- Lewandowski won the FIFA World Player of the Year award
- Lewandowski was shortlisted alongside Messi-Ronaldo
- He was a strong contender for the FIFA award in the men’s player category.
Poland’s Robert Lavandowski has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award. With this, the 32-year-old striker ended the dominance of Messi-Ronaldo and became the player to win the FIFA award. He received the prestigious award at a virtual awards ceremony held in Zurich on Thursday.
Lewandowski, who won this year’s UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, was considered a strong contender for the FIFA award in the men’s player category. The winner was decided by a ballot, with the national team captain and coach selected as well as selected journalists and fans () (online).
Lewandowski made club Bayern Munich champions in their own way in the 2019-20 Champions League. In addition, Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich win the German League, the German Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. Lewandowski played for Bayern Munich and scored 55 goals in 47 matches, including all league and cup, in the 2019-20 season.
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Robert Lewandowski was shortlisted for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award, along with legendary players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with the Polish captain winning.
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Messi won the award for the record sixth time last year. Interestingly, Messi (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019) won 6 times during 2008-2019 and Ronaldo (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017) 5 times.
Meanwhile, Croatia’s Luka Modric and Real Madrid won the award in 2018. That is, in the Messi-Ronaldo era, Lewandowski became the second best player in FIFA after Modric.