Ballon d'Or winner gets special gift to celebrate her award

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/12/2018

Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg has received a special gift from PUMA to celebrate her historical award she won this month.

The 23-year old Lyon striker became the first female winner of the coveted prize early December in Paris.

Hegerberg gets personalized gold PUMA ONE boots, which Norway international planning to wear this weekend when her French club take on Montpellier in the Feminine league.

Hegerberg tasted Ballon d'Or success for the first time in Paris a few weeks ago as Luke Modric scooped the male version of the award told The Guardian: "It was an amazing night for women in general and women who play football.

"I really want to say thank you to France Football for putting it in place, I know it's 2018 and it's been a long time coming, but at the same time it's important to show what a big step forward this is for women's football."

"It was, and is, quite emotional to be honest.

"I try not to use the word proud too often but I was really proud, because I was in a position to promote women's football and that's what I'm passionate about."