Polish Striker Robert Lewandowski picked up FIFA Best Player Of The Year Award ahead of five time winner Christiano Ronaldo and and six time winner Lionel Messi at The FIFA Best Awards on Thursday Evening.
Lewandowski found the net 15 times and was the highest goal scorer in the competition while helping Bayern Munich to the UEFA champions League trophy last season. He also help the Bravarian side with 34 goals to the Bundesliga title last season.
Lewandowski is the second player in eleven years to win the award ahead of Portugese finisher Christiano Ronaldo and Argentine forward Lionel Messi, who have both won the award atleast 5 times each with Messi edging Ronaldo with one in a period that spans more than a decade. The only other player to win the trophy was
Lewandowski was so honoured to receive the award ahead of the duo Messi and Ronaldo, tagging the occurrence unbelievable. He also dedicated the award to his club Bayern Munich, the players , staffs and Coaches
“To win such an award and share this title with Messi and Ronaldo, is unbelievable and means so much to me,” Lewandowski said.
“I am very proud and happy. 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 in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.”
Everyone felt happy for the Polish Striker and everyone around blessed the occurrence with a smile except Christiano Ronaldo. Who seemingly expected to win the Award and thereby go level with the Catalans legend Lionel Messi..
Pini Zahavi, Lewandowski Legend was very critical of the FIFA governing body, tagging them with a biase and he claimed the striker should have been recognised long before now, if he was from another country. Before going in to congratulate the Bayern Munich striker.
“FIFA and the world of football have finally recognised Robert as the best player in the world this year. If Robert had been born in another country, I am sure he would have received this trophy a long time ago already.
“I want to congratulate him, his family and all of his millions of supporters. He is not only the best scorer in the world, but an example of a great athlete and personality. Bayern Munich and myself – we are very proud to have him.”