2018 Ballon d’Or: Ada Hegerberg named world’s best female player

2018 Ballon d’Or: Ada Hegerberg named world’s best female player

Ada Hegerberg has won the first Women’s Ballon d’Or.

The Lyon striker scored 15 goals to steer her club to Champions League glory.

The three-time Women’s Champions League winner, was named the world’s best female player of 2018, at a gala in Paris on Monday.

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A jury of 45 journalists picked the 23-year-old Hegerberg from among 15 nominees.

She called the award “a huge step for women’s football”.

Hegerberg, who scored a tournament-record 15 goals for Lyon in the Women’s Champions League last season, also said she feels “very proud” to be the first Ballon d’Or-winning woman.

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Here’s the top five for the women’s award:

1. Ada Hegerberg (Norway/Lyon)
2. Pernille Harder (Denmark/Wolfsburg)
3. Dzsenifer Maroszan (Germany/Lyon)
4. Marta (Brazil/Orlando Pride)
5. Sam Kerr (Australia/Chicago Red Stars)

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