Barcelona and Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas has gained the 2021 women’s Ballon d’Or.Putellas was one in every of 5 gamers nominated from the Barcelona crew following their first Champions League triumph together with profitable the Primera Division title.
She was the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe with 26 targets in all competitions final season.The 27-year-old was additionally named UEFA’s Women’s Player of the Year and midfielder of the yr.Barcelona team-mate Jennifer Hermoso was second, with Chelsea ahead Sam Kerr third and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema fourth.
Speaking by means of a translator on the Paris ceremony, Putellas mentioned: “I’m very emotional, it is a very particular second.
“I wish to begin by thanking all my team-mates, particularly my present [Barcelona] team-mates. For me it is a collective success.”
The solely earlier women’s award winners are Norway striker Ada Hegerberg in 2018 and USA ahead Megan Rapinoe in 2019.The 2020 awards had been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season.The males’s award adopted afterwards with PSG and Argentina ahead Lionel Messi profitable his seventh Ballon d’Or.
Women’s Ballon d’Or nomineesAlexia Putellas (Barcelona)Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)Marie-Antoinette Katoto (Paris Saint-Germain)Sam Kerr (Chelsea)Stina Blackstenius (BK Hacken)Wendie Renard (Lyon)Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)Pernille Harder (Chelsea)Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)Sandra Panos (Barcelona)Lieke Martens (Barcelona)Jessie Fleming (Chelsea)Irene Paredes (Barcelona)Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain)Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns)Ellen White (Manchester City)Christiane Endler (Lyon)Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)Fran Kirby (Chelsea)Kaddiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain)