Lewandowski defeats Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win FIFA’s best player award
The striker was named Best FIFA Men’s Player on Thursday in virtual ceremony
Lewandowski enjoyed an historic treble-winning season with Bayern Munich
He was handed over the trophy by FIFA president Gianni Infantino today Thursday
The Poland captain was named the FIFA Best Men’s Player for 2020 after his 55-goal season lifted Bayern Munich to a sweep of international and domestic trophies.
Though FIFA hosted the virtual ceremony in Zurich, its president Gianni Infantino went to Munich to present the trophy in person.
Lewandowski joined Luka Modric, the Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder who won in 2018, as the only players in the past 13 years to deny both Messi and Ronaldo the victory.
Lewandowski is also the first men’s winner from a club outside Spain since Ronaldo won the 2008 award as a Manchester United player