A global icon

Alex Morgan was named in Time magazine’s list of 2019’s 100 most influential people. Mohamed Salah was the only other footballer to feature.

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Before this World Cup, the 29-year-old striker had scored more than 100 goals for her country.

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Morgan scored for the US in the 2011 World Cup final.

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World Cup winner Mia Hamm sees Morgan as the perfect role model.

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Morgan is leading the fight for equal pay, filing a lawsuit with her team-mates against the US Soccer Federation asking for parity with the men's team.

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Away from the pitch, the World Cup winner has a degree in political economy from Berkeley.

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She is also author of seven children’s books and made her acting debut last year in a film called “Alex & Me”.

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The United States have won more World Cups than any other country and, with Morgan in form, are favourites to lift the trophy again in France.

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