Robert Lewandowski came out on top in this year’s The Best awards, being named as The Best men’s player for 2020 ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

In doing so, the Polish forward ended LaLiga Santander’s stranglehold on the award. Until this year, only players playing in Spain’s top tier had won the prize since its creation in 2016.

Cristiano Ronaldo won in 2016 and 2017, before Luka Modric and Messi won the most recent two editions.

But Lewandowski’s 55 goals in 47 appearances last season proved too much for the competition to keep up with, along with his Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, Champions League and UEFA Super Cup titles.

A killer in the box

Since his arrival in Munich, Lewandowski has no equal and it’s hard to imagine another player wearing Bayern’s colours that will relegate the Pole to the bench.

The truth is, Lewandowski has been simply magnificent. Continue reading

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