Surprise 😉🏆#TheBest @lewy_official pic.twitter.com/zQSdQpj33w— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) December 17, 2020
The Bayern Munich and Poland striker beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award.
Robert Lewandowski has been awarded Best Men’s Player of the Year by FIFA, beating Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the process.
The striker enjoyed an unprecedented year, winning a host of team and individual awards including; the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and Bundesliga Player of the Season. His performances over the past year meant he was favourite to win the award and rightly so.
He scored 34 goals in 31 Bundesliga games last season and has continued his form into this season, netting 15 times in just 11 games.
Footballers tend to decline into their 30’s but Lewandowski has shown no sign of slowing down. In fact, you could argue he’s only getting better. He’s in better shape than ever and his progress off the pitch is bearing results for his club and country. Much credit should go to Bayern Munich whose strength and conditioning programme has physically transformed several of their players.
The next step for Lewandowski is to enter 2021 in the same vain as he started and finished 2020. He will no doubt have his eyes on the 2021 Ballon d’Or, an award his missed out on this year due to cancellation owing to Covid-19.