Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich wins UEFA Men’s player of the year 2019/2021

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2019/20.

 

The Polish international, 32, who scored 55 goals in 47 games, including 15 in the Champions League, beat off competition from Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer to emerged the winner.

 

The award was announced during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Geneva.

 

“I have to say it’s amazing,” Lewandowski said. “It’s amazing if you work so hard and you get this trophy, it’s something special.

 

“I have to say thank you to my team-mates, coaches, all the staff because they work very hard every day to prepare me for the games and also to my family because they support me a lot.

 

“I’ve always dreamed of playing in the biggest stadiums at the biggest club in the world. I’m very grateful and very proud and very happy.”

 

See the top ten

 

1 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) – 477 points

2 Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 90 points

3 Manuel Neuer (Bayern) – 66 points

4 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 53 points

= Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) 53 points

6 Thomas Müller (Bayern) 41 points

7 Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain) 39 points

8 Thiago Alcántara (Bayern) 27 points

9 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) 26 points

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10 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 25 points

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Lewandowski also won forward of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season, while Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, was named Midfielder of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season.

 

See full list of UEFA award winners:

 

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

UEFA Women’s Player of the Year: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg)

UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich)

UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year: Jean-Luc Vasseur (Lyon)

 

Goalkeeper of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

Defender of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)

Midfielder of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Forward of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Goalkeeper of the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League season: Sarah Bouhaddi (Lyon)

Defender of the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League season: Wendie Renard (Lyon)

Midfielder of the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League season: Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon)

Forward of the 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League season: Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg)

 

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