Glory Margo Dydek

by Karan 14 Jan,2020
Glory Margo Dydek
Body Stats
Height 7 Feet 2 Inch
Weight 101
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Malgorzata Dydek
  • Birth Place Warsaw, Poland
  • Famous Name Margo Dydek
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Net Worth $6 million
  • Siblings Katarzyna Dydek and Marta Dydek
  • Position in Team Center
  • Nationality Polish
  • Started career as Basketball player
  • Married to David Twigg
  • Children 2

Margo Dydek was a polish-born professional basketball player who was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world. She played for many teams in the WNBA. In 1999, she was honored with the Polish Gold Cross of Merit.

Born on 28 April 1974, Dydek was drafted 1st overall in the 1998 WNBA draft. She played the center position and was also a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League. She stood 7-foot-2 tall and weighed 101 kg.

Net Worth of Margo Dydek

The primary source of income for Margo Dydek was from playing basketball. She had an estimated net worth of $6 million. When Margo was playing in the WNBA, she received a salary of around $71,635.

As a junior, when Dydek won two bronze medals in the 1992 European Championships and 1993 World Championship from the Polish National team, she received some amount in cash prize. The most outstanding success was Gold Medal at the European Championship in 1999 where she received a cash prize too, for being the highest scorer (154 points).

After ending her professional career in 2008, she became a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball Team and earned a salary.

Dydek was married to David Twigg

Margo Dydek met her future husband, David Twiggat the age of 19-year-old. But she got married to him at the end of her professional basketball career. David and Margo had two children, David (born 2008) and Alex(born 2010).

Margo with her husband and son SOURCE: WNBA

When Margo was pregnant with her third child, she was stricken by a heart attack that ended her life on 27 May 2011.

Early Life

Margo Dydek was born on 28 April 1974 in Warsaw, Poland, to parents who were both taller than 6 feet. Dydek had two sisters, Katarzyna, and Marta. Her elder sister Katarzyna played for the Colorado Xplosion and younger sister, Marta, played in Spain professionally.

Margo followed her elder sister Kashka’s footsteps and started playing basketball at a local club called “Huragan” in Wolomin, Poland. Then she moved on to play with the team Poznan Olympia and also played for other Polish and French teams before going to the U.S.

WNBA Career

Margo Dydek was drafted first overall in 1998 in the WNBA Draft by Utah Starzz. The franchise was transferred to San Antonio and renamed as Silver Stars. On April 16, 2005, Silver Stars traded Dydek to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Katie Feenstra

Margo, the tallest WNBA Player SOURCE: Pinterest

Due to her pregnancy, Dydek left the Connecticut Sun and signed with the Los Angeles Sparks, where Zheng Haixia used to play.

Records held:

  • All-time leader in blocks – 877 in 323 games
  • Leader in blocks nine times (1998-2003, 2005-2007)
  • Leader in blocks/game eight times (1998-2003, 2006-2007)
  • Most defensive rebounds – 214 rebounds (2001)

Death

On 19 May 2011, Margo Dydek suffered a cardiac arrest and lost consciousness. She was immediately rushed to a Brisbane hospital by an ambulance. Dydek was pregnant at that time and died eight days later to everyone's shock.

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