Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich forward, was chosen for the second year in a row “footballer of the year” in Germany, after breaking the record for goals scored in a Bundesliga season (41), held for 49 years by legend Gerd Müller .
The specialized magazine Kicker presented this award to the 32-year-old Polish footballer, who received 356 of the 563 votes from journalists.
Like last year, his teammate Thomas Müller was second and Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund forward, third.
“For me it is a great pride and a joy, since it is rare to win this trophy twice in a row,” celebrated Lewandowski, one of the main culprits of Bayern’s 31st league title, the ninth in a row.
The Pole scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games, despite a three-week absence in March with a knee injury.
In May he also won the Golden Boot, an award that rewards Europe’s top scorer in a season as well as the FIFA award for best player of the year in 2020.
Since joining the Bavarian team in 2014, Lewandowski has scored 203 goals in 219 games. AFP (HN)