Ada Hegerberg is officially the best women’s footballer in the world. The Lyon star won the first-ever women’s Ballon d’Or in December before scooping up her BBC award today (Wednesday). She capped off a remarkable season for the French club by scoring a hat-trick to claim her fourth Champions League crown.
Her clinical finishing resulted in goals in the 14th, 19th and 30th minutes of a one-sided final at the Groupama Arena on Saturday against debutant finalists Barcelona.
Who is Ada Hegerberg?
When Hegerberg was just 16, she became the youngest player to ever score a hat-trick in the top division in Norway, playing for Kolbotn.
She played alongside her elder sister, Andrine Hegerberg, who has since moved on to Paris Saint-Germain.
The following campaign Ada finished as the league’s top scorer and was voted as the league’s Young Player of the Year, still aged only 16.
After a season at fellow Norwegian club Stabaek, the sisters joined German side Turbine Potsdam, before Ada left for Lyon.
The 23-year-old has also earned 66 caps for Norway, scoring 38 goals.
However, in 2017, Hegerberg walked away from the national team after growing frustrated with the state of women’s football in her country.