Alexia seeks to repeat crown

IS Theater du Châtelet in Paris will also witness the coronation of the new queen of women’s football world. Alexia Putellas (Mollet del Valles, 1994), winner of the Ballon d’Or 2021, part as favorite to win the prestigious award and thus prolonging his regency for another year. The midfielder and captain of Barcelona and the Spanish National Team missed the European Championship due to a broken cruciate ligament of the left knee at the gates of his debut in the continental championship, but his 42 goals and 23 assists in all competitions on the 2021-22 season they place it as main contender hoist the trophy tonight.

His great rival will be the Arsenal player Beth Mead, champion with England of a European Championship in which he was the Golden Boot and MVP thanks to his six goals and five assists. In addition, with his club, he scored another 13 goals and distributed the same assists.

in the collective, Mead did not win titles with Arsenal last season while Alexia was proclaimed champion of the League (30 wins in 30 games), the Queen’s Cup and the Spanish Super Cup. The Catalan midfielder could not, however, lift the Champions League again, in whose final the olympique de lyon beat Barça in Turin by 1-3.

Precisely the eighth champion of Europe It is the club that contributes the most players to the list of 20 nominees for this Ballon d’Or, which, for the first time, takes into account the merits of the season and not those of the calendar year, as was the case previously. A) Yes, Bacha, Endler, Macario, Renard and Hegerberg represent Lyon in the list of finalists for the prestigious award, while Alexia herself, Rolfö, Oshoala and Aitana appear on behalf of Barcelona, which also now has Bronze, another finalist, in its ranks.

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This will be the fourth edition of a women’s Ballon d’Or that He premiered his record in 2018 with the Norwegian Ada Hegerberg. In 2019, the American Megan Rapinoe took her witness and Alexia relieved her in 2021. Mollet’s may be the first player to repeat the award in the history of the award granted by France Football.

A 2022 full of individual distinctions

2022 of Alexia Putellas has been full of individual distinctions in recognition of what has been the most prolific season of his sports career. Top scorer in the Champions League with 11 goals, the captain of Barça and the National Team was included in the ideal eleven of the competition and won the MVP. In addition, on August 25, he won the award for UEFA Best Female Player for the second year consecutive, a milestone in women’s football that aspires to repeat tonight in Paris.

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