[Written by Amy Shimmins]
[Image by Aike Jansen]
At the end of 2018, Ada Hegerberg was awarded with arguably, the greatest accolade in her sport, the Ballon d’Or. This was the first time that any woman has been awarded the prize, and winning the inaugural Ballon d’Or Féminin followed an exciting year for Hegerberg of winning the league with her side, Olympique Lyonnais, as well as the Women’s Champions League. She scored forty-six goals in this period and has already scored another fourteen in the current season (at the time of writing). I’m noting these achievements here, as almost all of the coverage has focused not on her success, but rather the distraction that took place as she received her trophy, which is probably what you’ve heard more about.