Asisat Oshoala, fondly known as Superzee is arguably the most successful female footballer from Nigeria and Africa as a whole. She is famous for her lethal goal-scoring ability and footballing skills. She has appeared for many top clubs across Europe. Her immense success was enough to secure her place in the 2020 Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list. The Super Falcons captain has won the African Women's Player of the year for a joint record of four times in a row. Despite being the most decorated African female footballer of all time, Oshoala is still very much thriving in her current club FC Barcelona as a striker. Here on Naijauto is all you need to know about Asisat Oshoala biography, net worth, cars, houses and her inspiring career.
Asisat Oshoala is the current captain of the Super Falcons
2. Asisat Oshoala Biography
- Asisat Oshoala age and family background
The former Liverpool and Arsenal female footballer was born on the 9th of October 1994 in Ikorodu, Lagos. She was reportedly born Into a Muslim family, which obviously became Asisat Oshoala religion till now. Asisat Oshoala parents are both Muslims and reportedly frowned against their daughter venturing into a footballing career at a very tender age. She attended Air force Primary School for her primary education before she proceeded to Aunty Ayo international school in Ikoyi for her secondary education. She finished secondary school in 2009.
Asisat Oshoala posing with her mother
She had a daughter at a very tender age, much to the surprise of many who saw her daughter for the first time as the football star was just 24 years old. Nothing has been mentioned about the father of the beautiful girl as we keep our arms folded. There was speculation back in 2017 when Oshoala was rumoured to be engaged with Shooting Stars player, Abu Azeez. This speculation was also confirmed by the female football star who posted some pre-wedding photos. So far, nothing has been said really to confirm if the footballer eventually became Asisat Oshoala husband. Even till now, we don't really know.
Asisat Oshoala showing off her beautiful daughter on her Instagram page
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3. Asisat Oshoala career highlights
Becoming one of the best African female footballers didn't happen in just a day. It was a journey that included perseverance and hard work. Asisat Oshoala started her football career right after her secondary school education. She began playing at Mushin in Lagos before she was signed by the Rivers Angels, a female club in Nigeria. She has also appeared for the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, FC Robo and Dailan, a club-side in China. She was part of the female Arsenal team that won the FA Women's Cup in 2015. In 2020, Oshoala became the first African player to score a goal in the final of the UEFA Champions League. She also won Supercopa De Espana Femenina and Copa De La Reina with the Spanish club in 2020. After helping the star-studded Barcelona female side reach the UEFA Champions League semi-final three times in a row, Oshoala emerged as the first female footballer from Africa to clinch the title in 2021. Oshoala won the league title in China with Dalian Quanjian, where she ended up with a golden boot award for scoring most goals that season. She also won the championship with the club after defeating Shanghai in an eight-goal thriller. In 2018, she recorded similar success with the club after clinching the second championship trophy.
Asisat Oshoala is currently considered one of the best female footballers on the planet
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Asisat Oshoala's international career has been nothing but massive success, especially at the continental level. She is the joint holder of the African female footballer award. She was named the best player and highest goal scorer at the 2015 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. While she played as a forward during her career at the youth level, she was moved to the midfield role in the senior team of the women's national football team. This is where she got the nickname Seedolf, for her playing comparison with the former Dutch midfield maestro. She was part of the Nigeria national football team (female category) that won 2014, 2016 and 2018 African Women's Championship. She was also among the female footballers that represented Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France. Unfortunately, Nigeria was knocked out by the two-time champion Germany in a highly controversial match. The only silver lining from the tournament was that Oshoala's goal was nominated as the Goal of the Tournament. So far and still counting, she has scored 29 goals for her country as a youth and senior football player.
The Nigerian football star posing with former Barcelona player Lionel Messi
Check out some of the beautiful pictures on Asisat Oshoala Instagram.
Some of the personal Asisat Oshoala awards include the following:
- 2015 BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award
- Golden boot at the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup
- Golden boot at the 2016 African Women's Nations Cup
- Highest scorer in the Nigerian female league in 2013
- 3-time winner of the African women’s player of the Year awards
- Asisat Oshoala was also made a member of the Order of the Niger in 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan
4. Asisat Oshoala net worth and salary
Oshoala’s career stat has been very impressive both at the international and club levels. She has made a lot of money from appearing for the national teams and from her wages presently at FC Barcelona. In case you are wondering how much is Asisat Oshoala salary? Well, as of this time, Asisat Oshoala weekly wages in Barcelona are put at a minimum of £16k. This was due to the pay rise signed by the Spanish FA for women players playing in the league. Her current net worth is around $1-5 million (~₦413.5 million - ₦2.1 billion), putting her in strong contention as the richest African female footballer.
Oshoala receiving the continental best player award alongside Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah
5. Asisat Oshoala cars and houses
The FC Barcelona Femení star is not just all about football, she loves to live a good life as well. She is a big fan of beautiful cars. Considering her net worth, one shouldn't be surprised she has decided to splurge some on exotic wheels. She has been spotted couple of times posing with expensive cars such as BMW X6 and a Mercedes Benz CLA 250. Don't be surprised when you see Oshoala in your neighborhood cruising in one of her cars.
Oshoala showing off her newly acquired white Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
The BMW X6 crossover SUV is one of the exotic cars you will find in Asisat Oshoala's garage
Asisat Oshoala made headlines recently when she acquired a mansion for her parents in Lagos. Perhaps she might be staying with her parents anytime she is in town on vacation as nothing has been said about her personal landed properties in Nigeria. At least not in the public domain or social media yet. Check out the photos of the house below:
Housewarming party of the mansion Asisat Oshoala got for her parents in Lagos
6. Asisat Oshoala charitable activities
In 2019, the Super Falcons captain launched her charity organization known as Asisat Oshoala Foundation in Lagos. The charity organization is expected to assist and empower girls aspiring to become footballers in Africa. This organization is also responsible for the hosting of the annual football tournament in Lagos for girls. Her charity works didn't go unnoticed as she was appointed member of the FIFA technical advisory group on the growth and advancement of women's football in 2021.
7. Asisat Oshoala latest news
The female Nigeria international has been ruled out of action after suffering an injury set back in November 2021. According to reports, the Barcelona star ruptured the posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee during the UEFA Champions League match against Hoffenheim. She described this incident as a bitter pill to swallow considering her red-hot goalscoring form in the Spanish Primera division. She is set to return to action in the early part of 2022.
From the streets of Lagos to becoming an important part of FC Barcelona at the just concluded UEFA Champions League, Asisat Oshoala story is one for the ages. She has cemented her place as one of the most successful African female footballers of all time. Her success has also come with lots of money and several local and international awards. Oshoala has become a beacon of hope for many female Footballers from Nigeria and other parts of the African continent. This is all we can tell you for now about Asisat Oshoala biography, net worth, cars, houses and inspiring career.