Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski noticed off competitors from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be topped the very best males’s participant.
The ahead has been in scary kind during the last 12 months, scoring 55 targets and firing Bayern Munich to a powerful treble final season.
He was broadly tipped to win the Ballon d’Or this 12 months earlier than it was scrapped amid the pandemic.
“This award additionally belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich generally. It’s an unbelievable feeling, loads of feelings,” he mentioned.
“For those who win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that’s unbelievable and it means a lot to me. A very long time in the past, I bear in mind I used to be eager for one thing like this and now I can win such an award.”
‘I’ll bear in mind this second’
Manchester Metropolis’s Bronze was named the very best girls’s participant of the 12 months, turning into the primary defender to take action.
Bronze gained the league title, home cup and Champions League with Lyon final 12 months earlier than transferring again to England firstly of the brand new season.
The England worldwide beat Chelsea’s Pernille More durable and Lyon’s Wendie Renard to the prize.
“What a shock. To even be nominated alongside the 2 different gamers, they’re each unbelievable gamers and excellent human beings properly,” Bronze mentioned over video name.
“I do not suppose I’ve the phrases proper now to elucidate how I’m feeling. If there’s something 2020 has taught us it’s to understand each second you may have, by no means look too far forward and reside within the hear and now,” she mentioned. “I’ll recognize profitable this award now greater than ever, and I’ll bear in mind this second for the remainder of my life.”
The awards acknowledge achievements made between July 20, 2019, and October 7, 2020. The voting is cut up between staff captains, nationwide staff coaches, followers and 200 journalists.
In the meantime, Jurgen Klopp was named the very best males’s coach of the 12 months after guiding Liverpool to its first league title for 30 years final season — with a club-record whole of 99 factors.
He beat Bayern Munich boss Hans-Dieter Flick and Leeds United supervisor Marcelo Bielsa to the prize.
Many had anticipated Flick to take the title after guiding Bayern to victory within the Bundesliga, Champions League, German Cup, German Tremendous Cup and UEFA Tremendous Cup final 12 months.
Netherlands supervisor Sarina Wiegman gained the award for greatest girls’s coach after remodeling the nationwide staff’s fortunes for the reason that 2019 World Cup — overseeing a ten sport unbeaten streak.
Elsewhere, Bayern’s Manuel Neuer was topped greatest males’s goalkeeper whereas Lyon’s Sarah Bouhaddi took residence the very best girls’s goalkeeper award.