UEFA Awards: Lewandowski, Flick Won Best Category

Bayern Munich added two more victories after recording a treble championship last season when striker Robert Lewandowski and head coach Hansi Flick received the European Union (UEFA) top individual award early this morning.

Lewandowski scored 55 goals last season, including 15 in the Champions League (UCL), to be named UEFA Annual Men’s Player of the Year award while Flick received the Annual Men’s Coach Award of the Year.

Last season saw Bayern sweep the Bundesliga championship, DFB Pokal and UCL to complete the ‘treble’ title.

Former German national team assistant coach Flick took over Bayern last November after the team went through a slow start under Niko Kovac and their performance thereafter improved dramatically.

The German giants also won the UEFA Super Cup and the DFL Supercup in the first week of the season, meaning they have won five trophies in a row.

Lewandowski, who sidelined the other two contestants of the award, Manuel Neuer and Kevin de Bruyne, said: “I have to say that this is an incredible feeling.

“If you work hard and you receive a trophy, it’s something extraordinary.”

At the UEFA event, Neuer won the Annual Best Goalkeeper Award while versatile player Joshua Kimmich was named the winner of the Annual Best Defense Award.

Lewandowski also took home the Annual Best Striker Award trophy in addition to his main award.

The Bavarians almost wiped out all categories but Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne was named the winner of the UEFA Annual Midfielder Award.

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