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Mia Hamm. I love these words from her mouth: "My coach said I run like a girl and I told him if he ran a little faster, he would too."

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"My coach said I run like a girl, and I said if he ran a little faster he could too." - Mia Hamm #Quote

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"Mia Hamm Quote on Print. See more at #teamusa #sportsquote #hamm"

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"True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts." • Mia Hamm

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Mia Hamm 1972- SOCCER CHAMPION She scored more international goals than any other soccer player, and led a generation of adolescent girls to change their minds about sports.

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Mia Hamm: author of Winners Never Quit --- Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team. More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!

The three Americans to win the Female World Player of the Year award: Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd. (Instagram)

Mia Hamm has scored more international goals in her career than any player, in the history of U.S. soccer. Hamm was named the women's FIFA World Player of the Year the first two times that award was given (in 2001 and 2002), and is listed as one of FIFA's 125 best living players. After the death of her adopted brother from aplastic anemia, Hamm established the Mia Hamm Foundation to help support patients and their families who benefit from bone marrow transplants.

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