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Manipur News : First Indian Woman Footballer Signs International Contract

Manipur News : First Indian Woman Footballer Signs International Contract

Creating history on Wednesday, Manipur footballer Ngangom Bala Devi signed for Scottish club Rangers FC.

She is the first Indian woman to sign a professional contract overseas.

Striker Bala Devi from Manipur Police Sports Club has signed an 18-month contract following a successful trial that the player underwent in November last year.

The move is a big step in Devi’s career, who is currently the top scorer for the Indian national women’s team and also the leading goal scorer in South Asia.

The 29-year-old, who has also captained India in the past, has scored 52 goals from 58 games since 2010.

She becomes the first Indian woman to become a professional footballer and also Rangers’ first Asian international footballer, the Scottish club said in a statement.

Later Bala Devi issued a statement saying, “To play my football in Europe with one of the biggest clubs in the world is something I could never have dreamed of.”


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