Despite her injury, the Catalan Alexia Putellas continues with his idyll with the individual awards. The captain of FC Barcelona won this Monday night the The Best award to the best soccer player last year, becoming the first woman to be awarded twice with this award from the FIFA. In addition to the star of Mollet del Vallés, the other great protagonist of the gala was Lionel Messi. Thanks to his dazzling World Cup in Qatar, the Argentine star achieved The Best and succeeded Robert Lewandowski in this award, agreed upon by the captains, national team coaches, journalists and fans.
“If you have a dream and you work very, very hard, you can achieve it. And the most important thing is to enjoy the journey,” Putellas said from the Pleyel concert hall in Paris, where The Best was awarded. The captain of Barça, seriously injured last summer and that she could return to the grass in a month, dedicated the award to “her colleagues & rdquor;, her “family & rdquor; and “his club & rdquor hers; before the applause of the public, where the president of Barça, Joan Laporta, was.
What a night!
Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s #TheBest FIFA Football Awards
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—FIFA (@FIFAcom) February 27, 2023
Spanish footballer with the most awards
With her second The Best, the Catalan midfielder confirmed herself as the Spanish footballer with more individual recognitions, together with the Galician Luis Suárez. Putellas had already won his second Ballon d’Or in October, also delivered in the French capital. He now repeats a double with The Best.
This award is recognition of Barça’s brilliant season. Despite losing the Champions League final against Olympique de Lyon, the team from Jonatan Giraldez swept the domestic competitions. And with 11 goals in the Champions League, 18 in the League and 18 assists, the numbers of sluts they were awesome. His partner Mapi Leon He accompanied her as the other culé in the eleventh of the year, announced during the ceremony.
“I was able to achieve my dream”
A well-deserved award for Putellas, as well as for Messi. The triumph of Argentina in the World Cup he allowed the legendary “10” achieve his second The Best, created in 2016. “This year was crazy for me, I was able to achieve my dream after fighting so much, looking for it and insisting so much,” said the Argentine star, who prevailed over Mbappe and Benzema in the final vote. The two French goalscorers had to console themselves with being part of the eleven of the year, for which they also selected the madridistas Modric and Courtois and no player from Barça or Atlético de Madrid.
After the victory of Argentina in the final epic —“the best of all the World Cups & rdquor;, he recalled Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, during a ceremony—, the former Barça captain started out as the clear favorite to win this award. This The Best may be the last individual grand prize of a Messi, 35-year-old, who won up to seven Ballon d’Ors, the other great individual award of the king of sports, awarded by the magazine France Football. “I want to thank my colleagues, we are here today Scaloni and the Drawing and we are their representation. This is part of them and it is a recognition to the whole group for what we did,” said the captain of Argentina.
#TheBest | Best goalkeeper, best DT and BEST FANS.
El Tula, owner of the most popular drum in the world, received the award and gave an epic speech pic.twitter.com/oXlkrfahMK
– Fox Sports Argentina (@FOXSportsArg) February 27, 2023
The ceremony was marked by an albiceleste hegemony. In addition to Messi, his coach lionel scaloni won the award for best coach, staying ahead of Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach. The albiceleste Emiliano Martinez (“Dibu”) won the award for best goalkeeper. Even the prize for the best fans went to the Argentines. An award that the charismatic collected The Tula —the albiceleste equivalent of Manolo del bombo—, who played his drum after his hilarious speech. Thus he added a touch of humor to a gala dominated by the Argentines & mldr; With the permission of whores
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