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6-Time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist & FIFA Women's World Cup Champion; Pay Equity & LGBTQ Rights Activist

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 Abby Wambach Biography

Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001.

As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

Wambach competed in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments: 2003 in the United States, 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany, and 2015 in Canada, being champion of the last edition; and two Olympics tournaments: 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London, winning the gold medal on both. All together, she played in 29 matches and scored 22 goals at these five international tournaments.[4] She played college soccer for the Florida Gators women's soccer team and helped the team win its first NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. She played at the professional level for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and the Western New York Flash.

Known for scoring goals with diving headers, a technique she began honing as a youth in her hometown of Rochester, New York, one of her most notable header goals occurred in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match against Brazil. Wambach scored the equalizer in stoppage time helping the Americans to eventually progress to the championship final against Japan after defeating Brazil in penalty kicks. Her last-minute goal set a new record for latest goal ever scored in a match and was awarded ESPN's 2011 ESPY Award for Best Play of the Year. Following her performance at the 2011 World Cup, she was awarded the tournament's Bronze Boot and Silver Ball. In 2011, she became the first ever soccer player of either gender to be named Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.

Wambach announced her retirement on October 27, 2015. Her last game was played on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States played its last match of its 10-game Victory Tour following its win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Her autobiography, Forward, released in September 2016, became a New York Times best seller.

Wambach is an activist for pay equity & LGBTQ Rights. Wambach has also done philanthropic work for the Epilepsy Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2013, she became an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.

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Forward: A Memoir

Forward: A Memoir

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  • Recruiting Equality and Affecting Change

    Discussion of the opportunities in the recruiting process to not only find people to fill a role but the find the right people that become inspired and help create real change.

  • Leading to Win

    A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others. An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

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Abby Wambach

5 out of 5

6-Time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist & FIFA Women's World Cup Champion; Pay Equity & LGBTQ Rights Activist

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Abby Wambach Biography

Abby Wambach is an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001.

As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

Wambach competed in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments: 2003 in the United States, 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany, and 2015 in Canada, being champion of the last edition; and two Olympics tournaments: 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London, winning the gold medal on both. All together, she played in 29 matches and scored 22 goals at these five international tournaments.[4] She played college soccer for the Florida Gators women's soccer team and helped the team win its first NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. She played at the professional level for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and the Western New York Flash.

Known for scoring goals with diving headers, a technique she began honing as a youth in her hometown of Rochester, New York, one of her most notable header goals occurred in the 122nd minute of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal match against Brazil. Wambach scored the equalizer in stoppage time helping the Americans to eventually progress to the championship final against Japan after defeating Brazil in penalty kicks. Her last-minute goal set a new record for latest goal ever scored in a match and was awarded ESPN's 2011 ESPY Award for Best Play of the Year. Following her performance at the 2011 World Cup, she was awarded the tournament's Bronze Boot and Silver Ball. In 2011, she became the first ever soccer player of either gender to be named Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.

Wambach announced her retirement on October 27, 2015. Her last game was played on December 16 in New Orleans when the United States played its last match of its 10-game Victory Tour following its win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Her autobiography, Forward, released in September 2016, became a New York Times best seller.

Wambach is an activist for pay equity & LGBTQ Rights. Wambach has also done philanthropic work for the Epilepsy Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2013, she became an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports.

Abby Wambach Videos

  • Abby Wambach - “Wolfpack” and Demanding Gender Equality On ...
    Women's World Cup champion Abby Wambach makes the case for why female athletes should make as much as male athletes and explains ...
  • Abby Wambach's Biggest Takeaways From "In Search Of Greatness"
    Soccer legend and guest moderator Abby Wambach joins filmmaker Gabe Polsky to discuss their biggest takeways from his sports documentary "In Search...
  • Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018
    Abby Wambach, the soccer champion and activist for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2018.

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Abby Wambach Speaking Topics

  • Recruiting Equality and Affecting Change

    Discussion of the opportunities in the recruiting process to not only find people to fill a role but the find the right people that become inspired and help create real change.

  • Leading to Win

    A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others. An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

FAQs on booking Abby Wambach

  • How to book Abby Wambach?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Abby Wambach for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Abby Wambach, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Abby Wambach or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Abby Wambach?

    Booking fees for Abby Wambach, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Abby Wambach, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Abby Wambach?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Abby Wambach for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Abby Wambach for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Abby Wambach or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Abby Wambach or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Abby Wambach is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Abby Wambach for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Abby Wambach generally travels from Naples, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Megan Rapinoe, Shannon Miller, Lisa Leslie and Billie Jean King. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Abby Wambach for an upcoming event.

Abby Wambach Speaker Videos

  • Abby Wambach - “Wolfpack” and Demanding Gender Equality On ...
    Women's World Cup champion Abby Wambach makes the case for why female athletes should make as much as male athletes and explains ...
    Abby Wambach's Biggest Takeaways From "In Search Of Greatness"
    Soccer legend and guest moderator Abby Wambach joins filmmaker Gabe Polsky to discuss their biggest takeways from his sports documentary "In Search Of Greatness."
  • Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018
    Abby Wambach, the soccer champion and activist for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2018.
    BBYO IC 2018 Plenary Speaker: Abby Wambach
  • Abby Wambach Speaks at the 2016 TX Conference for Women
    Workplace Summit 2016 - Abby Wambach
    World Cup Champion Abby Wambach: 'When We Mess Up, We Have To Own It' | Access Hollywood - Duration: 5:46. Access 9,489 views · 5:46.

Abby Wambach Speaking Topics

  • Recruiting Equality and Affecting Change

    Discussion of the opportunities in the recruiting process to not only find people to fill a role but the find the right people that become inspired and help create real change.

  • Leading to Win

    A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others. An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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