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FC Barcelona collected a host of awards at the European Women's Football Gala organised by Mundo Deportivo, with Salma Paralluelo, Alexia Putellas, Clàudia Pina and Júlia Bartel all landing prizes, and the club itself also being honoured at the Damm beer factory in Barcelona.
Elena Fort, vice-president of the Institutional Area, Eduard Romeu, vice-president of the Economic Area, Xavier Puig, board member for Women's Football, Xavier Budó, director of sports and Albert Baronet, of Nike were also in attendance.
After 2021 brought prizes for Alexia and Jennifer Hermoso, this year there were no fewer than five awards for FC Barcelona.
Salma Paralluelo, Best Goal
The Barça striker collected the best goal in somewhat paradoxical fashion because her awarded winning goal was scored while playing for Villarreal at the Estadi Johan Cruyff against her current club. Her wonderful long-range strike was too hot that day for Barça keeper Gemma Font.
Alexia, European Player of the Year again
Recent Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas, who also collected the Tuttosport prize in the same week, was the obvious choice to collect the women's player of the year award at this event too. And she did, for the second year in a row.
Currently out of action with an injury, on collecting her award she said "my knee is healing well. The recovery is all going to plan."
Clàudia Pina, International Impact
In recognition of her performances for both Barça and Spain, the youngster collected yet another prize for the club. "Last year was incredible" she said on receiving the trophy. "I hope to continue like that and for even better years to come."
Barça, Extraordinary Trophy
On 22 April 2022, there were 91,648 fans in the Camp Nou for the Champions League semi-final against Wolfsburg, breaking the world record for attendance of a women's football match. The club received a special award in recognition of the landmark achievement. "Barça fans always show up and this was one of the biggest moments in the club's history" said Xavier Puig, who collected the trophy. "That was a very nice story."
Júlia Bartel, Young Promise
After winning the U20 World Cup and U19 European Championship, scoring the winning goal, in the final, the 18-year old midfielder was the youngest of the Barça winners this Monday.
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