PROGRES.ID – Aitana Bonmatí Conca, a professional Spanish football player, has captured the football world’s attention with her outstanding performance.
She plays as a central midfielder for Barcelona in the Women’s La Liga and the Spanish women’s national team.
Not only considered one of the best players in women’s football, Aitana also clinched the Ballon d’Or in 2023, etching her name in history.
Aitana began her professional football journey with Barcelona at a very young age, precisely at 13 years old. Her talent on the field led to her promotion to Barcelona’s senior team at the age of 16 towards the end of the 2015/2016 season, and her debut in the Copa de la Reina immediately caught attention by reaching the final.
Aitana’s success didn’t stop there. Her debut in the UEFA Women’s Champions League added to her journey, and she scored a goal in the 4-1 final victory in the Copa de la Reina against Atlético.
However, her most glorious achievement came when, with Barcelona, she secured the club’s first UEFA Women’s Champions League title. Aitana scored in the 4-0 final victory against Chelsea in Gothenburg, even earning the Player of the Match accolade and a place in the Best XI.
Aitana Bonmatí has amassed a number of awards throughout her career. She was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Copa de la Reina final in 2020/21 and was crowned the Best Player of the UEFA Women’s Champions League for the 2022/23 season. She has also been a part of the Best XI for the third consecutive time.
In addition to her success with Barcelona, she also won the World Cup with the Spanish national team. Her achievements have even gone beyond with the Best Player of the 2022/23 UEFA Women’s season and the 2023 Ballon d’Or.
Opinions on Aitana Bonmatí are equally fascinating. Jordi Ventura, Barcelona’s academy coach, describes her as an intense player, highly competitive, and skilled with both feet.
“She is an intense player, highly competitive, and skilled with both feet.” Jordi Ventura, her Barcelona academy coach.
Xavi Hernández, a Barcelona legend, is proud to see Aitana inherit the DNA of football and the club’s values. Josep Guardiola, a renowned manager, even compared her to a female version of Andrés Iniesta who played for Barcelona.