Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski on Thursday bagged the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award for 2019-2020.
"Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski has been named UEFA Men's Player of the Year for 2019/20," the UEFA said in a statement.
The Polish international beat off competition from Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Bayern team-mate Manuel Neuer. The award was announced during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Geneva.
The 2019/20 season was one of the greatest in Bayern's 120-year history, and no player contributed more to it than Lewandowski. The Poland striker scored in every game en route to the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon, picking up 15 goals and six assists as well as the trophy he had coveted for so long. He also hit 34 goals in 31 Bundesliga matches and six in five German Cup games.
Lewandowski has also been named Forward of the Season for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.
The jury comprised the 80 coaches of the clubs that participated in the group stages of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League (32) and UEFA Europa League (48), along with 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each of UEFA's member associations.
Jury members chose their top three players, with the first receiving five points, the second three and the third one. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their own team.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick has been named 2019/20 UEFA Men's Coach of the Year.
( With inputs from ANI )
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