Asisat Oshoala wins first ever BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year


Nigeria and Liverpool FC forward Asisat Oshoala wins the first ever BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year.

Oshoala beat four other contenders for the award, Veronica Boquete (Spain and FFC Frankfurt), Nadine Kessler (Germany and VFL Wolfsburg), Kim Little (Scotland and Seattle Reign FC) and Marta (Brazil and FC Rosengard), which was voted for by football fans around the world.

The 20-year-old was player of the tournament at the Under-20s World Cup in Canada last summer and helped the senior Nigeria team win the African Women’s Championship in October.

Oshoala said “I am extremely proud to have won this award as it is a real honour for both myself and my family.

“Just to be nominated against such world-class players was a real privilege, but to have won the award is absolutely fantastic.

“Last year was an incredible year as I managed to help Nigeria U20s get to the U20 World Cup final, as well as being named African Women’s Footballer of the Year, so this award tops off a great year.

“I would like to thank everyone that voted for me, with a special mention to my supporters in Nigeria, including my previous club River Angels and my current club, Liverpool Ladies.”

Source: BBC

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