Robert Lewandowski was named the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award during Thursday’s Champions League group stage draw in Geneva, Switzerland.
Robert Lewandowski enjoyed the best season of his career last season, and UEFA has now recognised his contributions.
Robert Lewandowski was the only logical choice to win this year’s UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Giving that award to anyone else would have sparked a World War III, following the record breaking season the Polish hitman enjoyed with Bayern.
A player who scored 55 goals last season, including 15 in the Champions League, should not be denied such an honor.
Fellow nominees Manuel Neuer and Kevin De Bruyne also enjoyed a terrific season last term, but this was a one-horse race.
UEFA duly got it right, rewarding Bayern’s goal machine with this famous old trophy.
WHAT MADE THIS SEASON SO PERFECT?
During Barcelona’s treble winning 2014/15 season, Messi scored 58 goals from 57 appearances.
Lewandowski can comfortably fit himself into that company with his recent achievement.
The Bayern goal poacher netted a staggering 55 goals from only 47 appearances, and it’s criminal not to give him the Ballon d’Or this year.
The famous award has been scrapped this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic; Lewandowski would have waltzed away with the Ballon d’Or if it wasn’t.
But who needs France Football when there’s FIFA? Lewandowski should comfortably win the FIFA Best Men’s Player if the event does go on in December.
In the Bundesliga alone, he amassed 34 golas in only 31 games, scoring on average once every 81.24 minutes.
He was even more lethal in the Champions League, though.
LEWANDOWSKI TOOK EUROPE BY STORM
Bayern scored 43 goals in the Champions League last season and Lewandowski netted 15 of those.
He scored in every match he played except the final against PSG, where Kingsley Coman scored the solitary goal.
The former Borussia Dortmund striker netted a goal every 59.13 minutes, Opta statistics show, and he had five assists into the bargain.
Only PSG’s Angel Di Maria, with six, had more assists over the Champions League campaign.
There were abundant highlights in Lewandowski’s season, but one was certainly his performance against Red Star Belgrade on November 26.
When he scored four goals against Red Star Belgrade in just 15 minutes as Bayern won 6-0 in the Serbian capital.
GOALS GALORE EQUALS TROPHIES GALORE
Even if France Football has decided to rob Lewandowski off the Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski is getting his recognition.
He has already won Germany’s player of the year award, and most recently, the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
Recalling the moment of Bayern’s Champions League triumph, Lewandowski said on Thursday: “That meant a lot.”
He recalled being in the Borussia Dortmund side that lost to Bayern in the Champions League final seven years ago, saying: “I was very disappointed and sad. I said to myself that I can never give up.
“This year we did it. It is something you dream of from being a young boy.
“Now I know this feeling and I’m very proud of all the team because what we did in the season was very special.”