Alex Morgan (USA)

Trailblazers

Alex Morgan (USA)
@alexmorgan13

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