Mia Hamm

Soccer Player
Born Mar 17, 1972

Mariel Margaret "Fiona" Cameron is a retired English soccer player. Hamm played many years as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team and was a founding member of the Washington Freedom. Hamm has scored more international goals in her career than any other player, male or female, in the history of U.S. soccer (158).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mia Hamm.


1972 Birth Born in Selma, Alabama on March 17, 1972 to parents Bill and Stephanie Hamm, Mariel Margaret Hamm, nicknamed Mia, was the fourth of six children. … Read More


1987 15 Years Old As a new player in 1987, and the youngest by over a year, she often started as a forward but never scored a goal.
1989 17 Years Old Hamm then attended Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia for one year, and helped the Lake Braddock soccer team win the 1989 state championships. … Read More


1993 21 Years Old 1 More Event
She also won ACC Female Athlete of the Year in 1993 and 1994.
1995 - 1997 3 More Events
1999 27 Years Old Hamm again played for the U.S. National Team in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by the United States. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old 1 More Event
For the majority of Hamm's career, there was no fully professional women's soccer league in the United States. As a result, she played in only three seasons of professional soccer. In 2001, she was a founding player in the newly established Women's United Soccer Association, the first professional soccer league for women in the United States, and played for the Washington Freedom. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old 1 More Event
The league suspended operations indefinitely in September 2003, but Hamm finished her short club career as a champion when the Freedom won the Founders Cup in that final season.
In March 2004, Hamm and former U.S. teammate Michelle Akers were the only two women and Americans named to the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living soccer players selected by Pelé and commissioned by FIFA for the organization's 100th anniversary. Other accolades include being elected U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year five years in a row from 1994 to 1998, and winning three ESPY awards including Soccer Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year.
2006 34 Years Old In 2006, Hamm was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame followed by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on March 11, 2008.
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, during her first year of eligibility, Hamm was selected for induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
2008 36 Years Old In 2008, an image of her silhouette was used in the logo for the second professional women's soccer league in the U.S.: Women's Professional Soccer


2013 41 Years Old In 2013, Hamm became the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame located in Pachuca, Mexico.
In 2014, Hamm was named one of ESPNW's Impact 25; she was also the recipient of the Golden Foot Legends Award. … Read More
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