Genoveva Añonma

Forward, Football player

1987 –


Who is Genoveva Añonma?

Genoveva Añonma Nze is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays as a forward. She played in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring Equatorial Guinea's only two goals in the tournament. She was included in the All-Star Team, becoming the first African player to earn this distinction.

Añonma played in her country and South Africa before signing for Bundesliga team USV Jena in 2009. She was the team's top scorer in both seasons she spent in Jena. Following the World Cup she signed for defending champions Turbine Potsdam.

Prior to the World Cup, Añonma and two other Equatoguinean players had been accused of being male by opponents. Añonma rejected the allegations and was shown by a gender test to be female.

She became the first foreigner to win the Bundesliga top-scorer award when she scored 22 goals in the 2011–12 season. In 2012 she was named African Women Footballer of the Year.

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Oct 12, 1987
  • Equatorial Guinea
Lived in
  • Malabo

on July 23, 2013


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