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Megan Rapinoe on Monday was named the winner of France Soccer’s second ever ladies’s Ballon d’Or award, including to her assortment of 2019 acclaims. Rapinoe was named one of the best ladies’s participant on the planet by FIFA in September after successful the Golden Ball because the 2019 World Cup’s finest participant in July.

Rapinoe beat out England defender Lucy Bronze and United States teammate Alex Morgan to win the award, simply as she did to win the FIFA honor.

Rapinoe tallied 9 objectives and 7 assists in 15 video games for the U.S. this yr. Six of these objectives got here on the World Cup, a haul which additionally received her the Golden Boot. She performed in solely six video games for Reign FC this Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League season resulting from accidents and nationwide workforce commitments.

Lyon ahead Ada Hegerberg received the primary ladies’s Ballon d’Or final yr. She completed fourth in voting this yr.

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