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The FC Barcelona women’s team are still in the eyes of Europe. After their awesome treble of Liga. Copa de la Reina and the Champions League, in Alexia Putellas the team now has the UEFA Player of the Year. What’s more, the other two places on the podium were taken by her team-mates Jennifer Hermoso and Lieke Martens.
The Barça number 11 has risen and risen, and is now wearing the captain’s armband at the European champion club. The Estadi Johan Cruyff has enjoyed days after day of fabulous football from the Catalan, who has also been named Best Midfielder in the UEFA Champions League.
In an extraordinary 2020/21, Alexia played 31 league games, 9 in the Champions Leauge, 3 in the Copa de la Reina and one in the Spanish Super Cup. One of the finest exponents of the famous FC Barcelona passing game, the left-footer also knows how to score goals.
Just last season she found the net 26 times (18 on the Liga Iberdrola, 2 in the Champions League, 5 in the Copa de la Reina and one in the Super Cup) but also gave 16 assists (12 in the league, 2 in Europe and two in the cup). These included a brace in the Spanish cup final, and a penalty in the Champions League victory against Chelsea.
After becoming the first ever Champions League winning team from Spain, Alexia Putellas now also becomes the first player from the country to be crowned the best in Europe.
It’s the second time for the club, after Lieke Martens was the recipient of the accolade in 2017, shortly after joining the side.