American soccer star Alex Morgan has been one of the most recognisable faces on the women’s football scene. She joined the prestigious UC Berkeley and played for the California Golden Bears in 2007.
After graduating from college, her club career began in earnest. Morgan’s first ever professional club was Western New York Flash in 2011. In that year, she helped guide the team to the Women’s Professional Soccer title, playing 14 matches and scoring four goals.
A year later, when the WPS folded, owing to legal and financial issues, Alex Morgan moved to the Seattle Sounders Women’s team. There, she was reunited with her national teammates, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Megan Rapinoe and Stephanie Cox. However, her appearances were limited by her national duties.
She also had stints at Portland Thorns and Orlando Pride until 2017. Alex Morgan even had foreign experience when she was loaned to Ligue 1 team, Lyon in 2017. However, she returned to Orlando Pride in the following year and would remain there to this day.
Club exploits aside, Alex Morgan was far more well-known for her international heroics.
In 2011, Alex Morgan became the youngest player on the US Women’s National Team roster. She scored her first World Cup goal in the semifinal against France.
In addition to that, against Japan, Alex Morgan was the first player to ever record a goal and an assist in a World Cup final. She even helped guide the USWNT to an Olympic gold in 2012, as well as the FIFA World Cup in 2015 and more recently in 2019.
Alex Morgan’s Net Worth, Salary and Endorsement
In 2015, Alex Morgan and her teammate, Christine Sinclair and Steph Catley became the first female players to feature on a FIFA game, namely FIFA 16. She was also featured in FIFA 19’s story mode.
She has a net worth of $3 million and has a salary of $56,000 with Orlando Pride. Morgan is also sponsored by Nike, Coca Cola Molecule and Secret.
Foundations and Charity
Alex Morgan established a soccer camp in partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was also one of the first players to join Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity. The American soccer star is also a staunch supporter of gender equality.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Teams||USA, West Coast FC, California Storm, Pali Blues, Western New York Flash, Seattle Sounders Women, Portland Thomas FC, Orlando Pride, Lyon|
|Endorsements||Nike, Coca Cola, Molecule, Chapstick, Mondelez International|