|Ada Hegerberg present balloon d'Or Award|
Norwegian striker ada Hegerberg was rewarded for her prolific kind with Champions League winners Lyon as she took the first ever women's Ballon d'Or prize at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.
The 23-year-old saw off competition from the likes of Danish star Pernille harder, of German club VfL Wolfsburg, and Brazil's Marta – winner of FIFA's best player prize – to require the prize organised by France football magazine following a vote by journalists from around the world.
Hegerberg was one among seven players from the all-conquering Lyon side to feature among the fifteen nominees, however she won out thanks to her prolific form ahead of goal.Read: Kylian Mbappe was selected as the Best Under 21
She was the highest scorer with fifteen goals as the French facet won the Champions League for the third year running. one amongst her goals came in the final in Kiev in May, as Lyon came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 4-1 after extra time and retain the trophy. harder had place the Germans ahead in this game.
I wish to mention thanks to my teammates because this would not have been doable without them, my coach or our president Jean-Michel Aulas," Hegerberg said at the ceremony at the Grand Palais, just off the Champs Elysees.
I also wish to thank France football. this is an enormous step for women's soccer."
Lyon also won the French title for the 12th season in succession, with Hegerberg top-scoring with 31 goals, and she continues to bang in the goals for her team who are prime of the table again this season.
Hegerberg whose elder sister Andrine plays for Lyon's biggest rivals in France, Paris Saint-Germain, is a Norwegian international but has not played for her country since their disappointing showing at euro 2017 in the Netherlands.