Añonma in May 2012
|Full name||Genoveva Añonma Nze|
|Date of birth||19 April 1989|
|Place of birth||Cogo, Equatorial Guinea|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2002–2005||Águilas Verdes de Malabo|
|2016||Suwon FMC WFC|
|2017–2018||Maccabi Kishronot Hadera||6||(1)|
|Equatorial Guinea B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2018|
Genoveva "Ayo" Añonma Nze (born 19 April 1989) is an Equatoguinean footballer who plays as a striker for Leones Vegetarianos FC and the Equatorial Guinea national team, where she serves as its captain.
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 2011 World Cup she signed for defending champions Turbine Potsdam. 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.
On 24 February 2015, it was announced that Añonma signed for the Portland Thorns for the 2015 National Women's Soccer League season, joining after the completion of that year's World Cup. She was waived by Portland Thorns FC in October 2015. In 2016, she played for Suwon FMC WFC in the South Korean WK-League.
Añonma was part of the Equatorial Guinea football team that won the 2008 African Women's Championship at home and finished runners up in South Africa two years later. After the 2010 African Women's Championship final, 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, wherein she was required to strip naked to demonstrate her gender.
She played in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, scoring Equatorial Guinea's only two goals in the tournament, in a 3–2 loss against Australia. She was included in the All-Star Team, becoming the first African player to earn this distinction. She won a second African Women's Championship in 2012, again at home.
Scores and results list Equatorial Guinea's goal tally first
- Match forfeited.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: ANONMA". FIFA. Archived from the original on 23 December 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Players Portrait 2014/15: Genoveva Anonma" (in German). Turbine Potsdam. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Genoveva Ayongman signs with the Portland of the U.S.A." Archived from the original on 2015-07-11.
- "Portland Thorns sign decorated striker Genoveva Añonma". OregonLive.com. Archived from the original on 2015-11-25.
- @genaro_O1 (17 September 2018). "Fichaje estrella!! la capitana de la selección femenina de fútbol de Guinea Ecuatorial Genoveva Ayongman ficha por Leones Vegetarianos FC Femenino. 💚💙 @NzalangNacional @LaRojadeAfrica #GuineaEcuatorial #TeamJoma2018" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 September 2018 – via Twitter.
- "Women's football: Potsdam wins 4th in a row" (in German). Die Welt. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- Bieneck, Nadine (21 December 2012). "Genoveva Anonma is African Women's Player of the year" (in German). Turbine Potsdam. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Portland Thorns FC sign forward Genoveva Añonma". Portland Thorns Football Club. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
- William Conwell. "Portland Thorns Waive International Striker Genoveva "Ayo" Añonma". Stumptown Footy.
- Kaiser, Hal (15 March 2016). "WK-League previews: Hyundai Steel, Icheon Daekyo, Suwon FMC". Keeper Notes. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- Borzi, Pat (13 June 2011). "Gender controversy follows Equatorial Guinea". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- Sheringham, Sam (14 January 2015). "Genoveva Anonma: 'I had to strip naked to prove I was a woman'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- Brown, Jonathan (25 June 2011). "The Stars of Germany 2011 (that's the women's world cup)". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2 September 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- "FIFA Women's World Cup 2011: Equatorial Guinea". FIFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
- "Turbine Potsdam forward Genoveva Añonma signs for Portland Thorns FC". Women's Soccer United. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Live Scores – Equatorial Guinea – Women's – Matches (2011)". FIFA.com.
- Genoveva Añonma – FIFA competition record (archive)
- Genoveva Añonma on Twitter
- Genoveva Anonma – Profile on soccerdonna.de (in German)
- Genoveva Añonma at FutbolEsta.com (in Spanish)
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