Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm (1972)

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Mariel Margaret "Mia" Hamm-Garciaparra (born March 17, 1972) is a retired American professional association football player and two time olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup winner.

Hamm played many years as a forward for theUnited States women's national soccer team and was a founding member of theWashington Freedom.

Hamm held the record for international goals, more than any other player, male or female, in the history of soccer, until 2013 when fellow American Abby Wambach scored her 159th goal to break the record and Christine Sinclair of Canada passed her in August 2016.

Hamm is also the third mostcapped female player in soccer history behind Kristine Lilly andChristie Rampone, appearing in 275 international matches. She also holds the national team record for most career assists with 144.

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