Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski won the IFFHS 2021 World’s Best Player award by beating players like Lionel Messi and Jorginho.
According to the official voting numbers, Robert Lewandowski took the prize with 150 votes. Lionel Messi was second with 105 points, while Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was 110 points behind Lewandowski in third place.
It is worth noting that Robert Lewandowski has won this award for the second year in a row. The 33-year-old forward won the award last year despite the 2020 Ballon d’Or not taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert Lewandowski had an exceptional 2020-21 season with Bayern Munich. The Polish forward scored 48 goals in just 40 games for the Bavarian giants last season. Lewandowski’s goals led Bayern Munich to the 31st Bundesliga title in their history. Bayern also won the DFL-Supercup, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup last season.
Robert Lewandowski has had a couple of remarkable seasons with Bayern Munich. The 33-year-old forward has already scored 25 goals in just 19 appearances in all competitions.
Robert Lewandowski was unlucky enough to miss the 2020 Ballon d’Or after the award was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 33-year-old forward had scored 55 goals in 47 appearances when Bayern Munich managed to lift the hat-trick with Hansi Flick.
Robert Lewandowski will fight Lionel Messi and Jorginho for the Ballon d’Or 2021
Robert Lewandowski will once again fight players like Jorginho and Lionel Messi for the 2021 Ballon d’Or. The 33-year-old forward is one of the favorites for the award alongside Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi has not had the same scoring season as Lewandowski. However, the 34-year-old forward played a vital role in guiding Argentina to their first Copa América title since 1993. It is also worth noting that this was Messi’s first international trophy in his illustrious career.
Jorginho, meanwhile, has had the best season of all in terms of trophies won. The 29-year-old midfielder won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea before winning Euro 2020 with Italy against England at Wembley Stadium.
Other candidates for the 2021 Ballon d’Or include Jorginho’s Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on November 29 in the French capital.