Mallory Pugh- A Professional Football Player

Mallory Diane Pugh is a professional American women’s football player. She plays for Sky Blue F.C. of the NSWL, National Women’s Soccer League, as a midfielder, and she is also a member of the United States national team. Mallory Pugh played soccer from an early age and has achieved many honors during her football career.

Quick Bio

Full nameMallory Diane Pugh
Nick nameMallory Pugh, Pugh
Date of birth28 April, 1998
Place of birthLittleton, Colorado, United States
ResidenceHighlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
Current age22 years old
Zodiac signTaurus
Height5 feet 4 inches
Weight54 kg
Sexual orientationStraight
FatherHorace Pugh
MotherKaren Pugh
SiblingsBrianna Pugh (older sister)
Marital statusunmarried
BoyfriendDansby Swanson
ProfessionAssociation football player
Past teamWashington Spirit
Current teamSky Blue FC
Playing positionForward
Jersey number11
Salary$50k approx.
Net worth$1 million
Instagram username@malpugh
Official Facebook page@MalloryPughOfficial

Physical Appearances

Mallory Diane Pugh stands 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall and weighs 54 kg. She has large-style black hair with black eyes. Pugh has an athletic body type, and she is of American descent belonging to the Caucasian ethnic group. She does not appear to be tall but has a stunning body figure.

Personal Life

The famous soccer player, Mallory Diane Pugh, was born on 29 April 1998 in Littleton, Colorado, United States. She was born to her father, Horace Pugh, and mother, Karen Pugh. Her father played football and ran track, and her mother was a long-distance runner. Mallory Pugh grew up with her older sister Brianna Pugh. Also, Brianna played football at the University of Oregon.

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Early Life

Mallory Pugh has been playing football since a young age. She has received many honors and has achieved her goals in her junior and senior years. Pugh started playing football at the age of four, and then she followed her sister and played soccer. Moreover, Mallory studied at Mountain Vista High school, and later she attended the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mountain Vista High School, 2012 – 2016

Mallory Pugh attended Mountain Vista High School from 2012 to 2016, situated in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. As a freshman, she was named the offensive MVP at Mountain Vista High School. She scored 47 goals with 23 assists during three seasons with the team. Because of national team preparations, she missed more than half of the tournaments during her sophomore year. She was named Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Also, she was named NSCAA Youth Girls National Player of the Year consecutively for 2014 and 2015.

After completion of high school, it was reported that Pugh rejected college and played for Portland F.C. But later that week, Pugh’s father said that the reports are fake. In July 2016, Mallory Pugh attended the University f California, Los Angeles. She joined the UCLA soccer team as planned.

Club Career

Mallory Diane Pugh started her club career in the year 2014. She has played for Washington Spirit. She is currently playing for the club Sky Blue F.C. as a forward player. Pugh began playing for clubs while she was attending the University of California.

Washington Spirit, 2017 – 2019

On 13 May 2017, Mallory Pugh officially joined the club Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, NWSL. She made her first professional debut on 20 May 2017 against F.C. Kansas City. For the club, she made forty appearances and scored ten goals. And she was also named as a finalist for the NWSL Rookie of the Year.

Sky Blue F.C., 2020 – present

Mallory Pugh was traded to the Sky Blue F.C. on 16 January 2020. She made her first debut for the club on 5 September 2020 in the match against Washington Spirit.

Senior career statistics

YearsTeamGame playGoals
2017-2019Washington spirit4010
2020-Sky Blue FC10

Club Score Detail

Club Season League Total
Division Regular Season Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Washington Spirit 2017 NWSL 16 6 16 6
2018 15 2 15 2
2019 9 2 9 2
Career total 40 10 0 0 40 10

International Career

Mallory Diane Pugh has not only been active in the national matches, but Pugh has also been playing international competitions in the industry. She has played games against many countries all over the world.

In 2011, Mallory Pugh attended the United States under-14 girl’s national team from 13 July to 7 August in Oregon. She also participated in the U-15 national team training camp from 11 February to 18 February. Then she joined the second training camp from 3 June to 10 June.

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U-17 Women’s National Soccer Team

In 2013, Mallory Pugh attended the U-15 national team training camp at the Olympic Training Center from 24 February to 2 March. Following many international tournaments, she joined the U-17 national team training camp from 9 June to 16 June. During the preparation of the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship, Pugh attended many training camps and was named to the roster of the championship held in Jamaica. She started the year 2014 at the training camp from 11 January to 19 January in California. In the match against Japan, Pugh scored her fourth goal of the tournament to help the United States win the title.

U-20 Women’s National Soccer Team

At the end of U-17 WNT, Mallory Pugh, the youngest team member, was called for the U-20 national team training camp from 22 February to 2 March. During the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the team trained in May and July and a trip to Europe in June. She suffered from a right ankle injury in the world cup match. Despite the injury, she started the remaining two games of the tournament. In the year 2015, pugh attended many training camps and played in many tournaments. She was the most experienced player and was named the roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s U–20 Championship in December. Mallory Pugh was awarded the Golden Ball for its best player and the Golden Boot for most goals scored. And she was also named 2015 U.S. Soccer Young Female Player of the Year.

At the age of 18, Mallory Pugh was a senior national team member and is still eligible for the 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she captained the team. Till then, she had already played 23 international matches and scored 17 goals. Pugh participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and she made history by being the first U.S. women’s player to play in both of the tournaments in the same year.

Senior national team

After the successful run with U-20 Women’s national team, Mallory Pugh was called up for the senior national team in 2016. She earned her first captain in the match against Ireland and became the youngest player named an Olympic qualifying roster for the United States. Pugh played in many international tournaments, recorded many assists, and scored many goals in the season. She was also named for the 2016 SheBelievesCup, and the U.S. won the cup with a win of 2-1.

2016 Summer Olympics

On 12 July 2016, Mallory Pugh was on the national team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She made her first Olympic debut in the match against New Zealand on 3 August. The U.S. was unable to win the tournament.


The United States won the game against Denmark on 21 January 2018. She played many matches throughout the season. On 8 June 2018, Mallory Pugh injured her right knee, but she made her comeback against Chile on 31 August 2018.

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Mallory Pugh played in many tournaments, scored many goals with many assists. She scored her first goal of the season in the match against France. Pugh was called up for the 2019 FIF Women’s World Cup, and on 11 June 2019, she scored her first goal in the match against Thailand. She appeared in all games against Chile, Thailand, and Sweden.


In the year 2020, Mallory Pugh was named to the roster for the 2020 SheBelievesCup. The United States won the third and final game of the tournament against Japan. Because of her injury, Pugh could not participate in the national team training camp held from 18 October to 28 October.

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International career statistics

YearsTeamsGame playGoals
2013-2014Unites States U171215
2014-2016United States U20
2016- United States6318

Olympic and World Cup Statistics

Match Date Location Opponent Lineup Result Competition
2016 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
1 2016–08–03 Belo Horizonte, Brazil New Zealand off 51′ (on Dunn) 2–0 W Group stage
2 2016-08-09 Manaus, Brazil Colombia on 33′ (off Rapinoe) 2–2 D Group stage
3 2016-08-12 Brasília, Brazil Sweden off 114′ (on Horan) 1–1 (pso 4–3) L Quarter-finals
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
1 2019-06-11 Reims, France  Thailand on 69′ (off Ertz) 13–0 W FIFA World Cup GS
2 2019-06-16 Paris, France  Chile Start 3–0 W FIFA World Cup GS
3 2019-06-20 Le Havre, France  Sweden on 83′ (off Rapinoe) 2–0 W FIFA World Cup GS

International Score Details

Date Location Opponent Cap Lineup Min Assist/pass Score Result Competition
1 2016–01–23[m 1] San Diego, CA  Ireland 1 on 58′ (off Morgan) 83 Christen Press 5–0 5–0 Friendly match
2 2016–04–06[m 2] East Hartford, CT  Colombia 10 off 46′ (on Press) 39 Carli Lloyd 3–0 7–0 Friendly match
3 2016–07–22[m 3] Kansas City, KS  Costa Rica 14 off 77′ (on Heath) 22 unassisted 2–0 4–0 Friendly match
4 2016–08–09[m 4] Manaus, Brazil  Colombia 16 on 33′ (off Rapinoe) 59 Crystal Dunn 2–1 2–2 Olympics: Group G
5 2017-08-03[m 5] Carson, CA  Japan 26 off 73′ (on Williams) 60 Taylor Smith 2–0 3–0 2017 Tournament of Nations
6 2017-09-19[m 6] Cincinnati, OH  New Zealand 28 off 72′ (on Heath) 44 Lindsey Horan 2–0 5–0 Friendly match
7 2018-01-21[m 7] San Diego, CA  Denmark 30 off 70′ (on Williams) 47 unassisted 3–1 5–1 Friendly match
8 65 unassisted 4–1
9 2018-03-04[m 8] Harrison, NJ  France 32 off 73′ (on Dunn) 35 unassisted 1–0 1–1 2018 SheBelieves Cup
10 2018-04-05[m 9] Jacksonville, FL  Mexico 34 off 77′ (on Sauerbrunn) 6 Megan Rapinoe 1–0 4–1 Friendly match
11 2018-04-08[m 10] Houston, TX  Mexico 35 off 58′ (on McGrady) 3 Megan Rapinoe 1–0 6–2 Friendly match
12 2018-09-04[m 10] San Jose, CA  Chile 37 off 46′ (on Lloyd) 3 Tobin Heath 1–0 4–0 Friendly match
13 2019-01-19[m 11] Le Havre, France  France 44 Start 90+1 Carli Lloyd 1–3 1–3 Friendly match
14 2019-04-04[m 12] Commerce City, CO  Australia 49 on 66′ (off Rapinoe) 67 Emily Sonnett 4–2 5–3 Friendly match
15 90+5 Alyssa Naeher 5–3
16 2019-05-26[m 13] Harrison, NJ  Mexico 53 on 46′ (off Sauerbrunn) 76 Carli Lloyd 2–0 3–0 Friendly match
17 2019-06-11[m 14] Reims, France  Thailand 54 on 69′ (off Ertz) 84 Alex Morgan 11–0 13–0 FIFA Women’s World Cup
18 2019-10-03[m 15] Charlotte, North Carolina  South Korea 59 Start 76 Megan Rapinoe 2-0 2-0 Friendly match

Achievements and Honors

Mallory Pugh is a professional football player. In her soccer career, she has received many honors starting from her college life to international games. 

Individual Honors

Some of her achievements are listed below:

  • 2012 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year Top 5 Finalist
  • NSCAA Youth All–America Team: 2013
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Youth Girls National Player of the Year: 2014, 2015
  • U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year: 2015
  • Gatorade National Female Soccer Player of the Year: 2016

College Honors

During her college days, Mallory Pugh was named for many honors. Some of her college awards are listed below:

  • Offensive MVP
  • Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year: 2014, 2015
  • Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2015 High School Female Athlete of the Year

Club Honors

Mallory Pugh was named for a few mentions. Some of her club honors are listed below:

  • NWSL Rookie of the Year

International Honors

Some of her global mentions are listed below:

  • 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship
  • SheBelieves Cup20162018, and 2020CONCACAF Women’s Championship2018
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup2019
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Social Life

Mallory Pugh is actively involved in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and she mostly updates her profile. On exploring her social accounts, she is an adventurous person. She has a tremendous number of fans and admirers over the social media landscape. Her Instagram username is @malpugh, having a total of 537k followers. She has made over 3500 posts. You can also tweet her. She has around 112.5k followers with over 4.3k tweets, and her Twitter handler is @MalPugh. The official Facebook page of Mallory Pugh is @MalloryPughOfficial, with about 66k followers and 30.7k Facebook likes.

Life Partner

The famous soccer player Mallory Pugh has been dating Dansby Swanson, a shortstop of the Atlanta Braves. They met through Swanson’s former teammate and Pugh’s brother-in-law, Jace Peterson.

Net Worth and Salary

Mallory Pugh is paid a decent amount salary. Most of her income comes from being a football player, and she has done endorsement works for brands like Nike. The sportswear giant Nike announced a long-term partnership with an NWSL soccer player, Mallory Pugh. Her decent salary is expected to be around $50k. In the year 2020, her net worth is roughly $1 million.  

Some interesting facts about Mallory Pugh

  1. Mallory Pugh is a versatile player and lightning-fast.
  2. Before attending high school, Pugh helped Real Colorado to win the state titles in 2010 and 2011.
  3. In the year 2019, she has appeared in two promotions for Gatorade, one titled “Every Day is Your Day” with Mia Hamm, and the other titled “Bring the Heat” with Lionel Messi.
  4. Pugh is a part of FIFA 21, a FIFA video game series.
  5. After winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Mallory Pugh and another team member of the national team were honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
  6. She has won many awards, including the NSCAA Youth All–America Team: 2013, U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year: 2015, 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, SheBelieves Cup: 2016, 2018, and 2020, and many more.
  7. Besides her football career, her favorite footballer is Lionel Messi, her favorite color is gray, and dogs and cats are her favorite.
  8. She loves playing soccer, listening to music, and swimming.


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