Alex Morgan Biography

Updated On Jul 03, 2018 Published On Jul 03, 2018
Facts of Alex Morgan
Date of Birth: 1989 , July-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Alex Morgan
Birth Name Alexa Patricia Morgan
Nick Name Baby Horse
Father Michael T. Morgan
Mother Pamela S. Morgan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Dimas, California
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Footballer
Net Worth $3 million
Salary $70,000 per year
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Body Measurements 34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm
Breast Size 34A
Shoe Size 8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)
Weight in KG 56 kgs
Famous for 2012 London Olympics
Married to Servando Carrasco
Education University of California, Berkeley
Awards Golden Boot, MVP
TV Show Live! with Kelly
Sisters Jeni Morgan, Jeri Morgan
Books The Kicks, Saving The Team, Sabotage Season
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Alexandra Patricia Morgan is an American football player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She plays as a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League, and the United States women’s national soccer team.

She was born on July 2, 1989. She began playing soccer at an early age of 14 for Cypress Elite. With the team, she won the Coast Soccer League under 16-championship.

She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she played for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010. She finished her college career with a total of 45 goals, and 107 points for Golden Bears.

On January 14, 2011, Morgan was the overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. It was her first professional debut and helped her team win the league Championship.

Morgan was just 22, the youngest player on the national team, when she played for 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup where her team won a silver.

After her contract with Western New York Flash, she joined Seattle Sounders Women in 2012. Morgan made three regular-season appearances for the club.

Alex Morgan is known for scoring the match-winning goal against Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. The ball hit the nets at the 123rd minute of the semi-final.

By the end of 2012, Alex had clean sheets to her name scoring a total of 28 goals and 21 assists. She was the only female American footballer after Mia Hamm to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in the same year. She ultimately became the sixth and youngest player in the U.S. to score 20 goals in a single year. 2012 was quite fruitful for her career, making her the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and also FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.

In 2013, Morgan joined forces with club Portland Thorns to win the league title that year. She played for Thorns till 2015 season and was then traded to the Orlando Pride. During her tenure with the Orlando Pride, she scored four goals.

In January 2017, she signed a contract with the French champions Lyon. She was offered a deal of $33,000 per month.

She was awarded the Golden Boot and the MVP award at the first She Believes Cup competition in March 2016.

She has written The Kicks, a four-book series for middle schoolers. The series focuses on the life of four girls and features themes of friendship, leadership, and soccer. She has also written other books as well, Saving The Team, her first novel followed by another, Sabotage Season.

She is married to soccer player Servando Carrasco. They got married on December 31, 2014. She met husband Servando back in her university days.

Alex has huge endorsement deals with multinational brands like Nationwide, Nike, Coca-Cola, Panasonic, and Bridgestone and has a calculated net worth of $3 million. Her height is around 5 feet 7 inches. She is also active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Born in California

July 2 , 1989

Alex Morgan was born as Alexandra Patricia Morgan on 2 July 1989, to parents, Pamela S. and Michael Morgan. She was born and raised in the beautiful city of San Dimas, California, the United States. She has  two elder sisters Jeni Morgan& Jeri Morgan.

Hamstring injury at United States under-20 women's national soccer team

2008

Morgan was called to play for the United States under-20 women's national soccer team. While playing in a practice match against the men's junior national team, she suffered from a hamstring injury and didn't play until April.

Played for California Golden Bears

2007

Morgan attended the University of California, where she played for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010. She scored a total of 45 goals and earned 107 points for the club.

Signing with Western New York Flash

January 14 , 2011

She was selected for Western New York Flash for the 2011 season. She played 14 matches for the team and scored 4 goals.

Leaving Western New York Flash for Seattle Sounders Women

2012

After her deal with WPS, she signed another contract with Seattle Sounders Women in 2012. She made three regular-season appearances with the team and scored 2 goals.

Contract with Portland Thorns FC

January 11 , 2013

Alex joined the Portland Thorns FC. She scored her first goal during the team's home-opener. She had 8 goals and 5 assists to her name by the end of the season.

Signed to Lyon

January 5 , 2017

Morgan signed to the French club, Lyon. She was offered a contract of $33,000.She scored 8 goals in her eight appearances during the season

First goal in the FIFA Women's World Cup

July 13 , 2011

Morgan scored her first FIFA Women's World Cup goal in the 82nd minute of the semi-final match against rival team France. 

Playing in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

2015

She got back from her injury to play for U.S. in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She played all seven Worl Cup Finals matches and was in the regular roster squad.

Married life with player Servando Carrasco

December 31 , 2014

Morgan tied knots with professional soccer player Servando Carrasco on 31 December 2017. The two met earlier at UC Berkeley.