Jenni Hermoso and Alexia Putellas, finalists for The Best
Coach Lluis Cortés and former Barça star Leo Messi are also in the running the collect FIFA awards
Barça are very well represented among the candidates for FIFA’s The Best awards, with Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso both among the threesome opting for the women’s award. Their coach Lluís Cortés is also in the running for silverware, and former Barça player Leo Messi is up for the men’s prize.
Women well represented
Barça Femeni have had a fantastic 2021 and it’s being reflected with floods of awards. Four of the original 13 nominees were from the team, and Putellas and Hermoso have been named among the three finalists. Sam Kerr of Chelsea and Australia is the other.
Lluís Cortés will be vying with Emma Hayes (Chelsea) and Sarina Wiegman (England) for the Women’s Coach of the Year award, while Leo Messi’s rivals are Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) as he looks to repeat the honour he already received in 2019.