ROME (AP) Retired United States women’s soccer star Mia Hamm and Boston Bruins president Cam Neely were nominated to Italian club Roma’s board of directors Monday.
Roma is traded on the Milan stock exchange and the nominations were made at a club shareholder meeting.
The 42-year-old Hamm helped the United States to two World Cup titles, including the inaugural edition in 1991 in China, and won the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award in 2001 and 2002 – the first two times that honor was given.
Hamm is not a club investor, Roma said.
The 49-year-old Neely was a forward for the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins. He became the Bruins’ president in 2010.
Roma was bought by a group of four Boston executives three years ago and Richard D’Amore, a member of that group, rejoined the board. Former club president Thomas DiBenedetto and New York lawyer Joe Tacopina, who recently became president of second-division club Bologna, left the board.
American investor Stanley Gold was also nominated.
The 13 board members serve three-year terms.
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