They’re already champions — and now they’re heroes.
The US women’s national soccer team’s victory lap continued Wednesday with a traditional ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan, with thousands of diehard fans decked out in red, white and blue.
Clad in red sunglasses, Golden Boot and Golden Ball winner Megan Rapinoe threw a thumbs up as she danced her way onto the team’s “USA” float with a champagne flute in hand.
The 23 teammates, wearing black “World Champions 2019” T-shirts and waving American flags, were split among several floats, which also had Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray in tow.
The parade kicked off at Battery Park at 9:30 a.m. for the less-than-a-mile jaunt up the Canyon of Heroes on Broadway.
One of the floats was adorned with a giant globe wrapped with a “World Champions” banner.
The team was greeted by thousands of adoring fans who snapped photos and chanted “USA! USA! USA!” as they passed by. Others tossed confetti from overhead — in true ticker-tape parade fashion.
The crowd erupted into cheers as the NYPD’s marching band broke into a festive rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”
“This is like living out the dreams of 12-year-old me,” said Nora Benson, 25. “I haven’t played in forever, but it’s great to see women our age out there being strong and playing so well.”
The hour-long parade wrapped up with de Blasio handing the squad the keys to the city, one for every player and coach.
“What this team has done will live on in our history because everyone in their hearts feels this is America’s team and we could not be more proud of our team,” de Blasio said.
Soccer fans of all ages were swooning over the chance to see the stars in person.
“We are very excited to be here. We were up so early but it’s a beautiful day and we’re so proud,” said dad Brian Goral, whose 10-year-old daughter, Maya, was perched on his shoulders along Broadway near Fulton Street. “We have all the games recorded so we can watch them again and again.”
Goral’s other daughter, Isabella, plays midfield on her high school soccer team and worships Rose Lavelle.
“This is going to be great,” Isabella said. “She’s my absolute favorite.”
Vidar Hageman, 18, from Warwick, NY, came to get a glimpse of Rapinoe.
“She’s a great player, outspoken. Love what she’s doing on and off the field,” he said.
Anna Wong, from Paramus, NJ, said the women’s team were champions both on and off the field when it comes to fighting for equal pay.
“So many reasons to be out here. I’m actually not a big sports fan,” said Wong, 35. “I think just what they stand for, what they’ve done in the last four years since the last World Cup. What they mean in terms of fighting for women’s equity and equal pay — I think that’s huge, that’s something that we’ve been fighting for for many years.”
One little girl toted a handwritten sign bearing the names of her favorite players, both natives of New Jersey and forwards on the women’s team.
“Carli Lloyd and Tobin Heath are my heroes,” her sign said.
The most recent ticker-tape parade was held in 2015, when the US women last won the World Cup. They also won the quadrennial tournament in 1991 and 1999.
The champs notched a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the finals on Sunday — and have been relishing the victory across the Big Apple since arriving on Monday.