23. January 2023
Barcelona- women players were left to award their own medals.
After Barcelona won the competition for the first time in their history, the players received no medal or trophy from Spanish Football Federation to celebrate their historic win.
Barcelona Femení had to award themselves medals with Barcelona’s club president Josep Maria Bartomeu stepping in at the last minute to give them a symbolic gesture of recognition. Barcelona’s response to the situation was one of disappointment and a sense of injustice, citing that this type of incident should not be occurring in the 21st century.
Barcelona Femení have now won the competition six times in a row, having defeated Atlético Madrid 3-0 in last year’s final. However, with no official ceremony on offer to mark the occasion, Barcelona’s players had to take matters into their own hands and reward themselves with medals of their own.
They did so in the changing rooms at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in Granada, with each player receiving a gold medal with Barcelona’s crest. The victory was another milestone achievement for Barcelona Femení, who are perhaps the best women’s side in Spain right now.
They have won all four editions of the Spanish Women’s Football League, as well as five Spanish Super Cups. They are also currently at the top of the league table this season and look likely to win it for a fifth consecutive year.
Barcelona Femení have become an inspiration for women’s football in Spain, and their victory over Real Sociedad is a testament to their skill and determination. With the Super Cup win, they have further cemented their place as one of the top women’s sides in Europe. Barcelona Femení is now leading the fight to make sure all female teams in Spain are treated with the same respect and recognition as their male counterparts.