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In 1999, the United States’ Women’s Soccer Team claimed their second FIFA Women’s World Cup title in three tries, defeating China in a fraught penalty shoot-out at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Brandi Chastain nailing the winning penalty has since become arguably the most iconic sporting moment in United States soccer history. This was the second World Cup title for United States legend Michelle Akers after scoring 10 goals in the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1991. Offered in this lot is the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup gold medal presented to Michelle Akers, the Bronze Ball winner of the tournament and the most accomplished soccer player in United States history. Akers, a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, won 155 caps for the United States while scoring 107 goals for the Red, White, and Blue.

Akers held court as a defensive midfielder for the United States in the 1999 World Cup, playing in front of the defense as part of a midfield trio with Kristine Lilly and Julie Foudy while scoring a pair of goals in the tournament. Strangely, Akers tournament almost ended after the United States’ victory over North Korea to close out the Group Stage at Foxboro Stadium. A botched handshake with a fan dislocated Akers shoulder, but the industrious number 10 powered through the pain to deliver a series of star turns throughout the rest of the tournament, culminating in a historic victory for Akers, Mia Hamm, and late manager Tony DiCicco, and one of the greatest XI’s to ever grace the pitch.  

This historic medal is 2 inches in diameter and is gold in color, with “FIFA WORLD CUP” and the FIFA logo etched in high relief on one side. The other sides bears a high relief etching of the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy and “USA 1999”. The medal is attached to a red and white ribbon and remains in excellent condition. This historic medal comes with a LOA signed by Michelle Akers herself. A portion of the proceeds shall benefit the Michelle Akers Horse Rescue and Outreach Inc.

1999 FIFA Womens World Cup Gold Medal Presented To Michelle Akers (Akers LOA)
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Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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