Bayern Munich ahead Robert Lewandowski was named The Greatest FIFA Males’s Participant 2020 on Thursday
Beating off competitors from final yr’s winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lewandowski, who gained the German league and cup double in addition to the Champions League with Bayern, completed as high scorer in all three competitions and gained the award for the primary time.
The 32-year-old additionally led Poland to Euro 2020 qualification and was named the 2019-20 UEFA Males’s Participant of the 12 months in October.
“To win such an award and share this title with (earlier winners) Messi and Ronaldo, is unbelievable and means a lot to me,” Lewandowski stated.
“I’m very proud and joyful. It is a nice day for me, and in addition for my membership and colleagues.
“This award additionally belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern typically. It’s an unbelievable feeling, a variety of feelings.”
Manchester Metropolis full again Lucy Bronze gained the ladies’s finest participant award, turning into the primary feminine English participant to take the prize.
Soccer Soccer – The Greatest FIFA Soccer Awards – Zurich, Switzerland – December 17, 2020 Robert Lewandowski is awarded The Greatest FIFA Males‘s Participant as nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look on with Ruud Gullit and Reshmin Chowdhury Pool through REUTERS/Valeriano Di Domenico
“I don’t have the phrases proper now to elucidate how I’m feeling,” Bronze stated.
“If there’s something 2020 has taught us to understand each second you’ve received, not look too far forward and stay within the right here and now.
“I respect it greater than ever. I’ll keep in mind this second ceaselessly, for the remainder of my life.”
Elsewhere, within the males’s classes, Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp was named The Greatest Males’s Coach for the second successive yr after guiding Liverpool to a primary Premier League title in 30 years. Lewandowski’s Bayern staff mate Manuel Neuer was named The Greatest FIFA Males’s Goalkeeper.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min gained the Puskas Award for purpose of the yr for his particular person strike in a Premier League sport towards Burnley final December.
Netherlands’ Sarina Wiegman was named The Greatest Girls’s Coach and Sarah Bouhaddi was awarded The Greatest FIFA Girls’s Goalkeeper.
The awards are voted on by chosen members of the media, nationwide staff captains and coaches in addition to followers.
FIFPro World XI’s
Males’s – Alisson Becker (Liverpool and Brazil), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool and England), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool and Netherlands), Sergio Ramos (Actual Madrid and Spain), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich and Canada), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich and Germany), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester Metropolis and Belgium), Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool and Spain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal)
Girls’s – Christiane Endler (PSG and Chile), Lucy Bronze (Manchester Metropolis and England), Wendie Renard (Lyon and France), Millie Brilliant (Chelsea and England), Delphine Cascarino (Lyon and France), Barbara Bonansea (Juventus and Italy), Veronica Boquete (AC Milan and Spain), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign and USA), Pernille Tougher (Chelsea and Denmark), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal and Netherlands), Tobin Heath (Manchester United and USA)