5 female players who removed thier jersey to celebrate a goal
Pictures of wild jubilation of notable female footballers
Momentous events that will go down in history have continued to occur at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
A prime example of this is the Super Falcons’ 3-2 victory over co-host Australia on Thursday at Brisbane Stadium.
With the help of Uchenna Kanu, Osinachi Ohale (the game’s MVP), Rasheedat Ajibade, and Toni Payne, a scene that has since become famous was created when Oshoala took off her jersey to celebrate scoring Nigeria’s third goal and winning the match.
Oshoala, however, is not the first female footballer in history to take off her jersey in celebration of a goal. Here we bring you 5 female players who removed their jersey in wild jubilation of goals.
1. Bradley Chastain
Chastain, a former American football player and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, made headlines in 1999 for her celebration after scoring the game-winning penalty in the Women’s World Cup final.
In a penalty shootout versus China in the finals, Chastain, who had earlier missed a penalty kick in a game against China, gave the US the World Cup victory.
Chastain celebrated her victory by taking off her shirt in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, a move that drew both praise and criticism. She is now recognized all over the world as a key figure in women’s athletics.
2. Valentina Giacinti
In a game against Inter Millan in 2021, Giacinti scored four goals and celebrated by taking off her jersey, which surprised many. But she later told her supporters that her response after the victory was not preplanned.
3. Sam Kerr
Chelsea player Kerr tore off her jersey in imitation of Brandi Chastain’s famous goal celebration at the 1999 Women’s World Cup as she scored an injury-time goal against Aston Villa in the 2022 Women’s Super League.
4. Chloe Kelly
Chloe Kelly joined the list of female athletes who have celebrated victories in this famous style, despite receiving a yellow card for doing so during the 2022 Euro Championship Finals versus Germany. Kelly was removing her shirt to show her joy after scoring the game-winning goal.
5. Asisat Oshoala
Oshoala’s decision to take off her shirt to celebrate her winning goal against Australia in the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup competition sparked a significant social media buzz.
The third goal was scored by the squad in the 72nd minute of the game at Brisbane Stadium by Muslim Oshoala, who entered the game as a substitute in the 63rd minute. In an act that has since become ingrained in the minds of many, she celebrated by pulling off her jersey and revealing her sports bra.