"I share this with Olympique Lyonnais, my teammates, the staff", she beamed after joining men's victor Luka Modric and men's best young player Kylian Mbappe on the stage with her trophy.
French host Martin Solveig has unleashed a firestorm on social media with his blunt proposal to female Norwegian football star Ada Hegerberg, who refused to do as asked and has been celebrated for her reaction.
She has said that she won't play for Norway at next year's Women's World Cup.
The reaction to Solveig, who was featured throughout the Ballon d'Or gala, drew gasps from the crowd and a look of bewilderment from Kylian Mbappe, who earlier had won the first Kopa Trophy going to the world's best player under 21. "I was just happy to do the dance and win the Ballon d'Or", the Norway forward said, as quoted by The Guardian.
"I didn't feel it was like that at all to be honest and I am sad if people thought about the situation like that", Hegerberg said after the show.
He also added that he duly explained to Hegerberg that his twerking proposition was a "joke".
France Football has awarded the Ballon d'Or - soccer's highest individual honour - to a men's player every year since 1956.
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"Totally unprofessional, and totally disrespectful to behave in this way", TV2 football expert Mina Finstad Berg raged.
The Ballon d'Ors were awarded on Monday night.
Nope, us neither - nearly ruined Hegerberg's night with an inexplicably sexist remark shortly after the forward collected her award.
Hegerberg didn't hide her offense at the request, shutting Solveig down by mouthing "no" and leaving the stage. This is a huge part they've done, France Football, and it's positive for all parts. I'd imagine something to do with football.
One of her goals came in the final in Kiev in May, as Lyon came from behind to beat Wolfsburg 4-1 after extra time and retain the trophy.
"I also want to thank France Football". I wish the national team the best, though.
"I would like to end this speech with some words to young girls all over the world: please, believe in yourselves". We just follow two different paths at the moment.
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