Case 6

Mia Ham

Youngest Women to ever to win a World Cup

Mariel Margaret Hamm-Garciaparra (1972 -       )

Nickname: MIA Hamm


Mia Hamm is a retired soccer player who played for the U.S National Soccer Team for 17 years. She was the youngest female player in history at nineteen years old to win the World Cup in 1991.  She played as a forward for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987–2004 and was a founding member of the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA), the first professional women's soccer league in the United States.


She won four NCAA Championship during her time at University of North Carolina and gold medals at the Olympics in 1996 and 2004.   She has been inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame and World Football Hall of Fame since retiring from soccer.