Robert Lewandowski named as UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

Robert Lewandowski was named UEFA men’s player of the year, following an outstanding season that saw him win a historic treble with Bayern Munich. Lewandowski was at the Champions League group draw in Geneva to receive the award on Thursday, just weeks after Bayern won the 2019/20 edition of the competition.

The Polish forward scored 15 goals on the way to Bayern Munich’s sixth Champions League title win. Apart from the final against Paris Saint-Germain, Lewandowski scored in every Champions League in which he started last season. He also managed to find the back of the net 34 times in 31 Bundesliga matches and six in five German Cup games, helping Bayern win both competitions.

After receiving the award, Lewandowski said, “It’s an amazing feeling, because you work so hard, so this trophy is something special. I have to say thank you to my team-mates and coaches who helped me get where I am. Als, my family have given me so much support and are so important.”

Lewandowski also managed to win the golden boot award for the maximum goals in the Bundesliga, winning it for fifth time since his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern in 2014. He was also favourite to lift Ballon d’Or, but the event was cancelled by the France Football magazine due to the ongoing pandemic.

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