Alexia Putellas

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Alexia Putellas
Alexia Putellas (FCB - Athletic Club 2016).jpg
Personal information
Full name Alexia Putellas Segura[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Mollet del Vallés, Catalonia, Spain[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2005 Sabadell
2005–2006 Barcelona
2006–2010 Espanyol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Espanyol 24 (3)
2011–2012 Levante 7** (2**)
2012– Barcelona 86 (26)
National team
2011–2013 Spain U19 20 (13)
2013– Spain 60 (12)
2014– Catalonia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexia Putellas Segura (born 4 February 1994) is Spanish footballer, currently playing in female Primera División for FC Barcelona,[3] with which she has played the Champions League,[4] won three league titles and two Spanish cups. Her goal in the 2013 cup's final made headlines.[5][6] She previously played for RCD Espanyol and Levante UD.[7]

International career[edit]

After taking part in Spain's triumphs in the 2010 and 2011 U-17 European Championships,[8][9] she won her first cap for the senior national team in a 2–2 pre-tournament friendly draw with Denmark in Vejle.[10] The following day, national team coach Ignacio Quereda confirmed her as a member of his 23-player squad for the 2013 European Championship finals in Sweden.[11] At the tournament she scored the overtime winner in Spain's 3–2 victory over England.[12][note 1] Putellas also played 90 minutes as Spain were eliminated in the quarter-final by Norway. She was also part of Spain's squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[1]

International goals[edit]

Alexia Putellas – goals for  Spain
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 July 2013 Arena Linköping, Linköping  England 2–3 2–3 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
2. 10 February 2015 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar  Austria 1–0 2–1 Friendly
3. 27 October 2015 Sonera Stadium, Helsinki  Finland 0–1 1–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
4. 29 January 2016 Stadion pod Malim brdom, Petrovac  Montenegro 0–3 0–7
5. 8 April 2016 Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã, Covilhã  Portugal 0–2 1–4
6. 15 September 2016 La Ciudad del Fútbol, Las Rozas de Madrid  Montenegro 12–0 13–0
7. 30 June 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar  Belgium 1–0 7–0 Friendly
8. 3–0
9. 28 November 2017 Estadi de Son Moix, Palma  Austria 1–0 4–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
10. 5 March 2018 AEK Arena - Georgios Karapatakis, Larnaca  Czech Republic 2–0 2–0 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup
11. 7 June 2018 La Condomina, Murcia  Israel 2–0 2–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
Alexia Putellas – goals for  Catalonia
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 December 2016 A Lomba, Vilagarcia de Arousa Galicia (Spain) Galicia 0–2 0–5 Friendly

Awards[edit]

Along with Gerard Piqué, Alexia Putellas was named the best Catalan player of the year 2014-2015. Alexia was ahead of Marta Torrejón, her female partner in the club, and Marta Corredera, former Barcelona player who currently plays for Arsenal Ladies. Alexia was one of the last key pieces in achieving the fourth consecutive League Xavi Llorens whole season. The winning of the 4th straight title of La Liga and her participation in the Women World Cup 2015 were crucial for winning this award.[13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

RCD Espanyol
FC Barcelona

International[edit]

Spain

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although UEFA credit the goal to Putellas, other sources including the British Broadcasting Corporation attribute it as an own goal by England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley. Putellas failed to connect with Adriana Martín's left wing cross but Bardsley's face diverted the ball into the goal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Alexia profile". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ Alexia Putellas signs for FC Barcelona. Archived 2013-01-23 at Archive.today futfem.com, 10/07/12
  4. ^ Profile in UEFA's website
  5. ^ Barcelona wins the Cup with an unforgettable gol by Alexia Putellas. El Correo, 16 June 2013
  6. ^ Alexia: "The best thing about my goal is the repercussion it brings to women's football." Marca, 17 June 2013
  7. ^ Profile Archived 2012-01-06 at the Wayback Machine in Levante's website
  8. ^ Putellas promises more from in-form Spain. UEFA
  9. ^ Alba Pomares gives the Under-17 to Spain. Marca
  10. ^ Martín González, Cesáreo (29 June 2013). "Dinamarca 2-2 España: grandes sensaciones en la última prueba preparatoria" (in Spanish). Vavel. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Spain stick with tried and trusted". Uefa.com. UEFA. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  12. ^ The Euro is on Spain's side. Marca, 12 July 2013. Javier de la Casa.
  13. ^ "Gerard Piqué y Alexia Putellas, mejores jugadores catalanes del año". FC Barcelona.

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