Brandi Chastain is an American retired soccer player. Brandi Chastain is known as FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.
Table of Biography
Brandi Chastain is born on born July 21, 1968. As of now, she is 54 years old. She was born in San Jose, California, the U.S. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She belongs to an American nationality.
Moreover, her parents’ names are father Lark Chastain, and her mother Roger Chastain. Likewise, she has a sibling named Chad Chastain.
Chastain complete his higher eleven studies at Archbishop Mitty High School and helped lead the team to three consecutive Central Coast Section championships.
Berkeley played as a forward for the Golden Bears and scored 15 goals as a freshman where Chastain attended the University of California. She was named All-American and earned Freshman Player Of The Year honors by Soccer America following her first and only year with the Bears.
Moreover, she underwent reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament surgeries on both knees which caused her to miss the 1987 and 1988 seasons. In 1989 and 1990 Chastain helped lead the Broncos to two consecutive Final Four NCAA College Cup appearances (for the first time ever) after transferring to Santa Clara University ahead of the 1989 season.
Likewise, Chastain scored ten goals for the Broncos during the regular season. She was a national scoring leader with 22 goals in 1990, she helped the Broncos to an 18–1–1 record. She was named the ISAA Player of the Year in the same year.
As the nation’s top soccer player she also won the Honda Sports Award. Chastain played 89 primarily as a defender but occasionally as a midfielder of her 192 international career caps. She earned her first cap for the United States women’s national soccer team on June 1, 1988, during a match against Japan.
On April 18, 1991, she scored her first international goal. Moreover, she scored five consecutive goals in the team’s 12–0 win against Mexico during the 1991 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
More about her career
Chastain competed with the national team in 1996 playing as a defender. The Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Atlanta was the first Olympic tournament to include women’s soccer. Moreover, She played against Norway every minute of the U.S games despite suffering a third serious knee injury during the semifinal.
After defeating China 2–1 in the final the Americans won the gold medal. Chastain scored their own goal in the fifth minute for Germany in the quarter-finals of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. However, in the 49th minute, he redeemed herself by scoring the second equalizing goal for the U.S, finishing a corner kick that was taken by Mia Hamm.
Moreover, the match ended with a 3–2 win for the U.S to advance to the semi-finals against Brazil, which they won 2–0. Later on, Chastain scored the deciding penalty against the same opponent in the final who had missed a penalty kick. Likewise, in the Algarve Cup against China months earlier, clinching the World Cup title for the U.S. in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena.
Chastain played club soccer for one season in Japan’s L.League for Shiroki FC in 1993. Additionally, she earned the team’s most valuable player (MVP) honors. It was the only foreigner to be named one of the league’s top 11 players.
Chastain played as a midfielder for FC Gold Pride in Women’s Professional Soccer in 2009 at age 40, the second professional women’s soccer league in the United States. Additionally, she was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 WPS Draft. With a 4–10–6 record pride finished in last place during the regular season. In February 2010Chastain was released by the team.
Brandi Chastain is a soccer player a professional who has a net worth of $2.5 million dollars. Likewise, she is earning a good amount of money with her career and living a lavish life with her family.
Chastain is a married woman. She married on June 9, 1996, to Santa Clara Broncos head coach Jerry Smith. In June 2006 they welcomed their son, Jaden Chastain Smith. Moreover, she is stepmother to Smith’s older son, Cameron.
Chastain has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters) · She has a Weight of 130 lbs (59 kg). Furthermore, she has got light brown hair and brown eyes. The body measurements like chest, hips, and things are not provided.
Moreover, she has got 16.8k followers on his Instagram account. On Twitter, she has got 71.6k followers. She is active on Facebook and she has got 4.2k followers there.