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Who is Brandi Chastain? Instagram, dating, bio

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Brandi Chastain is a retired American footballer, two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, coach and sports journalist. She played for the United States women’s national soccer team from 1988 to 2004.

In his 192 team appearances, he scored 30 goals playing primarily in the positions of defender and midfielder. She scored a World Cup winning penalty shootout goal against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final.

BRANDI CHASTAIN AGE

Brandi was born on July 21, 1968 in San Jose, California. He is 51 years old in 2019.

BRANDI CHASTAIN GOAL | BRANDI CHASTAIN CELEBRATION

On July 10, 1999, at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, after scoring the fifth penalty kick to give the United States victory over China in the final match, Chastain spontaneously celebrated she takes off her shirt and falls to her knees in a sports bra, fists clenched, flexing her arms.

Removing a jersey to celebrate a goal is so common in men’s football that, at times, it has been a reason for an automatic yellow card, according to the Laws of the Game. The image of her celebration was considered one of the most famous photographs of a woman celebrating an athletic victory. Chastain described the celebration as “momentary madness, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I thought: ‘This is the best time of my life on the football field.

BRANDI CHASTAIN BRAIN

Chastain has announced that he has decided to donate his brain after death to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to be studied by Boston University’s famed CTE program.

Chastain, 47, said she suffered two concussions while playing in college in California and Santa Clara, but she had no side effects and was immediately back in the game both times. He has never shied away from directing the ball in his 40 years of play, and occasionally ‘saw the stars’, adding that ‘he did what we all did and shrugged it off’. He said he doesn’t suffer from symptoms from those concussions and had no signs of degenerative brain disease.

She is one of the rare women to offer her brain for research. Among the 307 brains already studied by the BU School of Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs collaborative brain bank, only seven were women and none were diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease believed to be linked to concussions. cerebral.

BRANDI CHASTAIN FAMILY | BRANDI CHASTAIN HUSBAND

Chastain married Jerry Smith (Santa Clara Broncos coach) on June 9, 1996. They have two children, Jaden Chastain Smith born in June 2006 and a stepson named Cameron.

BRANDI CHASTAIN BROADCASTING CARRIERA

Chastain in 2003

Chastain worked as a color commentator for football matches on two goals. She broadcast for NBC Sports during the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Her work with ABC / ESPN has included Major League Soccer matches and being part of a rotation of studio commentators for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

BRANDI CHASTAIN TELEVISION AND FILM

Chastain has appeared on numerous television shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman and Good Morning America. In February 2001, Chastain appeared in an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy! and won with a dollar.

The children’s cancer research organization he played for received $ 15,000. In 2007, Chastain appeared in the HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the US Women’s Soccer Team. The 44-minute film, Brandi Chastain: A Tribute to a Champion, aired on Fox Soccer in December 2010 and focused on Chastain’s testimonial game that took place in October of that year.

APPROVAL BY BRANDI CHASTAIN

After the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Chastain signed a number of sponsorship deals, including Nike. She was the official spokesperson for Pfizer’s (legacy Wyeth) Centrum Ultra multivitamin product. In July 2016, he partnered with pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. to promote education and awareness on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In 1999, she appeared in the Wheaties box. She has appeared in television commercials for Nike, Bud Light and Gatorade.

BRANDI CHASTAIN SAN JOSE CYBERRAYS, 2001-2003

Following the success of the 1999 FIFA Women’s Cup, Chastain was one of the founders of the Women’s United Soccer Association, the first professional women’s football league in the United States. He played for the San Jose CyberRays for all three years of the league’s existence.

During the opening season of the league, he helped the team finish second in the regular season with a record of 11–6–4 to secure a place in the playoffs. The team eventually won the championship title after defeating Atlanta Beat on penalties.

Chastain started in all 19 games he played during the regular season, scored 2 goals and provided 5 assists. During the playoffs, he started in both games and scored two goals.

The CyberRays finished in fifth place during the 2002 season with a record of 8–8–5. Chastain has started in all 18 games he has played, scored 4 goals and provided 3 assists. During the 2003 season, Chastain started in all 15 games as a defender, scored 1 goal and provided 4 assists. San Jose finished in sixth place during the regular season with a record of 7-10-4.

BRANDI CHASTAIN FC GOLD PRIDE, 2009

In 2009, at the age of 40, Chastain played as a midfielder for FC Gold Pride in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the second professional women’s soccer league in the United States. She was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 WPS Draft.

He started in five of the ten games he played in. Pride finished in last place during the regular season with a record of 4–10–6. Chastain was released by the team in February 2010.

BRANDI CHASTAIN GOAL CELEBRATION

On July 10, 1999, at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup final at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, after scoring the fifth penalty kick to give the United States victory over China in the final match, Chastain spontaneously celebrated she takes off her shirt and falls to her knees in a sports bra, fists clenched, flexing her arms.

Removing a jersey to celebrate a goal is so common in men’s football that, at times, it has been a reason for an automatic yellow card, according to the Laws of the Game. The image of her celebration was considered one of the most famous photographs of a woman celebrating an athletic victory.

Chastain described the celebration as “momentary madness, nothing more, nothing less. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I thought: ‘This is the best time of my life on the soccer field.’ ‘

BRANDI CHASTAIN NET WORTH

He has an estimated net worth of $ 2.5 million.

 

Written by Giorgia Stromeo

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