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Bonmati named Women´s Champions League Player of Season for second straight campaign

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 27 May 2024

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Aitana Bonmati secured the Women’s Champions League Player of the Season for a second straight campaign after guiding Barcelona to European glory.

The Spain international scored in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Lyon in the final, helping Jonatan Giraldez’s side clinch an unprecedented quadruple.

Fellow Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas produced the other goal in that victory, but Bonmati was named Player of the Match after another eye-catching performance.

With six goals and six assists, the 26-year-old managed more goal contributions than any other player in this season’s Champions League, and that earned Bonmati further individual recognition.

“She influenced the game all over the pitch in and out of possession. High progressive passes, high ball recoveries and scored a great goal,” UEFA’s technical observer panel said in a statement.

Bonmati also scored eight goals in Barcelona’s victorious Liga F campaign this season, helping the Spanish giants win the competition for a fifth consecutive time.

Having already won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA’s best women’s player award for 2023, this UEFA award caps a fine season for the impressive Bonmati.

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