Robert Lewandowski has beaten Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah to The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2021.
The Bayern Munich star has won the award for the second year running following another stellar campaign.
Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a Bundesliga season, finding the net 41 times in 29 games in the 2020/21 campaign.
“Thank you very much,” Lewandowski said at FIFA’s virtual ceremony. “I am very humbled to win this trophy that I feel very proud, I feel happiness because this also belongs to my teammates and to my coaches and we work hard to winning games and trophies. It makes me feel special to work with these guys around me.”
Lewnadowski also paid tribute to the late Muller, adding: “Everything that’s happened last year with that record, I never even dreamed about Gerd’s record to break. If you asked me a few years ago if it was possible to break that record, I’d have said no, it’s impossible to score so many goals in the Bundesliga.
“Without him it would have been impossible. He broke so many records.”