Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder/winger for the Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is also the captain of the club.
Before she has played for Chicago Red Stars, Philadelphia Independence, Magic Jack, Sydney FC, Seattle Sounders Women, and Olympique Lyon.
She became one of the iconic women soccer players when she helped the United States Women’s national soccer team to win gold at the 2012 London Olympics and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She co-captains the US Women’s national team since 2018.
She was captain of the United States Women National team in FIFA World Cup 2019. With her captaincy, she led her team to win the 2019 FIFA Women World club by defeating the Netherlands in the final.
Megan Rapinoe was born on July 5, 1985, in Redding, California, the USA to parent Jim and Denise Rapinoe. Her birth name is Megan Anna Rapinoe. She has five siblings. She was raised along with her siblings in her hometown.
She joined Foothill High School. She idolized her older brother Brian and took up soccer at the age of three. Rapinoe was trained alongside the team coached by her father. Instead of playing soccer at Foothill High School, she went to play for the Elk Grove Pride club which was in the south of Sacramento.
She began her professional playing career with the American soccer club, Chicago Red Stars in 2009. In 2011, she signed a contract with Philadelphia Independence and as well as Magic Jack.
She then moved to Australia and signed with an Australian women soccer club, Sydney FC for the 2011/12 season and then signed with a French women soccer club, Olympique Lyon for a reported salary of $14,000 a month.
She made her debut for Lyon at the UEFA Women’s Champions League and scored her first goal at the competition.
Currently, she is playing for National Women’s Soccer League, Seattle Reign FC.
Megan Rapinoe’s International Career
After playing for the US women team at their U-16 and U-19 sides, she made her international debut against Ireland in a friendly match on July 23, 2006.
She scored her first goal for country in October, 20006 against Taiwan.
She has represented the USA at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2012, she won the Olympic gold medal with her team-mate Alex Morgan.
She was also in the squad list for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She captained the US National Women team in FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. Rapinoe and US team won 2019 Women’s World Cup after beating the Netherlands in finals with a 2-0 score.
Her astonishing performance led her to win 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup golden boot with 6 goal tallies.
Net Worth and Earnings
As mentioned above, Megan Rapinoe’s estimated net worth of around $3 million. It was reported she use to earn more than $168,000 from playing for Reign FC.
She is one the highest-paid player.
Furthermore, she also receives money from her endorsement deals with brands like Nike and Samsung.
Personal Life and Relationship
Talking about her personal life, she announced herself as a lesbian on July 2, 2012. She had been in a relationship with an Australian soccer player, Sarah Walsh in 2009.
They parted their ways in 2013. Later, it was rumored that she is dating Sera Cahoone, a sub pop recording artist.
They announced their engagement in August 2015 and tied their knot in January 2017. However, the two called off their engagement.
Currently, she started dating Sue Bird, a storm soccer player.
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