Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich forward, has become the first Polish to win the FIFA The Best award for the best player of the year, as announced at the virtual gala held in Zurich.
The attacker, born in Warsaw 32 years ago, has been decisive in the spectacular year that Bayern Munich has set, in which with his goals he has managed to win the Bundesliga, the German Cup and Super Cup, as well as the Champions League and the European Super Cup.
Lewandowski, author of fifteen goals in the ‘Champions’, was already voted the best player in the competition ahead of his teammate Manuel Neuer and Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City. On that occasion he has preceded the Argentine Leo Messi, forward of Barcelona and winner of The Best 2019, and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, which won this award in 2016 and 2017.
With your choice are four players who have won this award, after Cristiano, Messi and Luka Modric, Croatian midfielder from Real Madrid, who won it in 2019.
Lewandowski received the trophy directly from Gianni Infantino, President of the FIFA, who was not on the stage of the gala, but went to deliver the prize to the Pole. “I am very happy. It has been an important year for me and for the team, of course. I appreciate the award and I thank my teammates and the coach“said the Polish striker excitedly.” Competing with this award with Messi and Ronaldo is incredible. For me it is an honor to be with these two players, “he added.