Robert Lewandowski was named UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year on Thursday, October 1, 2020, as Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominated the men’s awards.
The 32-year-old scored 55 goals in 47 games, including 15 in 10 games in the Champions League, while teammates Manuel Neuer and Joshua Kimmich and manager Hansi Flick also scooped individual awards. Neuer and Kevin De Bruyne had also been up for the award.
“I have to say it’s amazing,” Lewandowski said. “It’s amazing, if you work so hard and you get this trophy, it’s something special.”
“I have to say thank you to my teammates, coaches, all the staff because they work very hard every day to prepare me for the games and also to my family because they support me a lot.”
“I’ve always dreamed of playing in the biggest stadiums at the biggest club in the world. I’m very grateful and very proud and very happy.”
Lewandowski was also named Forward of the Season and top scorer in the Champions League as in every other competition he played in 2019-20.
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