Asisat Oshoala Biography
Who Is Asisat Oshoala?
Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON (born 9 October 1994) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Primera División club FC Barcelona Femení and the Nigerian women’s national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest African female footballers of all time and one of the best in the world, she is the most decorated African female footballer of all time and a record five-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala Biography.
Asisat previously played for English clubs Arsenal and Liverpool, Chinese club Dailan, and Nigerian clubs Rivers Angels and FC Robo. She won the 2015 FA Women’s Cup with Arsenal, two league championships, a cup title with Dalian, and the 2019–20 Copa de la Reina and 2019–20 Supercopa de España Femenina with Barcelona. She was the first African (and Nigerian) player to score a goal in a UEFA Women’s Champions League final. She has helped Barcelona reach the semi-finals three consecutive years and one final. On 16 May 2021, Asisat became the first African woman to win the UEFA Champions League after Barcelona defeated Chelsea 4–0 in the finals.
Asisat was the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was named the best player at the tournament. She was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team, who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship.
In September 2014, Oshoala was made a Member of the Order of the Niger by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan. In 2021, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30.
Asisat Oshoala Age
How Old Is Asisat Oshoala
Asisat Oshoala was born on the 9th of October 1994, she is currently 27 years old.
Asisat Oshoala Early Life & Education Background
Asisat Oshoala was born on the 21st of January, 1994, in Lagos State, which falls in the South Western region of Nigeria. She grew up in Lagos State. She went to Air Force Primary school in Victoria Island and Aunty Ayo International School in Lagos for her primary and secondary school education, respectively. Asisat Oshoala graduated from secondary school in 2009. She started playing football in her early life while in secondary school in Lagos. Her parents did not support her passion for football when she began. It was only her grandmother who helped her.
Asisat Oshoala Career
Asisat Oshoala Club Career
Asisat Oshoala started her career shortly after she left secondary school. She started playing for neighborhood teams before being seen by a scout, who persuaded her to join the FC Robo team in Lagos. She played for FC Robo from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, she secured a contract with the Rivers Angels, where she played from 2013 to 2015.
Oshoala joined Liverpool on January 23, 2015, in the Women’s Super League of England. She was referred to as “one of the best young players in the world” by the club’s manager, Matt Beard. Although rumors were that she was interested in other teams, she was thrilled to join Liverpool. She was the first player from an African country to play in England’s Women’s Super League.
An offer from Arsenal triggered Oshoala’s contract’s release clause. A January 2016 report from Liverpool said she was negotiating personal terms with the London club. Oshoala joined Arsenal in March 2016. On May 14, 2016, Oshoala assisted Arsenal in winning the FA Women’s Cup. The victory was the club’s 14th championship. During the 2016 campaign, Oshoala made 13 appearances for the team and registered two goals. On August 28, she scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Notts County. Arsenal came in the third position that season.
Oshoala signed a contract with Chinese club Dalian on February 10. She scored 12 goals in the 2017 campaign, which helped Dalian Quanjian win the league title. She received the league’s Golden Boot title for scoring the most goals. Asisat Oshoala contributed four goals to the club’s 5-3 victory over Shanghai in the 2017 Women’s Super Cup, helping them win the title. She contributed to the club’s second consecutive league triumph in October 2018.
Oshoala was signed by FC Barcelona Femeni, a Spanish team, on loan for the end of January 31. Barcelona announced her official move to the club and extended it until 2022 on May 31, 2019. During the 2018–19 season, she made seven appearances for the team and netted seven goals. Barcelona was placed second throughout the season. In a 4-1 loss to Lyon in the 2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, Oshoala scored Barcelona’s lone goal. She was the first female to achieve the first goal in a Champions League Final by an African (and Nigerian).
Oshoala made 19 appearances for Barcelona in the 2019–20 season, scoring 20 goals. On September 19, 2019, she surpassed Atlético Madrid with a brace of goals, marking the start of her 2019–20 campaign. In October, she helped Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Madrid with a second brace. Oshoala scored four goals in a 6-0 win over CD Tacon on January 11, 2020. Barcelona had an unbeaten season record and took first place. With 20 goals, Oshoala was second in the league, only behind teammate Jenni Hermoso’s 23.
Oshoala extended her contract with Barcelona for another two years on March 10, 2022, keeping her there till June 30, 2024.
Asisat Oshoala International Career
When Oshoala received her first senior cap against the world champions of Japan in a friendly match in September 2013, Oshoala’s club coach, Edwin Okon, was acting as the temporary manager of the national team. With seven goals, Oshoala led all goal scorers in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was awarded the tournament’s best player. She was also voted the Super Falcons team’s best player and second-leading scorer during the 2014 African Women’s Championship. 2015 BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year was also awarded to her. Oshoala received the Order of the Nigeria designation in September 2014 from Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan, Asisat Oshoala Biography.
Oshoala’s first goal at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup came on June 8 in Winnipeg, during the team’s second goal in a 3-3 tie with Sweden. The team did not proceed to the knockout rounds after losses to Australia (2-0) and the United States (1-0). The Super Falcon team that won the African Women’s Championship in 2016 and 2018 included Oshoala as a member. In Ghana for the 2018 edition, she scored three goals.
At the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, Oshoala served as vice-captain for the Super Falcons. She scored in the 75th minute to help Nigeria defeat South Korea 2-0 in the team’s second group stage game. Oshoala was honored as the game’s MVP. FIFA put her goal up for Tournament Goal of the Year. Nigeria went to the knockout rounds after placing third in Group A. They faced the two-time defending champions, Germany, and lost a contentious game 3-0.
Asisat Oshoala Personal Life
Asisat has a daughter, but nobody knows who her father is. In terms of her marital life, Asisat was rumored to be dating Abu Azeez from the Shooting Stars Football Club. The football player did not, however, confirm or deny the rumors.