How rising football star Ada Hegerberg finds strength in setbacks

The Norwegian-born striker is reflecting on her already illustrious career as she takes time in 2020 to recuperate. Hear her story and enter for a chance to win a personalised coaching session to perfect your favourite football skill.

Ada Hegerberg
08/12/2020

Ada Hegerberg is just getting started. The 25-year-old striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais is already one of the world's best football players, having become the all-time top UEFA women's club goal scorer in November 2019. However, an ACL injury, along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has kept her on the sidelines for much of this year.

 

If her past is any guide, she'll come back stronger than ever. A native of Norway, Hegerberg joined Kolbotn in 2010 and became the team's top scorer the following year. At the beginning of the 2012 season, she signed with Stabæk, giving fans a thrilling show with a hat-trick that helped her team win the cup final.

 

Hegerberg’s accomplishments speak for themselves. She has won 4 UEFA Women’s Champions League titles and is the all-time leading scorer in the competition. Hegerberg has been named the 2016 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe and the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year in both 2017 and 2019. In 2018, she was the first-ever recipient of the Ballon d'Or Féminin, honouring the world's best female football player.

 

Hegerberg's passion has made her a hero around the world, and she discusses what drives her in this Priceless Q&A. Tune in to hear her thoughts on the future of women's football, how to overcome adversity, and her message to football fans who can't watch their favourite teams in person.