|Ali Krieger Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1984|
Ali Krieger is an American soccer player who is also a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. On the pitch, she plays primarily as a defender. She has represented her country, the United States in the World Cup in 2011 in Germany and in 2015 in Canada. Due to her strong defense, she prevented the opponents from scoring in the game and was part of the team that led the United States to become the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She suffered an injury to her knee in 2012 during the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament which made her unable to participate in the 2012 Olympic games. She participated in the next Olympics game 4 years later at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This made her the oldest woman to ever participate in Women’s soccer in the Olympics for the first time.
Ali Krieger plays with the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s soccer league. This league is the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States. Before she joined the league in 2016, she was a professional soccer player for the Washington Freedom, Washington Spirit, Tyresö FF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan, and FFC Frankfurt of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga. While she played for Frankfurt of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga, she won the UEFA Champions League and became the only woman on the United States women’s national team that played for clubs abroad. Ali Krieger was among the women who participated in coaching licensure courses organized by the NWSL, Utah Royals, and U.S. Soccer in 2018.
Alexandra Blaire Krieger
Alex, Ali, Warrior Princess
Dumfries, Virginia, United States
Ali Krieger attended Hylton High School in Dale City, Prince William County, Virginia, United States. She then attended Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia, United States.
- Father – Ken Krieger (Professional Soccer Player, Soccer Coach)
- Mother – Debbie Alongi
- Siblings – Kyle Krieger (Brother) (YouTube and Instagram Personality)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Ali Krieger has dated –
- Ashlyn Harris (2015-Present) – Ali Krieger and Orlando Pride goalkeeper, Ashlyn Harris first met in 2010. They began dating in April 2015. Harris proposed to Krieger on September 15, 2018, in Clearwater Beach and on March 13, 2019, the couple announced that they were planning to get married later in the year.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
- High cheekbones
- Athletic body
Ali Krieger has done endorsement work for brands such as –
Best Known For
- Playing in every minute of all 6 United States matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup
- Being the oldest first time US Olympian for women’s soccer
- Being a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion
First TV Show
Other than the broadcast of her football matches, Ali Krieger made her first TV show appearance as Herself on The Daily Show in 2011.
Ali Krieger Facts
- Ali Krieger and other members of her team became the first women’s sports team to be honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City after they won at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Each player was also awarded a key to the city by the Mayor, Bill de Blasio.
- Along with the teammates, Krieger was featured in the videogame, EA Sports’ FIFA 16. It was the first time female players would ever be included in the game.
- In October 2015, Ali Krieger and the team were recognized and honored by the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
- Ali Krieger became fluent in German when she played for FFC Frankfurt. It was then she discovered her name meant “Warrior.” Her teammates nicknamed her “Warrior Princess” because of her name and gender.
- She is very close with her brother, Kyle who was once an addict but has been sober for several years and made a life for himself as a YouTube and Instagram personality. She sees him as a role model due to all that he has overcome, and he is always there to help her in times of need.
- Ali Krieger has won several awards including NWSL Best XI (2014, 2017), NWSL Second XI (2013, 2016), Fox Soccer’s Best Eleven of FIFA Women’s World Cup (2011), FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016, W-League Championship (2007), Frauen DFB Pokal Champion, FFC Frankfurt (2008, 2011), UEFA Champions League Champion, and FFC Frankfurt (2008).
- Krieger tore the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in her right knee after she was tackled by Dominican Republic’s Leonela Mojica during the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. This made her unable to compete in the main Olympics tournament. The roster was already named before her full recovery.
- Krieger’s father played professional soccer and was a soccer coach in Virginia.
- Ali Krieger was named to Fox Soccer’s Best 11 as the best right back in the FIFA Women’s World Cup after being one of only 4 players for the United States to start and play all 600 minutes of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- In 2014, Ali Krieger teamed up with a charity organization, MiracleFeet. The aim of the organization is to treat children suffering from clubfoot in developing countries. She claims that it means everything to her to be able to help change a child’s life and make it better.
- Ali Krieger earned U.S. Soccer “C” license after participating in a series of coaching licensure courses co-sponsored by U.S. Soccer, the NWSL, and Utah Royals FC.
- Ali Krieger works with Garth Brooks’s Teammates For Kids Foundation. She gets to spend time with children in various programs.
- Krieger was part of the 18-player team that represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
- Due to her love for a safe and accepting environment both on and off the field, she became an ambassador for the non-profit organization Athlete Ally in 2015. The organization focuses on putting an end to homophobia and transphobia in sports.
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