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“Lyon is my home, OL my favorite club”

Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg has extended her contract with Olympique Lyonnais for three years, the club with whom the player is now linked until 2024 announced this Friday, December 18.

Aged 25, the first female Ballon d’Or winner has played 182 matches for the champion team of France and Europe (220 goals). Ada Hegerberg came to the end of her contract on June 30, 2021.

“Continue the work with this magnificent club”

The Lyon adventure of the star striker will last a few more years. Ada Hegerberg did not hide his satisfaction and his attachment to the club. She makes it known on social networks. In a tweet posted this Friday, December 18, the day of the signing, the footballer posted a snapshot of her on the OL pitch and wrote: “My garden. My house. Together until 2024.”

The attacker’s reaction was broadcast by the club on social media: “They’re my favorite club. I’ve been here for six and a half years. I hope this signing will give a strong signal.” The striker wanted to sign as soon as possible because she had no doubts: “OL have always been the number one option.” She intends to help the team to win “all trophies “. I am very happy. Lyon is my home and the president is exceptional too! “ she declared. Between OL and the attacker it is “a story of mutual trust”. “I have given everything since my arrival here and the club also gave me the opportunity to live my dream”.

Champion in more than one way

The striker is currently recovering after an almost white year 2020 after injuries. She was operated on for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee in January. She also suffered a stress fracture of the left tibia in late August. She hopes to return to competition in January 2021.

The Scandinavian, six times champion of France and five times victorious in the Coupe de France with Olympique Lyonnais, has also won the Champions League five times, where she is the top scorer with 53 goals in 50 matches. It has 66 selections for the Norwegian team from which it retired in 2017, at the same time missing the World Cup in 2019 in France, whose final was played at Groupama Stadium in Décines-Charpieu.

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