KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reggae Girlz star player Khadija “Bunny” Shaw has been named among the 100 best female football players in the world.
On the annual list published by British newspaper, The Guardian, Bunny Shaw was ranked at number 80 and is the only Caribbean national to be featured.
The 22-year-old has had an impressive 2019 season, which began when she contributed to Caribbean history, being part of the first Caribbean team to ever qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.
“There was plenty of talk about Shaw being the exciting new talent going into the World Cup and, while Jamaica struggled in a tough group, Shaw’s talent was evident. She scored four goals in two games during Jamaica’s warm-up friendlies and since going professional in Division 1 Féminine with Bordeaux, Shaw has rarely looked back”, The Guardian wrote about Shaw.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) also extended congratulations to the player, who now plays for French professional club Bordeaux.
“The JFF commends this outstanding athlete; footballer; woman and Jamaican brand representative par excellence,” the federation said in a release.
Some of Shaw’s achievements include scoring nine goals in 10 games to date for Bordeaux, which is currently the second-highest at the women’s professional club level.
She is also the all-time leading goal scorer for Jamaica (male or female). This October during the Caribbean leg of the Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, she also became the youngest female player to achieve 40 goals for her national team.
It is not the first time that Shaw is being acknowledged by The Guardian. In 2018, Shaw was named as The Guardian’s Footballer of the Year, having been awarded for setting an exceptional sporting example.