Asisat Oshoala, the talented forward of Nigeria’s Super Falcons, achieved an impressive 20th place in the official 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or rankings. Notably, she was the sole African female footballer nominated for the award and became the first woman’s football player from Africa to make it into the top 20 of the Ballon d’Or.
During the 2022-2023 season, which served as the basis for Oshoala’s nomination and the other candidates for the 2023 Ballon d’Or, she played a pivotal role in helping FC Barcelona’s women’s team secure victories in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Supercopa de España Femenina, and Primera División.
Oshoala, a five-time winner of the African Best Player of the Year award, showcased her prowess by scoring 21 goals and providing 3 assists in 28 games during the last season. Her impressive performance naturally led to her ranking as the 20th best female player in the 2023 Ballon d’Or.
Aitana Bonmati, Oshoala’s teammate from Spain, clinched the title of the 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or winner. This achievement underscores Oshoala’s remarkable talent and dedication to the sport.
Super Falcons’ official social media handle celebrated her historic achievement, emphasizing the significance of her accomplishment for Africa. Asisat Oshoala’s continued exceptional performance for the FC Barcelona women’s team this season could potentially propel her into the top ten in the 2024 edition of this prestigious global award.