The German football magazine “Kicker” announced that Polish
footballer Robert Lewandowski, the star of Bayern Munich and
the top scorer of the Champions League and the Bundesliga,
has been chosen as the best player of the year in Germany 2020,
according to a poll of sports journalists in the country.
The 31-year-old Polish international won 276 votes in first place,
far behind his colleagues Thomas Muller (54 votes) and
Joshua Kimmich (49 votes).
Lewandowski led his team to a historic hat-trick after winning
the League and Cup competitions and the European Champions League.
Lewandowski, whose contract at Bayern has been extended this
season until 2023, told Kicker, “I am very proud. Expectations are
increasing and I try every year to surpass them.” As reported,
“Agence France Presse.”
Lewandowski lived this year, his best period in his football
career ever, scoring 55 goals, but he will not be able to compete
for the annual Golden Ball award given by France Football
magazine, after the latter announced last July that it would not
award its prize this year due to Due to the conditions imposed
by the new Corona virus, which led to the suspension of football
activity for varying periods around the world, or to the suspension
or cancellation of competitions in some countries.
Lewandowski’s interest in obtaining the “Best” award presented
by FIFA will turn after he also missed the opportunity to obtain
the European top scorer title “Golden Boot”, who went to Italian Ciro Immobile,
the Lazio player in the final stage of the Italian League, to score
35 goals in the season. Just one goal difference for the Bavarian player.
“I don’t see any other player who deserves to be named the best
player of the year 2020,” said Bayern coach Hanzi Flick, who
also won the best coach award, referring to Lewandowski.
Wolfsburg’s Dane Pernel Harder also won the Player of the Year award.