Last updated on October 22, 2019
World Cup celebrity Megan Rapinoe is in the running for its women’s 2019 Ballon d’Or, in what is the second year there’s been a female variant of the soccer decoration.
Also on the record are Rapinoe’s US group co-captain Alex Morgan, Marta, England’s Lucy Bronze, and Ellen White and also the inaugural winner of the women’s award, Norway’s Ada Hegerberg.
French group Olympique Lyonnais includes six nominees at a listing of 20 players, such as Bronze and Hegerberg, Dzenifer Marozsan, Sarah Bouhaddi, Wendie Renard and Amandine Henry.
There were not any chances given at the time of composing on the favorite for the women’s award, however, Rapinoe is very likely to be up there, since the resident headline generator in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. She fell President Donald Trump’s invitation to the White House on the US group’s championship victory — the”f***ing White House” because she famously put it later including the caveat that she’d go if she had been inaugurated.
Rapinoe was among the very first US athletes to combine NFL player Colin Kaepernick in protesting police brutality by kneeling throughout the US national anthem. After the Star-Spangled Banner was performed throughout the World Cup this summer, she stood with her arms by her hands instead of holding her hands over her heart, as is habitual, and didn’t sing. She’s also among 28 players now suing regulating body US Soccer for equal pay.
Van Dijk is the bookmakers’ present favored to win.
The service crowning the winners will probably be held in Paris on 2 December. Four awards will be handed out to the nighttime, using the very best men’s and women’s player honored, along with the Kopa Prize for under-21s along with also the Machine Trophy for goalkeepers.