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Joy Fawcett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameJoy Lynn•Fawcett (Biefeld-)
Used nameJoy•Fawcett
Born8 February 1968 in Inglewood, California (USA)
Measurements165 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsCalifornia Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Joy Fawcett was a defender who played football (soccer) for the US at three Olympics, winning golds in 1996 and 2004, and a silver medal in 2000. Fawcett also played at four FIFA World Cups, helping the USA win the title in 1991 and 1999, and winning bronze medals in 1995 and 2003. Fawcett earned 241 caps during her international career and was on the US National Team from 1987-2004.

Fawcett played soccer in college at U Cal Berkeley, where she made All-American three times and set the school single-season scoring record in 1987 with 23 goals. Fawcett played professionally in Europe with Ajax and later played for the San Diego Spirit. She became a soccer coach, coaching UCLA from 1993-97. Fawcett was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2009.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Joy Fawcett
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Joy Fawcett
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
2004 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Joy Fawcett
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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