Mia Hamm Biography
Birthday: March 17, 1972 (Pisces)
Born In: Selma, Alabama
Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra, popularly known as Mia Hamm, is a former American soccer player who won the Women's World Cup twice and is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She played in the US women's national soccer team for 17 years, and held the record for most international goals scored till June 2013. Named FIFA's World Player of the Year for two consecutive years, Hamm was also elected Soccer USA's Female Athlete of the Year for five consecutive years. She was the face of the first professional women's soccer league in the US as well. Currently, she holds the third position in the history of the US national team for international caps (276), and the first position for career assists (144). Named the Sportswoman of the Year for two years by The Women's Sports Foundation, she is the first woman to be inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame. She is the co-owner of the Major League Soccer team, Los Angeles FC, and the global ambassador for Barcelona FC. She was also named to the board of the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014. In addition, she is the founder of the Mia Hamm Foundation for bone marrow research.