- Barcelona skipper Alexia Putellas won the Women’s Ballon d’Or, granted to the best female footballer in 2021.
Putellas, 27, scored as Barca beat Chelsea 4-0 to get their first Champions League crown.
She finished the 2020-21 season as the most elevated scoring midfielder in Europe with 26 objectives in all contests and was additionally named Uefa’s Women’s Player of the Year and Midfielder of the Year.
Partner Jennifer Hermoso came next, with Chelsea striker Sam Kerr third.
Arms stockpile forward Vivianne Miedema was fourth, while the Chelsea triplet of Pernille Harder, Jessie Fleming and Fran Kirby was seventh, 10th and tenth individually.
“I’m certain I will not be the last Barcelona player to win the prize. This is only the start,” said Putellas, who was one of five Barca players designated for the honour.
Previous England midfielder Karen Carney, talking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, adulated Putellas.
“She has been splendid for Barcelona,” said Carney.
“She has been wonderful playing that assaulting midfield job. She is so key to Barcelona – and she can get an objective or string a pass.”