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Abby Wambach Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Abby Wambach Worth? $4 million

How did Abby Wambach earn her money and wealth?

Abby Wambach was born on June 2, in 1980. She is a former American soccer player and coach. Abby is two-time Olympic gold medalist and women’s World Cup champion of FIFA from 2003-2015. She started playing in 2001 and received her first cap. Abby had a passion for sports since childhood and during her career for a few years, she made many wonderful records and earned many awards and achievements. Abby is currently placed at the highest position in scoring goals for the national team and also holds the record scoring goals internationally for both male and female soccer players with a total of 184 goals.

In 2012, she was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year. She was the first American woman to achieve this in 10 years. In 2015, Abby was listed in the Time’s list of 100 most influential people in the world. Wambach played four FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments in United States, China, Germany, and Canada respectively. She won the tournament in Canada. Abby took part in two Olympic Games including that in Athens and in London. In both the Olympics, she won the gold medal. In her career total, she played 29 matches and scored 22 goals.

Abby played the soccer in college for Florida Gator women’s soccer team. At the professional level, she played for magicJack, Western New York Flash and Washington Freedom. One of her most memorable header goals took place in 2011 in the 122nd minute in the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal match occurred against Brazil. Wamback helped the Americans in reaching the final of the championship against Japan after defeating Brazil. In the match, her last-min goal set a new record for latest goal ever scored in a match. She was awarded the ESPY Award for Best Play of the Year in 2011 on behalf of ESPN.

She was awarded the competition’s Silver Ball and Bronze Boot. In 2011, Abby became the first soccer to be awarded by the Associated Press as the Athlete of the Year. In October 2015, she bid adieu to soccer. She played her last game in December 2015 in New Orleans, winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the same year, she also appeared on the ESPN’s magazine.

In 2016, she released her autobiography, ‘Forward’, which became the best-seller book of New York Times. Wamback is a lesbian and married her longtime girlfriend, Sarah Huffman in 2013. However, in 2016, she confirmed her relationship with the author Glennon Doyle Melton and In 2017 they both got married.

What are the most popular appearances of Abby Wambach?

  1.     2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup (2011)
  2.     Late Show with David Letterman (2008-2011)
  3.     Varney & Company (2014)
  4.     American Idol (2015)
  5.     Mike & Mike (2011-2015)

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