JUST IN: Ballon D’Or 2019: Rapinoe wins Women award, as Alison Becker wins Yachine Trophy

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United States midfielder, Megan Rapinoe on Monday night won the 2019 Women’s Ballon d’Or in Paris.

The American player, who could not make it to the award sent in a message saying “I’m so sad I can’t make it there tonight, I was really looking forward to it. It’s a bummer,”

“I want to say congratulations to all the other nominees – I can’t believe I’m the one winning it. It’s been such an incredible year. I want to say a huge thanks to my team-mates, my coaches and the federation. You help me on the pitch as well as off, and thanks for the support to my amazing family and friends. There’s not enough thank you or love in the world for everything that you do for me.”

She was instrumental in helping the United States win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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