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Top 5 unknown facts about Alexia Putellas, the latest Ballon d’Or winner

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After her outstanding efforts for club and nation this season, Alexia Putellas has been voted the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or winner.

Alexia Putellas Segura, born on 4 February 1994, is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Barcelona in the Primera División and for the Spanish national team. She is highly considered as one of the world’s top players.

After spending the majority of her childhood career with Espanyol, Putellas has been with Barcelona since 2012. She has five league titles, six Copa de la Reina trophies, and one UEFA Women’s Champions League title since joining Barcelona. She was instrumental in Barcelona’s win of the UEFA Women’s Champions League and a continental treble in the 2020–21 season, both of which were firsts in the club’s history.

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In the Primera Iberdrola, the 27-year-old played a key role in Barca’s treble-winning season, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists.

Alexia enjoyed success with Spain’s youth national teams on the international scene, winning two UEFA Women’s U-17 Euros in 2010 and 2011, as well as finishing second in the 2012 UEFA Women’s U-19 Euro. She first represented Spain at the senior level in 2012, and has since played in three major international tournaments with the team: the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro, and the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Alexia has made the third-most appearances for Barcelona and is their second-highest all-time scorer, following only Jennifer Hermoso, as of 2022.

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She also has 93 caps for Spain, beating Marta Torrejón’s previous record of 90 caps set in 2021.

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The following are five interesting facts about the Catalan celebrity:

Beginning her career at Espanyol, a rival

Alexia was a lifelong Barcelona supporter who spent a year at their youth academy when she was 11 years old.

The midfield maestro, on the other hand, moved to Espanyol in 2011, where she remained until 2011. The 2010 Copa de la Reina champion made her debut for the club when she was 16 years old.

Alexia then joined Levante when he was 17 years old, before returning to Barcelona in 2012.

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Women’s UEFA Player of the Year

Alexia was selected UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in addition to winning the Ballon d’Or.

Teammates Hermoso and Lieke Martens competed against the Spaniards.

Putellas was also voted midfielder of the year, beating out teammates Aitana Bonmati and Ji So-Yun of Chelsea.

Barcelona’s fourth-highest number of appearances

Despite his young age, Alexia has been a key member of Barcelona’s first squad since 2012, making over 370 games.

After Melanie Serrano, Marta Unzue, and Manchester City’s Vicky Losada, she is now fourth on the all-time list.

Alexia is the club’s second-leading goalscorer, after only Hermoso, with more over 150 goals.

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Alexia is not only a standout for Barcelona, but he also has 92 international appearances to his name.

She’s competed in three big tournaments so far, and in 2021, she was voted Spain’s Player of the Year.

Alexia is a Equal rights supporter

Alexia has already accomplished a great deal in football, but he wants to accomplish more than just scoring goals and winning trophies.

She told the BBC that, aside from all the titles she wants to win with the national team and Barcelona, she wants to mix things up a little bit in football.

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She wants to demonstrate to the world that football can accommodate men, women, people of all races, and so on. She wished for it to be regarded as normal. One of her goals is to accomplish that.

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