Abby Wambach Biography

Updated On May 16, 2019 Published On Aug 03, 2018
Facts of Abby Wambach
Date of Birth: 1980 , June-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Abby Wambach
Birth Name Mary Abigail Wambach
Father Pete Wambach
Mother Judy Wambach
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Rochester, New York
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Footballer (Soccer Player)
Working For magicJack
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $60 thousand
Famous for 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year
Affair with Sarah Huffman
Married Yes
Married to Glennon Doyle Melton
Children 3
Divorce Sarah Huffman
Education University of Florida
Sisters 2
Siblings 4
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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 American history.

Abby Wambach's early life

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.


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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. 

Abby Wambach's career

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 the 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.

Abby Wambach's personal bisexual life

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.

Abby Wambach's net worth

Unlike her troubled past relationships, Abigail financial stature has been 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's body measurements

She is currently 38 years of age and has a height of 5 ft 11 inches(1.80 m).

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Born in Rochester, New York

June 2 , 1980

Abby Wambach 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


Abby Wambach 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 Wambach 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 Wambach 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 Abby Wambach's 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.