On Thursday night, Bayern Munich’s clinical striker Robert Lewandowski won his career’s most prominent individual award. The Polish striker won the best men’s player at FIFA Football Awards 2020. After scoring 55 goals in seasons and lifting trophies like Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League won the world’s best footballer award.
For this award, Lewandowski defeated the likes of previous winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 32-year-old striker expressed his shock, saying that it’s still tough to believe.
The ceremony was hosted virtually in Zurich by FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Manchester City’s defender, Lucy Bronze, won the best women’s footballer title. Meanwhile, the other players nominated for this award were Pernille Harder, Wendi Renard, and Erin Cuthbert.
Best Men’s coach of 2020
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp became the best men’s coach of the year for the second time. Above all, he guided the current Liverpool team to their first Premier League trophy after 30 years. However, there was a tie between Jurgen Klopp and Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick. Later, Jurgen Klopp won the tiebreaker as well based on most votes from National coaches.
Few other awards
Korean forward Son Heung-Min won the best goal Puskas award for his goal against Burnley. Moreover, this was his first-ever Puskas Award for a brilliant solo run and clinical finish at the Turf Moor Stadium.
Bayern’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer became the best goalkeeper, beating goalkeepers like Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid and Alisson from Liverpool.
FIFA Best Men’s XI of 2020
Liverpool and Bayern Munich dominated the football world in the year 2020. As a result, most of the players named in FIFA Men’s XI of 2020 belonged to both of these clubs. Here’s your men’s team of the year:
- Alisson – GK (Liverpool)
- Trent Alexander Arnold – RB (Liverpool)
- Sergio Ramos – CB (Real Madrid)
- Virgil Van Dijk – CB (Liverpool)
- Alphonso Davies – LB (Bayern Munich)
- Thiago Alacantara – CM (Bayern Munich)
- Joshua Kimmich – CM (Bayern Munich)
- Kevin De Bruyne – CM (Bayern Munich)
- Lionel Messi – RW (FC Barcelona)
- Cristiano Ronaldo – LW (Juventus)
- Robert Lewandowski – CF (Bayern Munich)