Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich received the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Best Forward of the Season award.
Lewandowski has led a sensational campaign with Bayern Munich, recording incredible statistics that have helped the club reach the top three winners of the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup. The 32-year-old has had the best performance in both the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League during the best season of his career. His award was announced during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Geneva.
Voting Forward of the Season
1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) - 361 points
2 Kylian Mbappé (Paris) - 72 points
3 Neymar (PSG) - 62 points
4 Serge Gnabry (Bayern) - 46 points
5 Erling Braut Haaland (Salzburg / Dortmund) - 33 points
= Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 33 points
7 Thomas Müller (Bayern) - 29 points
8 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 18 points
9 Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) - 9 points
10 Sadio Mane (Liverpool) - 8 points
2019/20 Lewandowski in numbers
Achievements : UEFA Champions League winner, Bundesliga winner, German Cup winner, UEFA Champions League top scorer, UEFA Champions League top scorer, Bundesliga top scorer, Bundesliga best player of the season.
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“He works so hard for the team. He is important to our protection as he provides support and there is no need to say anything about the kind of danger he poses in front of the goal. He is very professional and works very hard. He's the best center player. striker in the world. "
Hansi Flick, coach of Bayern Munich
“I haven't seen the best player in the whole year. He sacrifices a lot for the sake of success, and for me he absolutely deserves to be called the best footballer in the world. "
Lothar Matthäus, former captain of Bavaria and Germany
“He is possibly the best professional I have ever met here. His diet, his lifestyle ... Everything is aimed at success. The question is whether Robert at 35 will be even better than Cristiano Ronaldo at 35 ”.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of Bavaria
How Lewandowski was chosen
The jury consisted of coaches from 32 clubs in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each UEFA member association. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their teams.
The jury selected three best players for each position, with the first one receiving five points, the second three and the third. The winner was the player with the most points in each category.
The rest of the prize winners
UEFA Player of the Year: Robert Lewandowski
UEFA Player of the Year: Pernille Harder
Male Coach of the Year: Hansi Flick
Women's Coach of the Year: Jean-Luc Wasser
Male Goalkeeper of the Season: Manuel Neuer
Men's Defender of the Season: Joshua Kimmich
Best Midfielder of the Season for Men: Kevin De Bruyne
Women's Goalkeeper of the Season: Sarah Buhaddi
Women's Defender of the Season: Wendy Renard
Women's Midfielder of the Season: Zenifer Marojan
Women's forward of the season: Pernille Harder
UEFA President's Prize: Didier Drogba