CHICAGO (Jan. 5, 2011) – Kristine Lilly, one of the most legendary figures in the history of women’s soccer and holder of the world record with 352 international appearances, has retired.
The 5-foot-4-inch midfielder hangs up her boots at age 39 as perhaps the game’s most accomplished player and certainly one of the most successful and decorated female athletes in U.S. history. She played in five FIFA Women’s World Cups (the only woman to do so) and three Olympic Games, helping the USA win four of those tournaments, finishing second once and third three times. Lilly scored in every world championship tournament she played, except her first, the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup when she was 20 years old.
To read more about Kristine, visit the US Soccer website
Kristine Lilly highlights video