Sports Illustrated the leading sports and athletic magazine has just announced Magen Rapinoe as its 2019 Sportsperson of the Year.
“Rapinoe is the female American football midfielder who led the US Women’s National Soccer team to its record fourth World Cup title in July, who has now been named the Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated,” CNN reports.
The SI recognition adds to her many wins for the year 2019. She was also the recipient of the Ballon d’Or award just last week, an annual award given to the world’s best footballers.
Megan has always campaigned for equal pay for women, and also a renown women’s rights advocate