Aitana Bonnati wins Ballon d’Or

Aitana Bonnmati (Saint-Pere de Ribes, 1998) is the new queen of world football. The Barcelona midfielder received the 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or and received the baton from her Barcelona teammate Alexia Botillas, winner of the last two editions. After shining in the shadows and being part of Barcelona’s greatest successes in recent years, Aitana He was rewarded for his work by also becoming the first footballer, man or woman, to win the Champions League, the World Cup, with the best player of the match and the Ballon d’Or in one season. Two months after being recognized by UEFA, No. 14 Barcelona received recognition from all over world football at the Ballon d’Or ceremony held at the Théâtre du Châtelet.


Aitana Bonmati shows her gratitude after receiving the 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or.

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Aitana Thus she sees a new dream come true as a child, since she started playing football with children’s teams with CD Ribes or Cubelles FC, among which she has already emerged as the best despite being younger than her teammates. At the age of 13 she began her career in Barcelona – already in a women’s team – and after 18 years Aitana became the best player in Europe. In his 12 years at Barcelona, since his first appearance with the first team, Aitana He made 235 first-team appearances and scored 80 goals, in addition to winning four LaLiga titles, five Copa del Reina, three Spanish Super Cups and 2 Champions Leagues, as well as the World Cup with Spain last summer. “I am very demanding and my goal is to always be better than the previous season”, he always repeats at the beginning of each season.


Ballon d’Or ceremony 2023 photos

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