Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named men’s player of the year on Thursday at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ grants function in Zurich.
The 32-year-old Lewandowski, top scorer in Europe and victor of the Champions League with Bayern, beat the other two candidates, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Britain safeguard Lucy Bronze took the ladies’ honor, seeing off the test of Wendie Renard and Pernille Harder
It is the primary occassion for both Lewandowski and Bronze to win the honor, with the Pole just the second player after Luka Modric in 2018 to break a 13-year Messi-Ronaldo authority.
Lewandowski’s heavenly season for all-overcoming Bayern has just been perceived by UEFA who granted the Polish striker European player of the year in October.
While he has won the Bundesliga in every one of his initial six seasons at Bayern, completing as the alliance’s top scorer in four of the last five seasons, his worldwide profile has been harmed in the past by Poland’s unremarkable structure and his past disappointment, at Dortmund and Bayern, to win the Champions League.
Last season, he was marvelous as Bayern dominated each match in Europe including the Champions League last against Paris St-Germain. Lewandowski got done with 15 objectives in the opposition, five more than the following best striker, Erling Braut Haaland.
His Bayern colleague Manuel Neuer was picked as ‘The Best’ FIFA men’s goalkeeper.
Bronze, 29, who succeeds a year ago’s victor Megan Rapinoe, won the Champions League with Lyon in August prior to moving back to England to play for Manchester City.
She was a suprise champ in front of her previous Lyon partner Renard, and striker Harder, who moved from Wolfsburg to Chelsea toward the beginning of September.
France and Lyon’s Sarah Bouhaddi covered her fine vocation with The Best FIFA ladies’ goalkeeper grant
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp was named men’s mentor of the year while current Dutch ladies’ public group manager Sarina Wiegman took the ladies’ honor for the second time in her profession following her 2017 achievement.
The Puskas Award for best objective went to Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min for a mazy, singular objective he scored against Burnley in the Premier League in December 2019.
The Best honors started in 2017 after a concise consolidation with the Ballon D’Or, which was dropped for the current year in light of Covid, and the FIFA Player of the Year grant, which was made in 1991.