A special season for the Polish striker
Today, FIFA announced that Poland’s Robert Lewandowski had won the FIFA World Player of the Year award for 2020.
The International Federation held its annual concert this evening by default due to the world’s conditions due to the Coronavirus.
Lewandowski snatched the award at the expense of Ronaldo and Messi, for all he had made with Bayern Munich this year on the individual and team side.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) December 17, 2020
The 32-year-old, winner of the Best in Europe award this year, won 5 championships with Bayern this season, snatching the Champions League and European Super League titles, in addition to the domestic trilogy, “League, Cup, and Super.”
The veteran Polish scored 55 goals in 47 games with Bayern last season and 18 with the Bavarian team this season.
Lewandowski said after winning the Player of the Year award: “It feels awe-inspiring. I am very proud and happy today. This is also an award for my team-mates, coaches, and Bayern Munich in general.”
He added: “If I won this award and shared this title with Messi and Ronaldo, this is unbelievable for me. I have been waiting for this moment for a long time, and this means a lot to me.”
He continued: “The year was difficult for the whole world. The most important event was winning the Champions League. It was an incredible feeling and a great moment for the team in general.”
On the other hand, Messi appeared distinctively from Barcelona’s individual standpoint, but he did not win championships with the Spanish team.
As for Ronaldo, he settled for the only team championship with Juventus last season by snatching the Italian League title.
The best player in the world award went to Lucy Bronze, England and Manchester City player.
In a related context, German Manuel Neuer was awarded the best goalkeeper award after his brilliance with Bayern Munich throughout this year, surpassing Jan Oblak, Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper, and Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Becker.
It is worth noting that the “The Best” award is the only one to choose the best player in the world, due to the cancellation of the Ballon d’Or due to the circumstances that the world went through due to the Coronavirus, which led to the suspension of sports activity.