Bayern Munoch striker, Robert Lewandowski has been named The Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2020, after beating Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo to the most prestigious football prize.
The Polish forward was without equal in the 2019/2020 season, scoring 55 goals in only 47 appearances as Bayern swept to a Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB-Pokal treble – with Lewandowski being the top scorer in all three competitions.
The 32-year-old has continued his stunning form into the new season and, on Wednesday, scored his 250th goal in the Bundesliga to help Bayern to an important win.
Lewandowski was a clear favourite to win the prize the year in which the Ballon d’Or was cancelled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lewandowski said; “I feel fantastic,” while receiving the award said; “I am very proud and happy to be honest, this is a great day for me, and also for my club and colleagues. This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.
“If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me. A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such an award. This really means, regardless of where you come from, all that matters is what you put into it.”