Spain’s Alexia Putellas first 2-time women’s recipient of Ballon d’Or award

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Spanish participant Alexia Putellas gained the women’s Ballon d’Or for the second straight yr on Monday following one other excellent season with Barcelona.

Putellas scored 42 targets and delivered 22 assists final season. The midfielder turned the first participant to win the award twice.

With Barcelona, she gained the Spanish League and reached the Champions League ultimate.

Putellas beat out Beth Mead and Sam Kerr for the award voted on by a panel of worldwide journalists.

Awarded by France Football journal, the Ballon d’Or has been given out to males yearly since 1956 when Stanley Matthews gained. The women’s trophy was created in 2018, and each have been cancelled in 2020 as a result of of the pandemic.

Karim Benzema is the favorite to win the boys’s trophy that will likely be introduced later Monday.

For the first time this yr, the Ballon d’Or was based mostly on achievements from the previous season. It was beforehand awarded based mostly on performances all through calendar years.

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