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Carla Overbeck

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexFemale
Full nameCarla•Overbeck (Werden-)
Used nameCarla•Overbeck
Born9 May 1968 in Pasadena, California (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsRaleigh Wings/Carolina Courage
NOC United States

Biography

Carla Overbeck was a defender who played on the US National Team throughout the 1990s, winning a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Overbeck was on the 2000 US Olympic team that won a silver medal but did not play. She helped the US win FIFA World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999, after a career in which she starred at the University of North Carolina. She also won a bronze medal at the 1995 FIFA World Cup and a gold medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games. During her international career she earned 170 caps.

Overbeck briefly played professional soccer (football) in 2001-02 with the Carolina Courage. She later became a coach, serving as an assistant at Duke University for several decades. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame (2006) and was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Carla Overbeck
Football, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Football (Football) USA Carla Overbeck
Football, Women (Olympic) United States DNS

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