Spain’s Alexia Putellas wins women’s Ballon d’Or

Alexia Putellas of Barcelona and Spain acquired the women’s Ballon d’Or prize at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, ending a distinctive yr for the 27-year-old.

Putellas is the third winner of the prize, following inside the footsteps of Ada Hegerberg, who acquired the inaugural girls’s Ballon d’Or in 2018, and United States World Cup star Megan Rapinoe, winner in 2019.

The 2020 Ballon d’Or awards have been cancelled because of the pandemic.

Putellas captained Barcelona to victory on this yr’s Champions League, scoring a penalty inside the final as her side hammered Chelsea 4-0 in Gothenburg.

She moreover acquired a Spanish league and cup double with Barca, the membership she joined as a teen in 2012, and helped her nation qualify for the upcoming Women’s Euro in England.

Her Barcelona and Spain teammate Jennifer Hermoso accomplished second inside the voting, with Sam Kerr of Chelsea and Australia coming in third.

It completes an awards double for Putellas, who in August was named participant of the yr by European soccer’s governing physique UEFA.


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