitting pretty with a total net worth of around $3 million dollars which she has built over the years by stint of her hard work and dedication for soccer.
As far as the career of Abby Wambach is concerned there is so much to write that it could take a few pages. However, we will briefly have a look at a few important milestones as far as her career is concerned. She became a hot college recruit in 1997 and she was sought after by many universities for her soccer skills. After meeting her obligations and promises made to her parents to visit five schools she took up a scholarship with University of Florida in Gainesville and thus began her career. Since then, she has a wonderful climb and was associated with some of the best clubs such as Washington Freedom and also had an astounding career with NWSL.
Abby Wambach also had a successful international career being a part of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Her first international goal was scored on April 27th, 2002 when she helped USA to win 3-0 against the powerful German team. However, in spite of her fantastic success having won medals at the Olympics she continues to be very modest. She has always attributed her success to team work and believes that each and every goal she has scored would not have been possible without the team work and support of other fellow players.