Chiamaka Nnadozie has been crowned the best goalkeeper in the French D1 Arkema (women’s league).

Nnadozie is the first African, nay Nigerian to win the individual accolade.

The feat cemented her status as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

The 23-year-old beat Olympic Lyon’s Christiane Endler and Katarzyna Kiedrzynek of Paris SG to the award.

Nnadozie is noted for her penalty saving heroics.

She saved seven penalties this season, the highest in Europe.

Paris FC president, Pierre Ferracci said the goalie deserved to win the award.

“It’s very pleasing, because she deserves it and she achieved an exceptional Champions League and not only on penalties.

“She is adorable. It is deserved. We know that she will be courted this summer but we will try to keep her,” Ferracci said at the ceremony.

Paris FC are third in the league with 42 points, eight points behind Paris Saint-Germain, their local rivals, and a further 11 points away from Lyon, the league leaders.