Robert Lewandowski recognizes Alexia Putellas with a heartfelt Instagram post

It’s been a season full of personal achievements for Barcelona star Alexia Putellas.

Not only did the 27-year-old Spanish international win the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Award and the women’s Ballon d’Or last month, but she was also conferred with Sant Jordi Cross by the Catalonia government. 

And now, to top off an amazing year, Putellas picked up the Best Women’s Player of the Year award at the recently concluded Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.

Putellas was joined by Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who also picked up a couple of awards himself on the night, posing together for the shutterbugs with their respective trophies.

Bayern’s no 9 was all praise for the Barca Femeni captain, and perhaps rightfully so, dedicating a brilliant message on Instagram apropos to her accomplishments.

I am proud and happy that women’s football is developing so fast and is winning the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. It was a great pleasure to meet again and talk to the best player in the world @alexiaputellas – a person full of passion and love for football, who is an inspiration for many young players. Congratulation on your successes, I will certainly watch your games and I will keep my fingers crossed!

Robert Lewandowski

In the caption, the striker referred to Putellas as “the best player in the world”, a designation that comes on the back of a strong campaign that saw her winning the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first Spanish international to win the coveted glory since Luis Suarez in1960.

And the recent conferment of Women’s Player of the Year at the annual Globe Soccer Awards only furthers the notion of Putellas being the world’s best, beating the likes of Sam Kerr and Jennifer Hermoso to take home the prize. 

Personal wishes aside, Lewandowski also made sure he emphasized a point about women’s football in his message, enlivened as he was with the progress and development it had seen in recent times.

“I am proud and happy that women’s football is developing so fast and is winning the hearts of millions of fans all over the world,” wrote the striker.

Unsurprisingly, Putellas’ side Barcelona were also honoured at the ceremony after achieving a historic women’s treble, winning the Champions League, the league title and the Copa de la Reina.