American icon Mia Hamm joins Roma board: club

American football icon Mia Hamm and Cam Neely, the president of ice-hockey club Boston Bruins, joined AS Roma`s board of directors on Monday.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 09:35 AM IST
American icon Mia Hamm joins Roma board: club

Rome: American football icon Mia Hamm and Cam Neely, the president of ice-hockey club Boston Bruins, joined AS Roma`s board of directors on Monday.

The nominations were announced in a statement by the Serie A club to the Milan financial stock exchange.

The 42-year-old Hamm, who is now retired, helped the USA women`s team to two World Cup titles and has twice won the women`s FIFA player of the year award, in 2001 and 2002.

Neely, a former player with the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins, is now a president with the former National Hockey League (NHL) club.

Roma was taken over by a group of executives from Boston three years ago and is now led by president, American James Pallotta.

The Giallorossi last won the Serie A title in 2001 but in recent seasons have returned to the forefront of Italian football.

Roma finished runners-up last season behind Juventus and, currently three points behind Juve after eight games, are considered the Bianconeri`s biggest challengers for this season`s scudetto.