25 Facts About Ada Hegerberg


Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg was born on 10 July 1995 and is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 Feminine club Lyon and the Norway national team.


Ada Hegerberg was on team Norway at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and the 2022 UEFA Women's Championship.


Ada Hegerberg was awarded the 2016 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award on 25 August 2016, and in 2017 and 2019 was named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.


Ada Hegerberg holds the record for most goals in a UEFA Women's Champions League season, and is currently the all-time highest goalscorer in UEFA Women's Champions League.


At this stage the sisters were considered to be two of the biggest talents in Norwegian women's football, and Ada Hegerberg won the Statoil "Talent of the Month" award for the second time in May 2012.


Ada Hegerberg became top goalscorer in the 2012 Toppserien with 25 goals in 18 matches.


Ada Hegerberg scored 26 goals in 22 league games, leading Lyon to a ninth consecutive Division 1 Feminine title.


Ada Hegerberg became the first player to score a hat-trick against PSG since Julie Morel in October 2008.


In November, Ada Hegerberg reached an agreement on a contract extension to stay with the club through the 2019 season.


Ada Hegerberg finishing the season as the top scorer of the league with 33 goals in 21 appearances.


One week later, Ada Hegerberg secured the Coupe de France with Lyon.


On 3 December 2018, Ada Hegerberg became the first ever winner of the Ballon d'Or Feminin.


On 18 May 2019, Ada Hegerberg delivered a Player of the Match performance in the 2019 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.


Ada Hegerberg sustained an injury before Lyon were due to play Stade de Reims on 26 January 2020.


Ada Hegerberg scored her first goals post-injury on 14 November 2021, with a brace against arch-rival Paris Saint-Germain, in one of the biggest games in women's football.


At the age of 15, Ada Hegerberg was on team Norway under-19 that played at the 2011 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship.


Ada Hegerberg was included in the squad for the final tournament, where Norway reached the final.


Ada Hegerberg was on team Norway that played at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup into the quarter-final.


Ada Hegerberg was on team Norway at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.


Ada Hegerberg was nominated for the Best Young Player Award for her efforts.


In January 2016, Ada Hegerberg was awarded the 2015 Norwegian Gold Ball, given to the best footballer in Norway.


In March 2022, Ada Hegerberg ended her five year exile from the national team.


In May 2020, in an online interview with ESPN, Ada Hegerberg said that women's football would suffer due to COVID-19 because it is the sport's "weakest link".


Ada Hegerberg has had a massive media impact over the past years, widely considered as the number one spokesperson for her sport, given the numerous interviews she gave for women's football.


Ada Hegerberg has been named one of the most powerful women in sport by a number of media, including Sports Illustrated.