In this article, we will be sharing some cool and interesting facts about Megan Rapinoe. Megan Anna Rapinoe was born on July 5, 1985. She is a professional footballer who mainly plays as an attacking midfielder. On the club level, she has played from number of clubs including Women’s Professional Soccer, Sydney FC and Seattle Sounders Women, Olympique Lyonnais and Seattle Reign FC. On the international level, she represents United Sates of America national team. She has represented his national side in many key tournaments including FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, London Olympics 2012 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.
COOL AND INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MEGAN ANNA RAPINOE
- Selected second overall in WPS Draft
The most interesting fact about her is that, she was selected by Chicago Red Starts as second overall for the inaugural season of WPS. WPS is the abbreviation of Women Professional Soccer League and in United States this was the highest division of soccer league.
- Was on starting lineup in 17 of the 18 games
Another cool fact about Megan is that, she was selected on the starting lineup in 17 games out of 18 games. She remained on the ground playing for her club for more than 1,375 minutes. Not limited to this, she also scored outstanding two goals and assisted three crucial goals for his team.
- Named in All-Star League Team
A cool fact about her is that, she was selected in all-Star League Team in August 2009. Out of 20 games played by her club, she started 19 of them. She also got representation in 2009 WPS All Star game.
- 5th American Women in history to play in UEFA Women’s Champion League
Another interesting fact about Rapinoe is that, she has been the fifth women in the history of American football to play in UEFA Women Champions League. This league is considered to be one of the highly regarded championships in the game of football. She made five appearances, scored two goals along with one assist
- The only footballer to score an Olimpico at the Olympic games
Another inspiring fact about her is that, she is indeed the first and so far the only football player (either male or female) who has scored and Olimpico at the Olympic Games. She claimed this honour while playing in London Olympics of 2012.
- Personal facts
Some interesting personal facts about her are that, she has claimed herself to be a lesbian. She is in a relationship with another female football player from Australia, Sara Walsh. The relationship lasted for about 5 years. She then started dating Sera Cahoone, a famous Sub Pop Recording artist. They got engaged in 2015. She was raised in California. Her parents names are Jim and Densie. She were five siblings.
- Ambassador of Athlete Ally
A cool fact about her is that, she serves as an ambassador of Athlete Ally. This is a non-profit organization that works for the elimination of homophobia and transphobia amongst players. She has been a very active philanthropist through out here career and has always dedicated her time and money for noble causes.
- Brand ambassador
Another cool fact about her is that, she is the brand ambassador of number of global brands including Wildfang, Vitamin Water, Nike and Samsung. She has made number of apprearacnes in Television commercials of these brands. The most famous is the commercial of Nike where she appeared along with Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Appeared on covers of famous Magazines
Another cool fact about her is that, she has been featured by almost all major magazines including March 2013 edition of Curve, August 2012 edition of Sports Illustrated, July 2012 edition of Out, April 2013 edition of The New York Times and most famously in July 2014 edition of The Body Issue.
- First female player to make it to the cover of EA Sport Video Game
A cool fact about her is that, she became the first female athlete who appeared on the cover of FIFA 16 which is the latest video game of EA Sport. She made this appearance along with Christine Sinclar and Steph Catley her Portland Thorns teammates.
- Ranked as No. 2 Women Player by EA Sport
Another cool fact about her is that, she has been regarded as number two women’s player in EA Sport. Rapnioe along with her other team mates were the first women players included in the famous football video game EA Sports’ FIFA Video Game series, FIFA 16.
- Part of 1st Women Sports team honoured with a Ticker Tape Parade & White House Honour
The most amazing fact about her is that, she along with her teammates became the first Women Sport team of United States who were honoured with a Ticker Tape Parade in New York City amid United States’ win at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio also offered each player a key to the city. Moreover, President of United States Barack Obama honoured her along with other teammates at White House in October.
- Honours and Titles at International level
Another amazing fact about her is that, she has been outstanding at international level. She won 1Harry Glickman Professional Female Athlete of the Year Title for the year 2012.
Honours and Titles at Individual level
Another amazing fact about her is that, she has been outstanding at individual level, while playing football she won 1Player of the Tournament award at the Algarve Cup for the year 2013, 1 NWSL Player of the Week for the week 16th of the year 2013, 1 NWSL Player of the Week for the week 2nd of the year 2015.