Football is arguably the most popular sport in the world, and rightly so. In recent times, women’s football is making more waves than it did years ago. As a result of this, many women who decided to make a career thereof has been thrust into the limelight; Shawna Gordon is one of them.
As a midfielder, she is a celebrated footballer with a career that has taken her across three continents. In this article, we dive into her life, her career, and other details about her.
Shawna Gordon Biography
The soccer player was born on the 18th of January, 1990 in Fontana, California. However, she grew up in the nearby city of Rancho Cucamonga. She’s a Caucasian American. Details on her family are scarce, as she hasn’t disclosed any information about her parents or her siblings.
Her high school education was at Los Osos High School where she was on the school team for four years, leading them to two league championships. Shawna Gordon’s performance on the team was so stellar she got named the most valuable player when she was a senior. Once she was done with high school, she went to California State University, where she graduated with a BA in Business and Communication.
Shawna Gordon’s love for football started out at a very early age. She followed her passion for the sport from high school all the way into college. When she was in California State University, she played for the Long Beach State 49ers team from 2008 up till 2011. During that time, she helped the team to achieve three Big West titles. The team also got three NCAA Tournament appearances. Before her exit in 2011, the team made it to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time, and Shawna Gordon was named Big West Conference Midfielder of the Year.
Shawna kicked-off her professional career getting signed with the Boston Breakers football club in 2013. Even though it was the maiden season of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), Shawna Gordon stayed on the bench and didn’t play for the Boston Breakers. At the end of the season, she switched club, moving to Australia to join the Western Sydney Wanders FC in the W-League’s 2013-2014 season. Her form stayed stellar, and in December 2013, she was named W-League Player of the Week. Of the 12 games of the season, Shawna Gordon had 10 starts and delivered a goal. By the end of the season, the Western Sydney Wanders finished 7th on the table.
By summer 2014, Shawna Gordon moved back to the US when she got signed with the team LA Blues in Los Angeles. She kept up her form and skills, and by the end of the season, she’d helped lead the team to their fourth W-League championship. Her score sheet had her with five goals and five assists. By Fall of the same year, she switched locations again and joined Swedish club Umea IK for their league’s 2014 season. Umea IK finished 6th on the table, and Shawna Gordon made six appearances in the season.
October 2014 saw Shawna Gordon go back to the US to join the New Jersey club Sky Blue FC. She started out playing in the 2015-2016 season. Of the total 20 games Sky Blue FC played, Shawna made 13 appearances. Of those 13, she was part of the starting 11 for 10 of her appearances. At the end of the season, Sky Blue FC finished the league 8th on the table.
Gordon has also appeared on the international stage. Before she joined the Long Beach State 49ers, she was part of the under-17 national team, pushing the team forward with a goal and an assist as they battled against Argentina and Uruguay. In the spring of 2008, she was invited to join the under-20 national team’s training camp.
Her Salary and Net Worth
Shawna Gordon’s professional career has spanned several years, and in that time she has appeared for different clubs in different countries and has also represented the US on a national level. With that in mind, her net worth is estimated at a nice $1 million, with an annual salary of $85,000 yearly.
Is She Married or Dating Anyone?
Shawna Gordon was in a relationship with American actor and former model Shemar Moore. The couple appeared together in public places and events, sharing photos of themselves on their social media pages. The relationship lasted for a long time, but the couple broke up afterward.
Shawna has not posted pictures with her and another guy since then, and she has made no mention of dating anyone new. She has since then been on her own, living the single life and seemingly enjoying it.