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Brandi Chastain

Full name: Brandi Denise Chastain
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (171 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: July 21, 1968 in San Jose, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Although she played in three Olympic finals, Brandi Chastain is best remembered for the 1999 World Cup final. In front of her home crowd, she scored the deciding penalty kick against China, and celebrated by taking off her shirt. Photographs of Chastain in her sports bra were featured on the front of magazines and newspapers world wide. In addition to that victory, defender Chastain also played on the team that won the inaugural women's World Cup in 1991, and won Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004. Chastain began her college career at U Cal Berkeley in 1986, but sat out 1987-88 after ACL surgery, and then transferred to the University of Santa Clara. She led the Broncos to two Final Four appearances during her two years at Santa Clara. She later played for Skiroki Serena in Japan, and in American professional leagues, for the San Jose CyberRays and California Storm. During her long career, she was capped 192 times, scoring 30 goals. She retired from the national team in 2004, and was a football analyst for NBC during the 2008 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football Women's Football United States USA 1 Gold
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football Women's Football United States USA 2 Silver
2004 Summer 36 Athina Football Women's Football United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC S FC SOG
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Final Standings 1 1996-07-21 0 0 0 3 2
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-08-01 USA 2, CHN 1 0 0 0 0 1
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-07-28 USA 2, NOR 1 0 0 0 0 1
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Group E Match #2 1 1996-07-21 USA 3, DEN 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Group E Match #4 1 1996-07-23 USA 2, SWE 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Football United States USA Group E Match #6 1T 1996-07-25 USA 0, CHN 0 0 0 0 3 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Final Standings 2 2000-09-13 1 0 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 2000-09-28 NOR 3, USA 2 0 0 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 2000-09-24 USA 1, BRA 0 0 0 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Group F Match #1 1 2000-09-14 USA 2, NOR 0 0 0 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Group F Match #3 1T 2000-09-17 USA 1, CHN 1 0 0 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Football United States USA Group F Match #5 1 2000-09-20 USA 3, NGR 1 1 0 0
2004 Summer 36 Athina Football United States USA Final Standings 1 2004-08-11 0 0 0 2 4 1
2004 Summer 36 Athina Football United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2004-08-26 USA 2, BRA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
2004 Summer 36 Athina Football United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-23 USA 2, GER 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 Summer 36 Athina Football United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2004-08-20 USA 2, JPN 1 0 0 0 2 3 1