Timeline of Abby Wambach
|Date of Birth:||1980 , June-2|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||5 Feet 11 Inch|
|Birth Name||Mary Abigail Wambach|
|Birth Place/City||Rochester, New York|
|Profession||Footballer (Soccer Player)|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Famous for||2012 FIFA World Player of the Year|
|Affair with||Sarah Huffman|
|Married to||Glennon Doyle Melton|
|Education||University of Florida|
Mary Abigail Wambach, also known as Abby Wambach, is a retired American football player, coach, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She is considered as one of the finest female football players in the American history.
Abigail was born on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York and was raised in Pittsford. Her parents Pete and Judy Wambach are Americans. Likewise, she belongs to white ethnicity. Abby is the youngest amongst 7 siblings. She has two sisters and four brothers.
She started playing football at a very young of 4 and by the age of 5, she was already into a boys team in a youth club where she scored 27 goals in 3 matches.
Later, she got enrolled into the University of Florida Gators in a full athletic scholarship, where she was the part of Division I championship.
Likewise, the beautiful lady has been the striker for many teams, namely Washington Freedom, magicJack, and Western New York Flash. At present, she serves as a coach for her previous team magicJack.
Talking about her professional endeavors, she started playing for the national team back in 2001 and became a prominent player for the team by 2003. Even after her retirement, she still remains the highest goalscorer of all time for her national team with a total of 184 goals to her name. Moreover, she is also a six-time US Soccer Athlete of the Year. She has made a total of 4 appearances in the world cup and two in the Olympics.
Her goal against Brazil in 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in the 122ns minute is considered as one of the best goals of her career. She has won many awards throughout her career that includes the 2016 ESPY Icon Award, the 2012 FIFA Player of the Year. Apart from this, in 2011, she also won the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.
With all these credits to her name, she was included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2015.
Moving on to her love life, Abigail is a bisexual and has been in a few unsuccessful relationships. She was married to her long-term partner Sarah Huffman in 2013 and lived together in Portland, Oregon. However, in September 2016, the couple went through a divorced.
Later, on May 14, 2017, she got married to an author and blogger Glennon Doyle Melton, a bisexual woman who was previously married to Craig Melton. Abby has no boyfriend so far.
Abby has 3 children from Glennon's previous marriage. She is currently 38 years of age and has a height of 5 ft 11 inches(1.80 m).
Unlike her troubled past relationships, Abigail financial stature has be pretty good. She receives an estimated salary of $60,000 and has a net worth of $3 million. At the same time, her partner Glennon has a net worth of $4 million.
As obvious as it may sound, her career as a footballer has been so far the major source of her income. Besides, her association with many multi-national brands like Gatorade, Panasonic, MVP Healthcare, Nike, New York Apple Association and Cree are the other sources that acknowledge her net worth.
Abby Wambach facts on timeline
Born in Rochester, New York
Abigail was born on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York and was raised in Pittsford. Her parents are Pete and Judy Wambach.
Started playing for the National Team
Abby Wambach started playing for the National team since 2001 and became a team regular by 2003.
Best goal of her Career
Abby's goal against Brazil in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, has been considered as the best goal of her career.
She became the FIFA World Player of the Year
She became the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year. She has also been awarded 2016 ESPY Icon Award and, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2011.
Won the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year
Abby won the U.S. Soccer Federation’s U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year for 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013, winning for a total of six times.
Listed in the 100 most influential people in the world
Abby Wambach has been included in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2015.
Married to Sarah Huffman
Abby used to live in Portland, Oregon with her longtime partner and colleague Sarah Huffman with whom she was married in 2013.
Divorced Sarah Huffman
Sarah Huffman and Abby Wambach, later got divorced in September 2016, after staying together for almost 3 years
Married Glennon Doyle Melton
Soon after her divorce with Sarah Huffman, she married blogger and author, Glennon Doyle Melton in May 2017.
Net worth is $3 million
Abby Wambach has a net worth of $3 million and receives an estimated salary of $60,000, while Glennon has a net worth of $4 million.