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The Breakdown; How Lewandowski Won 2020 Fifa’s Best Player Of The Year Award




The most sought after, most awaited and most popular football award, the FIFA best player of the year award has gotten a recipient for 2020, and Lewandowski is the Winner.


After the individual efforts every footballer has put to make this season a thrilling one, Robert Lewandowski has emerged the 2020 winner of this prestigious award, pulling a total of fifty-two votes to beat Christiano Rinaldo and Lionel Messi to the award.

Robert Lewandowski has had an outstanding run this year, starting off with clinching the champions league title earlier this year with Bayern Munich. In the 2020/2021 champions league campaign, he has helped Bayern to the round of sixteen, scoring some outstanding and essential goals.

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The polish striker has scored fifty-five goals and has provided 10 assists in forty-seven appearances across all competitions this year which is an average of 1.17 goals per appearance. Lewandowski is one of few successful strikers in the world.

In the votes for the prestigious award, Robert Lewandowski pulled fifty-two votes to win the award, followed by Christiano Ronaldo in second place with thirty-eight votes and then, Lionel Messi in third place with thirty-five votes. Messi and Ronaldo has shared this award between themselves in previous years from 2008, except 2018 when Luka Modric won the award. Messi has won it six times while Ronaldo has won it five times.

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They have always been in the top three for the last seven years. Premier league stars, most of whom are frontiers also made the list, starting with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane in fourth place, who pulled a total of 29 votes, then Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester city and Mohammed Salah of Liverpool in fifth and sixth place respectively, pulling 26 and 25 votes. Kylian Mbappe clinched seventh position with 19 votes, then, Virgil van dijk and Neymar made the top ten with 13 votes respectively.


Congratulations to Lewandowski. Away from that, Tottenham’s Son superb solo strike when Tottenham thrashed Burnley 5-0 helped him win Puska award. The striker has had an impressive form this season.

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Other people are clinching the best footballer award which is a good thing. Jurgen Klopp also won best boss of the year while Manuel Neuer won best goal keeper of the year.


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