The double victory of Aitana Bonmatí in the final of the Women’s World Cup: “I have no words, I am in shock”

We are world champions. The Spanish National Team changed the history of women’s football this Sunday, August 20 in Australia. In minute 20, when any setback could turn the game around, the Sevillian Olga Carmona scored the winning goal.

Already with the star in their hands and, before raising the dream cup, they played the recognitions of this long-distance race. For Aitana Bonmatí, the culé midfielder, the prize was double: being world champion, as well as receiving the award for the best player in the women’s World Cup. “I have no words, I’m in shock,” she said after savoring this double victory.

Perhaps, sharing the bib number with the great Andres Iniesta it is not mere coincidence. The footballer from Sant Pere de Ribes became an indispensable piece in the puzzle of Jorge Vilda. Proof of this, his position as a starter in the six matches for the national team, as well as his long journey on the field with a total of 513 minutes played.

His time at the World Cup has crossed the screens. Any fan who has savored the victory of the national team will have praised Aitana for her technique and his vision of the game. With 20 shots on goal, she has been, along with Alba Redondo, the squad’s top scorer in this long-distance race.

The compliments towards this year’s Ballon d’Or candidate are growing like wildfire. His partner Athena del Castillo He stated after the round of 16 match that “she does things that very few people know how to do. She hits with her right, with her left, and it is a privilege to be able to play with her and have her in this National Team”.

The recognitions for the World Cup star go beyond the locker room. The current manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, was in charge of blushing the number six of the selection in a press conference. “I’m in love with Aitana because of the way he plays,” said the man who was coach of the Barça men’s team for six years.

Aitana’s past

Aitana began in the world of football at the CD Ribes club and at CF Cubelles where she was the only girl. At the age of 13, she joined La Masía azulgrana. In 2016, she made her debut in the women’s FC Barcelona first team.

Likewise, in his last season at the Barça club he won the Spanish Super Cup, the F League and the UEFA Women’s Champions League.