Lewandowski wins FIFA greatest participant award


ZURICH, December 18

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 on Thursday, beating off competition from last year’s winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lewandowski, who won the German league and cup double as well as the Champions League with Bayern, finished as top scorer in all three competitions and won the award for the first time. The 32-year-old also led Poland to Euro 2020 qualification and was named the 2019-20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year in October.

Manchester City full-back Lucy Bronze won the women’s best player award, becoming the first female English player to take the prize. Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp was named the best men’s coach for the second successive year. Bayern’s Manuel Neuer was named the best men’s goalkeeper. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min won the Puskas Award for goal of the year. — Reuters



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