|Abby Wambach Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||June 2, 1980|
|Spouse||Glennon Doyle Melton|
Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, author, activist, and TV personality who is known for being the 2-time Olympic gold medalist as well as FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.
Mary Abigail Wambach
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States
Abby Wambach studied at Our Lady of Mercy High School, a private all-girls Catholic school, from 1994 to 1998 and during her high school years, she scored 142 goals. Later, she joined the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida and played for Florida Gators women’s soccer team from 1998 to 2001.
Retired Soccer Player, Coach, Author, Activist, TV Personality
- Father – Pete Wambach
- Mother – Judy Wambach
- Siblings – Matthew Wambach (Older Brother), Laura Wambach (Older Sister), Beth Wambach (Older Sister), Patrick Wambach (Older Brother), Peter Wambach (Older Brother), Andrew Wambach (Older Brother)
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Abby Wambach has dated –
- Sarah Huffman (2013-2016) – She married former professional soccer player Sarah Huffman on October 5, 2013, and clarified that their marriage does not symbolize a coming out because she has never really felt closeted. The couple divorced in 2016.
- Glennon Doyle Melton (2016-Present) – In 2016, she confirmed her relationship with author, activist, philanthropist, and non-profit executive, Glennon Doyle Melton, and the duo got married on May 14, 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
Abby Wambach has endorsed brands like Gatorade, Dodge, Nike, MVP Healthcare, and Panasonic.
Abby Wambach Facts
- She was raised in a big family and has described her experience saying, “Growing up as the youngest of seven was like being in a team environment, you learn all kinds of things … I learned how to compete, my brothers and sisters always played with me on the same level and they never let me win until I was better than them and deserved it. Being in such a big family makes you humble. You might have a certain skill or talent but there is always someone who is better at something than you.”
- Abby Wambach has had residences in Portland, Oregon; Hermosa Beach, California; and Buffalo, New York.
- She made an appearance in the 2005 sports documentary titled Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.
- Regarding her s*xuality, she has said, “I can’t speak for other people, but for me, I feel like gone are the days that you need to come out of a closet. I never felt like I was in a closet. I never did. I always felt comfortable with who I am and the decisions I made.”
- She has often supported Hillary Clinton.
- In April 2015, Abby Wambach was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- She has also earned a huge social media fan base with more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram, more than a million followers on Twitter, and more than 800k followers on Facebook.
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