Ada Hegerberg, 23, a pretty Norwegian girl from Lyon club became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. Not only that, with youth and talent, Ada also promises to dominate this award in the coming years.
At the award ceremony, DJ Martin Solveig suggested Ada Hegerberg to make a sexy dance. The young girl was very shy at this rude request, but also politely danced some waltz to make the auditorium lively.
Even though Solveig later apologized on social media, and Ada said that she did not mind, this detail again shows in part how people perceive women’s football. Female players are often overlooked, and are sometimes disrespected.
But women’s football in recent years has many phenomena that change their views. Marta, for example, is a Brazilian legend. And most recently there is Ada Hegerberg, the rock star for Lyon. Ada’s achievements over the years are impressive. This pretty girl is an “assassin” on the football field, with a goal of scoring, which makes people think of male footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last season, Ada scored 42 goals after 25 appearances for Lyon, achieving 1.68 goals per game. Season 2015/16 also, Ada scored 54 goals in 35 matches, 1.54 goals per game. It should be remembered that, although women’s football is not as fierce as men’s football, but achieving the above ratio in France is not simple. Ada made a significant contribution to the French championship record four times in a row from the 2014/15 season to 2017/18 and the Champions League 3 times in a row from the seasons 2015/16 to 2017/18 with Lyon.
Only 23 years old, Ada is young to conquer other titles. With her honor yesterday, she became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. In an interview, Ada affirmed unlimited ambitions. She said: “I want to be Ronaldo and Messi of the women’s football”, ie want to dominate this award for many more years. It is entirely possible, especially at the club level, when from 2017, Ada decided to temporarily leave Norway because of disappointment with the chance of women’s football and the state of her women’s football background.
That may be an extreme decision, but since then, Ada has achieved more success in her career, and she confesses “feeling happy”. Ada’s performance this season is very impressive. After 12 matches on all competitions with Lyon, Ada has scored 13 goals. Ada’s Lyon lead the league with 34 points, 2 points behind second place PSG, while the tournament has 10 more rounds to finish.