Aitana Bonmati was crowned FIFA’s women’s player of the year on Monday after winning the World Cup with Spain and leading Barcelona to Champions League glory during an exceptional 2023.
The 25-year-old completed a clean sweep of individual accolades for the past 12 months after also winning the Ballon d’Or, Golden Ball for player of the World Cup and UEFA’s player of the year.
Bonmati’s selection as the best women’s player was less controversial as she completed a clean sweep of personal awards after helping Spain to win the World Cup and Barcelona to Champions League glory in 2023.
The 25-year-old also won the Ballon d’Or, Golden Ball for player of the World Cup and UEFA’s player of the year in recent months.
A couple of weeks ago when 2023 came to an end I was nostalgic because 2023 was an exceptional and unique year I will remember for the rest of my life, said Bonmati.
I’m proud of being part of a powerful generation of women who are changing the rules of the game and the world.”