Former U.S. women's national team star Mia Hamm was approved on Monday as a new member of Italian club AS Roma's board of directors.
Roma is traded on the Milan stock exchange and the nomination was made at a club shareholder meeting Monday.
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 women's FIFA world player of the year award in 2001 and 2002 -- the first two times that the honor was given.
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.
Board members serve three-year terms.