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Soccer News of Thursday, 11 August 2022


Vicky Lopez: Meet the Nigerian football queen following Oshoala's path at Barcelona

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Vicky Lopez is the latest female soccer star of Nigerian descent to sign for Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

López was born in Madrid to a Spanish father and a Nigerian mother.

The young teenage sensation joined Futbol Club Barcelona Femeni B on her 16th birthday, July 26, 2022.

According to the club, She will be training with the first team while residing at the prestigious La Masia youth academy.

The attacking midfielder is viewed as one of the greatest young prospects in Spain. She possesses great skill and technique and can play as an attacking midfielder and winger.

Club Career

López scored 60 goals in 17 matches during the 2020–21 youth league season.

She became the youngest player ever to debut in Primera Iberdrola at just 15 years and 2 months while at her former club Madrid CFF.

Lopez was one of the outstanding players at the recent U17 European Championship, helping Spain to a second-place finish.

International Career

The young teenage sensation has featured for Spain at the U17 level. She is also eligible to represent Nigeria as per FIFA rules.