SI Sportsperson of Year crowning touch for World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe

Appearing on three Sports Illustrated covers in one year, plus a special edition digital cover, Megan Rapinoe was propelled into superstar status. Additionally, she would also become the first openly gay athlete to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, with a gallery of over 30 photos online, also taking place in 2019.

Swimsuit 2019: St Lucia
Megan Rapinoe
St Lucia
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Credit: Ben Watts

Appearing on her second Sports Illustrated cover in 2019

Appearing on a special edition Sports Illustrated Digital Cover following the World Cup victory

Among six variant covers for the 2019 World Cup Preview Issue

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