Rasheedat Ajibade: Super Falcons star bags Atlético Madrid Player of the Year award

Rasheedat Ajibade is Atlético de Madrid Femenino player of the 2023/2024 season| Photo Credit: X/@AtletiFemenino

Rasheedat Ajibade: Super Falcons star bags Atlético Madrid Player of the Year award

Asukwo Oduo 08:43 - 20.06.2024

Nigeria's Rasheedat Ajibade has worked her way into becoming an influential figure at Atlético de Madrid Femenino.

Super Falcons of Nigeria attacking midfielder Raheedat Ajibade has been rewarded after having an impressive season with Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid Femenino.

The 24-year-old, who plays as a forward for Spanish Liga F club Atlético de Madrid Femenino, has been named player of the season.

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Atlético de Madrid Femenino made the announcement via a tweet on their official X (formerly Twitter account) on Wednesday, June 19th.

Ajibade’s performance for Atlético de Madrid 

Rasheedat Ajibade, fondly called ‘Rash’ or ‘the girl with the blue hair,’ was in sensational form for Atlético de Madrid Femenino and coming clutch in important matches.

In the 2023/2024 season, Rasheedat Ajibade recorded an impressive tally of 18 goal contributions (10 goals and eight assists).

The former FC Robo star also played an important role in ensuring that Atlético de Madrid Femenino qualified for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Villarreal.

Rasheedat and the Super Falcons

The Super Falcons would expect Rasheedat Ajibade to bring her fine form to the national team as Nigeria look to have an impressive showing at the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

The Super Falcons return to the Olympic games after missing the last four editions (16 years) and have been drawn in Group C alongside Brazil, Spain, and Japan.