Ballon d & # 39; Or winner Ada Hegerberg chose the BBC football player of the year for women, but she will not be present at the World Cup
- Ada Hergerberg was the first female recipient of the Ballon d & # 39; Or last year
- The last prize draws further attention to her absence from the World Cup
- She refused to play for Norway in protest against female players
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been elected BBC footballer of the year, and further draws attention to her absence from the upcoming world championship.
The 23-year-old, who was the first female recipient of the Ballon d & # 39; Or, emphasized her dominance in scoring a hat trick in last weekend's Champions League final and saw the competition of four other players shortlist .
But she refuses to play for Norway because of frustration over the treatment of female players in her home country and will therefore not play during this summer's World Cup in France.
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has been elected BBC Women & # 39; s Footballer of the Year
When she discovered that she had won the BBC prize for the second time, she explained: “Soccer is my biggest passion in life and I have worked very hard to get here.
& # 39; It's so important to me, so I can't sit and watch things that don't go in the right direction. I could easily act, do my thing and remain silent.
& # 39; But it's so much bigger than that. Winning all these trophies and having all this success gives you a voice. & # 39;
Hegerberg, who was asked controversially last year during the Balloon d & # 39; Or ceremony, said her attitude was important to initiate change.
& # 39; The men in the suits cannot ignore that, & # 39; she said. & # 39; One day they will understand. They will come to understand that this is about society and that it is about modern football. & # 39;
Last year, 23-year-old Noor was the first female recipient of the Ballon d & # 39; Or
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