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Meet Asisat Oshoala"Nigerian professional footballer" who plays for Spanish side FC Barce women team

Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON (born 9 October 1994) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish side FC Barcelona Femení in the Primera División as a forward . [4] She was named best player and was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup . She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship .

Club career

On 23 January 2015, Oshoala joined Liverpool Ladies. Liverpool manager, Matt Beard called her "one of the best young players in the world". [5] Although rumours had linked her with other clubs, she was very happy to join Liverpool. [6]

Oshoala missed two months of the 2015 season with a knee injury, as defending champions Liverpool finished seventh of eight teams. [7] In January 2016 Liverpool reported that a transfer bid from Arsenal Ladies had activated the release clause in Oshoala's contract and that she was discussing personal terms with the London club. [8][9]

On 10 February 2017, Chinese club Dalian Quanjian F.C. officially signed Oshoala. [10]

On 31 January 2019, Spanish club FC Barcelona Femení signed Oshoala on a loan deal until the end of the season. [11] She scored Barcelona's only goal in a 4–1 defeat to Lyon in the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.

On May 31, 2019, Barcelona announced Oshoala's full transfer to the club and extension until 2022.

On January 11, 2020, Oshoala scored four goals on 6-0 win against CD Tacon. [12]

International career

Oshoala found success as a forward for Nigeria's youth teams but made most of her early appearances for the senior national team as an attacking midfielder. She was nicknamed "Seedorf" after male footballer Clarence Seedorf and has also been referred to as "Superzee" by her teammates. [13][14]

She was named best player at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and was the top goalscorer at the tournament with seven goals. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women's Championship . [15][16] She also won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2015.

In September 2014 Oshoala was made a

Member of the Order of the Niger by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan . [17] On 8 June 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada, Oshoala opened her senior

FIFA Women's World Cup account by scoring Nigeria's second goal in a 3–3 draw with

Sweden . Oshoala was also a member of the Super Falcons team who won the African Women's Championship in 2016 and 2018. She scored three goals in the 2018 Edition in Ghana.

Personal life

Oshoala reports that her parents were not supportive when she dropped out of school to pursue a football career. [18] She is Muslim. [19]

Honours

International

Nigeria

African Women's Championship (3): 2014 ,

2016 , 2018

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Runner-up:

2014

Club

Rivers Angels

Nigerian Women's Championship : Winner, 2014

Nigerian Women's Cup : Winner, 2013, 2014

Arsenal

FA Women's Cup : Winner, 2015–16

Dalian Quanjian F.C.

Chinese Women's Super League (1): 2017

FC Barcelona

Primera División : Winner, 2019-20

UEFA Women's Champions League: Runner-up, 2018-19

Supercopa Femenina : Winner, 2020

Individual

Aiteo CAF Best Player Award 2017(Female Category)

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year : 2015[20]

Queen of The Pitch Award: 2014[21]

African Women's Footballer of the Year : 2014, [22] 2016, [23] 2017, [24] 2019

African Women's Youth Player of the Year: 2014, [22]

African Women's Championship Golden Ball:

2014 [25]

African Women's Championship Golden Boot:

2016

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Golden Boot:

2014

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Golden Ball:

2014

Chinese Women's Super League Top scorer:

2017

References

1. ^ "List of Players – Nigeria" (PDF). FIFA . 4 August 2014. p. 14. Retrieved 15 November 2014.

2. ^ a b "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association . Retrieved 20 June 2015.

3. ^ "Profile" . FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015.

4. ^ "Oshoala off to China" . SuperSport. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.

5. ^ "Asisat Oshoala: Liverpool Ladies sign Nigerian prospect" . BBC Sport . Retrieved

23 January 2015.

6. ^ Kessel, Anna (21 March 2015).

"Happiness lies with Liverpool for Nigerian superstar Asisat Oshoala" . The Guardian . Retrieved 10 June 2015.

7. ^ Currie, Jo (13 October 2015). "Liverpool Ladies: Injuries 'impacted' on season, says Beard" . BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 December 2015.

8. ^ "Nigerian striker Oshoala to hold talks with Arsenal" . Liverpool L.F.C. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016.

9. ^ "Liverpool Ladies Accept Arsenal's Bid For Asisat Oshoala | Wolexis Sports Blog" .

www.wolexis.com . Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

10. ^ 权健女足引进强力外援 二人均来自欧洲联赛 . sina weibo (in Chinese). Dalian Quanjian Official Weibo. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.

11. ^ https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/01/asisat-oshoala-joins-barcelona-from-dalian-quanjian/amp/

12. ^ "Oshoala to stay until 2022" .

fcbarcelona.com . FC Barcelona. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

13. ^ "Oshoala: #HappyGirlAlways" . FIFA . 19 August 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.

14. ^ "Super Zee crests the globe" . The Nation . 28 May 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

15. ^ "Nigeria reclaim African women's title" .

BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.

16. ^ Oludare, Shina (25 October 2014). "Asisat Oshoala named Africa Women Championship Most Valuable Player" . Goal.com. Retrieved 15 November 2014.

17. ^ Ahmadu, Samuel (29 September 2014).

"Asisat Oshoala dedicates national award to parents, mates" . Goal.com. Retrieved

15 November 2014.

18. ^ Taylor, Louise (5 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015: 10 players to watch" .

The Guardian . Retrieved 5 June 2015.

19. ^ Wejinya, Sammy (25 October 2014). "Q & A with Asisat Oshoala" . SuperSport. Retrieved 15 November 2014.

20. ^ Hunter, Steve (26 May 2015). "Oshoala wins top BBC accolade" . Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 5 June 2015.

21. ^ Enyeama, Oshoala King and Queen at Nigeria Pitch Awards

22. ^ a b Njoku, Humphrey (9 January 2015).

"Oshoala wins Caf player award" .

SuperSport. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

23. ^ AfricaNews (7 January 2017). "[LIVE] Algerian Riyad Mahrez is 2016 African Player of the Year" . Africanews . Retrieved

7 January 2017.

24. ^ "Mohamed Salah: Liverpool and Egypt forward named African Player of the Year" . BBC Sport. 2018.

25. ^ "Oshoala, Oparanozie claim individual honours" . CAF. Retrieved 23 January 2015.

External links

Asisat Oshoala on Twitter

Asisat Oshoala – FIFA competition record

Profile at Liverpool L.F.C.

Asisat Oshoala at Soccerway

Official website

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