Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has won the 2021 IFFHS World’s Best Player award by beating close competitors.
According to the official voting numbers, Lewandowski was dubbed the winner by getting 150 votes, Lionel Messi was second with 105 points while Chelsea midfield maestro Jorginho was 110 points behind Lewandowski in third place.
The Polish striker has won the award for the second consecutive year. The 33-year-old forward won the award last season despite the absence of 2020 Ballon d’Or due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The sensational striker had an exceptional 2020/21 season for Bayern Munich. The goal machine scored 48 goals in just 40 appearances for the Bundesliga giants last season. Lewandowski goals guided Bayern to thire 31st Bundesliga title in the history. They also won DFL-Super Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Lewandowski has had a couple of good form for Bayern Munich. The 33-year-old Polish forward has already netted 25 goals in just 19 appearances across all competitions this season.
The striker was merely unlucky to miss out on the 2020 Ballon d’Or after the award was cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. The 33-year-old had scored 37 goals in 47 appearances as Bayern Munich went on to lift the treble under Hansi Flick.
This year Robert Lewandowski will fight Lionel Messi and Jorginho for the 2021 Ballon d’Or. The 33-year-old forward is one of the favourites to clinch the award alongside Lionel Messi.