Ada Hegerberg named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2019


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Peek the moment BBC surprises Hegerberg with award

Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been voted the BBC Girls’s Footballer of the one year 2019.

The award, voted for by fans across the realm, comes four days after she scored a hat-trick in the Champions League final as her facet lifted the trophy.

“Or not it’s a rollercoaster of feelings. Or not it’s remarkable,” she talked about of the BBC accolade.

Denmark and Wolfsburg striker Pernille More difficult finished second in the final public vote, with Australia and Chicago Purple Stars ahead Sam Kerr coming third.

The numerous nominees on the 5-participant shortlist for the BBC World Service award were Japan and Lyon defensive midfielder Saki Kumagai and Portland Thorns’ USA midfielder Lindsey Horan.

Hegerberg, 23, who additionally claimed the award in 2017, talked about: “Or not it’s an honour a success this for the second time.

“Saki is my room-mate, I do know her qualities and what she’s given to the membership. She’s additionally captain of Japan which speaks for itself.

“But additionally Sam and Pernille are avid gamers who are on the top of their recreation, along with Lindsey. A hit once more is such a irregular feeling.”

Hegerberg’s public profile has risen in the previous one year, thanks in fragment to her being named the first recipient of the ladies folks’s Ballon d’or.

And her goalscoring stats snarl for themselves.

Throughout the 2017-18 season, she netted Fifty three targets for Lyon in all competitions – including a say 15 in the Champions League – as the membership lifted the Division 1 Feminine and European titles.

And this season she maintained her accomplish with 29 targets in 33 video games, as Lyon got here home with the treble: the French league title, French cup and European trophy.

Even though her 16-minute hat-trick in Saturday’s final in opposition to Barcelona got here after the voting for the BBC award closed, it capped off a outstanding campaign for the Norwegian striker.

“Generally in my mind I declare ‘am I in a position to doing that?’ and some fragment of me goes ‘absolutely, finally you’re’ and some fragment is devour ‘you are a lunatic, don’t assign your self in a convey devour that earlier than you’re going to beget gotten been there’.

“But visualising all of it leads up to moments devour that.”

In 2017, Hegerberg stepped away from Norway’s national team due to her increased frustration over the speak of the country’s domestic and global system, in explicit the dearth of equality for younger ladies.

It come she would possibly maybe additionally not be fragment of the Norway squad for this summer season’s World Cup in France.

“A hit all these trophies and having all this success offers you a issue,” she talked about. “Or not it’s not about me. Or not it’s never been about me. Or not it’s about getting the bogus for our sport. It would possibly maybe inspire replacement others too.

“When we all stand collectively on this, to carry our sport in the supreme direction, we would possibly maybe be so strong.”

BBC Sport has launched #ChangeTheGame this summer season to showcase female athletes in a formula they never were earlier than. Via extra stay ladies folks’s sport available to gaze across the BBC this summer season, complemented by our journalism, we are aiming to expose up the amount on ladies folks’s sport and alter perceptions.Get out extra here.

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