Pinoy sporting excellence football player Sara Eggesvik from Norway

Filipino-Norwegian football player Sara Eggesvik with Charlton Athletic. Photo Philstar Global

Sara Eggesvik, half Filipino half Norwegian has made a name for herself in the world of women’s football. Sara Eggesvik was born in Bodo, Norway and at 23 years old she has already played professionally for clubs both in Norway and in England, and also internationally for Norway’s youth teams.

Filipino athletes across the world are making waves in their own respective sports. Phillstar acknowledges their Filipino athletic countrymen and in a newly published interview, they talk to another athlete of Filipino heritage who is also carrying the banner of Pinoy sporting excellence.

Though based on the other side of the world in Norway, Sara Eggesvik is close to her Filipino heritage through her mother, a Davao native.

Her first encounter with football came through her older brother and watching him play football through their childhood, inspired her to take on the sport herself. After falling in love with the game, Sara realized her potential as a football player and after playing for four years in the seniors team of IK Grand Bodo, Sara Eggesvik was given a chance to play for Charlton Athletic in England, which competed in the region’s second-tier of women’s football.

After experiencing a higher level of play in Carlton and learning a great deal, Sara is now back in Norway again playing for a new club in KIL/Hemne since summer of this year.

Sara Eggesvik hopes to continue her growth in the sport, while also balancing her studies of medicine.

The Filipino culture stays a part of her everyday life through food and regular visits to the Philippines. Sara says: “I really enjoy being there. I try to be there as much as possible. I’m really proud, I love the Filipino culture.”

The football player also emphasized her Filipino family’s undying support of her in all her undertakings and explains the great interest they show in her football when she visits the Philippines.

When asked about being open to play for the Philippine women’s football team, which recently made the ranking of World No. 65 in the FIFA World Rankings Sara Eggesvik answers with a smile, “I think that would be fun”.

Read the full interview from Philstar Global here

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