Zurich: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won the biggest individual prize of his career on Thursday. He has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year for 2020, with the Bayern Munich star beating football legend Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the coveted prize.
The Poland skipper was named for the award after his 55-goal season which helped Bayern Munich to a sweep of international and domestic trophies. Meanwhile, Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze won The Best FIFA Women’s player award. Both players are winning the award for the first time in their careers.
The award ceremony was a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Lewandowski was named The Best FIFA Men's Player for the first time in his career. Likewise, defender Bronze is also a maiden recipient of The Best FIFA Women's Player Award after rounding off an impeccable spell with Olympique Lyonnais in style before returning to England to play for Manchester City WFC. Germany and FC Bayern Munchen's Manuel Neuer was chosen as The Best FIFA Men's Goalkeeper, while France and Olympique Lyonnais' Sarah Bouhaddi capped her amazing career with The Best FIFA Women's Goalkeeper Award.
FIFA Awards 2020 Winners
Men’s Player: Robert Lewandowski – Poland/Bayern Munich
Women’s Player: Lucy Bronze – England/Lyon
Women’s Coach: Sarina Wiegman – Netherlands
Men’s Coach: Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool
Women’s Goalkeeper: Sarah Bouhaddi – France/Lyon
Men’s Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer – Germany/Bayern Munich