Thursday, November 30, 2023

Aitana Bonmatí, WOMAN SPORT award: “The Ballon d’Or? Only day-to-day work will take me to that goal”

The Barcelona soccer player and the Spanish team Aitana Bonmatí This Monday she collected the Woman-Sport 2023 distinction within the framework of the third edition of the Women in Sports Awards, organized by the newspaper Sport, of the Prensa Ibérica group. The Barça midfielder, in this way, continues to accumulate laurels in an unforgettable 2023.

Aitana, after receiving the award, assured that “thanks to SPORT and Woman for this award, which is very special for me.” She has added that if she has been deserving of it it is because “I have been lucky enough to play in the Champions League and win it, a World Cup and win it too.… I just want to thank those who have made it possible, including the staff and my colleagues.”

The player has been asked if she dreams of Golden Ball: “Whenever they ask me this question I answer the same thing: I am focused on my work, on the day to day, which is what will lead me to this type of awards.”

The Barcelona player will remember the year 2023 for the titles won with the Barça club (Spanish Super Cup, League and Champions League) and with the Spanish team (Australia and New Zealand World Cup).

Also for individual achievements: MVP and in the ideal team of the Champions Leaguetop scorer in the Spanish Super Cup (two goals, both in the final), Ballon d’Or in the World Cupl and the UEFA award for Best Player in Europe. Recognitions, all of them, that place Aitana Bonmatí on the verge of what could be her first Ballon d’Or.

Javier Moll and Arantza Sarasola, president and vice president of Prensa Ibérica, with the winners. VALENTÍ ENRICH

All the winners at the III Woman Sport Awards Gala

After the success of the first two editions, the III Woman SPORT Awards recognize the work of those athletes, organizations, initiatives and institutions that have managed to be an example and a reference.

All this in a gala held at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm that supports, recognizes and gives visibility to women in sports through different categories with national and international projection.

In this year’s edition, the winners of the III Woman SPORT Awards were the following:

  • WOMAN SPORT AWARD: Aitana Bonmatí

  • PIONEER AWARD: Joana Pastrana

  • INNOVATION AWARD: Queens League

  • RELEVANT PRIZE: Sofía Santacreu



  • DIRECTOR AWARD: Jennifer Pareja

  • EVOLUTION AWARD: Queralt Castellet

  • SUPERIOR PRIZE: Desirée Vila

  • SPORTS TALENT AWARD: Garbiñe Muguruza


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