April 16, 2024

Asisat Lamina Oshoala (born October 9, 1994) is a famous female footballer hailing from Nigeria known professionally as Asisat Oshoala, who has established herself as a notable figure in professional football. 

Currently donning the Spanish club FC Barcelona jersey and representing her nation on the international stage as a member of the Nigeria women’s national team, Oshoala showcases her exceptional skills and talent as a striker. Her remarkable abilities have earned her widespread recognition, solidifying her position as one of the greatest female footballers in Africa and even among the best globally.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Asisat Lamina Oshoala
  • Stage Name: Assishat Oshoala
  • Born: October 9, 1994
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Birthplace: Ikorodu, Lagos State
  • Nationality: Nigeria
  • Occupation: footballer
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Parents: Iya Asisa and Alhaji Oshoala.
  • Siblings: Abdulbasit, Olayinka Oshoala, and Sherifat Omosholape
  • Spouse: Abu Azeez (rum)
  • Children: 1
  • Relationship: Single
  • Net Worth: $1 million to $5 million

Early Life And Education

Asisat Oshoala is a talented Nigerian footballer born and raised in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Coming from a Muslim family, she grew up alongside her siblings, who have also gained recognition in the media. Her brothers, Abdulbasit and Olayinka Oshoala, and her sister Sherifat Omosholape, have all made their mark in their respective fields.

Initially, Asisat’s passion for football was met with enthusiasm from her parents, Iya Asisa and Alhaji Oshoala. However, her grandmother played a crucial role in supporting and believing in her talent and potential. With her grandmother’s encouragement, Asisat found the determination to pursue her passion for football.

Asisat Oshoala’s educational journey began at Air Force Primary School in Victoria Island, Lagos, and later continued at Aunty Ayo International School in Ikoyi. During her time in secondary school in Lagos, she discovered her deep love for football and began actively playing the sport. Her dedication and talent set her on a path to success.

Career

Asisat Oshoala has had a remarkable career as a professional footballer. Her journey in the world of football began during her secondary school years in Lagos, where she discovered her passion for the sport. She quickly rose through the ranks and caught the attention of scouts and coaches.

After initially playing for neighborhood teams, her talent caught the attention of a scout, who convinced her to join the FC Robo team in Lagos. From 2009 to 2013, she dedicated herself to FC Robo and played a significant role in their success, contributing to their victory in the 2011 Nigeria Women’s Premier League championship. Seeking new challenges, Oshoala then transferred to Rivers Angels in 2013, where she continued her impressive goal-scoring record. Her skills significantly contributed to Rivers Angels’ triumphs in the 2014 Nigeria Women’s Premier League and the 2015 CAF Women’s Champions League.

In 2015 Oshoala moved to Europe to join Liverpool and play in the highly prestigious FA Women’s Super League. Her addition proved impactful as she played a crucial role in helping the team progress to the FA Cup final in 2016. Moreover, Oshoala etched her name in history by becoming the first African woman to score a hat-trick in the FA WSL. Her exceptional talent and determination showcased her immense potential as a player on the global stage.

After spending just one season with Liverpool, Oshoala decided to move to Spain and joined Barcelona. Since her arrival, she has proved to be an invaluable asset to the team, playing a crucial role in Barcelona’s triumphant victory in the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2021.

On July 15, 2023, Asisat Oshoala showcased her talent by scoring two goals, leading the Super Falcons to a resounding victory over Queensland Lions FC, an Australian club. This friendly game occurred on Saturday morning and ended with a remarkable 8-1 scoreline in favor of the Nigerian team. Oshoala’s outstanding performance undoubtedly played a significant role in securing such a convincing win for the Super Falcons. 

Awards and Nominations

  • 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022: African Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2015: BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year
  • 2014: Queen of The Pitch Award
  • 2014: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Boot
  • 2014: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Boot
  • 2014: FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball

Social Media

  • Instagram @Asisat Oshoala (M.O.N.) (@asisat_oshoala)
  • Twitter @ASISAT M.O.N. (@AsisatOshoala)
  • Facebook @Asisat Ashabi Oshoala
  • YouTube @Asisat Oshoala

Personal Life

The 28-year-old Asisat Oshoala is known to be a private person who prefers to keep her personal life under wraps. She has not disclosed much about her life, including her romantic relationships. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether she is currently in a relationship. Nevertheless, in 2019, Asisat Oshoala became a mother to a daughter. However, the identity of the child’s father has not been disclosed publicly. Asisat was rumored to be dating Abu Azeez from Shooting Stars Football Club.

Net Worth

In 2023, Nigerian professional footballer Asisat Oshoala’s net Worth reach a remarkable Between $1 million and $5 million. This substantial wealth has predominantly been accumulated throughout her impressive sports career, which has now surpassed a decade.


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