How Alexia Putellas was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

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Alexia Putellas

Alexia Putellas was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year 2020/21 at the same ceremony in Istanbul. The Spanish midfielder wins this award for the first time.

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The FC Barcelona captain, who lifted last season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League trophy, obtained a total of 50 points in a special poll featuring coaches and journalists. Club-mate and Spain striker Jennifer Hermoso came second with 42 points, while another FC Barcelona and Netherlands international, Lieke Martens, finished third with 40 points. So now you know How Alexia Putellas was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year

The jury was composed of the coaches of the clubs that participated in the round of 16 of the 2020/21 UEFA Women’s Champions League, together with the coaches of the 12 highest-ranked teams in the latest UEFA women’s national team rankings. Twenty journalists specialising in women’s football and selected by the ESM group were also part of the jury.

In a video-recorded message, 27-year-old Putellas said:

“Good evening. I am very happy to receive the UEFA Player of the Year Award. Firstly, I would like to thank my team-mates and the whole team who made it possible for us to have such a successful season.

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“I would also like to mention the rest of the nominees, particularly Lieke [Martens] and Jenni [Hermoso], with whom I am sharing this podium. At the end of the day, it is the entire team, the entire club which has won this [award]. It is such an achievement that so many Barça players are nominated for these awards.

“I’d also like to thank the fans for all of the love they’ve shown me. Let’s go for more! Thank you very much.”

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