Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was crowned the Best Men’s Player for 2020 at the FIFA awards on Thursday, finishing ahead of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after a stellar season.
It’s no surprise to see Lewandowski scoop the prize after a phenomenal season where he won the treble and scored an incredible 55 goals in 47 games for the Bavarian giants.
Messi did vote for Lewandowski but only had the striker down in third place. The Barcelona captain voted former team-mate Neymar as his No. 1 choice with Kylian Mbappe his second favorite ahead of Lewandowski.
Lewandowski voted for Thiago, Neymar and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, while Ronaldo went for Lewandowski, Messi and Mbappe.
Messi was named in the FIFPro World XI, for the 14th year in a row, taking his place in a team containing Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Thiago and Sergio Ramos among others