Bayern Munich’s Roberto Lewandowski to be named European Footballer of the year.
The Poland International Roberto Lewandowski would eventually be crowned by UEFA for his spectacular efforts in the 2019-20 European football season. The 32-year-old has had the most exceptional season of his football career to date, he had a record of scoring 55 goals for Bayern Munich in 47 appearances in the previous season.
His contribution to ensuring that the team ended the season with trophies cannot be underestimated as he pulled through for the club on many occasions to ensure that they remain victorious. The team has successfully claimed the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, Champions League, and recently included the UEFA Super Cup to make it a quadruple. No other striker in Europe was able to achieve this great feat in the previous season and it’s worth honouring Lewandowski as Europe’s best.
The European football’s governing body would on Thursday be awarding the best players whose impacts are individually felt in their club’s Europe campaigns last season, of which a couple of Bayern players would be among the recipients (Lewandowski inclusive).
The Polish man beats Man. City’s Kevin De Bruyne and his Bayern’s counterpart Neuer to secure the top spot for the award and upon his announcement as the European player of the year, he would become the 11th Bayern Munich’s player to achieve this great feat.
Aside from his UEFA nomination, his outstanding performances were expected to place him in the top-front position in contest for the Ballon door but due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, France decided to scrap the award ceremony for this year.
Alongside Lewandowski, his Munich’s counterparts – Joshua Kimmich and Manuel Neuer would be awarded as the best defender and goalkeeper of the year respectively. The efforts of their head coach Flick has also been recognized as he will be crowned as the UEFA’s Coach of the Year.