Alexia putellas, Catalan player recently awarded as the Golden Ball of women’s football, and Pau Gasol will be awarded the Cross of Sant Jordi. At the meeting held this Tuesday, the Government of the Generalitat has made this decision and has already communicated it publicly, among a list of twenty personalities. The awards will be delivered on December 13 at a ceremony in Barberà del Vallès.
Alexia putellas She is the first soccer player to be distinguished with the Creu de Sant Jordi, one of the highest recognitions of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Three footballers and coaches did it before, Leo Messi, on May 16, 2019, and the deceased Johan cruyff, former player and former coach, on September 19, 2006, almost 15 years ago. Gasoline he gets it after another Barça basketball player, Epi, was awarded in 1996. The Catalan pivot, who reached the peak of success with Barça, the Lakers and the national team, ended a career full of successes at the age of 41.
La Creu de Sant Jordi does not have an economic endowment or the right to a treatment or protocol way of addressing the winner in question. This decoration is a medal and a plaque of the Creu de Sant Jordi work of the jeweler Joaquim Capdevila i Gaya, who was imposed in 1981, when the distinction was established, in a contest called by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
At the press conference after the Consell Executiu, the spokeswoman Patricia plaja has announced that the cartoonist Franciso Ibáñez, the Els Pets group, and the businesswoman and cultural promoter Mariona Carulla, the paleographer, philologist and historian Jésus Alturo have also been awarded; actress and theater producer Anna Rosa Cisquella; the photographer and writer Ernest Costa; the philologist and librarian Joana Escobedo; the pedagogue Isabel Etxebarria; the social activist Manuel Heredia, known as Tío Manuel; the scientist Mercè Izquierdo; the cinematographic editor Elena Jaumandreu; the writer and illustrator Enric Larreula …