"It feels incredibly good to be back": Why Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg returned to play for Norway at Euro 2022

Ada Hegerberg, Ballon d'Or winner
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Ada Hegerberg had a relatively nomadic childhood in her native Norway. Born in Molde, Hegerberg’s family moved to Sunndalsøra when she was small. Ada and her sister, Andrine, played for Sunndal Football until the family relocated again in 2007 when Ada was 12. They moved to Kolbotn where the sisters were enlisted by local side Kolbotn IL.

Ada’s sister, Andrine, has a decorated football career of her own, having played for Kolbotn IL, Stabæk and Turbine Potsdam together before their careers separated. Andrine has since played for Kopparbergs (now known as Häcken) in Sweden, Birmingham City, PSG and Roma, before returning to Häcken earlier this year.

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