Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo to FIFA Best Player Award

Lewandowski, who won the German league and double cup, as well as the Champions League with Bayern, finished as the top scorer in all three competitions and won the prize for the first time.

The 32-year-old also led Poland to qualify for Euro 2020 and was named UEFA Men’s Player 2019-20 in October.

“Winning such an award and sharing this title with (previous winners) Messi and Ronaldo is incredible and means so much to me,” Lewandowski said.

“I am just proud and happy. This is a wonderful day for me and for the club and colleagues.

“This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern in general. It’s an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions. ”

Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze won the award for best female player, becoming the first English player to receive the award.

“I don’t have the words right now to explain how I feel,” Bronze said.

“If there is something that has taught us 2020 to appreciate every moment you have, do not look too far and live here and now. “I appreciate him more than ever. I will remember this moment forever, for the rest of my life. ”

Elsewhere, in the men’s category, Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp was named Best Men’s Coach for the second year in a row after leading Liverpool to a Premier League title in 30 years. Bayern teammate Lewandowski’s Manuel Neuer has been named FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min won the Puskas Award for the Goal of the Year for his individual strike in a Premier League game against Burnley in December last year.

The Netherlands Sarina Wiegman was named Best Women’s Coach, and Sarah Bouhaddi was awarded FIFA’s Best Women’s Goalkeeper.

FIFPro World XI’s

Male – Alisson Becker (Liverpool and Brazil), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool and England), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and the Netherlands), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich and Canada), Joshua Kimmich ( Bayern Munich and Germany), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool and Spain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)

Women – Christiane Endler (PSG and Chile), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City and England), Wendie Renard (Lyon and France), Millie Bright (Chelsea and England), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon and France), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus and Italy) , Veronica Boquete (AC Milan and Spain), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign and USA), Pernille Harder (Chelsea and Denmark), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal and the Netherlands), Tobin Heath (Manchester United and USA)

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