BBC Sport - BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017: Ada Hegerberg wins award
Ada Hegerberg: BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017
- From the section Women's Football
Norway and Olympique Lyonnais striker Ada Hegerberg has won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2017 award. The 21-year-old won the treble in France last year, capturing the Division 1 title, Coupe de France and the Champions League.
She was presented with the trophy by her sister, Norway and Birmingham City Ladies midfielder Andrine Hegerberg.
Thousands of fans from across the world voted for Hegerberg ahead of second-placed Brazil forward Marta and third-placed Canada captain Christine Sinclair. The other nominees on the five-player shortlist for the BBC World Service award were Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl and Germany's Melanie Behringer.