Hegerberg was one of seven players from the all-conquering Lyon side to feature among the 15 nominees, but she won out thanks to her prolific form in front of goal.
Hegerberg called the introduction of the award a "huge step for women's football" and told women to believe themselves in a strong message. "It's all about how we respect women's football". People who have followed me for 20 years know how respectful I am especially with women.
The Norwegian worldwide scooped the coveted prize at the ceremony in Paris following a stunning 42-goal season, including 15 in the Champions League for club Lyon as they won the competition for the third consecutive year.
The men's Ballon d'Or was picked up by Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, who ended the decade-long monopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the award.
She stepped away from playing with Norway's national team, citing longstanding frustrations over the state of women's soccer there. The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who does not turn 20 until later this month, starred as France won the World Cup and also won the best young player award in Russian Federation.
Luckily, the passerby, a retired veteran, had a good sense of humor about the situation once he realized it wasn't real. Although "Clark" is clearly a dummy, people walking by were concerned enough to call for help.
- President Donald Trump is calling for a "full and complete" sentence for his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen . Trump cheered on former campaign adviser Roger Stone for resisting to work with the special counsel's team.
Right before Christmas a year ago , Harry had apparently accused Kate and William of not being welcoming enough to Meghan. Another royal source claimed she made Kate Middleton cry during Princess Charlotte's dress fitting before her wedding.
Grande has since responded to the praise by commenting on Garner's post, writing that she was "crying". It's the epitome of Grande: a kick-ass feminist singer who overcomes obstacles and comes out stronger.
Marvel Studios released a brand new Captain Marvel poster featuring Brie Larson as the electrifying, positively glowing superhero. It's been almost three months since the first Captain Marvel trailer dropped, near breaking the internet in the process.
The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day while a national day of mourning is held for former President George H.W. Jim McGrath , spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted out a photo on Sunday night, captioning it "mission complete".
Karan Higdon rushed for more than 1,000 yards and Shea Patterson has thrown for 21 touchdowns against six interceptions. Michigan , Michigan State, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan are all playing in postseason bowl games.
The central bank has already hiked rates three times this year and is largely expected to raise the rate again in December. Powell became Fed chair in February this year after being nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
She said Britain would develop its own sat-nav system, at an estimated cost of several billion pounds (dollars). However, he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show that the alternative was either "no deal or no Brexit ".
SpaceX calls off launch of satellites
Falcon 9 will be carrying 64 satellites belonging to companies, governments and research institutions in 17 different countries. These new satellite networks could help companies track agricultural shipments or support pipeline monitoring efforts.
Twitter reacts to Jalen Hurts' return in SEC title game
But Hurts took control of the offense and lifted Alabama, certain to be the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Here are some of the best reactions from around Twitter after the game, from the Georgia beat and beyond.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in India
We hope people take into account what PETA has tried to address in their tweet and not be crurel towards animals. The wedding ceremonies were held in utmost secrecy with no media allowed in.
Donald Trump 'likes' Kim Jong-un, Moon says
But prospects of a fourth Moon-Kim meeting have recently dimmed, with negotiations on denuclearising the North grinding to a halt. About 30,000 North Koreans have fled to South Korea, mostly traveling via China, since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station
A criminal investigation into the failure placed the blame on a sensor which had been damaged during assembly. October's aborted trip saw two astronauts forced to make an emergency landing just minutes after take off.
George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan
The Bush family's post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath shared the photo on Twitter Sunday with the hashtag #remembering41. It wasn't a widely-known fact until he developed a form of Parkinson's disease and relied on a wheelchair.
Nick Jonas And Priyanka Chopra Wedding Update
From Nick's side, his brothers Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas along with thier partners, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas were seen. Priyanka revealed that after their meeting, she invited Nick to her apartment where her mother, Madhu Chopra was also present.
Chargers pull off stunning comeback win over Steelers
However, he quickly got things going after halftime to turn this game into an exciting matchup between two AFC powerhouses. The pass was under thrown by Roethlisberger and James did a heck of a job by reading it, and taking it back for 36 yards.
UEFA to hold third-tier club competition
The competition itself - as stated above - will see the 32 teams involved split into eight separate groups of four. At least 34 countries will have teams in a group stage, compared to 26 at the moment.
Trump Suspends Adding New Tariffs to Chinese Imports
Stakes were high at a meeting between President Trump and President Xi at last week's G20 meeting in Argentina. China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. now the tariff is 40%.