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Mia Hamm Biography

Catching The Bug, Record Breaker, Celebrity Treatment, Chronology, On A Winning Team, Wusa PioneerSELECTED WRITINGS BY HAMM:


American soccer player

The world's most famous female soccer player, Mia Hamm, embodied the rise of American soccer, a sport played by millions of girls and boys that lacked a celebrity focus and a role model until she emerged as the leading all-time goal scorer in international soccer competition. Hamm became the biggest soccer name in the United States while playing on the U.S. national team in three World Cups and two Olympics.


(With Aaron Heifetz) Go for the Goal: A Champion's Guide to Winning in Soccer and Life. Harper Collins, 1999.

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Famous Sports StarsSoccer