Alexia Putellas wins award for best female footballer in 2022

PARIS-Barcelona midfielder, Alexia Putellas (28) has won the Ballon d'Or Feminin for a second successive year, becoming the first woman to win the award twice since it launched in 2018.

Before her injury, Putellas was the Champions League top scorer for Barca last season with 11 goals in 10 games.

She,was named the best women's player in the world at the Monday gala in Paris despite being sidelined since June with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. She finished ahead of Arsenal's Beth Mead and Chelsea's Sam Kerr, who were second and third, respectively.

"Without my teammates this would not have been possible," Putellas said after receiving the award.I want to thank the staff and the coach and everyone involved at Barcelona.

"I'm very happy to be back here and pleased because a year ago I was able to win this prize and it pushed me to want to be even better,"Alexia Putellas said.

Prior to her injury in the summer, Putellas captained Barcelona to a third successive Primera Division title. The Catalan side made history by winning all 30 of their league games throughout the 2021-22 campaign.

She also led Barcelona to success in the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa de la Reina to complete a domestic treble, although they came up short in the Champions League.(Agencies)

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