Alexia Putellas has been named the best FIFA Women’s Player of 2021, beating out Spanish national team and Barcelona teammate Jenni Hermoso as well as Australia national teamer and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr.
🏆 The Best in the World 🏆#TheBest FIFA Women’s Player Award 2021 goes to @alexiaputellas!🇪🇸 | #AlexiaPutellas pic.twitter.com/bS8GAApgAZ— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) January 17, 2022
🏆 The Best in the World 🏆#TheBest FIFA Women’s Player Award 2021 goes to @alexiaputellas!🇪🇸 | #AlexiaPutellas pic.twitter.com/bS8GAApgAZ
Putellas ended the year with 43 goals, helping Barcelona win the league, the cup and the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the first time in club history.
“This belongs to everyone,” Putellas said upon receiving the award. “I hope we can continue with the same or even more motivations this year and we can be very successful again.”
It’s Putellas’ third individual award in the last six months. In August, she was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year and in November won the Ballon d’Or.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes was named the Best FIFA Women’s Coach after winning the domestic Treble and making the Champions League final.
Barcelona has had a record-breaking start to 2022, selling out Camp Nou for the upcoming Champions League quarterfinal game.