Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas, Pedri, and Yulimar Rojas have been nominated for the 2022 Laureus Award. Putellas was one of the world’s outstanding footballers in 2021. The Catalan midfielder has won each conceivable team and individual honor during the year under review.
Laid out as one of the vital pinions of a team that won a treble, Alexia has gotten awards from each significant football establishment.
The last six months have seen her win the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s ‘The Best’, the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award, the Globe Soccer Award, and the Creu de Sant Jordi; acquiring a remarkable number of individual football honors.
She will presently be facing some of the world’s driving sportswomen, like the tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, the swimmer, Emma Mckeon, and athlete Allyson Felix, conceivably rising above football and becoming ‘World Sportswoman’ of the year.
As the winner of the Kopa and Golden Boy awards, the Barcelona midfielder had a remarkable 2021. Notwithstanding the singular honors, there were further accomplishments with both FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team.
His first season with FC Barcelona in 2020/21 saw a Copa del Rey win in Seville. He was additionally recognized for the UEFA EURO 2020 Team of the Tournament and named as the best youthful player after reaching at the semi-final with Spain.
He proceeded to win a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games as well. His consistent effort acquired him the Golden Boy award from the Italian paper, Tuttosport, and the Kopa award from the French magazine, France Football. Pedri is the only footballer under 21 years of age to win both these distinctions, and he was additionally nominated for the Golden Ball award.
Pedri immediately became a vital player in the Barça team in the 2020/21 season, highlighting most with 52 appearances. This made him the second youngest player to at any point reach at 50 games for FC Barcelona, with just Bojan reaching at the total.
Adding his appearances for the national side, he finished the season having played the most rounds of any player with 73. But injuries confined his appearances in the final part of the year, yet 2021 without a doubt represents Pedri’s advanced year into the world of senior football.
His consistency and talent has characterized the previous year of football for Barça Women. As a player coached by both Lluís Cortes and Jonathan Giráldez, their specialized and aggregate prevalence in both Spain and Europe all through 2021 has been clear to see.
Barça Women won four titles: Champions League, the Women’s First Division title, the Copa de la Reina and the Spanish Super Cup. And the team’s insights over the schedule year are obvious proof of their prevalence and the kind of football Barça played all through 2021.
They won 53 out of the 57 games played during the calendar year, with just two draws and two losses. The goalscoring accomplishments are additionally something to be proud of, having scored an off the charts 256 goals in those 57 games, averaging four goals for each game.
With this nomination for the Laureus Team of the Year, Barça Women are facing the absolute best teams on the planet, for example, the China Olympic Diving team, who won seven gold medals out of eight at the Olympic Games, the Italy Men’s Football team who won the European Championship, or the Argentina Men’s Football team, including Messi, who won the Copa America after a 28 year wait.
Yulimar Rojas won the gold medal in Tokyo in 2021, an even more historic medal because the Venezuelan became the first FC Barcelona female athlete to win a gold at the Olympic Games. She also joined Barcelona’s list of Olympic winners, as she is now the twelfth to win a gold medal.
Both Yulimar Rojas and Pedri are up against the other nominees for the ‘Breakthrough of the Year’ award: Daniil Medvedev, Emma Raducanu, Ariarne Titmus and Neeraj Chopra.