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Asisat Oshoala is a female soccer striker playing for the Nigerian women's national team and Spanish Liga F club FC Barcelona. Not only is she the most decorated African female footballer of all time, but she is also widely regarded as one of the best female footballers of all time.
Asisat Oshoala won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award 2015. She is known for her pace, power, skill, and goal-scoring ability and has been named the African Women's Footballer of the Year five times. You can read more about the player below.
Asisat Lamina Oshoala
Seedorf, Àgba Baller, and Superzee
Date of birth
October 9, 1994
29 years (as of 2023)
Place of birth
5'8" (173 cm)
154 lbs. (70 kg)
Air Force Primary School
Aunty Ayo International School
Barcelona Femení and Nigeria women's national team
Asisat Oshoala's biography
Asisat Lamina Oshoala was born into a polygamous Muslim family of one father and two wives. Her parents, Alhaji Oshoala (dad) and Iya Asisa (mum), were shopkeepers and lived in a middle-class community. Asisat Oshoala's parents did not support her soccer talent, especially when she quit school to pursue a football career.
Despite society's belief that playing football was unsuitable for girls, Oshoala's late grandmother believed in her. She would often talk to her parents whenever they chased her out of the house or denied food for playing soccer.
How old is Asisat Oshoala?
The Nigerian footballer is 29 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 9, 1994.
Asisat Oshoala is from which state?
She was born and raised in Ikorodu City in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Does Asisat Oshoala have any siblings?
The Nigerian soccer player has six siblings (from her entire polygamous family). Some of her siblings are brothers Abdulbasit Oshoala and Olayinka Oshoala and a younger sister named Sherifat Omosholape. Asisat Oshoala's sister graduated with first-class honors in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.
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Asisat attended Air Force Primary School in Victoria Island, Lagos, before moving to Aunty Ayo International School in Lagos, where she completed her secondary school education in 2009.
Club career history
Asisat began her career with Nigerian clubs Rivers Angels and FC Robo. She joined Liverpool in England's Women's Super League in 2015. She made a total of nine appearances and scored three goals.
In January 2016, Liverpool reported that a transfer bid from Arsenal triggered the release clause in Oshoala's contract and that she was talking with the London club about personal terms.
She joined Arsenal in March 2016 and assisted the club in winning the 2016 FA Women's Cup Final on May 14. Oshoala appeared in 13 games for the club in 2016 and scored two goals.
Oshoala joined FC Barcelona Femení on loan until the end of the season on January 31, 2019. Her full transfer to the club (and extension until 2022) was announced on May 31, 2019.
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Which club is Asisat Oshoala playing now?
The player signed a two-year contract extension with Barcelona on March 10, 2022. The new agreement will keep her at the club until June 30, 2024. So far, Asisat has scored 98 goals in her 154 official appearances for the club.
Asisat Oshoala's stats for her club career
The table below shows her performance in soccer clubs she has played for from 2013 to November 2023:
2013 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
2017 – 2019
2019 to date
International career history
Her debut in the senior side of Super Falcons (Nigeria women's national football team) was in September 2013 during a friendly defeat by world champions Japan. The following year, Oshoala was named the best player and top goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, with seven goals.
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When the Super Falcons won the 2014 African Women's Championship, Asitat was named best player and second top goal scorer of the tournament. On 8 June 2015, she scored her first 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup goal, enabling Nigeria to attain a 3 – 3 draw with Sweden in Winnipeg.
Oshoala was part of the Super Falcons squad that won the African Women's Championship in 2016 and 2018. She also scored three goals in the 2018 Edition in Ghana and vice-captained the teams at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
Asisat was named Player of the Match, and her goal was nominated for Goal of the Tournament by FIFA in 2019. On 16 June 2023, she joined the Nigerian squad that played in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Her goal against Australia made her the first Super Falcons, Nigerian, and African player to score at three consecutive FIFA World Cups, having scored in the 2015 and 2019 editions. She also became the first African to score at three FIFA Women's World Cups.
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Asisat Oshoala's stats for her international career
The table below shows her performance in international competitions she had played in as a member of the Super Falcons (Nigeria women's national football team):
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
(1 in 2014)
Africa Women Cup of Nations qualification
(4 in 2014), (2 in 2018)
Africa Women Cup of Nations
(4 in 2014), (6 in 2016), (3 in 2018)
CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
(2 in 2020)
Cyprus Women's Cup
(2 in 2019)
Turkish Women's Cup
(4 in 2021)
FIFA Women's World Cup
(1 in 2015), (1 in 2019), (1 in 2023)
How many goals has Oshoala scored?
Between 2014 and November 2023, the Nigerian striker has scored 31 goals for the Super Falcons in international competitions. She has also netted 98 goals for Barcelona since she joined the club in the 2018/19 season.
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Asisat Oshoala's honors
The Nigerian footballer has bagged several awards during her career, including:
- Nigerian Women's Championship
- FA Women's Cup
- African Women's Championship
- UEFA Women's Champions League
- BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2015
- Queen of The Pitch Award
- African Women's Footballer of the Year
- African Women's Championship Golden Boot
- FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Golden Ball
- IFFHS CAF Best Woman Player of the Decade
- IFFHS All-time Africa Women's Dream Team
- EaglesTracker Nigeria Women's Most Valuable Player of the Season
Was Asisat Oshoala nominated for the Ballon d'Or?
On 16 May 2021, Nigerian striker Asisat Oshoala was the first-ever African woman to be nominated for the Women's Ballon d'Or Player of the Year award.
What is Asisat Oshoala's net worth as of 2023?
Asisat's estimated net worth of $3 million makes her one of the wealthiest female footballers in Nigeria and Africa. Most of her wealth comes from endorsement deals from leading brands like Nike and her long-standing football career of over a decade.
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How much is Asisat Oshoala's salary?
She earns around £10,500 weekly at FC Barcelona Femení. In 2019, the Nigerian footballer made around $52,000 monthly at Chinese club Dalian Quanjian.
How much does Asisat Oshoala earn in Barcelona?
Her FC Barcelona salary is approximately £10,500 per week (£40,000 monthly or £480,000 annually).
Asisat Oshoala's foundation
In 2019, Oshoala established the Asisat Oshoala Foundation to empower female football players in Africa. Through the organization, the Asisat Oshoala Foundation Football4girls competition takes place in Lagos, Nigeria, annually.
Additionally, the foundation runs the Asisat Oshoala Academy (AOA) in partnership with two organizations, Women Win of Germany and Nike Inc. of the USA. The academy gives girls (ages 12 – 18) 90 mins of football training three times a week. They train up to 100 school girls every session.
Who is Asisat Oshoala's husband?
The Nigerian footballer is not married but has one child. The identity of Asisat Oshoala's daughter's father has never been disclosed to the public. Oshoala refuted the 2017 rumors of her being engaged to Nigerian soccer player Abu Abolaji Azeez, who currently plays for Chittagong Abahani Limited (a Bangladesh Premier League club) and the Nigeria national beach soccer team.
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How tall Asisat Oshoala?
Asisat Oshoala's height is 5 feet 8 inches (173 centimeters).
Social media presence
Asisat Oshoala's Instagram account, @asisat_oshoala, has 1.1 million followers as of November 2023.
Facts about Asisat Oshoala
- Asisat was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021.
- She is a member of FIFA's technical advisory group on the growth and advancement of women's football.
- Former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed her a Member of the Order of the Niger in 2014.
- Oshoala is a Nike ambassador.
- She is popularly called Àgba Baller, which means legendary footballer.
- She was nicknamed "Seedorf" after Dutch male footballer Clarence Seedorf.
- Her teammates call her "Superzee."
Asisat Oshoala is one of the most celebrated African female footballers ever. She is best known for her goal-scoring ability and has had plenty of success in her career. On top of that, the player's charity foundation and soccer academy train and mentors African teen girl aspiring to be footballers.
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