Megan Rapinoe

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Megan Rapinoe


United States

Birth - Death

1985 -



Notable Achievements

Olympic Gold, World Champion, Presidential Medal of Freedom


Retired professional soccer player who played for Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League until 2023. Previously played for the Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, and magicJack in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) as well as Olympique Lyonnais in France's Division 1 Féminine. Gold medal Olympic winner, 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Member of the World Cup-winning team in 2019, for which she was awarded both the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball awards. Recipient of the FIFA Best Women’s Player in the World (2019). LGBTQ activist with the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. Member, National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame (2015). Named to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People list (2020). Partner is Sue Bird, and formerly soccer player Sarah Walsh. Sports Illustrated magazine's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year. Author of her memoir 'One Life' (2020). Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2022).

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