Megan Rapinoe Biography

( 1985 - )
September 8, 2019
First published on:May 18, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Megan Rapinoe

Date of Birth: 1985, July 5
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Megan Anna Rapinoe
Birth Place Redding, California, USA
Famous Name Megan Rapinoe
Father Denise Rapinoe
Mother Jim Rapinoe
Net Worth Around $ 2 million
Salary Around $ 168,000 she is estimated to earn as an annual salary
Nationality American
Currently Working For Seattle Reign FC,
Affair with Sue Bird , Sera Cahoone
Girlfriend Yes
Boyfriend No

Megan Anna Rapinoe or famously known as Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and captains for  American women soccer club, Reign FC, and US Women's National Team. Besides playing for Reign, she has also played for French women soccer club, Olympique Lyon as well as Australian women soccer club, Sydney FC.

Rapinoe also played for the US in their youth team and made her full senior international debut for US women soccer team in 2006. Rapinoe was the part of the US team that won the gold at London Olympics 2012 and  FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. She is currently dating her gay partner Sue Bird.

Megan Rapinoe Net Worth-$3 million

As of 2019, Megan Rapinoe has an estimated net worth around $3 million. It was reported she used to earn in excess of $245,000 from playing for Reign FC. She was one of the highest-paid players only behind Marta, Alex Morgan, and Abby Wambach.

Furthermore, Rapinoe's wage to play on the U.S. Women's Soccer Team is a tad complicated, as it heavily depends on the bonus earned to achieve certain accomplishments. In particular, an anonymous player of the US team supposedly said the player's annual wage was actually lower, amounting to about $167,500.

Megan Rapinoe loves traveling in Uber
SOURCE: Instagram

Furthermore, she earns a lot from her endorsement deals with Nike and Samsung. On the other hand, her partner, Sue Bird has an estimated net worth of $5 million and makes an annual salary of around $350,000.

Megan Rapinoe flaunting her trophies
SOURCE: Instagram

Moreover, Exploring her social account, we found that she is living a luxurious lifestyle which we believe is entirely financed from her playing career. Further, Megan is regularly spotted vacationing in some of the exotic places around the globe, spending extravagantly. 

Talking about her assets, she never necessarily thought of flaunting her valuables assets like cars and house in her social account. However, Rapione is often spotted driving some of the expensive cars of recent time.    

 

Megan Rapinoe Relationship Status - Lesbian

Rapinoe openly came out as a lesbian on July 2, 2012. She had been previously in a relationship with an Australian soccer player, Sarah Walsh in 2009. The pair ended their relationship in 2013 and later rumored to be dating Sera Cahoone, a sub pop recording artist.

Megan Rapinoe and her former partner Sera Cahoone
SOURCE: Pinterest

They announced their engagement in August 2015 and the wedding was held on January 2017. Nevertheless, the two called off their engagement later. She then began dating Seattle storm soccer player, Sue Bird, 2016. The couple is together at current. Further, the duo also featured on the cover of ESPN's Body Issue and became the first same-sex couple to do so. 

Megan Rapinoe with her partner Sue Bird
SOURCE: Instagram

Apart from soccer, she also spends her time in philanthropic causes. Her works include Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network and United States Olympic Committee as well as actively support a charity organization, Common Goal set by Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata.

Megan Rapinoe’s Early Career

Megan Rapinoe was born to mother, Denise Rapinoe, and father, Jim Rapinoe on July 5, 1985, in Redding, California, USA. She holds an American nationality. She is the youngest among 6 children of her parents with the fraternal twin sister Rachel Rapinoe. Her twin sister is also an American soccer player.

She began training with her father in her early years and played for the junior side of the team Elk Grove Pride in 2002 and also played for the University of Portland in 2005.

Professional Career

She began her professional playing career with the American soccer club, Chicago Red Stars in 2009.

The American midfielder than joined America women soccer clubs such as  Philadelphia Independence as well as Magic Jack in 2011 season.

She then moved to Australia and signed with Australian women soccer club, Sydney FC for 2011/12 season and then signed with French women soccer club, Olympique Lyon for a reported salary of $ 14,000 a month.

Rapinoe made her debut for Lyon at the UEFA Women’s Champions League and scored her first goal at the competition in the same match on quarterfinal round of 2012/13 season.

She is currently playing for  National Women’s Soccer League, Seattle Reign FC.

International Career

After playing for US women team at their U-16 and U-19 sides, she made her international debut against Ireland in a friendly match on July 23, 2006.

Rapinoe scored her first international goal for the USA against Taiwan on 1st October 2006.

Recent News: Megan Rapinoe- Not Visiting White House after World Cup Glo

Recent News: Megan Rapinoe Vs Donald Trump for President in 2020? Poll finds the US Star ahead of the President

She has represented the USA at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was the prominent player for US team that won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Rapinoe was the captain of the squad that had players such as striker, Christen Press as well as a midfielder, Tobin Heath were contributed significantly in the US winning the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

Overall, she has made 135 appearances and scored 35 goals for the US team since making her debut in 2006.

Recent News: Why was Megan Rapinoe Benched against England? Was it a Strategic Move?


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