Marc André TerStegen and Alexia Putellas have won the Premio Barça Jugadores award presented each year by the Barça Players Group in recognition of fair play demonstrated by male and females FC Barcelona stars over the course of the season. The jury met on Thursday at the Camp Nou to make their decision.
The jury highlighted Ter Stegen’s humility, naturalness and involvement in the day-to-day at the club and country. Specifically, the jury wished to highlight how, after the shock of elimination from the Champions League at Anfield, the German keeper made a point of crossing the field to thank the fans for their support.
As for Alexia Putellas, who has played for the women’s team since 2012, the jury is honouring everything she has done for the women’s game in Catalonia, her stand for equal opportunities and what she has done for the squad throughout what has not been an easy season.
The tenth presentation of these awards, which include a women’s category for the first time, will be taking place sometime later this year.
-Ramon Alfonseda, president of Barça Players Group
-Pau Vilanova, FC Barcelona director
-Maria Teixidor, FC Barcelona director
-Gerard Figueras, secretary general for sport
-Marta Carranza, commissioner for sports on Barcelona City Council
-Mària Vallès, director of Barça Foundation
-Jofre Mateu, vice-president of Barça Players Group
-Laura Llinàs, director of Barça Players Group
-Ernest Folch, director of Sport newspaper
-Sergi Solé, chief editor of Mundo Deportivo newspaper
-Lorea Bakero, reporter for Mundo Deportivo
-Jordi Costa, reporter on Catalunya Ràdio
-Pilar Calvo, consultant and journalist
-Carme Nieto, ex FC Barcelona player and delegate for women’s ABJ
-Xavi Andreu, journalist