FIFA Women’s World Champion Alex Morgan Wiki, Age, Bio, Career and Net Worth
Alex Morgan is a famous American footballer representing Orlando pride in National Women’s Soccer League and American National Team as a striker. She was born on July 2, 1989 (age 29). Her real name is Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco. Her parents were Pamela S. and Michael T. Morgan and she was raised with two elder sister Jeny and Jeri. Morgan weights 62 kgs(137 lbs) and heights 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m). Besides that Morgan is worth 1.3 million$.
She was a multi-athlete person and she began playing soccer at an early stage. However, she started playing club soccer after joining Cypress Elite at an age of 14years old. Most importantly she was known for her speed and sprinting ability. With the club team, she won the Coast Soccer League (CSL) under-16 championship and placed third at the under-19 level.
While studying in UC Berkley she used to play for California Golden Bears. Moreover, she played from 2007 to 2010 for this club. Alex led her team to NCAA tournaments many times.Club Career
As of club career in 2011, she was in a pick for Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by Western New York Flash. She played for a season at this club and scored 4 goals in 14 games winning regular season and WPS Champions as well.
Then in 2012, she joined Seattle Sounders Women with star players like Hope Solo, Syndey Leroux, Megan Rapinoe. Due to preparation for 2012 Olympics, she could not play more for her team and ended with 2 goals and 2 assists within her 253 minutes in a pitch for the team.
After 2012 Olympics, Alex Morgan joined Portland Thorns along with 3 of her other national team players. Morgan scored 15 goals in her 43 appearances for the team. Most importantly, she led her team to victory of Inaugural Championship.
Then in 2016, she joined Orlando Pride. She scored 4 goals in 15 appearances and her team ended in 9th position in the league. Then she was loaned to Lyon on January 5, 2017. Through this club, she took participation in various European Championship. She led her team to victory in French Championship.
She also debuted in UEFA Championship League against Vfl Wolfsburg and her team won the title as well. But she was subbed off in 23rd minute due to a hamstring injury in the final game.
Generally talking about international one she has a successful international career. She debuted for U-20 US National Team in CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Puebla, Mexico. She scored her first international goal in the same tournament against Cuba.
Then in 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile, she scored 4 goals and won the gold medal for the team. Ultimately she has scored 5 goals in 10 appearances for U-20 team.
And in 2010, she joined a senior national team and till date, she is the member of the national team. For the senior national team, she scored her debut goal against China.
In 2011, Fifa Women’s World Cup she was the youngest player in the tournament of 22 years old. She led her team to final of the tournament but they lost against Japan in the penalty shootout.
In the 2012 London Olympics, she ended scoring 3 goals which led her team to win the gold medal. She ended this year with 28 goals and 21 assists in this year which is her teams highest. For her excellence performance in the field, US Soccer announced Alex Morgan as 2012 Female Athlete of the year.
Moreover, she has also won the Algarve Cup (2013) scoring 3 goals and 4 assists. Later on 2015 Women’s Fifa World Cup she led her team to become the World Champions by beating Japan scoring 5 goals to 2.
At 2016 SheBelieves Cup, USNWT won the cup and Morgan won MVP player and was top scorer of the tournament. All together Morgan has scored 90 goals in 145 appearances for the senior national team.
|2008–2009||West Coast FC|
|2011||Western New York Flash|
|2012||Seattle Sounders Women|
|2013–2015||Portland Thorns FC|
|2017||→ Lyon (loan)|
|2008||United States U20|