Soccer Player “Megan Rapinoe” wins 2019 Women’s Ballon d’Or.
The Best FIFA Women’s Player in September and she has now succeeded Ada Hegerberg by winning the second ever Ballon d’Or Feminin.
England and Lyon right-back Bronze finished second in the voting while Rapinoe’s USA team-mate Morgan was third.
Soccer player Megan Rapinoe poses for a portrait during the Team USA Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The US captain played an integral role in helping her country retain the World Cup in France last summer, winning both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot in the process.
Rapinoe was not at the ceremony in Paris on Monday, but said she was shocked to be the winning the award
“I’ll do my best to get there next year,” says the Reign FC midfielder after accepting the award via video message.
As Rapinoe won the female ballon d’or award on the other hand, Lionel Messi of Barcelona won the male Ballon d’Or award for 2019.