The Bayern Munich striker confirmed the predictions and beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi in the voting.
The Polish striker completes the year of his life winning five titles with the Bavarians and being the top scorer in the Bundesliga, Pokal and Champions League.
There wasn’t much doubt about it, but it’s now official that Robert Lewandowski is the winner of The Best 2020. A title that is doubly as good: because of the award itself and for coming ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, the two players that have amassed almost all awards over the last few years. But the Polish strike has beaten them thanks to his 5 titles with Bayern Munich and a treble that had only been seen once before: being top scorer in the league, cup and Champions League.
No one can dispute the choice of Lewandowski. Between the 20th July 2019 and 7th October 2020, the period for The Best to be counted, he scored 60 goals and got 12 assists in 52 official club matches, of which he only lost 6. 1.38 goals generated per match. Simply spectacular for a guy that is having the best averages of his career.
With regards to his national team, there were only six matches during that time, but he managed 4 goals and 2 assists.
With the pandemic, without the pandemic, in Germany and in Europe, the player has shone. In fact, his ‘worst’ run without scoring was 3 matches (although he got an assist in one of them). He scored in 40 of his 52 matches, is a consistent striker and has managed many goals: namely the 4 against Red Star Belgrade and Hertha Berlin.
He has also won many honours: best player of 19-20 by UEFA; as well as best striker; chosen in the ideal XI for IFFHS; best player of the year for World Football Summit and player of the year in Germany, amongst others.
Lewandowski is the fourth player to win The Best; Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Leo Messi had previously won it.