“I said to them, ‘Just believe that everything is possible’,” Nadim remembers earnestly. PSG's Nadia Nadim: 'I know the value of helping a person when they have no hope'. Colin talks to Danish international footballer Nadia Nadim about her journey from Afghanistan to Paris Saint-Germain, via Denmark, the USA, and Manchester. The Danish international is originally from Afghanistan. ... And Nadia also reveals why she’s holding off the final months completing her studies to become a surgeon. I will shine a light on truly inspirational stories of the World Cup and give a unique insider’s view of the … “The City Football Academy is massive and the knowledge and professionalism of everyone at the club is something I’ve never seen before. Not so long ago I played a game and I was really tired but soon after the game I assisted one of our doctors in a kidney surgery. In Denmark it’s been dramatically decreased and that’s because people are starting to be more aware of hygiene. Nadim’s personal story is worth examining if you’ve not heard it before but we both want to talk more about the lesser-known corners of her experience. Surgeons can be fascinating company but they are invariably driven by huge ego. Nadia Nadim, Paris Saint-Germain Féminines and Denmark, said: “I am incredibly excited to launch the new Women’s World Cup show with beIN SPORTS and I encourage everybody – from the biggest football fans to those who have never watched a women’s match before – to follow my journey across France. Before, when people [in the west] saw news about other countries at war or experiencing misery it seemed alien. She speaks seven languages fluently and is one semester from graduating as a reconstructive surgeon. Nadim is Muslim, and speaks eleven languages (Danish, English, Spanish, French, German, Persian, Dari, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and Latin). Nadim’s story is out of a Hollywood film. Life for her at the refugee camps was simple; go to school from 9 am to 1 pm, the time after was theirs to do whatever it is they wanted. “It makes me happy,” Nadim says “because I remember most that he was a cool person. It is different for Nadim. So how can racism be eradicated, in football at least? “I’m extremely grateful for everything because of my background. Football gave Nadim such hope as a refugee. The documentary follows Nadia Nadim, who came to Denmark as a refugee from Afghanistan at the age of 11, and later became a National Team Player, and a pending … This episode was recorded before the coronavirus pandemic affected Europe. “I’ve experienced that as well,” Nadim says. “I’m sitting among all these beautiful ladies from around the world and everyone starts sharing their stories about what they had to overcome to play football. You have to maintain the hope.”. Before our interview I was out there for more than an hour, juggling, trying to learn new stuff. Nadia Nadim, 32, told how she, her mother and four sisters left … “I really miss it. Nadia Nadim is an ambassador for the DRC (Danish Refugee Council), one of the world’s largest international NGOs, advocating for and securing sustainable solutions for refugees, displaced people and host communities worldwide. You live in an apartment and can’t go out. Currently, she’s in the progress of becoming a surgeon; once her studies are done, Nadim hopes to work for Doctors of the World because of the help they provide for those in need. As a result, it was in the camps where she fell in love with the game of football. Looking for some great streaming picks? I only hope I can contribute to helping the whole team achieve even more this season.”, Nick Cushing, head coach of Manchester City Women, added: “Nadia is a very bubbly character, somebody who loves the game and I think her story shows the desire and the real drive she has to succeed as a football player.”. Nadim playing up front for Paris Saint-Germain. She’s from Pakistan. I’ve not seen anyone with low confidence make a big difference in football. “Their ambitions to grow the game and win trophies reflect my own and I’m ready for the new challenge, especially when it comes to challenging for the Women’s Champions League trophy. Paris Saint Germain’in kadın futbolcusu Nadia Nadim’in filmleri aratmayan bir hikayesi var. It does because we’ve just discussed how retirement from football will be more bearable for Nadim because she can replace one form of intensity with another. “Honestly, it upsets me when things are unfair,” Nadim explains. Written by ... And Nadia also reveals why she’s holding off the final months completing her studies to become a surgeon. I was standing there for two hours, in the same position, holding an instrument so he could see better. “But I take it as fuel for motivation. Nadim is also a part-time medical student and says she eventually wants to forge a career as a reconstructive surgeon. “Before I fly home to Paris this weekend, I’m having a football camp for girls. 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Having fled Afghanistan aged 10, now, she plays for the Danish national team and is training to be a reconstructive surgeon. The Dane discusses the Taliban’s murder of her father, falling for football as a refugee and training to be a reconstructive surgeon, Mon 27 Apr 2020 10.51 BST “I had this rush of adrenaline, thinking: ‘Holy shit, this is so cool. So I really want to offer this help. Playing for the Danish national team at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. “There will come a time as a surgeon when all the responsibility is on me and it’s going to be more extreme than anything I’ve experienced.”, I once wrote a book about heart transplant surgeons and so I know even Zlatan Ibrahimovic would seem self-effacing if he ended up in this different world. With Michael Kallbäck, Nadia Nadim. Strengths in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. Read about our approach to external linking. “You have to have a zero tolerance policy and see more big players with lots of followers talking a stand against it,” she remarks. PSG Talk was created in 2015 to deliver opinion-based content to English-language fans of Paris Saint-Germain in an interesting and informative way. With the Kakuma Stars in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, in 2019. I’m going to give them some of their identity back.”. Add the first question. Nadia Nadim is not as anyone else playing for the Danish national team. As a girl, Nadia Nadim could only play soccer ­inside the walls of her garden. She is just as talented off the pitch, speaking an incredible nine languages - Danish, English, German, Persian, Dari, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and French. Be kind, innit.”. The professional footballer Nadia Nadim tells Felicia Pennant why racism and the Taliban have never held her back. Last season, City completed a historic treble becoming Women’s Super League (WSL) champions as well as lifting the Women’s FA Cup and Continental Tyres Cup, as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. There wasn’t really any other choice. This is thanks to you. “City has done so much for women’s football and I want to be a part of the history they are making. Finally, Nadim has plans for after her playing career. Nadia Nadim Opens up About Her Life as a Refugee and Footballer. If everyone has that mindset, we can achieve a lot and slowly change the world.”. Nadim has since played 93 times for Denmark and, as a prolific goalscorer, become one of the world’s most significant women footballers. I still have my mother and she’s a really cool lady. “When they ask me: ‘How does it feel to score?’ I’m like: ‘It’s really wonderful.’ But I experience similar emotions or adrenaline rush in the operating room. Nadia Nadim is not as anyone else playing for the Danish national team. “I used to be darker-skinned than I am now because I was always in the sun. I’ve always been near doctors who are headstrong and know what they’re going to do, and how they’re going to do it.”, Great footballers also have swaggering confidence. Nadim has changed lives. Rebuilding a face or a limb after a car crash or bombing requires delicate work amid devastation. It’s not about you any more. Nadia Nadim is not as anyone else playing for the Danish national team. Is also training to become a surgeon, speaks 11 languages and is an ambassador for Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s largest displaced persons NGOs ; A former Manchester City footballer who grew up in Afghanistan has recalled the harrowing night she fled the Taliban aged 10 – after the terrorists executed her father. The documentary follows Nadia Nadim, who came to Denmark as a refugee from Afghanistan at the age of 11, and later became a National Team Player, and a pending degree as a plastic surgeon.

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