Full Name Bala Devi
Date of Birth 2 February 1990 (30 years old)
Place of Birth Manipur, India
2016-2017 – Manipur Police
2017 – Eastern Sporting Union
2017 – 2018 – KRYPHSA
2019-2020 – Manipur Police
2020-Present – Rangers
2005-Present – Indian Women’s National Team
Bala Devi joined the club on an 18-month deal in January 2020 from Manipur Police Sports Club after a successful spell on trial in November 2019.
The move saw Bala become the first Indian woman to be a professional footballer anywhere in the world.
The striker is the current top scorer for the Indian national women’s team, netting an impressive 52 times in 58 games since 2010, also making her the top international goal scorer in the South Asian region. She has also served as her national team captain in a distinguished international career, which began when she was called up just aged 15.
She has been the top scorer in the Indian Women’s League for the past two seasons and has also been named as All India Football Federation (AIFF) Women’s Player of the Year twice, in 2015 and 2016.
Bala’s arrival in Glasgow has been possible thanks to the network that has been provided through our partnership with Bengaluru FC that was announced in September 2019.