Alex Morgan (USA)
One of the most high profile stars of the women’s game, with an impressive 5.6 million Instagram followers to her name, Alex Morgan encapsulates what it means to be a trailblazer. From beginning her career with the California Golden Bears at the University of California, Morgan has established herself as a USWNT regular, with her team-mates affectionately nicknaming her “Baby Horse” - a nod towards her style of running. Morgan has written a series of children’s books aimed at inspiring young girls, and last year made her acting debut, starring as herself in a fictional feature length film Alex & Me. The Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner was, alongside team-mate Megan Rapinoe, the first female footballer to sign up to the Common Goal campaign, in which players donate 1% of their wages to football related charities.
Illustration by Suzanne Dias