Megan Rapinoe (USA)

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Megan Rapinoe (USA)
@mrapinoe

One of the biggest names and personalities in the game, U.S.A captain Megan Rapinoe is as active off the pitch as she is on it, having founded her own lifestyle brand alongside the phenomenal work she does in the LGBT community. Indeed, Rapinoe is a keen civil rights activist, and was the first ever female athlete to kneel during the American national anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The technically gifted, tricky winger will be hoping to lead the U.S.A to their second consecutive World Cup triumph in France this summer on the 20th anniversary of the 99ers World Cup win.

Illustration by Scarlet Nelson