American Rapinoe wins ladies’s Ballon d’Or award

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Soccer Soccer – The Ballon d’Or awards – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France – December 2, 2019 Megan Rapinoe of the US wins the Ladies’s Ballon d’Or and thanks on the display screen Information/Christian Hartmann

PARIS (Information) – United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe received the ladies’s Ballon d’Or award on Monday after serving to her nation to retain the World Cup in France this yr.

The 34-year-old was the driving power behind the U.S. workforce that claimed a record-extending fourth world title in July and netted a penalty within the last towards the Netherlands.

Rapinoe, who can also be the captain of Reign FC within the U.S. Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League, succeeds Norway’s Ada Hegerberg, who didn’t function on the World Cup.

The award is predicated on a vote by worldwide journalists.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Enhancing by Ken Ferris