The European Football of the Year Award for 2019-20 by UEFA will be handed to Bayern Munich striker Roberto Lewandowski, that’s according to Goal.
The cream of the crop from 2019-20 will see their efforts recognised after the group stage draw for this season’s Champions League is held in Geneva on Thursday.
At 32 years of age, the experienced goal-getter enjoyed the most productive season of his career to date.
In 47 appearances for Bayern, Lewandowski found the target on 55 occasions.
In the calendar year of 2020, the Prolific Polish frontman Lewandowski scored 26 efforts in as many games and has gone on to claim a UEFA Super Cup triumph in the early weeks of the current campaign.
His contribution was expected to make him a leading contender for the Ballon d’Or, but the awarding of that gong has been scrapped by France Football amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Lewandowski will take the top prize, becoming the 11th player from the Bundesliga to do so.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne – the reigning PFA Player of the Year in England – had been shortlisted for the 2020 honour, but the Belgian misses out.
Manuel Neuer was also among the frontrunners, and Bayern’s World Cup-winning shot-stopper will be recognised as the Goalkeeper of the Year.