If Pele is known as the king of football, Mia Hamm is the queen of this king sport. Hamm was born in 1972 along with the time when Article IX of the United States became effective. This is a law prohibiting gender discrimination in education. This opened up opportunities for women to pursue sports.
Hamm has earned a reputation as a 15-year-old girl when she was the youngest member in the history of the national football team. Hamm’s team won the 1991 and 1999 World Cup and won gold medals at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics and 1998 Goodwill Games. After helping the team win the gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympic, taking place in Greece, Hamm retired.
After 17 years of playing for the team, Hamm is considered the best female football player in history. The female football player has won countless noble titles. Hamm was awarded the FIFA World Football Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. In 2004, Hamm and his colleague Michelle Akers were voted into the list of 125 of the world’s most outstanding players of FIFA. This list included only two female players they both were two American players.
Name: Mariel Margaret Hamm
Born March 17, 1972 at Selma Alabama – USA
Gold medal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics
2 World Cup championships: 1991, 1999
Record 149 goals in the international arena from 1990 -2003
The best football player in American football: 1994, 1995, 1996
Founding player of the women’s football league in 2001
Retired in 2004.
Hamm’s success and fame have inspired thousands of young girls to pursue sports, especially football.