Jamaica Girlz’ captain Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw is a name that has become synonymous with excellence and achievement in the world of football. Today, on the 31st of January, she celebrates her 27th birthday, marking yet another milestone in her remarkable journey.
Hailing from Spanish Town, Jamaica, Shaw continues to be an inspiration to young girls aspiring to make their mark in the world of football. She has shattered numerous records and defied many odds, proving that determination and hard work can truly make dreams come true. From humble beginnings, Bunny, as she is affectionately known, has risen to become one of the most decorated and respected players in women’s football.
Shaw marked the occasion by updating her Instagram story with messages from friends and loved ones wishing her a happy birthday, which included a few of her Manchester City teammates as well.
Throughout her successful football career, Shaw has left an indelible mark on the sport. Some of her achievements include being named the CONCACAF Women’s Player Of The Year, Reggae Girlz record goal scorer, Manchester City’s record goal scorer, the first female player to score three hat-tricks in a year, and the first Caribbean woman to receive a Ballon d’Or nomination to name a few.
With her lightning speed, technical skills, and goal-scoring ability, she continues to improve, as seen in her numbers, as she currently tops the Women’s Super League (WSL) 2023-2024 scoring charts with 13 goals in 12 games.
Her passion for the game is evident in every match she plays, as she consistently displays a level of dedication and commitment to get her teams across the line.