Spain international and Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putella has won 2021 women’s Balloon d’Or after playing key role in the success of the female team of the La Liga side as they won the Spanish league, Cup, and Champions League.
The 27-year-old player scored 37 goals and provided 27 assists and also scored in both cup finals.
The Barcelona star beat fellow teammate Jennifer Hermoso, as well as Chelsea duo Sam Kerr and Fran Kirby who were key to their Women’s Super League triumph in 2020-21.
Netherlands’ Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema, of Barca and Arsenal respectively, that had good years with the latter scoring a record 10 goals at the Olympic Games, also lost to Putella.
Ada Hegerberg won the award in 2018, Megan Rapinoe won it in 2019, 2020 award was cancelled and Puttella becomes the third winner of this award.