Nadia Nadim:
Veni Vidi Vici

The only foreign-born player to suit up for the Danish National Team (men or women), Nadia Nadim’s road has been dramatic, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Read how a young Afghan girl went from leaving her war-torn country under the cover of darkness to becoming a key player for her new country in the course of a decade.

Editor’s note — This article originally appeared in the June 2013 print edition of Our Game Magazine. Nadim now plays for Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. Sky Blue kicks off its season on April 12, 2015.

“Veni, Vidi, Vici,” was written on her arm in magic marker.

I asked her, “Would you ever get a tattoo?”

“No, my mom would kill me,” she said.

“So, what does that mean?”

“Julius Caesar said it. It means ‘I came, I saw, I conquered.’”

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