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Alexia Putellas and Gerard Moreno, the best Catalan players of the year


Alexia Putellas and Gerard Moreno They have been distinguished as the best footballers of 2021 in the election made by the Catalan Football Federation (FCF) in the ninth ‘Gala of Stars’ of Catalan football. The Barça captain and the Villarreal forward also received the prizes for the top scorers in their respective categories. Alexia was given the golden star by Leyre Leiva, a footballer in the Barça youth category. Gerard Moreno taught the figure from Villarreal.

Pep Guardiola was chosen the best Catalan coach for the fourth time. Champion of the Premier and the League Cup and finalist of the Champions League, he took part in the gala from Manchester. “What I like the most about my profession is winning,” he said, after consuming a season with several records at City. He spoke of Barça, of course, and asked “patience” with Xavi.

“What if nothing is won this season? What is the problem? We will win next season”, he answered, convinced that Xavi, his former teammate and pupil, will triumph as a coach at Barça. “He is sowing a lot with a generation that looks very good.”

Alexia putellas He beat two Barça teammates in the shortlist of candidates. The awards already accumulated by the Barça captain -among them the Ballon d’Or and the UEFA award for the best player- gave her a great advantage: she won 81% of the votes ahead of Aitana Bonmatí (16.16% ) and Marta Torrejón (2.4%). The female Barça received a special distinction of the jury for the apotheosis season that he set when he won the triplet of LIga, Cup and Champions.

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Gerard Moreno prevailed in the voting two forwards: Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig), present at the gala, and Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton). The Villarreal striker was third in the previous season’s Pichichi trophy (the first Spanish) with 23 goals, and a total of 30 in all competitions. This season he has scored 4, so far, two on the last day in Villarreal’s victory at the Real Sociedad field (1-3).

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