Asisat Oshoala: All you need to know including husband, net worth, biography

Asisat Oshoala

Asisat Oshoala: All you need to know including husband, net worth, biography

Jidechi Chidiezie 05:21 - 13.03.2023
Profiling one of Nigeria's most celebrated female footballers.

Widely touted as one of the greatest female footballers to ever come out of the African continent, and one of the best in the world of all time, Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala is top Nigeria's most celebrated female footballers.

Launching her professional career in 2009 at the age of 14, Oshoala has risen so high, to becoming Africa's Women's Footballer of the Year - an award she's won a record five times.

Here is Asisat Lamina Oshoala's biography, and all you need to know about her.

Oshoala date/place of birth

The Super Falcons striker was born on 9 October 1994. She originates from and was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Oshoala religion

The striker whose height stands at 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) was born into a Muslim family and revealed that her parents were originally not into the idea of her engaging in sports.

According to her, she was always into sports, an athlete at first before switching to playing football with boys in her class.

Where did Oshoala have her education?

For her primary education, Oshoala attended Air Force Primary School, Victoria Island, Lagos. After that, she proceeded to Aunty Ayo International School, Ikoyi for her secondary education.

What was Oshoala's first football club?

Between 2009 and 2013, Oshoala played for Lagos-based women's club FC Robo. Later in 2013, she moved to Port Harcourt to join Nigerian giants Rivers Angels.

At Rivers United, she won her first professional trophy: the Nigeria Women's Cup in 2013, and then the double of the Women's League and Cup in 2014.

When did Oshoala move to Europe?

In January 2015, Oshoala moved to England to join the Women's Super League side, Liverpool, with the club's manager, Matt Beard, describing her as "one of the best young players in the world."

Asisat Oshoala at Liverpool Women

About a year later, Arsenal activated a release clause in Oshoala's contract with Liverpool, and she moved to London with them. At Arsenal, Oshoala helped the club win the 2016 FA Women's Cup.

After spending one season with Arsenal, she moved to China to join Dalian Quanjian, helping them to a league title and Women's Super Cup in her first season, as well as winning the league's Golden Boot award. The following season, she helped them win the league again.

What club does Oshoala play for?

Oshoala currently plays in Spain with Barcelona Femini. So far, she has won Liga F, UEFA Women's Champions League, Supercopa de Espana Femenina, the Copa de la Reina, and the Pichichi league top scorer award.

In August 2022, Oshoala became the first African woman nominated to the Ballon d'Or, an award won by her teammate Alexis Putellas.

What is Oshoala net worth?

In 2020, the Nigerian footballer was named by Forbes Africa in the 30 Under 30 list.

According to, her net worth as of 2019 was estimated to be $1.5 million.

According to Schoolings, Oshoala's 2023 net worth is €50 million. The striker is understood to be receiving a weekly net wage of €10,000.

Asisat Oshoala, sometime in 2020

In 2020, the footballer shared a photo of herself in Lagos, posing with a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Who is Oshoala husband?

The Barcelona star has a daughter, although the father of her daughter remains unknown to date.

For now, she is in no confirmed marriages and is single.

How many World Cups have Oshoala played?

As of 2022, Oshoala has represented Nigeria at one FIFA Women's World Cup. Her goal in Nigeria's 2-0 win over South Korea was nominated for Goal of the Tournament by FIFA.

At age grade level, Oshoala represented the Super Falcons at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2014 and finished the tournament with both the Golden Boot and Golden Ball.

Oshoala has also helped Nigeria to win the Women's AFCON (formerly African Women's Championship) three times: in 2014, 2016 and 2018.