Manipur football on Wednesday created records with Ngangom Bala Devi signing for Scottish membership Rangers FC.
She is the first Indian women to sign expert contract overseas.
Striker Bala Devi from Manipur Police Sports Club has signed an 18-month contract following a hit trial that the player underwent in November closing year.
The flow is a huge step in Devi’s career, who is currently the pinnacle scorer for the Indian national women’s group and also the leading purpose scorer in South Asia.
The 29-year-old, who has additionally captained India within the past, has scored 52 goals from 58 games since 2010.
She turns into the first Indian female to come to be a expert footballer and additionally Rangers’ first Asian global footballer, the Scottish membership said in a statement.
Later Bala Devi issued a declaration saying, “To play my soccer in Europe with one of the biggest golf equipment in the global is something I could never have dreamed of.”
She added, “I wish my flow to Rangers serves as an instance to all the women footballers back home in India who dream of taking up the game professionally. I’m looking ahead to making the maximum of the pinnacle-class facilities and coaching.”
She has been the top scorer in the Indian Women’s League for the past two seasons and has additionally been named as All India Football Federation Women’s Player of the Year twice, in 2015 and 2016.
According to reports, Devi has also excelled at membership level, with a domestic report of over 100 desires.