Robert Lewandowski has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award on Thursday night during a virtual ceremony.
The 32-year-old Polish and Bayern Munich striker, who celebrated his club’s historic triple-winning season, winning the Champions League, Bundesliga, and German Cup in 2020, broke the domination of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to scoop the trophy.
In just 47 matches last season, he also scored 55 goals and finished as the top scorer in the
league, cup, and Champions League.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed personally to hand over the award, which honored contributions between July 2019 and October 2020, to the Poland striker.
In his acceptance speech, Lewandowski said: ‘If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me.
He then added ‘A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such an award.
‘This really means, regardless of where you come from, all that matters is what you put into it.’