For the second year in a row, Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or women’s player of the year award.
Oshoala continued to establish herself as the finest African player by becoming the first female African player to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or in 2022, placing 16th out of the 30 players shortlisted.
The Super Falcons star, the reigning Africa women’s player of the year, scored 21 goals in just 28 games to lead FC Barcelona to the 2022/23 Spanish league title and was the Spanish club’s top-scorer with 27 goals in all competitions.
The 28-year-old played a key role in Barcelona retaining their domestic crown and winning the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Oshoala, a five-time African Player of the Year award winner, made history in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by becoming the first Nigerian and first female African player to score in three different FIFA World Cups. She has already scored 31 goals and three times won the Women’s African Cup of Nations with the Super Falcons.
2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or full list
- Asisat Oshoala – Barcelona/Nigeria
- Alba Redondo – Levante Union Deportiva/Spain
- Kadidiatou Diani – Lyon/France
- Rachel Daly – Aston Villa/England
- Linda Caicedo – Real Madrid/Colombia
- Fridolina Rolfo – Barcelona/Sweden
- Olga Carmona – Real Madrid/Spain
- Amanda Ilestedt – Arsenal/Sweden
- Hayley Raso – Real Madrid/Australia
- Georgia Stanway – Bayern Munich/England
- Sophia Smith – Portland Thorns/USA
- Hinata Miyazawa – Manchester United/Japan
- Salma Paralluelo – Barcelona/Spain
- Lena Oberdorf – Wolfsburg/Germany
- Millie Bright – Chelsea/England
- Daphne van Domselaar – Aston Villa/Netherlands
- Sam Kerr – Chelsea/Australia
- Patricia Guijarro – Barcelona/Spain
- Ewa Pajor – Wolfsburg/Poland
- Debinha – Kansas City/Brazil
- Guro Reiten – Chelsea/Norway
- Yui Hasegawa – Manchester City/Japan
- Aitana Bonmati – Barcelona/Spain
- Jill Roord – Manchester City/Netherlands
- Alexandria Popp – Wolfsburg/Germany
- Katie McCabe – Arsenal/Ireland
- Mary Earps – Manchester United/England
- Wendie Renard – Lyon/France
- Mapi Leon – Barcelona/Spain
- Khadija Shaw – Manchester City/Jamaica