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Who is Alex Morgan? | Women's Football

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:33:13 Europe/London News , By George Finney

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Alex Morgan Smiling in the red 2019 world cup kit


Who is Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is a professional football player from the USA, and she is the face of female football right now. You probably already know the USA won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France, and Alex Morgan was a major driving force behind their victory.

Standing at a height of 5'7” and weighing around 62kg, Alex is an asset to her team. In 2009, she became the youngest member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team. She was nicknamed “Baby Horse” by her teammates due to her youth and incredible running speed and style.

Alex was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s professional soccer draft, and at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, she earned her first Olympic gold medal when the U.S. defeated Japan in the final. 

She was also a major player in the USA's consecutive victories in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about her highly successful career in women’s football. That includes the clubs she's played for, how much she earns and the awards she's won.


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Alex Morgan and team mates celebrate victory at the FIFA Women's World Cup


What position does Alex Morgan play?

Alex Morgan is a centre forward, but more importantly, she's a great striker. She scores a lot of the goals for her team. In the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the U.S. team scored the most goals in a world cup game ever with a 13-0 victory against Thailand. Morgan led the way scoring 5 of the 13 goals in that game. 


Which clubs has Alex Morgan played for?

Alex Morgan has played for football clubs all over the USA and in France. The below list shows all the clubs she has played for and the map even further down shows you where they are!

College Career

California Golden Bears - 2007 - 2010 

Senior Career

West Coast FC - 2008 - 2009 

California Storm - 2010 

Pali Blues - 2010

Western New York Flash - 2011 

Seattle Sounders Women - 2012 

Portland Thorns FC - 2013 - 2015 

Orlando Pride - 2016- 2017 

Lyon (loan) 2016- 2017

National Team

United States U20 - 2008 

United States 2010 - Now 


Browse the map below to see all the clubs Alex Morgan has played for!


How many goals has Alex Morgan scored?

Alex Morgan is no doubt a top goalscorer and an incredible asset to any team she plays for. The below list shows all the goals she has scored in her college and professional teams so far.

College Career

California Golden Bears - 2007 - 2010. 

Goals Scored: 45

Senior Career

West Coast FC - 2008 - 2009 

Goals Scored: 2

California Storm - 2010

Goals Scored: 5

Pali Blues - 2010

Goals Scored: 1

Western New York Flash - 2011

Goals Scored: 4

Seattle Sounders Women - 2012

Goals Scored: 2

Portland Thorns FC - 2013 - 2015

Goals Scored: 15

Orlando Pride - 2016- 2017

Goals Scored: 18

Lyon (loan) 2016- 2017

Goals Scored: 5

National Team

United States U20 - 2008

Goals Scored: 5

United States 2010 - Now

Goals Scored: 107


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What trophies and awards has Alex Morgan won?

Alex Morgan is a highly decorated football player, and for good reason, she's a great player! Just take a look at the list below to see all the awards she has won throughout her career.

Club Competition Wins

WPS Championship 2011

Team: Western New York Flash

NWSL Championship 2013

Team: Portland Thorns FC

Division 1 Feminine 2016 - 17 

Team: Lyon 

Coupe de France Feminine 2016 - 17

Team: Lyon

UEFA Women’s Champions League 2016 - 17

Team: Lyon

International Awards

Olympic Gold Medal 2012

Team: United States

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 & 2019

Team: United States

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2008

Team: United States U20

Algarve Cup 2011, 2013 & 2015

Team: United States

Four Nations Tournament 2011

Team: United States

SheBelieves Cup 2016 & 2018

Team: United States

CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014 & 2018

Team: United States

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012 & 2016

Team: United States

 ESPY Award - Best Team 2015 & 2019

Team: United States

Individual Awards

FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Ball 2008

ESPY Award Best Female Athlete 2019

ESPY Award Best Breakthrough Athlete Nominee 2012

ESPY Award Best Moment Nominee 2013

Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sport 2012

U.S. Soccer Athlete of the year 2012 & 2018 

FIFA World Player of the Year Finalist 2012

National Women’s Soccer League Second Best XI 2013 & 2017

CONCACAF Player of the Year 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018

USWNT All-Time Best XI 2013

SheBelieves Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball 2016

CONCACAF Women’s Championship Golden Boot 2018


How much does Alex Morgan make?

According to this article, Alex Morgan has a net worth of $3 million, and in 2018 she earned $450,00. In 2019, due to the success of the U.S team in the women’s world cup, she is projected to earn around $1million. Morgan is also an outspoken activist for gender pay equality.


Alex Morgan's Husband, Servando Carrasco in an orange kit on a football pitch


Who is Alex Morgan dating?

The 30-year-old Alex Morgan is married to Servando Carrasco (pictured above), a fellow professional football player. The couple met at UC Berkley football club where they both played in 2014. 


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