Inaugural women's Ballon D'Or victor asked to 'twerk' on stage

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Imagine the honour of being crowned the inaugural women's victor of soccer's top individual prize - the Ballon d'Or for player of the year.

Hegerberg told the BBC that the incident did not immediately detract from her happiness in winning the Ballon d'Or, the prestigious award that France Football magazine has awarded to men since 1956 but was presenting to a woman for the first time this year. "It's a huge step for women's football", Hegerberg said.

The response to Solveig's twerking question from the 23-year-old - a three-time Women's Champions League victor with French side Lyon who scored a tournament-record 15 times last season - said it all.

With her win signalling a breakthrough in the widespread acknowledgement of women's football, her moment in the spotlight was ever so slightly compromised by the inappropriate comments of French DJ, Martin Solveig.

She stepped away from playing with Norway's national team, citing longstanding frustrations over the state of women's soccer there.

"A lot of things need to be done to make the conditions better for women who play football", she said.

The Lyon and Norway striker had a remarkable 12 months for club and country and was rewarded at Monday evening's ceremony in Paris, where Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric also lifted the men's prize.

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Hegerberg's goals have also fired Lyon into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they face a rematch with Wolfsburg next year.

"What questions did they ask Mbappe and (men's Ballon d'Or victor Luka) Modric?".

"Modric is an exceptional player".

"And to everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a wasn't". "He must have grown up in a very hard context and I wonder if that helped him to have the character he has". The room groaned collectively, and Kylian Mbappe seemed dumbfounded.

It was the first time in ten years that neither player has won the award.

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