The Pole can be happy. He is the best footballer of 2020. (Photo: Imago)
Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich has been voted FIFA World Player of the Year. The 32-year-old Pole prevailed over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Federation’s vote. Lewandowski goes down in the annals. After all, he is the first Bundesliga player ever to win the award that has been given since 1991.
And another Bayern player was also happy. Manuel Neuer was honored as the world’s best goalie 2020. “It is one of the best years of my career, it is great what we have achieved,” said the 2014 world champion.
Klopp wins surprisingly
It could even have been a triple triumph for Bayern. Would have. Because the Munich coach Hansi Flick came away empty-handed. He had to admit defeat to Jürgen Klopp by the English champions FC Liverpool, who repeated their previous year’s triumph.
A surprising choice, as many had expected Flick to win in advance. Klopp too? Maybe. The video says: “I’m shocked, I didn’t expect it.” And: “I’m not the best coach, but I won the award.”
Lucy Bronze is a world footballer
And otherwise? Well, Lucy Bronze from England, who won the Champions League with Olympique Lyon, was voted World Player of the Year. The French Sarah Bouhaddi from Lyon was happy about the victory as world goalkeeper. The best goal was scored by Tottenham striker Heung-Min Son. His goal against Burnley was honored last season. (here)