20. Oshoala


Pacy and strong striker who despite her youth already has experience of playing in the top leagues around the world

Asisat Oshola is one of the best African players in the world. The striker has been chosen as African Player of the Year on no less than four occasions (2019, 2014, 2016 and 2017). The year 2014 was a stellar one for the Nigerian as she also claimed the Ballon d’Or and the Golden Shoe at the U20 World Cup.

Oshola has great experience despite her youth having played for Arsenal in 2016 alongside Vicky Losada and for Liverpool the previous year in the English top division of Women’s Football.

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During a spell in China she was top scorer in the 2017 Superleague. The striker came to FC Barcelona on loan from Chinese club Dalian Quanjian and was presented as a Barça player on 31 January 2019. Since coming to Barça the striker has scored more than 20 league goals in every season. 

On an international level she has represented Nigeria in the 2015, 2019 and 2023 World Cups and is the only player from the African nation to have ever scored in three separate tournaments. 

Technical profile

Oshola is a quick and strong striker who during her spell in China demonstrated her nose for goal.

Place of birth
Ikorudu (Nigeria)
Date of birth
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