Brandi Denise Chastain is a retired American footballer, two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winner, two-time Olympic gold medalist, coach and sports announcer. She played for the United States National Team from 1988 to 2004. In 192 appearances for the team, she scored 30 goals while playing primarily in defensive and midfielder roles. She scored a goal in the World Championship penalty shootout against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Chastain played professionally for Shiroki FC in the Japan Women's Football Championship, San Jose CyberRays of the United Women's Football Association, the Golden Pride of the FC Professional Women's Football League and the California Storm Women's Premier League. Chastain was named USWNT's Player of All Time in 2013. In March 2017, she was inducted into the National Football Fame Hall of Fame. In 2018, she was inducted into the Gulf Sports Hall of Fame.
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Former defender and midfielder who famously stripped her jersey to bare only a bra after scoring a dramatic, game-winning goal for the US national team in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.
She was named the Soccer America Freshmen of the Year at Berkeley.
Her victorious stance, jersey-less with fists clenched in celebration, made the covers of Time and Newsweek.
In 1996, she married Jerry Smith and she had her first child, Jaden Chastain Smith, on June 8, 2006.
She appeared on an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy!, during which host Alex Trebek joked that he hoped to see her win again.
- Best USWNT XI - In December 2013 the best USWNT of all time XI was named by the American Football Federation. A committee of 56 former football players and football administrators, as well as members of the media, voted for the team.
- San Jose CyberRays players
- Female football players of California Golden Bears
- United States Olympic silver medalist in football
- Shiroki FC Serena players
- FC Gold Pride players
- Santa Clara Broncos female soccer players
- United States Olympic gold medalist in football
- Main TV channels of the Football Federation
- American athlete living in Japan
- Expatriate in Japan
- United Women's Football Association players
- FIFA Women's World Cup winners
- Members of the National Soccer Hall of Fame
- Football Commentator Association
- United States female international player
- Athletes from San Jose, California
- Players at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Players at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Soccer players at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Latest information about Brandi Chastain updated on June 21 2021.