Alexia Putellas - Bio, Salary, Husband, Family, Age, Height, Facts
Alexia Putellas Segura, popularly known as Alexia Putellas is a Spanish footballer. Putellas plays as a midfielder for the Spain national team and FC Barcelona. She also captains Barcelona and is considered one of the best players in the world. Having started her football career at Espanyol, she played joined Barcelona in 2012. She won numerous club and individual honors at Barcelona. She has already won five Primera Division, one UEFA Women's Champions League, six Copa de la Reina, seven Copa Catalunya, and one Supercopa de Espana. For her achievements through the 2020-21 season, she won numerous individual accolades including the prestigious Ballon d'Or Feminine 2021.
Putellas made her senior international debut in 2013. She has already represented Spain in the 2015 World Cup, 2017 UEFA Women's Euro, and 2019 World Cup. She had previously won two UEFA Women's U17 Championships.
What is Alexia Putellas Famous For?
- Captain of Barcelona.
- Ballon d'Or Feminin winner.
Where is Alexia Putellas From?
Alexia Putellas was born on 4 February 1994. Her birth name is Alexia Putellas Segura. Her birth place is Mollet del Valles in Spain. She holds Spanish nationality. She was born to her father, Jaume Putellas Rota, and her mother Elisabet "Eli" Segura Sabate. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Christianity. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
She studied Business Administration and Management at Pompeu Fabra University. But she did not complete her education in order to focus on her football career.
Alexia Putellas Career
- Alexia Putellas was born into the basketball-playing family. However, she started playing football at the early age of 6.
- She played for CE Sabadell between 2001 and 2005.
- She then spent a year in FC Barcelona's youth academy in 2005.
- In 2006, she joined the youth setup of RCD Espanyol.
- She played for four years for Espanyol's youth team before being promoted to the first team in 2010.
- She made her professional debut at the age of 16.
- She became part of the club that won the 2010 Copa de la Reina. She was also part of the club that finished runner-up to Barcelona in the 2011 Copa de la Reina.
- She then signed with Levante at the age of 17.
- In her only season at the club, she became the club's top scorer for the 2011-12 season, having scored 15 goals in 34 matches.
- A young and rising talent, Putellas was signed by Barcelona in 2012.
- Putellas won three consecutive league titles (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) in her first three seasons at the club.
- As of 2021, she has won five Primera Division, six Copa de la Reina, one UEFA Champions League, one Supercopa de Espana, and seven Copa Catalunya.
- She has been named Copa de la Reina Final MVP three times (2013, 2014, and 2021).
- She has been Barcelona's either top goal scorer or second top goal scorer several times.
- She was named Barcelona's fourth captain in 2018. In 2019, she became the club's second captain. She became the club's first captain after the first captain of the club was benched most of the time.
- She led the club to UEFA Champions League final 2020-21 against Chelsea. Despite the injury, she was named to the Barcelona squad for the final.
- She won her first-ever UEFA Champions League trophy (in her second attempt) when Barcelona defeated Chelsea 4-0 in the final.
- For her outstanding achievements through the 2020-21 season, having helped her club Barcelona to continental treble (Primera Division, Copa de la Reina, and UEFA Champions League), she was eventually named UEFA Women's Player of the Year, UEFA Women's Champions League Midfielder of the Season, IFFHS Women's Player of the Year, IFFHS Women's Playmaker of the Year.
- She was also awarded the prestigious Ballon d'Or Feminin 2021.
- She is the second-highest all-time goalscorer for Barcelona, trailing Jennifer Hermoso.
Alexia Putellas International Career
- Alexia Putellas has represented Spain national team at various age levels.
- She was the champion of Spain with the Catalan U14, U15, and U17 national teams.
- She was part of the Spain U17 team that won two UEFA Women's U17 Championships in 2010 and 2011.
- With Putellas in Spain's U17 team, they reached the semifinal of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup in both 2010 and 2011.
- She captained the Spain U19 team that finished runner-up in the 2012 UEFA Women's U19 Championship.
- She made her senior international debut in a friendly match against Denmark in 2012.
- She scored her debut senior international goal in her debut competitive match against England in the UEFA Women's Championship in July 2013.
- She has represented Spain's women's team at the 2013 European Championship, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
- She won Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup with Spain in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
- She was named Catalan Player of the Year in 2015 and 2017.
- She was named SheBelives Cup Tournament MVP in 2020.
- She was named GOAL50 Women's Player of the Year in 2021.
- She was named Spain women's national team Player of the Year in 2021.
- She is one of the captains of Spain's senior football team.
- She holds the record of most appearances for Spain with 93 caps, achieved in 2021.
Who is Alexia Putellas Boyfriend?
Alexia Putellas maintains a private life regarding her personal life. It is not clear whether she is dating someone or not. No information about her personal life, dating, relationships, and boyfriend is available at present.
How Tall is Alexia Putellas?
Alexia Putellas stands at the height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of around 67 kg. She has an athletic body build. Her eye color is hazel and her hair color is brown. Her sexual orientation is straight.
What is Alexia Putellas Salay and Net Worth?
Alexia Putellas is one of the successful football players in the world. She is considered one of the best players in the world. She currently plays for Barcelona, having joined in 2012. She has won numerous club trophies and individual honors to date. She is paid a handsome salary in Barcelona. She has a lucrative contract with Barcelona. Her other income comes from sponsorships and endorsements. She is sponsored by Nike. She scored the longest-range goal at the Camp Nou (100m) in a promotion event for Nike's new PhantomVNM Boots in 2019. She was the face of Nike's promotions for Barcelona in 2019. She is also sponsored by VISA and is a member of Team VISA. She also has several other sponsorship deals. Summing up, Putellas makes a good fortune out of her football career. At present, her net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million.
Trivias About Alexia Putellas You Need To Know.
- She has been a supporter of Barcelona since her early childhood.
- As a child, she traveled with her father to watch Barcelona matches at Camp Nou.
- She grew up idolizing Andres Iniesta, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Louisa Necib.
- Her father died in 2012. She occasionally dedicates her goal to her late father, pointing her fingers to the sky and look up.
- She wears jersey number 11 at Barcelona.
- Her spectacular solo goal against Prainsa Zaragoza in the 2013 Copa de la Reina final went viral.
- She is the first player to ever score at the Estadi Johan Cruyff.
- She is the first female player to score a competitive goal at Camp Nou.
- She was the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe for the 2020-21 season with 26 goals in all competitions.
- She began wearing Virginia Torrecilla's jersey number 14 after Torrecilla was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Her original jersey number is 11.
- She has been named to Futbol Draft's Best XI five times.
- She is a left-footed player.
- Barcelona legend Andrés Iniesta has called Putellas a "role model".