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Robert Lewandowski was named UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year on Thursday as Champions League winners Bayern Munich dominated the men’s awards.
The 32-year-old scored 55 goals in the 2019-20 season, and beat Manuel Neuer and Kevin De Bruyne to the trophy
The 32-year-old Bayern star scored 55 goals in 47 games, including 15 in 10 in the Champions League,
while his team-mates 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.
Neuer beat PSG’s Keylor Navas and Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid.
He played every minute of Bayern’s European campaign,
keeping six clean sheets and conceding only eight goals in 11 games.
Ahead of Neuer, Bayern’s defensive quality was clear as their trio of Kimmich, David Alaba and Alphonso Davies made up the final shortlist,
Kimmich coming out on top of the voting.
De Bruyne won Midfielder of the Season ahead of Thiago and Thomas Muller,
Lewandowski won Forward of the Season, top scorer in the Champions League as in every other competition he played in in 2019-20.
Bayern boss Flick’s remarkable rise to prominence over the last year was recognised as he was named Men’s Coach of the Year after masterminding his team’s treble.
Full list of UEFA award winners
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year: Hansi Flick (Bayern Munich)
Goalkeeper of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Manuel Neuer (BayernMunich)
Defender of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Joshua Kimmich (BayernMunich)
Midfielder of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Kevin De Bruyne (ManchesterCity)
Forward of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
The Champions League group stage draw 2020-21 took place on October 1, 2020
and the first games of the group stage will be played on October 20, with six matchdays running until December 9.
Source : Goal