FIFA has revealed who has been received The Best Men’s Player Award in a virtual ceremony due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The three finalists for the award were Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, and Lionel Messi. As expected, 32-year-old Poland international Lewandowski has won the prize. The player had a fantastic season with Bayern Munich, helping the club secure the Champions League, Bundesliga, and the German Cup.
Robert Lewandowski, his national team’s all-time goal scorer, becomes the first Polish recipient of FIFA’s The Best award. This high recognition is the perfect end to his best season yet.
The Bayern Munich striker’s honors are well deserved, as he scored an impressive 55 goals in 47 matches for the club last season. Moreover, the Polish forward has already netted the goal 18 times on 17 occasions this season.
Ronaldo and Messi’s loss didn’t come as a surprise. Although both players had a great season, Lewandowski was unstoppable in all competitions. The striker had already won UEFA Men’s Player of the Year last October. Moreover, he probably would have secured the Ballon D’Or as well if it hadn’t been canceled.
Gianni Infantino featured in the surprise of the night, as he presented the Player of the Year with his award in person.