Alexia Putellas Award winner – Alexia Putellas, a midfielder for Barcelona, was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or Feminin for the second year in a row. She is the first woman to win the award twice since it was presented for the first time in 2018. Despite being sidelined since June with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Putellas, who is 28 years old, was awarded the title of best women’s player in the world at a gala that took place on Monday in Paris. She finished in the first place, beating off Beth Mead of Arsenal and Sam Kerr of Chelsea, who finished in second and third, respectively.
Statement from Alexia Putellas
According to espn Putellas, upon being presented with the prize, remarked that “this would not have been possible without the help of my teammates.” “I would want to extend my gratitude to everyone involved at Barcelona, including the staff and the coach. “I’m extremely thrilled to be back here and pleased because a year ago I was able to receive this prize and it motivated me to strive to be even better,” she said. “I’m very happy to be back here.”
Putellas was Barcelona’s captain as they won their third straight Primera Division title before she suffered an injury in the summer. The Catalan side achieved history by finishing the 2021-22 league season undefeated, winning all 30 of their games in the competition. In addition, she directed Barcelona to victories in the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa de la Reina, bringing the club’s total number of victories in Spanish competition to a perfect treble, despite the team’s failure to win the Champions League.
Despite Putellas scoring a goal in the championship game, Lyon of France prevailed against Barcelona of Spain by a score of 3-1 in Turin.
Despite this, Putellas was ultimately honored with the title of UEFA Women’s Player of the Year, besting both Mead and Lena Oberdorf in the voting. Her 11 goals scored in the Champions League were more than any other player in the tournament.
She scored 18 goals in the league from the midfield, four goals in the Copa de la Reina, and one goal in the Super Cup on top of the 11 goals she scored for Spain in Europe.
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