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Robert Lewandowski is The Best

Robert Lewandowski has been named The Best men's player of 2020 at FIFA's award ceremony.

The Bayern Munich striker took the award ahead of fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Polish international's goals fired Bayern to a remarkable treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League in 2019/10.

"I feel fantastic," Lewandowski said. "I am very proud and happy to be honest this is a great day for me, and also for my club and colleagues.

"This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.

"If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me. A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such and award. This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.

"For the entire world this year was difficult, the greatest highlight was winning the Champions League final - such a special day and evening, that was an incredible feeling. That was a great moment.

"Then we won the cup and got every title we could possibly win. We have a great coach, great team and we all work towards one goal."

Lewandowski inherits the award from Messi, who was crowned winner in 2019.

Lucy Bronze was the recipient of The Best FIFA Women's Player Award after rounding off an impeccable spell with Lyon in style before returning to England to play for Manchester City.

Current Dutch women's national team boss Sarina Wiegman was named The Best FIFA Women's Coach for the second time in her career following her 2017 success.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp claimed The Best FIFA Men's Coach Award for the second consecutive year, having steered Liverpool to the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years

Manuel Neuer was chosen as The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper, while Sarah Bouhaddi capped her amazing career with The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper Award.

Source: Marca / José Félix Díaz - Billy Munday

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