Mariel Margaret Hamm, better known as Mia Hamm, is probably the most well known American football player in the history of the sport. She was born on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama. She played in 1989 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she took her team to win four collegiate championships.
Mia Hamm’s professional career came at an early age: she made the U.S. national team in 1987 at the age of 15, the youngest woman to ever join the team. She led the United States to victory in the 1996 and 2004 Olympics, taking gold in both, and then to victory again at the Women’s World Cup in 1991, then again in 1999). She also has the all-time international scoring record-in both men’s and ราคาต่อรองบอล ufabet women’s-with 158 goals. She achieved this point in 1999.
She also played for the Women’s United Football Association professional league for 2 years, until the organization disintegrated. She also was granted the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice, the first two times it was awarded, and is still listed as one of FIFA’s 125 best living players. She is also a member of the National Football Hall of Fame, and is expected to be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame sometime this year. During her reign as “Football Queen”, she became a world icon of the athletic woman, as well as a role model and inspiration for girls around the world.
While her professional performances are well known, her early years aren’t often spoken of. She actually enjoyed playing American with her older brother, and was known in her town for her speed and agility. She started playing football when she was 5, then American when she was 12, and then she went back to football two years later, where she stayed.