Lewandowski Wins 2020 FIFA Best Men’s Player Award
It was a glorious day for Robert Lewandowski in the world of football as he emerges winner of the FIFA Best Men’s Player of the year for 2020 beating football legends like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
He emerged top on the list ahead of the three-man shortlisted gaining 58 votes ahead of Ronaldo who scored votes and Messi 35 votes.
This came as a big surprise to the 32 year old Bayern Munich star who had helped his team to a historic treble winning the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal. He also ended last season on a high scoring 55 goals in 47 appearances and also was the top scorer in all three competitions they won.
This award has mainly been won between Messi and Ronaldo for the past 13 years and now it seems the jinx has been broken. The voting was by global jury of team captains,selected journalists, coaches, fans, but was held virtually in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA President, Gianni Infantino went to Munich to present the trophy to the Poland Captain.
Overwhelmed with joy, Lewandowski said in a statement: “I feel fantastic, I am very proud and happy to be honest, this is a great day for me, and also for my club and colleagues. This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.”
“If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me.