Alexia Putellas, Women’s Ballon d’Or: “It’s for you, dad!”

Alexia putellas made tears jump when she collected the long-awaited Ballon d’Or. The FC Barcelona midfielder moved everyone with her speech especially dedicated to the figure of her father, Jaume, who passed away when she was 18 years old after accompanying and supporting her at the beginning of her career. “I hope I’m not excited,” he commented without avoiding crying, “because I want to dedicate it to someone who has been special to me, for whom I do everything, I hope that wherever you are you will feel proud of me. It goes for you, dad ! “.


The FC Barcelona player was moved to remember her father in her speech after collecting the Golden Ball trophy for the best player in the world

The midfielder, who spoke on stage at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, He said that “it is an individual award, but it is a collective success, I hope you feel that way because I feel that way.” He thus addressed JJennifer Hermoso, Lieke Martens, Sandra Paños and Irene Paredes, also nominated, but also to all her colleagues.

He also remembered “all the coaches I have had and who have helped me.” And in Catalan he had words for “the 122 anniversary of FC Barcelona”. He did not forget “my aunt, my mother and my sister, who are here.”

Alexia Putellas, Women's Ballon d'Or:

The Catalan player has been awarded the Ballon d’Or award for best player by France Football magazine.


1. Alexia Putellas (Barcelona / Spain)

2. Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona / Spain)

3. Sam Kerr (Chelsea / Australia)

4. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal / Netherlands)

5. Lieke Martens (Barcelona / Netherlands)

6. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns / Canada)

7. Pernille Harder (Chelsea / Denmark)

8. Ashley Lawrence (PSG / Canada)

9. Jessie Fleming (Chelsea / Canada)

10. Fran Kirby (Chelsea / England)

11. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea / Sweden)

12. Christiane Endler (PSG-O. Lyon / Chile)

13. Stina Blackstenius (Häcken / Sweden)

14. Samantha Mewis (N. Caroline Courage / USA)

15. Irene Paredes (PSG-Barcelona / Spain)

16. Ellen White (Man. City / England)

17. Kadidiatou Diani (PSG / France)

18. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG / France)

19. Sandra Paños (Barcelona / Spain)

20. Wendie Renard (O. Lyon / France)

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