MIAMI – United States international Alex Morgan became the first player to repeat as the CONCACAF Female Player of the Year in the honor’s five-year history, when she was named winner of the 2017 award on Sunday night at the Premios Univision Deportes.
As CONCACAF’s only three-time Female Player of the Year (2013, 2016, 2017), the 28-year-old forward enjoyed a memorable 12-month stretch on two continents.
Prior to scoring nine goals in 13 games for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League, Morgan won multiple titles with Olympique Lyonnais: UEFA Women’s Champions League, French Division 1 Féminine and the Coupe de France Féminine. She also appeared in 14 games for the United States, scoring a team-best seven goals and registering two assists.
“I just want to thank everyone who voted for me for CONCACAF Female Player of the Year. It’s such a great honor to be named this,” said Morgan. “To all the fans who followed me throughout France and to the U.S., thank you so much for all that motivation. It really means a lot.”
In a vote equally-weighted between Member Association national team coaches/captains, media and fans, Sky Blue FC forward Sam Kerr -- an Australia international -- and Portland Thorns FC/Canada star Christine Sinclair finished second and third, respectively.
CONCACAF Female Player of the Year
List of Winners
2017: Alex Morgan, Forward (Orlando Pride/USA & USA)
2016: Alex Morgan, Forward (Orlando Pride/USA & USA)
2015: Carli Lloyd, Midfielder (Houston Dash/USA & USA)
2014: Abby Wambach, Forward (Western New York Flash/USA & USA)
2013: Alex Morgan, Forward (Portland Thorns FC/USA & USA)