Ada Hegerberg Wins First Ever Women’s Ballon d’Or Award

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Lyon and Norway striker Ada Hegerberg has won the first ever Ballon d’Or Féminin!

The 23-year-old saw off competition from the likes of Danish star Pernille Harder, of German club VfL Wolfsburg, and Brazil’s Marta to take the prize following a vote by journalists from around the world.

She was joined on stage by several of her club team-mates to receive the award

Hegerberg was the leading scorer with 15 goals as Lyon won the Champions League for the third year running.

The Ballon d’Or has been awarded to a men’s player by France Football every year since 1956, but this is the first year there has been a women’s award.

“I want to say thanks to my team-mates because this would not have been possible without them, my coach or our president Jean-Michel Aulas,” Hegerberg said at the ceremony in Paris.

“I also want to thank France Football. This is a huge step for women’s football.



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