Share this post

user icon

Live

People Reading

This story now

  • Reads
  • 0 Feeds favorite favorite_border

The Afghan Girl Who Suffered From Taliban Is Now A Soccer Star

Nadim Nadia, one of the best strikers in the soccer world had her share of bitter memories. She spent her early life living in fear. Guns, mass killings, Taliban is what her childhood was made of. The story of how she converted her pain into the power is inspirational. She is an Afghan-born Danish footballer who is a striker in Sky Blue FC.

Nadim Nadia (27) was born and raised in Afghanistan. She spent her years of childhood during the time when Taliban was the only brutal rule in the country. They imposed every restriction on women, they were not allowed to laugh loud, no education, no employment and they could never leave home without a burqa and, of course, no playing sports. Nadia's father was a national army general. He was a former hockey player and a soccer fan who would always encourage his daughters to play. Life of Nadia, her sisters, and the mother changed painfully when Taliban executed her father Rabbani in 2000. Nadia's mother Hamida thought of leaving Afghanistan because the life trapped in fear of Taliban was not what she wanted for her kids. Hamida planned to reach London where they had their relatives. With the help of a broker, she took her five daughters including Nadia and left the country. Taking the risk and facing countless difficulties, they were taken to a place after travelling hours in a truck. After reaching the destination, they found that the broker had cheated on them. Instead of London, they found themselves in a village in Denmark.

Nadia was fond of playing football since her early days. So she followed her heart and thought of making a career in soccer. She played for local clubs and worked hard to become a successful player. Her devotion towards football and the tireless effort made her the best.

Her initial years in Denmark were not at all comfortable. Being born in Afghanistan, she faced some legal issues in the foreign land. She had to wait a few years and after turning 18, she applied for citizenship. In 2009, she got to join the Denmark national team, and her soccer journey from there was just splendid! Nadia joined Sky Blue FC in 2014, and the team has signed her for the 2015 season. 

The Afghan Girl Who Suffered From Taliban Is Now A Soccer Star

The Afghan Girl Who Suffered From Taliban Is Now A Soccer Star

754 396
  in People

Nadia is a source of inspiration for the girls around the world.

Nadia is a source of inspiration for the girls around the world.

In her international matches till now, Nadia has scored 9 goals.

In her international matches till now, Nadia has scored 9 goals.

She has faith in her religion but she believes in having a voice.

She has faith in her religion but she believes in having a voice.

Nadia would express her story, as long as it gives people strength.

Nadia would express her story, as long as it gives people strength.

Nadia loves to dance and be happy. She never stops herself form trying new things.

Nadia loves to dance and be happy. She never stops herself form trying new things.

She played for B52 Aalborg, Team Viborg, IK Skovbakken and Fortuna Hjorring before moving to Sky Blue FC.

She played for B52 Aalborg, Team Viborg, IK Skovbakken and Fortuna Hjorring before moving to Sky Blue FC.

In 2012, she made a debut in Champions League.

In 2012, she made a debut in Champions League.

Nadia is a graceful attacker.

Nadia is a graceful attacker.

Her coach and team members are happy with her.

Nadia never regrets having a distressing childhood. She is an optimist.

Nadia never regrets having a distressing childhood. She is an optimist.

Everyone closed to Nadia loves her.

Success is not an overnight process. Nadia knows well the passion, tireless effort and the positivity combine together and the result is success.

Success is not an overnight process. Nadia knows well the passion, tireless effort and the positivity combine together and the result is success.

Loved this? Spread it out then

comments Comment ()

Post as @guest useror
clear

clear
arrow_back

redo Pooja query_builder {{childComment.timeAgo}}

clear

clear
arrow_back

Be the first to comment on this story.

Report

close

Select you are Reporting

expand_more
  • +2351 Active user
Post as @guest useror

NSFW Content Ahead

To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.