Critical Details About Abby Wambach’s Wife, Net Worth and Career Achievements

Age/Date of Birth:
42 years old (June 2, 1980)
5 feet, 11 inch (1.8 m)
Husband or Boyfriend:Glennon Doyle (Partner, m. 2017),
Previously married Sarah Huffman (m. 2013–2016)
Parents:Father: Pete Wambach
Mother: Judy Wambach
Net Worth: $4 million

Abby Wambach is an American soccer player, coach, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. Born on June 2, 1980, as Mary Abigail ‘Abby’ Wambach, this professional woman soccer player is considered to be the finest in American history. Having played for the US Women’s national team since 2001, Wambach has won two gold medals in Olympics even as she was also the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year.

It was from her life as a soccer player and coach that Abigail Wambach made her money. Since from a very young age (4), she had already started playing football with her 6 siblings as she is from a very athletic family. “They would put me in goal when we played street hockey because I was the smallest and I would have pucks flying at me,” she revealed.

As much as her career has continued to pique people’s interest, her love life makes an interesting tale: the retired soccer player has been married twice and her current wife is Glennon Doyle.

Abby Wambach Met His Current Wife Glennon Doyle During a Book Tour

  • Name: Glennon Doyle
  • Date of Birth: March 20, 1976
  • Occupation: Blogger, Author, and Public Speaker
  • Duration of Marriage: 2017 – Present
  • Former Spouse: Craig Melton

Abby’s wife Glennon Doyle is accomplished in more ways than one. She is the founder of the Christian mommy blog, Momastery. Glennon made headlines when she divorced her then-husband to be with Abby. Her sexuality is considered Bi, especially since she was married to a man before.

She is the author of books like Love Warrior, a #1 New York Times bestselling memoir and an Oprah Book Club Pick; and Carry On, Warrior which is also a New York Times bestselling memoir.

It was faith that brought the two together. As the story goes, they met at a librarian convention in 2016. They had both published new books and were at the convention to promote them. Based on what Glennon would later disclose, she knew she would be leaving her husband for Abby the moment they met.

They Got Married In 2017 and It Made Abby a Stepmom to Three Kids

Glennon who has 3 children from her earlier marriage began dating Abby in November 2016, and by February, they were already engaged and they confirmed this social media platform.

The two tied the knot on May 14, 2017. That was after breaking up with her husband, Craig Melton in 2016. Speaking of the big decision that led to their marriage, Melton admitted that it was not an easy decision, but love won in the end.

For the former professional footballer, her marriage to Glennon has changed her life in so many ways that are meaningful. Disclosing she had always wanted to have kids, Abby asserted that her stepkids are the best teachers she’s ever had.

Before Glennon, Abby Was Married to Sarah Huffman

  • Full Name: Sarah Eileen Huffman
  • Date of Birth: March 5, 1984
  • Occupation: Former Soccer Player
  • Duration of Marriage: 2013 – 2016
  • Former Spouse: Abby Wambach
Sarah Huffman and Abby Wambach

Just as Glennon had a marriage before she met Abby and subsequently got married to her, Abby was first married to Sarah Huffman. She is a former, American professional footballer known for her time with the Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Her international career had her represent the United States women’s national soccer teams. Notably, she was part of the team that won the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.

Abby lived in Portland, Oregon with Sarah Huffman whom she married in 2013. However, the two later got divorced in September of 2016 and by May 2017, she married blogger and author, Glennon Doyle.

Breaking Down the Sources of Her $4 Million Net Worth

Being a professional footballer, it is clear that Abby Wambach made a great portion of her wealth from on-field pay. Apart from representing the United States women’s national soccer team, she had a club career that saw her play for teams like Washington Freedom, Ajax America Women, magicJack, and Western New York Flash.

She Earned As Much As $300,000 Yearly in On-field Pay

Wambach’s football prowess developed rather rapidly that by the age of five, she got transferred to a boys team in her youth club after scoring 27 goals in only 3 matches. She continued being exceptional in the game, and it was this that many years later would grant her a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida.

Having started collegiate soccer for the University of Florida Gators, she took her side to the Division I championship while also putting herself on the All-American team. A striker by trade on the soccer pitch, she played for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and Western New York Flash.

Wambach started playing for the national side in 2001 and became a team regular in 2003. The highest all-time goal scorer in the national team with 184 goals during her career, she is also the US Soccer Athlete of the Year six times. With experiences of four world cup and two Olympic competitions, Wambach’s side stood second in 2011 and won Olympics in 2004 and 2012.

Given that, it is no surprise she was one of the highest-paid female footballers in the world. Reports have it that she earned about $300,000 each year during her active years from on-field pay.

She Also Made Good Money from Endorsement Deals

As the leading female soccer player in the US sports history, Abby Wambach received around $60,000 in salary. While it has remained the major source of her $4 million fortune, it wasn’t the only way through which Abby accumulated her wealth.

The former soccer star also made money through endorsement deals. Given her popularity and status as one of the finest female soccer players in the world, Wambach attracted multiple popular brands that wanted to have her as the face of their products and services.

Ultimately, she signed endorsement deals with companies like Gatorade, Nike, MVP Healthcare, Panasonic, New York Apple Association, and Cree.

Abby Wambach Has Authored Two New York Times Best Sellers

It was in September 2016 that the former soccer star published her first book, an autobiography titled Forward. Roughly three years later, Abby dropped her second book titled Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power and Change the Game.

Like her first, her second book also became a New York Times Best Seller. In view of that, it is easy to see that proceeds from the books have contributed in no small manner to her net worth. While we can’t tell exactly what she has earned from her books, we can put things into perspective a bit.

Amazon has the hardcover of her first and second book listed at $21.68 and $17.85, respectively. Now, one has to sell between 5,000 and 10,000 copies of a book to attain the best seller status. A rough estimate based on that suggests that Abby has made at least $395,300 from her books.

Major Media and International Appearances of Abby Wambach

  • Olympics tournaments – 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London.
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments – 2003 in the United States, 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany, and 2015 in Canada.
  • HBO Film, Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team – 2015
  • Today Show – 2011
  • The Late Show with David Letterman – 2011
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – 2011
  • Good Morning America – 2011
  • American Idol – April 2015
  • The “Forget Me” Gatorade Commercial – 2015

Here’s Why She Was Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame

Good with both feet and head, Wambach is one of the finest players the world has ever seen. Among other things, she is admired for her diving headers. Her header goal against Brazil in the 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup in the 122nd minute is considered the best goal of her career.

Also one of the greatest American soccer players of all time, Abby was able to reach the 100 mark goals in fewer games than any other American soccer player who had attained the feat before her. With all her achievements as a footballer, Abby Wambach won so many awards that it became necessary to induct her into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Significant Awards and Achievements of Her Career

  • 6-time US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year
  • 6-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2004 Olympic gold medalist – (netted14 goals in 16 games)
  • 2007 FIFA World Cup Bronze Medalist – (Silver Boot Winner)
  • Scored the 100th goal in her 129th career match in 2009
  • 2011 ESPY Award for Best Play
  • 2011 World Cup Silver Medalist – (Silver Ball & Bronze Boot Winner)
  • 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year (Ballon d’Or)
  • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion
  • 2016 ESPYS Icon Award
  • 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine – 2015
Profile Summary 
First Name:Mary
Last Name:Wambach
Also Known As:
Abigail, Baby Horse
Retired soccer player, coach,
Famous For:The U.S. women's national soccer team (2003 to 2015)
Colleges/Universities Attended:
University of Florida
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
42 years old (June 2, 1980)
Zodiac Sign:Gemini
Birth Place:
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5feet, 11inch(1.8 m)
81 kg
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
Glennon Doyle (m. 2017),
Previously married Sarah Huffman (m. 2013–2016)
Family and Relatives
Pete Wambach
Mother:Judy Wambach
Three children—
Siblings:Two sisters — Beth, Laura,
Four brothers — Matthew, Andy, Patrick, and Peter
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$4 million
Salary:Approximately $300,000
Source of Wealth:
Professional soccer career
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