Megan Rapinoe has been named the best women’s footballer of the year at a Fifa ceremony in Milan after leading USA to the World Cup this summer.
Rapinoe, who plays for Reign FC but has recently been linked with a move to Barcelona, was instrumental in the team’s success in France, and finished as the tournament’s joint top scorer with six goals.
She also made a huge impact off the pitch, speaking out for LGBT rights and denouncing the US president, Donald Trump.
Subscribe to Independent Premium to bookmark this article
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Try Independent Premium free for 1 month to access this feature.
Os textos, informações e opiniões publicados neste espaço são de total responsabilidade do(a) autor(a). Logo, não correspondem, necessariamente, ao ponto de vista do Central da Pauta.