Forward Bala Devi (29) of the Indian football team is going to sign an 18-month deal with Scottish club Rangers FC. Bala is the first female footballer in the country to do so. She took part in the trials with the Rangers in November and that paved the way for her contract. Now she will join the club on getting international clearance.
Bala Devi will become the first Asian international footballer to play for the Rangers. She said "I never even dreamed that I would one day be able to play football in Europe for one of the biggest clubs in the world." I hope that this agreement with the Rangers will inspire thousands of girls who want to adopt and grow football as a profession in India. "
Bala also captained the Indian Women team
Bala is currently the highest scorer for India women's football team. Bala has scored 52 goals in 58 matches since 2010. She is the highest international goal scorer in the South Asian region. In her illustrious international career Bala Devi has also captained India's national football team. She played for India for the first time at just 15 years old.
Scored more than 100 goals in 120 home matches
Bala record in domestic football too has been excellent. He has scored more than 100 goals in 120 home matches. She is the top scorer in the Indian Women's League for the past two seasons. Bala was awarded the Women's Player of the Year award in 2015 and 2016 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).