Kelley O'Hara Birthday & Fun Facts

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Christian Mba
Mar 01, 2024 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Jun 20, 2022
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About Kelley O'Hara

Kelley O'Hara was born in the United States, on August 4, 1988, in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Kelley O'Hara is an American soccer player by profession. She has won the FIFA Women's World Cup twice and has won an Olympic gold medal.

FC Gold Pride selected O'Hara third overall in the 2010 WPS Draft. O'Hara previously served with FC Gold Pride head coach Albertin Montoya as an interim coach at Stanford University in 2008, along with the accessibility of home-field Pioneer Stadium to O'Hara's alma school Stanford University. Despite a good season, the club was forced to close its doors on November 16, 2010, after failing to achieve the league's monetary reserve requirements.

The Boston Breakers inked O'Hara following the FC Gold Pride collapse in November 2010. O'Hara revealed on January 5, 2012, that she would be returning to her home after signing with the Atlanta Beat. However, the league dissolved soon before the start of the 2012 season.

O'Hara signed Sky Blue FC in the new National Women's Soccer League on January 11, 2013. O'Hara resorted to a position she performed with skill in college since the team's head coach, Jim Gabarra, deployed her as a forward. O'Hara has played striker, winger, right-back, as well as a central midfielder with Sky Blue over the course of her career.

O'Hara was dealt to Utah Royals FC on December 29, 2017. O'Hara only played in 8 matches for Utah Royals in 2018 because of a hamstring ailment. After the 2018 season, O'Hara had ankle surgery. Due to injury and World Cup obligations, she only made two begins in four outings for Utah in 2019. She was still recovering from an off-season ankle problem when the NWSL season began, and she only played a few minutes as a reserve in two matches in late April. After her World Cup victory, O'Hara made two starts for Utah in late July, assisting in the team's 2-2 draw with Portland. She was picked to the second XI of the 2019 NWSL.

In the shortened 2020 NWSL season, O'Hara only appeared 65 minutes for the Royals. She missed the opening few matches of the Challenge Cup since she was still healing from an ailment. In Utah's games versus Chicago on July 13 as well as Houston on July 18, she played only a few minutes.

Speculation of an O'Hara transfer to the Washington Spirit started to swirl in August 2020, and O'Hara revealed in August that she would drop out of the 2020 NWSL Fall Series, which was scheduled to start in early September. On December 2, 2020, O'Hara's transfer to the Spirit was formally confirmed. The Utah Royals received $75,000 in allocation money as well as a first-round draught selection in 2022 as part of the agreement.

Kelley O'Hara Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kelley O'Hara’s net worth?

The net worth of Kelley O'Hara is estimated to be $2 million.

How much does Kelley O'Hara earn per year?

The yearly earnings of Kelley O'Hara are not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kelley O'Hara?

Kelley O'Hara is 5 ft 4 in (165 cm) tall.

How old is Kelley O'Hara?

Kelley O'Hara is 38 years old as of June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Dan and Karen O'Hara are the parents of Kelley Maureen O'Hara. Jerry is her older brother, and Erin is her younger sister. O'Hara is of Irish descent. O'Hara was born and raised in Peachtree City, Georgia, and attended Starr's Mill High School in Fayette County, where she led the varsity soccer team as a team captain during her junior and senior years. As a junior and senior, O'Hara was selected Parade All-American, as well as All-League, All-County, and also All-State all four years. In 2006, she was selected Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) as well as Gatorade Georgia State Player of the Year by Gatorade. She was also selected as an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

O'Hara competed for the Peachtree City Lazers as well as the AFC Lightning before representing the United States at the U-16 level in 2004 and then making it to the U-17 youth women's national squad the following year. O'Hara, a two-time Parade All-American entering her first year at Stanford, led the Stanford Cardinal in earning nine strikes in 2006. All through her sophomore year, she replicated the feat, guiding the Stanford Cardinal to the NCAA Tournament third phase.

Stanford qualified for the College Cup for the first time since 1993, following O'Hara's junior year. O'Hara's senior year concluded with the Cardinal losing to North Carolina in the 2009 College Cup. O'Hara won the Hermann Trophy for the best college soccer player in 2009. O'Hara was part of the Kappa Kappa Gamma society during her stay at Stanford. In the summer of 2009, O'Hara competed for the Pali Blues of the USL W-League (semi-pro) before finishing at Stanford.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kelley O'Hara dating?

Kelley O'Hara is dating Kameryn Stanhouse, as of 2022.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Between 2005 and 2010, O'Hara was a member of the United States' junior national squads. In 35 under-20 appearances, she earned 24 goals, the third-most by a US player in that age level. She was a part of the United States U-20 women's national team, which finished fourth at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia in 2006. In the championship, O'Hara earned two goals, one against the Congo (for which she was voted FIFA's player of the game) and the other against Germany. She was also the championship's first player to be dismissed after receiving two yellow cards in the match versus Argentina.

In the 2007 Pan American Games, O'Hara returned to the U-20 national team. O'Hara came back to the U-20 women's national squad in February 2008 to compete in the U-20 Four Nations Tournament in Chile. In July 2008, she made her last match for the U-20 team at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico. She did not participate in the U-20 World Cup, preferring to stay with her college team during its NCAA postseason run.

In December 2009, she was summoned to the senior national team's training camp, as well as she visited the Algarve Cup training camp in January 2010. In March 2010, O'Hara made her senior national team debut as a sub in a friendly game versus Mexico.

O'Hara was summoned to replace Lindsay Tarpley, who broke her ACL in a send-off game versus Japan on May 14, 2011, after failing to make the 21-player World Cup squad. In the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, O'Hara only played one match at right midfield, versus Sweden in the last group stage match. In the end, the United States took silver in that competition.

O'Hara was among the brightest young offensive players in the United States all through her national U-20s, collegiate, as well as club careers, however after teammate, Ali Krieger suffered an ACL injury in the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, O'Hara was turned to perform outside under head coach Pia Sundhage. In the game that advanced the United States for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, O'Hara earned her maiden start at right-back versus Costa Rica.

O'Hara did not appear in any of the United States' first four matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. In the quarter-final match against China PR, O'Hara debuted her appearance in the championship.

O'Hara was nominated to Jill Ellis' team for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France, despite injuries that prevented her from competing frequently for the United States in the year preceding up to the tournament. She appeared in all five of the United States' seven matches in the knockout phase.

Kelley Maureen O'Hara is most recognized as a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winner as well as Olympic gold medalist from the United States. She is presently a defender for the Washington Spirit of the NWSL as well as the United States women's national squad.

Other Interesting Kelley O'Hara Facts And Trivia

  • Kelley O'Hara can be found on Instagram under the handle kelleyohara, and on Twitter under the handle kelleymohara.

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Kelley O'Hara Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kelley Maureen O'Hara

Date of Birth

1988-04-07

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Fayetteville

Age

Height

165 cm

Occupation

Footballer

Education

Stanford University

Net Worth

2000000

Partner

Kameryn Stanhouse

Parents

Dan O'Hara, Karen O'Hara

Siblings

Jerry O'Hara, Erin O'Hara
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