The 32-year-old Robert Lewandowski was named UEFA men’s player of the year on Thursday following a superb season in which he won the treble with Bayern Munich during the UEFA games.
It was noted that Lewandowski was at the Champions League group-stage draw in Geneva to receive the award and weeks after Bayern won the 2019/20 edition of the competition.
Based on club record the Poland striker and playmaker who had 55 goals in 47 games credited to his profile last season as Bayern also won the Bundesliga and German Cup, saw off Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer and City’s Kevin de Bruyne who also contested for the award position.
Quoting the Bayern dangerous striker saying “It’s an amazing feeling, because you work so hard, so this trophy is something special,” said Lewandowski after receiving the award from UEFA.
He further said “I have to say thank you to my team-mates and coaches who helped me get where I am and with my family who have given me so much support during this period.”
During the ward night it was noted that Lewandowski also picked up the award for best forward in last season’s Champions League after netting 15 goals in 10 games. In one match against Red Star Belgrade it was noted that he needed just 14 minutes to score four times as noted.
Although it was also observed that the 32-year-old was also top scorer in the Bundesliga last season with 34 goals, equal to a goal a game in the 18-team league of the season.
Based on football history it was the fifth time he claimed the award for the highest number of goals in the German top flight since arriving at Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and from that time he has shown excellent skill.
Football analysis believes that Lewandowski would have been the strong favourite to win this year’s Ballon d’Or if not because of the coronavirus pandemic which lead to the cancellation of the award.
With history been made that night which was a good evening overall for Bayern, with Neuer winning the 2019/20 Champions League goalkeeper of the season, Joshua Kimmich winning defender of the campaign and Hansi Flick being named men’s coach of the year all in the same competition.