Asisat Lamina Oshoala MON was born on the 9th of October 1994, and he is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Primera División club FC Barcelona Femení and captains the Nigerian women’s national team. Oshoala is widely regarded as one of the greatest if not 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 joint-record four-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year.
Asisat Oshoala joined Liverpool in England’s Women’s Super League on the 23rd of January 2015. The club’s manager, Matt Beard, called her “one of the best young players in the world”. Despite the fact that rumors had linked her with other clubs, she was very happy to join Liverpool. She was the first player from an African nation to compete in the top women’s league in England.
However, Asisat Oshoala signed with Arsenal in the month of March 2016. The then Arsenal manager, Pedro Losa said of her signing, “Asisat is a fantastic talent and will be a great addition to our squad. She is quick, with excellent feet and has proven she can score goals so it’s very positive she has decided to join us.”
She helped Arsenal win the 2016 FA Women’s Cup Final on 14 May. As a matter of fact, that win marked the club’s 14th title. Statistics has it that Asisat Oshoala made 13 appearances for the club during the 2016 season and scored two goals. Again, Oshoala scored the game-winning goal in the 2–0 win against Notts County on 28 August. However, the North London team finished in third place with a 16–4–2 record.
Dalian Quanjian: 2017–2019
Asisat Oshoala signed with Chinese club Dailan on the 10th of February 2017. During that season, she scored 12 goals helping Dalian Quanjian win the league championship. The young star was awarded the league’s Golden Boot award for most goals scored. Still in that same year, she scored four goals during the 2017 Women’s Super Cup and helped the club defeat Shanghai 5–3 to win the championship. Agai, in the month of October 2018, she helped the club win the league championship for the second consecutive year.
FC Barcelona: 2019–present
Spanish club FC Barcelona Femení signed Oshoala on a loan deal until the end of the season on the 31st of January 2019. Then on the 31st of May 2019, Barcelona announced her full transfer to the club and extension until 2022. The young goal scorer scored seven goals in her seven appearances for the club during the 2018-19 season. FC Barcelona finished in second place during the regular season with a 25–2–3 record.
Fortunately for Oshoala, she scored Barcelona’s only goal in a 4–1 defeat to Lyon in the 2019 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final. And it was recorded that she was the first African (and Nigerian) to score in a Champions League Final.
Asisat Oshoala scored the game-winning goal in the team’s 3–0 win over Manchester City during the first leg of the 2020–21 UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinals on the 24th of March 2021. Then on the 16th of May 2021, Oshoala became the first African woman to win the UEFA Champions League, after coming on in the 71st minute of the finals with Barcelona defeating Chelsea 4–0.
Asisat Oshoala’s club coach Edwin Okon was serving as the national team interim manager when he gave her a debut senior cap in a friendly defeat by world champions Japan in September 2013.
The young talent was named as the best player at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and was the top goalscorer at the tournament with seven goals. As a matter of fact, she was also named best player and second top goalscorer with the Super Falcons team who won the 2014 African Women’s Championship. Oshoala also won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year 2015. And in the month of September 2014, she was made a Member of the Order of the Niger by President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan.
The FC Barcelona star vice-captained the Super Falcons at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. And during the team’s second group stage match against South Korea, she scored in the 75th minute lifting Nigeria to a 2–0 win. The young star was named Player of the Match. Asisat Oshoala’s goal was nominated for Goal of the Tournament by FIFA. Nigeria finished third in Group A and advanced to the knockout stages where they faced two-time champions Germany and were defeated 3–0 in a controversial match heavily influenced by video assistant referee (VAR).
Asisat Oshoala Net Worth
According to the report from Forbes, Oshoala has an estimated Net Worth of $1-5 Million as of today, that’s according to Various Online resources like Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb.
The report has it that she earned all that money playing professional football for Nigeria’s Super Falcon and for her current club FC Barcelona Femení.
Asisat Oshoala’s Salary
Report from various sources has it that before she joined the Chinese football club, Dalian Quanjian, Asisat’s salary was £35k per annum (17 million Naira).
Asisat Oshoala’s salary at Barcelona saw a massive pay rise in February 2020 and so now earns about $950, 000 per year playing for FC Barcelona.
Nigerian Women’s Championship: 2014
Nigerian Women’s Cup: 2013, 2014
FA Women’s Cup: 2015–16
Dalian Quanjian F.C.
Chinese Women’s Super League: 2017, 2018
Primera División: 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
UEFA Women’s Champions League: 2020–21;
Supercopa de España Femenina: 2019–20, 2021–22
Copa de la Reina: 2019–20, 2020–21
African Women’s Championship: 2014, 2016, 2018
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup runner-up: 2014
BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2015
Queen of The Pitch Award: 2014
African Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2014, 2016,2017, 2019
African Women’s Youth Player of the Year: 2014
African Women’s Championship Golden Ball: 2014
African Women’s Championship Golden Boot: 2016
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Boot: 2014
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball: 2014
Primera División Top scorer: 2021–22
Chinese Women’s Super League Top scorer: 2017
IFFHS CAF Best Woman Player of the Decade 2011–2020
IFFHS CAF Woman Team of the Decade 2011–2020
EaglesTracker Nigeria Women’s Most Valuable Player of the Season: 2020–21