These are Alexia Putellas' rivals for the Ballon d'Or

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 These are Alexia Putellas' rivals for the Ballon d'Or

The 2022 women's Ball d'Or will have a will take place today in Paris (8:30 p.m.) follow online live on the website of EL PERIÓDICO. The captain of the Barça, Alexia Putellas, aspires to revalidate the award he received. In the last edition, and despite the fact that she is still the favorite, she has competition from other top nominees, including four of her teammates: Aitana Bonmatí , Fridolina Rolfö, Asisat Oshoala and Lucy Bronze.

Alexia Putellas

The captain of Barça starts as the great favorite to revalidate the Golden Ballfemale of this edition. In the previous one, it ended. beating Jennifer Hermoso -a Barça striker at the time- and Samantha Kerr, from Chelsea. The midfielder, who is still recovering from her severe cruciate ligament injury to her left knee diagnosed last July, would become the first Spanish woman to be accredited twice as the best soccer player in the world.

Aitana Bonmatí

The Catalan player is one of the five components of the Barça representation that appear on the list of 20 nominated players. In addition to Putellas and Bonmatí, it also features Fridolina Rolfö (Sweden), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria) and Lucy Bronze (England).The midfielder scored 13 goals and distributed six assists in 25 games played in the First Women's Division and has taken a step forward in the team led by Jonatan Giráldez.

Beth Mead

The forward from Arsenal was the great protagonist of the 2022 Women's European Championship held last summer in England. The host team prevailed in extra time against Germany(2-1) and the Englishwoman had a great influence on the good performance of her national team. Received the 'MVP' that accredited her as the best soccer player of the tournament and she also obtained the Golden Boot , since she was the top scorer with six goals in six games.

Wendie Renard

The defense of Olympique de Lyon, who was crowned the champion of the UEFA Champions LeagueWomen's 2021-22 last May (his contribution was vital from the axis of defense as he scored three goals), he played a key role in the participation of the French team in the 2022 Women's Euro Cup. advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament, remaining at the gates of the final after being eliminated by Germany(2-1), which ended in victory. runner-up Renard deputy all the meetings and showed a great level.

Alexandra Popp

The attacker of the Wolfsburg and captain of the German team stayed behind. on the brink of becoming European champion after falling at Wembley against the host team (2-1). However, Popp showed her leadership and her weight within her wardrobe representing her country. She shares the Golden Boot of the tournament with the English Beth Mead , since both scored six goals in the same matches played.