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 in the world.
Asisat Oshoala won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award in 2015. She is known for her pace, power, skill, and goalscoring ability and has been named the African Women's Footballer of the Year five times.
Asisat Lamina Oshoala
Date of birth
October 9, 1994
28 years (as of 2023)
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Air Force Primary school and Aunty Ayo International School
FC Barcelona Femen and Nigeria women's national football team
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Asisat Oshoala's biography
How old is Asisat Oshoala? The Nigerian footballer is 28 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 9 1994, in Ikorodu, Nigeria. She was born into a polygamous family of a father with two wives and seven siblings.
Her parents-being, shopkeepers and of the middle class-were, were rather strict and not in support of her playing football. The only supportive family member was her late grandmother, who often intervened when she was chased out of the house or denied food for playing football.
For her schooling, she attended Air Force Primary school in Victoria Island before moving to Aunty Ayo International School, both in Lagos, for her secondary school, and graduated in 2009.
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 Femen on loan until the end of the season on January 31, 2019. They announced her full transfer to the club and extension until 2022 on May 31, 2019.
She signed a two-year contract extension with Barcelona on March 10, 2022, keeping her at the club until June 30, 2024. She has scored 83 goals in her 89 appearances for the club.
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2019 to date
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Asisat Oshoala's honours
She has bagged several awards during her career. Some of them include the following:
- Nigerian Women's Championship
- FA Women's Cup
- African Women's Championship
- UEFA Women's Champions League
- BBC Women's Footballer of the Year
- 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
What is Asisat Oshoala's net worth as of 2023?
With an estimated net worth of around $3 million, Asisat is currently the wealthiest female footballer in Nigeria. Most of her wealth comes from her long-standing football career, over a decade, plus endorsement deals from leading brands like Nike.
How much is Asisat Oshoala's salary?
Her last salary ever made public was back in 2019 at the Chinese club Dalian Quanjian, where she was reportedly earning around $52,000 per month.
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How much does Asisat Oshoala earn weekly in Barcelona? Though her current club FC Barcelona salary is unknown, there are speculations that she approximately makes £10,500 per week and £40,000 monthly.
Who is Asisat Oshoala's husband?
Though not married, Oshoala has been rumoured to be dating Abu Azeez from Warri Wolves FC for a long time now, and there were rumours of them even being engaged in 2017. Asisat, nonetheless, has come forward to deny or claim the rumours.
She also has a daughter, which surprised many fans when she revealed it on social media. The father of Asisat Oshoala's daughter is unknown, as she has remained tight-lipped over the issue.
How tall Asisat Oshoala?
Asisat Oshoala's height is 5 feet 8 inches (173 centimetres), and she weighs 154 pounds (70 kilograms). She has black eyes and hair.
In 2019, Oshoala established the Asisat Oshoala Foundation, which aims to empower female football players throughout Africa. The organization organizes the Asisat Oshoala Foundation Football4girls competition every year in Lagos.
Below are some interesting facts about Asisat Oshoala.
- She dropped out of school to pursue a career in football.
- She was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021.
- She was appointed to FIFA's technical advisory group on the growth and advancement of women's football.
- She is a Nike ambassador.
- Former President Goodluck Jonathan appointed her to the Order of the Niger.
- She is popularly called Àgba Baller, which means legendary footballer.
Asisat Oshoala is one of the most celebrated African female footballers ever. She is best known for her goalscoring ability and has had plenty of success in her career.
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