Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg breaks Women’s Champions League scoring record after netting 53 goals in 50 appearances – and she’s only 24!
- Ada Hegerberg is the all-time leading scorer in Women’s Champions League
- Hegerberg was two goals shy of the record before her brace on Wednesday
- The 24-year-old is on track to break many more records in the future
- She has also spoken about the dispute between her and the Norwegian FF
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg has become the all-time leading scorer in the Women’s Champions League.
Hegerberg scored twice in a 7-0 win over Fortuna Hjorring to move her to 53 goals in 50 Champions League appearances.
The 24-year-old was two goals shy of Anja Mitteg’s record of 51 before this week’s round of games.
Ada Hegerberg celebrates after scoring her 53rd Champions League goal in 50 appearances
Hegerberg has risen to super stardom while playing for Lyon in Division 1 Feminine
Hegerberg overtook Marta in September when she netted a hat-trick against Ryazan.
She is also the fastest player of either sex to reach the landmark of 50 goals in European club competition.
Ruud van Nistelrooy achieved that feat at Manchester United in 62 games but Hegerberg managed it in 49.
Despite her success, however, she doesn’t feel as though she our her Norway team-mates get enough credit and aren’t respected at home.
Hegerberg hasn’t played for Norway since 2017 because of a dispute with the Norwegian Football Federation which meant she missed this year’s World Cup.
The 24-year-old celebrates winning the Women’s French Cup after beating PSG in September
She recently spoke about that experience, saying: ‘It was tough at so many camps. I have been broken mentally.
‘It has been a deeply depressing feeling. I had nightmares after being with the national team, you shouldn’t have things like that. If you want to get anywhere in life you have to make choices.
‘Immediately the thought came into my mind: ‘I think I’ll have to stop playing for the national team’. Then everything just ran off and I started to sleep well again.’