Robert Lewandowski was once named UEFA Males’s Participant of the 12 months forward of Manuel Neuer and Kevin de Bruyne.© AFP
Robert Lewandowski was once named UEFA males’s participant of the 12 months on Thursday following a very good season during which he received the treble with Bayern Munich. Lewandowski was once on the Champions League group-stage attract Geneva to obtain the award, simply weeks after Bayern received the 2019/20 version of the contest. The Poland striker, who scored 55 targets in 47 video games as Bayern additionally received the Bundesliga and German Cup, noticed off Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer and Manchester Town’s Kevin de Bruyne to win the award.
“It is an ideal feeling, since you paintings so arduous, so this trophy is one thing particular,” mentioned Lewandowski after receiving the award.
“I’ve to mention thanks to my team-mates and coaches who helped me get the place I’m. Additionally my circle of relatives have given me such a lot toughen and are so essential.”
Lewandowski additionally picked up the award for absolute best ahead in remaining season’s Champions League after collecting 15 targets in 10 video games. In a single fit towards Crimson Big name Belgrade he wanted simply 14 mins to attain 4 instances.
The 32-year-old was once additionally best scorer within the Bundesliga remaining season with 34 targets, equivalent to a function a sport within the 18-team league.
It was once the 5th time he claimed the award for the very best selection of targets within the German best flight since arriving at Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
Lewandowski would were the sturdy favorite to win this 12 months’s Ballon d’Or had it no longer been cancelled through France Soccer mag because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It was once a excellent night general for Bayern, with Neuer successful the 2019/20 Champions League goalkeeper of the season, Joshua Kimmich successful defender of the marketing campaign and Hansi Flick being named males’s trainer of the 12 months.
They are going to even be favourites to qualify for this season’s Champions League knockout phases after being drawn in Team A along Atletico Madrid, Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow.
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