Barca Femeni: Making History

By Eze Chibuzor

The Barcelona female team manager Lluis Cortes, with just over 18 months in charge, has totally transformed an inconsistent side into a side destined to make history.

📸: Barcelona Femeni Head Coach Lluis Cortes

The Barcelona women's team kicked off their history making feat by clinching the Liga Iberdrola 2020/21 title. It’s their second consecutive Liga title and the sixth in their history. They achieved this with a perfect record in the league, winning all 26 of their games and having scored 128 goals while conceding only 5. A truly astonishing feat.

📸: Captain Vicky Losada lifting the Liga Iberdrola 2020/21 trophy

With the league title secure the teams sights were set upon European glory. Once again they were determined to make history in Europe. Having lost the 2019 UWCL finals to 4-1 Lyon, all eyes were on this team as they yet again made it to the UWCL 2020/21 finals. They put on a convincing display to beat Chelsea, first time UWCL finalists, 4-0 at Gothenburg, taking the lead at the first minute with an own goal from Chelsea’s Melanie Leupolz quickly followed by a well taken penalty from Captain Alex Putellas with the number 14, Aitana Bonmati netting the third then Carol Graham sealing it with the fourth goal.

📸: Vicki Losado discussing the UCWL victory

The Barcelona female team one again made history by being the first Spanish female team to lift the UWCL trophy making FC Barcelona the first club in history to have won both men and women’s champions leagues.

With their first UWCL trophy together with their sixth league title bagged, A treble is their next historic feat. The Barca Femeni, the most successful team in the Copa de la Reina are once again finalists, booking their place in the finals by beating Madrid CFF 4-0. They’ll be hoping to lift their eighth title to secure the treble in true Barca fashion. In the words of Lluis Cortes “The League was the real goal, the Champions League was the dream and the Cup is to make history”. Once again History beckons.

- Eze Chibuzor

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