Thursday, October 28

Lewandowski beats Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and takes ‘The Best’


  • There were no surprises and the Bayern Munich striker won the FIFA award
  • Leo and Sergio Ramos, the only representatives of the League in the eleven of the year
  • Vero Boquete, in the women’s team with Lucy Bronze, best player

There have been no surprises and FIFA has given the award ‘The Best’ to Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker, who achieved the hat-trick with Bayern Munich, has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, the other two finalists, who have entered the best eleven of the year.

Unlike the Ballon d’Or, postponed by the covid, FIFA has maintained its awards, although the gala has been online, with the winners receiving the distinction from their cities due to the covid restrictions. Gianni Infantino has traveled to Munich to deliver it in person to Lewandowski. The Polish ‘killer’, who last season scored 55 goals (34 in the League, 15 in the Champions League and six in the Cup), has won this award for the first time, which until now had only been obtained by the two finalists and Modric.

The football Oscars have recognized Bayern’s great year: Manuel Neuer The best goalkeeper was recognized and, in addition to Lewandowski, it has included three more European champions: Kimmich, Davies and the exazulgrana Thiago (now at Liverpool). In the lineup were three more ‘reds’, Allisson Becker, Alexander-Arnold and Van Dijk, De Bruyne (City), Cristiano Ronaldo and, as the only players in the League, Messi and Sergio Ramos.

At the ceremony, in which the deceased Diego Armando Maradona, Paolo Rossi and Gerard houllier, the only award that finally has not gone to Munich has been that of best technician, since Jurgen Klopp, after knocking down Jose Mourinho in a tense Liverpool-Tottenham, has surpassed Hans flick, who went from interim coach to European champion.

The Spanish Vero Boquete has been placed in the women’s eleven of the year, while Sarina Wiegman, Dutch coach, has been recognized as the best coach. Sarah bouhaddi, from Olympique de Lyon, was chosen best goalkeeper and Lucy Bronze, the best player, after guiding the French French side to their third Champions League before signing for Manchester City to return to their native England.

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