Laia
Aleixandri

#4

Laia Aleixandri Laia Aleixandri

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Dynamic defender...

Spanish international Laia Aleixandri joined the Club in July 2022 from Atletico Madrid.

The 21-year-old defender - a centre-half who is also comfortable at right-back, will wear the No.4 shirt and will be reunited with teammate Deyna Castellanos.

Born in Santa Coloma de Garment in Spain, Aleixandri played locally with Arrabal Calaf and Sant Gabriel before joining Barcelona’s academy in 2012 at the age of 12.

She spent three years in their youth set-up and was promoted to the B team in 2015, where she plied her trade for two years before being snapped up by Atleti in the summer of 2017.

The defender went on to make just short of 50 appearances in all competitions for the club, winning back-to-back league titles in 2017/18 and 2018/19 and playing UEFA Women’s Champions League football whilst with the Primera Division outfit.

On the international scene, Aleixandri represented her homeland at the Under-17s FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2016 and the same competition for the Under-20s in 2018 before making her senior debut in May 2019 against Cameroon, marking the occasion with a goal. 

In January 2020, she was named by UEFA as one of the ten most promising young players in Europe and Head Coach Gareth Taylor is pleased to have secured the services of such a promising defender.

Asked of her best qualities, Aleixandri revealed she looks to initiate play from deep and is comfortable in possession - qualities that are of course synonymous with City.

Info

Date of birth
2000-08-25
Location
Municipality of Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
Nationality
Spain
Spain
Position
Defender
Joined City
2022-07-01

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