(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 07 – She has recently been voted best player in the Algarve Cup, a recognition that represents further confirmation of Barbara Bonansea’s splendid start to 2022. In mid-January, the Juventus and National team striker was included for the second consecutive time in the Women’s World 11 drawn up by FIFA and, a couple of weeks later, her name stood out in the list of champions who will become part of the Hall of Fame of Italian football.
“I am shocked, happy and at the same time proud – comments the blue number 11 – this award has an enormous significance that goes beyond the pitch: it shows that together with my teammates I am doing something beautiful in the world of women’s football”.
The passion and joy with which he has always pursued his dreams, including that of becoming a footballer, which allowed her to collect the legacy of Morace, Panico, Gabbiadini, Vignotto, Bertolini and Gama, who entered the Hall of Fame before her.
“These names have marked the different eras of our sport, so it’s really nice to be part of this group – says an amused Bonansea -. When I was little I ignored women’s football, I didn’t even know I was in company with other girls who loved to play football. football. When I started to know him I was struck by Melania Gabbiadini, with whom I was lucky enough to play in the national team. For me she was an icon, she was very strong and at the same time humble “. The indissoluble bond that unites Bonansea with the blue – embellished with 26 goals in 79 appearances – begins in 2006. “The first and clearest memory of Italy dates back to the German World Cup. I was 15 years old – he remembers – and I went to see all the you matches at the oratory of my country. Those moments of closeness with other people, all there to cheer the same team, made me understand the importance of the national team, which gathers, unites and allows us to share emotions “. (HANDLE).
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