After being shortchanged on the Ballon d’Or, Robert Lewandowski won Europe’s top individual football award. His coach, Hansi Flick, was also honored by UEFA.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named Europe’s best male footballer of 2020 on Thursday by the UEFA, European football’s governing body.

The 32-year-old Polish striker edged out Bayern teammate Manuel Neuer and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to win the honor.

Lewandowski scored 55 goals in 47 games last season as Bayern secured the treble by winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League. It is the first time he has won the UEFA award.

“I am very thankful, very proud and very happy,” Lewandowski said. “When you work so hard and then receive this prize, it is something very special.”

“I am proud of the whole team for what we achieved,” he added. Continue reading

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