Kelley O’Hara
Kelley O’Hara
Kelley O’Hara

Kelley O’Hara

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Kelley O’Hara is a soccer player. Kelley O’Hara is famously known as a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and also an Olympic soccer gold medalist.  She plays as a wingback and midfielder for the US women’s national soccer team. She had a chance to play in the quarterfinal match against China.

Early life

Kelley O’Hara’s full name is Kelley Maureen O’Hara. She was born on 4 August 1988. Currently, she is 31 years old. Her birthplace is Jacksonville, Florida and her hometown is Fayetteville, Georgia. Dan and Karen O’Hara are her parents. She has two siblings, a brother, Jerry and a sister, Erin. Her dad is a former fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy and her brother is also in the Navy.

The player grew up with her siblings in Peachtree City, Georgia. Footballer’s nationality is American. Her horoscope is Leo. However, ethnicity is Irish.

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Caption: Kelley’s childhood photo. Source: instagram

Education

Kelley O’Hara graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County and she graduated in 2006. She played for four years on the varsity soccer team in the school. O’Hara attended Stanford University and worked for Standford Cardinals. Her major during college was Science, Technology, and Society and she graduated in 2009.

The wunderkind was the captain of the team during her junior and senior years. Moreover, she was named Parade All-American as a junior and a senior and All-League, All-County and All-State all four years.

Kelley even helped to lead the Panthers to the 5A state title in 2006 with 20 goals and 16 assists. During her sophomore year, the team could reach second in the state championships.

Professional Career (National and International Career)

Before playing for the U.S. U-16s in 2004, Kelley O’Hara played for the Peachtree City Lazers and AFC Lightning. She then joined the U-17 youth women’s national team of that same year.

O’Hara triumphed the 2007 GA U19G State Cup after playing on the Concorde Fire South ’88 Elite. Similarly, she also plays for Utah Royals FC.

Stanford Cardinal

Kelley O’Hara has a lot of contribution towards Stanford Cardinal. She led the Cardinal to achieve the score of nine goals in 2006. She also helped the Cardinal in the NCAA Tournament.

Her best season was in Division I history. She scored over 26 goals with 13 assists in the season. Surprisingly, she was on the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list for over three consecutive seasons.

Professional Career

After her graduation, Kelley O’Hara played for the Pali Blues of the USL W-League in 2009. She could score four goals during her tenure with the club.

At the 2010 WPS Draft, Kelley was drafted third overall by FC Gold Pride. When FC Gold Pride was folded in November 2010, Boston Breakers signed Kelley O’Hara. She then scores 10 goals during her two seasons in the WPA playing primarily as an outside midfielder.

In 2013, Kelley O’Hara joined Sky Blue FC in the new National Women’s Soccer League. She has played several roles on behalf of Sky Blue including forward, winger, right-back, and central midfielder.

Kelley was injured while trading with Utah Royals FC in 2017. Therefore, she only appeared in eight games for Utah in 2018.

International Career

O’Hara represented the US in many youth national teams (2005-2010). In the U-20 age group, she scored 24 goals in her 35 under-20 caps. That is the third-most ever for a U.S. player.

Kelley attended the January 2010 training camp in the lead-up to the 2010 Algarve Cup. She could earn her first senior national team cap in March 2010.

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Caption: Kelly O’Hara playing with the team for “Road to Tokyo”. Source: Instagram

By replacing Lindsay Tarpley, Kelley earned just one cap at right midfield in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in the final group stage game against Sweden. O’Hara then played outside back in 2012 after teammate Ali Krieger went down with an ACL injury in 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Additionally, Kelly switched to the left-back position during the 2012 Olympic qualifying tournament and went on to play every minute as outside back for Team USA during the 2012 Olympic Games. Furthermore, Kelly was selected third overall by FC Gold Pride in the 2010 WPS Draft 

After the first four games of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Kelley first started off the tournament in the quarter-final against China PR. She achieved her first international goal in the US’ 2-0 victory over Germany in the semi-final. She was also a part of the team in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion.

Awards and Nomination

Kelley O’Hara conquered the soccer scholarship at Stanford University during her school time. She was the winner of the Hermann Trophy as a collegiate soccer’s top player of the country in 2009.

Kelley O’Hara has won many international awards. Some of her international honors are Olympic Gold Medal (2012), Algarve Cup (2011, 2013, 2015). Similarly, in 2011, she also won the Four Nations Tournament. Similarly, Kelly is also a two-time Olympian in the years 2012 and 2016. She is also an Olympic Gold medalist. Additionally, Kelly took part in the Rio 2016 and ended up in the 5th position.

Furthermore, there isn’t any lack of her individual awards as well. Thus, the player achieved the awards such as NVAA All-American First-Team and ESPN Academic All-America First -Team in the same year.

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Caption: Kelley O’hara was one of the many female players to receive the FIFA World cup awards in September 2019. Source: Instagram

Net Worth and endorsements

American footballer earns from her professional football career. In addition, the source of income is salary, bonuses, contracts, and endorsements.

She is associated with commercials and advertisements for Under Armour, National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. Reportedly, the net worth of Kelley O’Hara is $2 million.

Personal life

There is confusion about her sexual orientation. Many people think that she is a lesbian. This matter rose after she kissed her female football teammate after the USWNT World Cup win in 2019. But there is no confirmation from her side.

On the contrary, Kelley is dating romantically with her school friend Adam Sweat. Her Boyfriend currently working for the Atlanta Technical College as the Associate VP of Communication, Marketing and PR Department.

Correspondingly, she speaks less about her secluded information. She doesn’t want to discuss her love linkups like others in media. Further, Kelly’s interests include surfing and baking with her mother, Karen, providing all her baking recipes.

Rumors and Controversy

As Kelley O’Hara is one of the preeminent celebrities, she has faced some of the rumors and controversies as well.

It was not exactly a controversy, however, Kelley O’Hara had an ESPN Body Issue shoot. The clips of behind the scenes of the shoot were also on top of the trending. She explained the way her attitude towards her body had evolved.

Body Measurements

Kelley O’Hara has the perfect body structure with no doubt. Her height is 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65 m) with a weight of 59 kg. Obviously, she has an athletic body build with body measurements of 31-24-34.

Her bra size is 36B(US) / 80B(EU). Further, she has brown hair color and her eyes color is dark brown.

Social Media

Kelley O’Hara is active almost overall in social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has a maximum of 855k followers on Instagram. Similarly, 617.8k fan followers on Twitter and Facebook account gathered over 140k followers. She joined Twitter in May 2011 and so far she has shared 839 posts on her Instagram handle.