|Full name Nadia Nadim|
Current team Sky Blue FC
Height 1.75 m
|Playing position |
Name Nadia Nadim
|Date of birth (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 27)|
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Place of birth Kabul, Afghanistan
Nadia nadim afghan football player playing for denmark women national team
Nadia Nadim (born 2 January 1988) is a Danish football player of Afghan origin who plays as a striker for Portland Thorns in the NWSL and the Danish national team.
- Nadia nadim afghan football player playing for denmark women national team
- Timbers in 30 The Breakaway with Nadia Nadim
- Early life and club career
- International career
- Sky Blue FC
- Portland Thorns FC
- Personal life
Timbers in 30 | The Breakaway with Nadia Nadim
Early life and club career
Nadim was born in Herat and raised in Afghanistan until her father, an Afghan National Army (ANA) general, was executed by the Taliban in 2000. Her family then fled to Denmark, where she began her football career, playing for B52 Aalborg, Team Viborg and IK Skovbakken, before moving to Fortuna Hjørring in 2012. She made her Champions League debut in September the same year, scoring both goals in a 2–1 win over Scottish Champions Glasgow City.
Under Danish nationality law Nadim could not apply for citizenship until turning 18 in 2006. When citizenship was eventually granted in 2008, FIFA eligibility rules blocked Nadim from playing for Denmark, because she had not yet been resident for the requisite five years after turning 18. A subsequent challenge from the Danish Football Association (DBU) led to FIFA's legal department making an exception to the rules in Nadim's case.
Nadim immediately became a member of the Denmark national team, making her debut in the 2009 Algarve Cup in a 0–2 defeat by the United States. In doing so, she became the first naturalised Dane to represent a Denmark senior national football team. She participated in all three of Denmark's games at UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.
She was named in national coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller's Denmark squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In Denmark's opening group match against hosts Sweden Nadim featured as a substitute in an eventful 1–1 draw.
Sky Blue FC
Nadim joined Sky Blue FC near the end of the 2014 NWSL season. Playing in 6 games, she scored 7 goals and registered 3 assists. She was named player of the week on 19 August and player of the month for the NWSL for August 14.
On 16 February 2015, Sky Blue announced that Nadim had been signed to play for Sky Blue in the 2015 season.
Portland Thorns FC
On January 14, 2016, Nadim was traded to Portland Thorns FC. Nadim finished the season as the team's top scorer with 9 goals in 20 games as the team won the 2016 league.
In 2013 Nadim was attending medical school. Nadim is Muslim.