Abby Wambach - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 14, 2022

Abby Wambach
Profession: Soccer player, Soccer coach
Best Known For: USWNT (soccer team)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 2, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Mary Abigail Wambach
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Pete Wambach
Mother's Name: Judy Wambach
Siblings: 6

Peter Wambach (brother)
Laura Wambach (sister)
Beth Wambach (sister)
Andrew Wambach (brother)
Matthew Wambach (brother)
Patrick Wambach (brother)

High School: Our Lady of Mercy High School
University: University of Florida
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 14, 2017

Sarah Huffman (Oct 5, 2013 - 2016)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 81 kg (178.57 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 11 US
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Abby Wambach?

Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player, author, and coach. She is the two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion.

Abby Wambach – Age, Parents, Siblings

Abby Wambach’s birth took place on June 2, 1980, in Rochester, New York, USA. She was born as Mary Abigail Wambach to her mother Judy Wambach and her father Pete Wambach. She was raised by her parents along with her six older siblings- four brothers and two sisters.

Source: Sports Illustrated (Abby Wambach in 1990)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Our Lady of Mercy High School from 1994 to 1998. After graduation, she enrolled at the University of Florida on a full athletic scholarship from 1998 to 2001.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

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Abby Wambach – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Abby Wambach married her longtime girlfriend  Sarah Huffman on  October 5, 2013. Huffman is also a former professional player and had played for Portland Thorns FC of the NWSl. In her September 2016 biography, Wambach revealed that she and her wife are divorcing.

In November 2016, Abby Wambach confirmed that she was dating Glennon Doyle Melton, an author. They announced their engagement in February 2017 and the couple married on May 14, 2017. Wambach does not have children from any of her relationships.

From her marriage to Doyle, she is a stepmother to three children- Chase, Tish, and Amma whose father is ex-husband Craig Melton.

Source: Instagram (Abby Wambach, Glennon Doyle Melton)

Abby Wambach – Career

College games

While a student at the University of Florida, she played for Florida Gators women's soccer team from 1998 to 2001. Her career records were 96 goals, 50 assists, 242 points, 24 game-winning goals, and 10 hat tricks, setting a new record in her university.

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Club Career

In 2002, Abby Wambach was selected by the Washington Freedom during the first round of the 2002 WUSA Draft for the second season of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA). She played for the team until 2003.

In the summer of 2005, she played for the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) where she appeared in five games, scoring five goals and serving three assists. 

After the new professional league, Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) was formed in 2008, Wambach was assigned to Washington Freedom. 

After WPS was suspended in early 2012, she was allocated to the National Women's Soccer League club,  Western New York Flash, and to  U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT) from 2003 to 2015.

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Source: USA Today (Abby Wambach)

International games

Abby Wambach played in FIFA Women's World Cup (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), and Summer Olympics (2004, 2008, 2012). She was two gold medals in the Olympics.

She retired in 2015 having won six U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year awards, set a record for the highest all-time goal scorer, and was a FIFA Women's World Cup champion.

She is also an author and has written autobiographies Forward: A Memoir (2016), Forward: My Story Young Readers' Edition (2016), and the inspirational book Wolfpack.

Abby Wambach – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Wambach is estimated to be around $4 million. Her annual salary is under review. 

Abby Wambach – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Abby Wambach is followed by thousands of followers. She also has an official website-

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