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Mia Hamm is considered the best women's soccer player in history. As a former American player she competed with the U.S. women's national soccer team for 17 years. She won the Women's World Cup in 1991 and 1999, and took Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004.

As a child, Hamm has said she wasn't the best in choir or math but she understood her own talent, which was her competitiveness on the field.