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ABBY WAMBACH WINS THE BALLON D’OR WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


Abby Wambach became the first American since 2002 to win the women’s Player of the Year award. Swede Pia Sundhage, who led the United States to the gold medal at the Olympic Games, was named coach of the year for women’s football.
The 32 year old American is more than deserving of this years title after leading the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) to both the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2012 London Olympics. Here is some of Wambach’s accomplishments over the course of her professional career:
152 International Goals

2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

Five-time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year

2011 Associated Press Female Athlete Of The Year

Bronze Boot at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Silver Ball at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup

2011 Finalist for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year

2011 ESPN ESPY Award for Best Play
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