Why Abby Wambach Deserved the Ballon D'Or

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Why Abby Wambach Deserved the Ballon D'Or
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While the rest of the world was focused on Lionel Messi claiming his fourth straight Ballon d'Or in men's football, Americans celebrated as their star forwards finished 1-2 in the voting for the women's Ballon d'Or, with Abby Wambach beating out Alex Morgan and Brazilian forward Marta for the honor.

The award could have gone to either Wambach or Morgan, but Wambach is truly deserving of the award.

With her performance in 2012, there was nobody that could stand in her way of finally winning the award at 32 years old. Here is why she was the rightful winner in 2012.

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