Glory Margo Dydek

Margo Dydek was a Polish professional basketball player best recognized for being the world’s tallest female professional basketball player. She played for many WNBA teams. In 1999, she received the Polish Gold Cross of Merit.
Dydek was born on April 28, 1974, and was the first overall pick in the WNBA draft in 1998. She was a center for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League and also served as a coach for the team. She stood at a height of 7 feet 2 inches and weighed 101 kilos.

What was Margo Dydek’s net worth?

Glory Margo Dydek has primary source of income came from basketball. Her net worth was estimated to be $6 million. Margo earned around $71,635 per year while playing in the WNBA.

Dydek received a cash prize as a junior after winning two bronze medals with the Polish National team in the 1992 European Championships and the 1993 World Championships. The most notable achievement was a gold medal at the European Championship in 1999, where she also received a cash prize for being the highest scorer (154 points).

She earned a salary as a coach for the Northside Wizards of the Queensland Basketball Team after her professional career ended in 2008.

Glory Margo Dydek
Caption: Glory Margo Dydek (source: Wikipedia)

Dydek was previously married to David Twigg.

Margo Dydek first met her future husband, David Twigg, when she was 19 years old. However, she married him near the end of her professional basketball career. David and Margo had two children, David (born in 2008) and Alex (born in 2010). (born 2010).

Margo suffered a heart attack while pregnant with her third child, which took her life on May 27, 2011.

Childhood of Glory Margo Dydek

Margo Dydek was born on April 28, 1974, in Warsaw, Poland, to parents who were both over 6 feet tall. Katarzyna and Marta were Dydek’s two sisters. Her older sister, Katarzyna, played for the Colorado Xplosion, and her younger sister, Marta, played professionally in Spain.

Margo followed in the footsteps of her older sister Kashka and began playing basketball at a local club called “Huragan” in Wolomin, Poland. She then went on to play for the Poznan Olympia team, as well as other Polish and French teams before moving to the United States.

A career in the WNBA

The Utah Starzz selected Margo Dydek first overall in the 1998 WNBA Draft. The team was relocated to San Antonio and renamed the Silver Stars. Dydek was traded to the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2005, in exchange for Katie Feenstra.

Dydek left the Connecticut Sun due to her pregnancy and signed with the Los Angeles Sparks, where Zheng Haixia previously played.

The following records are kept:

  • All-time block leader with 877 in 323 games.
  • Nine times as block leader (1998-2003, 2005-2007)
  • Eight times, he was the leader in blocks per game (1998-2003, 2006-2007)
  • The most defensive rebounds – 214 (2001)
Glory Margo Dydek
Caption: Glory Margo Dydek (source: Playerswiki)

The end of life

Margo Dydek went into cardiac arrest and lost consciousness on May 19, 2011. An ambulance was dispatched to take her to a hospital in Brisbane. Dydek was pregnant at the time, and she died eight days later, much to everyone’s surprise.

Quick facts of Glory Margo Dydek

  • 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


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