Lewandowski, Putellas Won Best FIFA Player

By | January 18, 2022

PARIS: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski defended FIFA’s title of best man while Barcelona captain Alexia Putellas topped the women’s category.

Lewandowski, 33, set a Bundesliga goal record last season, beating Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool for the title.

“I’m happy and proud to have won this award,” said Lewandowski who blasted 48 goals for club and country in the 2020-2021 season.

Lewandowski scored three goals for Bayern last weekend and extended his tally to 39 goals in 33 games.

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The award made up for his disappointment after losing to Messi in the Ballon d’Or race in November.

Putellas, meanwhile, maintained their reputation after overcoming Barcelona team -mates Jennifer Hermoso and Sam Kerr of Chelsea, as happened during the Ballon d’Or.

The 27-year-old midfielder had an outstanding 2020-2021 season with Barcelona, ​​leading the Catalan club to the Spanish league and Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Special Award on the record for most international goals for his country, beating Ali Daei who had previously blasted 109 goals for Iran.

Ronaldo, 36, has now scored 115 goals in 184 appearances for Portugal after playing for the first time at the age of 18 in 2003.

“I never expected to break this record, and I’m grateful to my teammates over the last 20 years,” said Ronaldo, who also holds the record for 140 Champions League goals.

Chelsea goalkeepers Edouard Mendy and Christiane Endler from Lyon won the best goalkeeper category.

Chelsea also topped the best coach category through Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes.

Erik Lamela, now with Sevilla, won the best goal award through his goal for Spurs.

The Danish medical officer and player, who acted fast when Christian Eriksen collapsed during a Euro action, won the fair play award.