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Full Name Pia Sundhage
Date of Birth February 13, 1960
Age 64 years, 0 months, 23 days
Birthplace Sweden
Country Sweden
Horoscope Aquarius

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Pia Sundhage Biography

Pia Sundhage is one of the most popular and richest Soccer Player who was born on February 13, 1960 in Sweden, Sweden. Swedish former professional soccer play who is best recognized for having played the forward position for the Swedish National Team. She also coached the United States women’s national team from 2008 to 2012.

She had the opportunity to coach Hope Solo during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Sundhage made her first appearance for the Swedish National Team as a 15-year-old in 1975, eventually amassing 146 caps and scoring 71 goals for her country. Her 71 goals gave her joint-lead with Lena Videkull for the most in the Swedish National Team history, a record which has since been surpassed by both Hanna Ljungberg and Lotta Schelin.

Sundhage started with IFK Ulricehamn as a youth player and eventually moved to Falköpings KIK in 1978. She then joined Jitex BK from 1979 to 1981. Sundhage played 1982 to 1983 with Östers IF, scoring 30 times in her first season with the club and chipping in 35 more in her second season. 1984 saw a move back to Jitex BK, while 1985 saw Sundhage split time between Stattena IF, S.S. Lazio (where she scored 17 times), and Jitex BK. She played the 1986 season with Hammarby IF DFF, before she moved back to Jitex BK from 1979 through 1989. Sundhage finished her career with Hammarby IF DFF, playing from 1990 until she retired in 1996.

She is the daughter of Karin Johansson and Lars Sundhage.

NamePia Sundhage
First NamePia
Last NameSundhage
OccupationSoccer Player
BirthdayFebruary 13
Birth Year1960
Place of BirthSweden
Home Town
Birth CountrySweden
Birth SignAquarius
Full/Birth Name
ParentsKarin Johansson, Lars Sundhage
SiblingsIngalill Sundhage
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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She participated for Sweden in the 1991 (a third-place finish) and 1995 editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 1996 Summer Olympics. She won, and was the top scorer, in the 1984 UEFA Women’s Championship. Her image appeared on a Swedish postage stamp in 1988. In 1989 Sundhage scored the first goal in a women’s match at Wembley Stadium, as Sweden beat England 2–0 in a curtain–raiser for the Rous Cup.

Pia Sundhage Net Worth

Pia Sundhage is one of the richest Soccer Player from Sweden. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Pia Sundhage's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

She played for IFK Ulricehamn’s youth program in the 1970’s.

In 2012, she was named FIFA World Coach of the Year.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSoccer Player
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Sundhage got her start in coaching as a player/manager when she was with Hammarby IF DFF from 1992 to 1994. She then took assistants jobs with Vallentuna BK (1998 to 1999) and AIK Fotboll Dam (2000) before moving across the Atlantic Ocean to become an assistant with Philadelphia Charge of the new Women’s United Soccer Association in the United States. She eventually was hired on by Boston Breakers as the head coach, winning the league title and being named the 2003 WUSA Coach of the Year in the process. Once the WUSA folded however, it was back to Scandinavia to take on further coaching positions.

In 2000, Sundhage finished sixth in the voting for FIFA Women’s Player of the Century.

Pia Sundhage's Height & Physical Stats

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On 1 September 2012, Sundhage announced she was stepping down as the U.S Women’s head coach having expressed a desire to seek opportunities in her native Sweden. Sundhage announced she would coach the U.S. team’s games on 16 and 19 September on the team’s Olympic victory tour before officially resigning. “I have days where I think, ‘What am I doing?’ and there are other days where I’m like, ‘I’m all up for this next challenge'” Sundhage said upon announcing her departing the US women’s national team. She coached her last game against Australia as part the team’s Olympic victory tour on 19 September, defeating them 6-2. With this final win Sundhage was able to leave the team with a 91-6-10(Win-Loss-Tie) record that included two Olympic Gold medals and a second-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Pia Sundhage was announced as the United States Women’s National Team head coach on 13 November 2007. She became the seventh head coach in the U.S. team’s history and the third woman. Lauren Gregg was in charge for 3 games in 2000, April Heinrichs led the squad from 2000–2004 and won the 2004 Summer Olympics, while Sundhage served as a scout for the United States during the 2004 Olympics.

Who is Pia Sundhage Dating?

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Her relationship with the Boston Breakers led United States Women’s National Team captain Kristine Lilly and fellow USWNT player Kate Markgraf joining her in the Swedish Damallsvenskan when Pia coached KIF Örebro DFF from 2005 to 2006, after a brief stint with Kolbotn IL in 2004. Lilly said she “wanted to play for Pia again.”

Interesting Facts about Pia Sundhage

  1. Pia Sundhage is a former Swedish football player and current coach.
  2. She won the UEFA Women’s Championship twice as a player.
  3. Sundhage coached the US women’s national team to two Olympic gold medals.
  4. She also led Sweden to an Olympic silver medal in 2016.
  5. Sundhage was named FIFA World Coach of the Year in 2012.
  6. She has coached several professional teams, including Boston Breakers and PSG Feminines.
  7. Sundhage is known for her positive coaching style and emphasis on teamwork.
  8. She retired from coaching the Swedish national team in 2017.
  9. Sundhage was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2020.
  10. She continues to be a respected figure in women’s soccer worldwide.

Facts & Trivia

Pia Ranked on the list of most popular Soccer Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Sweden. Pia Sundhage celebrates birthday on February 13 of every year.

Sundhage served as an assistant to Marika Domanski-Lyfors for the China Women’s National Team during the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Why did Pia Sundhage leave the US?

After the game, in which the United States beat the overmatched Costa Rica national team, 8-0, Sundhage said that she had “mixed feelings” but that the timing was right for her to move on. The head coaching position for the Swedish national team is about to be vacant, and the job is hers.

Why did Pia leave Sweden?

LINKOPING, Sweden — When Pia Sundhage left the United States women’s soccer team in 2012 to become the coach of Sweden’s national team, U.S. Soccer’s news release said she was “returning home” to pursue opportunities.

Does Pia Sundhage speak Portuguese?

I’m feeling that it’s warm, and that’s not just the weather! I bump into warm people. Everybody loves football, which is nice for me. They start a conversation even though I don’t speak Portuguese yet, but they really want to be part of the football.

Who is Pia Sundhage and coaching now?

Pia Sundhage has been the head coach of the Brazil women’s national team since July 2019. Her eight wins and only one loss from 13 games played thus far has been accompanied by the team playing a more aggressive style while balancing the older generation with some of Brazil’s rising stars.

Who is the Women's Brazilian soccer coach?

Pia Sundhage

Key Events

  1. Pia Mariane Sundhage (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpîːa ˈsɵ̂nːdˌhɑːɡɛ], born 13 February 1960) is a Swedish football manager and former professional player..

  2. Sundhage made her first appearance for the Sweden national team as a 15-year-old in 1975, eventually amassing 146 caps and scoring 71 goals for her country..

  3. Sundhage started with IFK Ulricehamn as a youth player and eventually moved to Falköpings KIK in 1978..

  4. She then joined Jitex BK from 1979 to 1981..

  5. Sundhage played 1982 to 1983 with Östers IF, scoring 30 times in her first season with the club and chipping in 35 more in her second season. 1984 saw a move back to Jitex BK, while 1985 saw Sundhage split time between Stattena IF, S..

  6. She won, and was the top scorer, in the 1984 UEFA Women's Championship..

  7. She played the 1986 season with Hammarby IF DFF, before she moved back to Jitex BK from 1979 through 1989..

  8. Her image appeared on a Swedish postage stamp in 1988..

  9. In 1989 Sundhage scored the first goal in a women's match at Wembley Stadium, as Sweden beat England 2–0 in a curtain–raiser for the Rous Cup..

  10. Sundhage finished her career with Hammarby IF DFF, playing from 1990 until she retired in 1996. .

  11. She participated for Sweden in the 1991 (a third-place finish) and 1995 editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup and the 1996 Summer Olympics..

  12. Sundhage got her start in coaching as a player/manager when she was with Hammarby IF DFF from 1992 to 1994..

  13. She then took assistants jobs with Vallentuna BK (1998 to 1999) and AIK Fotboll Dam (2000) before moving across the Atlantic Ocean to become an assistant with Philadelphia Charge of the new Women's United Soccer Association in the United States..

  14. Lauren Gregg was in charge for 3 games in 2000, April Heinrichs led the squad from 2000–2004 and won the 2004 Summer Olympics, while Sundhage served as a scout for the United States during the 2004 Olympics. .

  15. In 2000, Sundhage finished sixth in the voting for FIFA Women's Player of the Century. .

  16. She eventually was hired on by Boston Breakers as the head coach, winning the league title and being named the 2003 WUSA Coach of the Year in the process..

  17. Her relationship with the Boston Breakers led United States women's national team captain Kristine Lilly and fellow USWNT player Kate Markgraf joining her in the Swedish Damallsvenskan when Pia coached KIF Örebro DFF from 2005 to 2006, after a brief stint with Kolbotn IL in 2004..

  18. Pia Sundhage was announced as the United States women's national team head coach on 13 November 2007..

  19. Sundhage served as an assistant to Marika Domanski-Lyfors for the China Women's national team during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. .

  20. Sundhage was the head coach of the United States women's national team from 2008 to 2012 and led the team to two Olympic gold medals and a silver medal at the World Cup..

  21. While at the helm of the United States, Sundhage won the 2008 Algarve Cup and gold medals at both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics..

  22. She was on the verge of winning the 2009 Algarve Cup, but the United States lost out to Sundhage's native Sweden on penalties..

  23. In January 2010, Sundhage mentioned in a Swedish TV interview that as a lesbian she has not felt any homophobia as a coach. "There has been no problem for me to be openly gay as head coach in the U..

  24. However, she did win the 2010 Algarve Cup a year later, defeating World and European Champions Germany 3–2 in the final. .

  25. With this final win Sundhage was able to leave the team with a 91–6–10 win–loss–tie record that included two Olympic gold medals and a second-place finish at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup..

  26. She coached the women's team to the final of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where the team advanced to the final for the first time since 1999..

  27. Sundhage replaced Thomas Dennerby, who resigned after Sweden failed to reach the semifinals in 2012 Olympics. "I have long dreamed of becoming Sweden coach and now I am so happy" Sundhage said..

  28. S. women's team, an 8–0 win in a friendly match against Costa Rica; the first of a series organised to celebrate the winning of gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics..

  29. The Swedish Football Association announced early 2 September 2012 that Sundhage signed a four-year contract that starts on 1 December..

  30. Sundhage later became the head coach of her native Sweden women's national football team from 2012 to 2017, winning an Olympic silver medal in 2016. .

  31. On 1 September 2012, Sundhage announced she was stepping down as the U..

  32. A year later, Sundhage coached the USWNT to another gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, defeating Japan 2–1 in a Women's World Cup final rematch, with Carli Lloyd scoring both goals. .

  33. Her success led to her winning the 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year..

  34. Sundhage's first major tournament as coach of the Sweden team was the 2013 European championship, which Sweden hosted; Sweden lost 0–1 in the semi-final to Germany, which won the championship. .

  35. After the UEFA Women's EURO 2017 tournament, in August 2017, Sundhage left the women's national team..

  36. In November 2017, the Swedish Football Association announced the appointment of Sundhage as the new Sweden women's national under-17 football team head coach..

  37. Sundhage took over her new duties on 1 January 2018..

  38. In July 2019, Sundhage accepted an invitation from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to become the new coach of the Brazil women's national football team..

  39. Sundhage was awarded the Illis quorum in the eighth size by the Swedish government in 2021..