Player Profile: Ada Hegerberg’s Route To The Ballon d’Or
Norway international Ada Hegerberg was crowned the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or winner in the annual awards ceremony.
The Lyon forward who has broke almost every record that has been set in her short career was the deserving winner at the ceremony in Paris.
Hegerberg beat Wolfsburg’s Pernille Harder and her Lyon team mate Dzsenifer Marozsán as she picked up the trophy alongside Men’s winner Luka Modric.
We take a look at just how the 23-year-old has been able to work her way to the very top of the Women’s game in such a short space of time.
National Team At 15
Hegerberg was just 15-years-old when she was called up to the Norway U19 team after impressing national coaches with her performances for Kolbotn.
She was selected for the squad that qualified for the 2011 UEFA U19’s Championship, and went on to play her part as Norway reached the final.