Ballon d'Or awards ceremony 2023 - Barcelona's Aitana Bonmati wins Women's Ballon d'Or

Aitana Bonmati had a very successful year. He played a key role in his club's victories in the Spanish top-flight league (La Liga) and the UEFA Champions League.

Aitana Bonmatí was honored as UEFA Player of the Year earlier in August, adding to his list of accolades.

England goalkeeper Mary Earps took fifth place in the Ballon d'Or rankings. Her teammate Rachel Daly finished 10th.

Nominees also included Millie Bright and Georgia Stanway, who were part of the England women's national team.

The top five Ballon d'Or rankings include Chelsea and Australia's Sam Kerr at second place, Barcelona and Spain teenager Salma Parluelo at third place and Barcelona and Sweden's Fridolina Rolfo at fourth place.

Aitana Bonmatí expressed pride in winning the Ballon d'Or and emphasized the collective nature of football.

He dedicated the award to his colleagues and employees, highlighting their role in his success.

As a professional athlete, Bonmati stressed the importance of being a role model both on and off the field.

He called on the athletes to set an example and work together for a better, peaceful and equal world.

Bonmati's successful career includes winning four league titles and two UEFA Champions League titles with Barcelona.