Oshoala joins Bay FC from Barcelona Femení

Oshoala poses with the UWCL trophy

Nigerian international Asisat Oshoala, has joined the United States National Women’s Soccer League club, Bay FC from FC Barcelona Femení for a transfer fee worth €150,000, the club announced today.

The 29-year signs a two-year contract which runs through 2026 with an option of 12-month extension.

Oshoala scored 107 goals in 149 appearances across five seasons (2019-2023), including a record-setting season in 2022, when she was the joint top scorer in the league with 19 goals.

The two-time Ballon D’or nominee led the team in scoring three times, helping the club win the UEFA Women’s Champions League twice (2020-21, 2022-23), earn four league titles, three Spanish Super Cups and the Copa de la Reina three times.

She became the first African woman to win the UEFA Champions League title in 2021 and the first African woman to score in the Champions League final in 2019.

Professionally, she began her career in Nigeria with Rivers Angels FC before making the move to Europe and signing with Liverpool on 23 January 2015 and switching to Arsenal a year later, where she won the 2016 FA Cup, before signing with Chinese club, Dalian in February 2017. She won two league titles in China (2017, 2018) and went on loan to Barcelona on 31 January 2019, before making the move permanent in May 2019.

The six-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year has appeared in three FIFA Women’s World Cups (2015, 2019, 2023) with Nigeria, helping the team advance to the Round of 16 in the 2019 and 2023 editions.

As a youth international, she was the Golden Ball and Golden Boot winner at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, scoring seven goals in the tournament.

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