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Jaiyah Saelua is a Samoan American international football player. Saelua is a fa'afafine, a third gender present in Polynesian society, roughly translated as "the way of the woman". She is a member of the American Samoa National Football Team. She was the first openly transgender player to make the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Saelua appeared in the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins. A feature film version of Next Goal Wins is planned. It stars Kaimana, an actress who is also a fa'afafine, like Saelua, and will be directed by Taika Waititi. Saelua is a former performing arts student who attended the University of Hawaii.

About Jaiyah Saelua

Samoan-American soccer player who made history as the first transgender player to play in a men's FIFA World Cup qualifying match. She made her national team debut for American Samoa at the age of 15 and has also played for Savage FC, an indoor soccer team.

Jaiyah Saelua before fame

She began playing soccer at the age of 11 and went on to study performing arts at the University of Hawaii.

Achievement of Jaiyah Saelua

Next Goal Wins, a British documentary, included her as one of the subjects (2014).

Jaiyah Saelua family life

Nicky Salapu, a soccer player and coach, is her father.

Associations of Jaiyah Saelua

Soccer Player Thomas Rongen has been her coach.

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Marion Malena - Marion Mageo, known by the stage name Marion Malena, is the winner of many beauty pageants identified as Fa'afafine. Malena is an American Samoan living in Seattle, Washington. Malena was the winner of the title of Miss Island Queen Pageant in 2005 and the recipient of the title of Miss American Sevens in 2007. Female. International soccer players from Samoa to United States. Samoan football players of America. LGBT association football players. Graduates from the University of Hawaii. Transgender and transgender women

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Latest information about Jaiyah Saelua updated on March 07 2022.