The 20-year-old defender triumphed over strong contenders Comfort Yeboah from Ghana and Nigeria's Deborah Abiodun.
El Chad's meteoric rise in the football world has been nothing short of extraordinary, marking her place as one of Africa's most promising talents.
Her standout performances in 2023 have not only turned heads but have also earned her this groundbreaking honour.
The young defender played a pivotal role in Morocco's historic Women's World Cup campaign, where the Atlas Lionesses secured a spot in the last 16.
Remarkably, El Chad showcased not only her defensive prowess but also her leadership skills, being entrusted with the captain's armband on multiple occasions.
What sets El Chad apart is not just her on-field abilities but her early impact on the records books.
At just 19 years and 114 days, she became the youngest-ever scorer in the history of Morocco and the Women's Africa Cup of Nations, underlining her potential to rewrite the narrative of women's football.