Hegemony of FC Barcelona's women's football on the European continent: Catalan Alexia Putellas wins Best Female Player in Europe – UEFA 2020 / 2021, thus surpassing the other two finalists, also from the blue-grena club (Jenni Hermoso e Lieke Martens).
In addition to this award, Alexia Putellas was chosen as the best midfielder last season's European Championship. The other prizes were also awarded to players who work at Barça: best striker (Jenni Hermoso), best defense (Irene Paredes, for her season at PSG, and new player for Barcelona since July this year), and best goalkeeper (Sandra Paños).
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Alexia Putellas: champion and honored by Brazilian group Skank
Alexia Putellas (1994) was born in the municipality of Mollet del Vallès, in the region of Valles Oriental, 20 km from the city of Barcelona. The midfielder started her professional career as a player for Espanyol (2010-2011). The following season, he moved to Levante, where he was quite successful. In 2012, the Catalan signed a contract with Barcelona, the club she played for, in the youth categories, in the 2005/2006 season).
At 27, and as a Barcelona player, Alexia Putellas has already won 5 Spanish women's leagues tournaments, 6 Queen's Cups, 1 Spanish Super Cup, 7 Cups of Catalonia. Last season, the captain of Barça was decisive in creating the team's game (16 assists), although she also stood out for scoring goals (26).
Putellas' presence alongside Lieke Martens and Jenni Hermoso recalls another chapter of FC Barcelona's success. In 2010, Messi, Xavi and Iniesta were the finalists of the Golden Ball, won by the Argentine ace. Nonetheless, the three players graduated as players at the club itself..
In 2014, Alexia Putellas was honored by the Skank group
The success of the Catalan midfielder had already won the Brazilian musical group Skank. In 2014, the band led by Samuel Rosa composed “Alexia”, from the album “Velocia”. In an interview with Extra newspaper, Samuel said: “I received a video over the internet that showed the great goal that Alexia, a striker for Barcelona's women's team, made for the Spanish league. I was perplexed by her dribbling, which besides being talented is very beautiful”. Funny that she said she liked “samba”, and it's not even samba…”
Below, the song by the group Skank in honor of Alexia Putellas: