International goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan has joined West Ham in the Women’s Premier League Southern Division - making her the first Indian woman to play in the English football league.

She played in her debut match for the club in the opening game of the season against Coventry City on Sunday, August 16, and according to The BBC, Chauhan’s debut has created a storm across Indian media and worldwide social media.

She told Times of India: “I have watched the West Ham men’s team on television and it was like a dream come true when I donned their jersey with the same logo”.

Among those sending their congratulations are WIFA, Women’s Health India and her former team FC Goa.

@WIFEOffical wrote: "Proud of you aditi03chauhan ! ATB! womensfootball IndianFootball AiffMedia"

@FCGoa wrote: "We and the whole of India are proud of aditi03chauhan as she is signed up by westhamladies ! All the best, Aditi!"