That Robert Lewandowski has not won the Ballon d’Or 2021 represented an injustice for many football lovers. However, the Polish crack had his revenge recently in the Premios The Best and this time nothing prevented him from sitting on the throne. After a spectacular year, the forward of the Bayern Munich He was proclaimed the best player in the world, as in 2020, today and the joy was not hidden on his face during the virtual FIFA ceremony.
Absolutely no one can doubt the extraordinary present of Lewandowski. There are plenty of arguments for him to have won this important award for the second time in his career.
2021 has been round for the Bayern Munich striker. The goals have abounded, the titles remain a constant and he has also shown that great records are not impossible to achieve. Already in 2020 he made enough merits to win all the possible awards and the last year that passed was no exception.
In fact, Lionel Messi himself, winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or, assured that Lewandowski also deserved to own the award. “I want to tell Robert that it is an honor for me to fight him. You deserve your Ballon d’Or. Last year everyone agreed that you were the winner. I think France Football should give you your Ballon d’Or and have it as you deserved. Hopefully France Football can grant it to you and have it in your home, because you were the fair winner”, were the words of the Argentine that time.
Once again the fight with Messi was quite complicated, but Lewandowski was able to come out on top. The merit of this distinction is not disputed.
– The best scorer of 2021 –
We are used to Robert Lewandowski’s goals. With his 2021 records, it is the third time -and in a row- that the Polish star has been Europe’s top scorer in a calendar year, both at club and national team level.
In the scorers table he beats stars like Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
|1° Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich and Poland||69||59|
|2° Kylian Mbappé||PSG and France||51||67|
|3 ° Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund and Norway||49||51|
|4° Karim Benzema||Real Madrid and France||47||51|
|5° Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus, Manchester United y Portugal||47||65|
|6° Lionel Messi||Barcelona, PSG and Argentina||43||60|
|7 ° Dusan Vlahovic||Florence and Serbia||41||56|
|8th Arthur Cabral||Basel||39||51|
|9° Mohamed Salah||Liverpool and Egypt||39||58|
|10° Memphis Depay||Lyon, Barcelona and Holland||39||60|
Of all those goals, 58 were for Bayern Munich in 47 games of the annual season.
With your selection the story is almost the same. The Polish striker has celebrated 11 goals in 12 games for his country during 2021. It is a great contribution; However, he will have to play the European playoff to fight for the ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
– Conqueror of titles –
The exploits of Robert Lewandowski are always reflected in titles.
In February of last year, Lewandowski celebrated winning the Club World Cup, which represented a historic sextet for the Bavarian club. As if that weren’t enough,
‘RL9′ also finalized his 9th Bundesliga, the seventh with Bayern Munich.
Also, Lewandowski won the German Super Cup in 2021, being the protagonist of his team’s 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the definition of the title. The Polish crack showed off with a double and led to a new Bavarian conquest.
It should be noted that, in addition to the Golden Boot, ‘RL9’ was also recognized with other individual awards such as ‘Forward of the Year’ at the Ballon d’Or ceremony, the sixth Bundesliga ‘scoring cannon’, ‘Best Player of the Year’ ‘ according to the Globe Soccer Awards, ‘Polish Sportsman of the Year’, among others.
– More records –
. The Portuguese achieved the same amount in 2013 when he was 28 years old. Of course, the Polish crack was far from the absolute record that Lionel Messi has with 91 goals scored in 2012.
In the Bundesliga he broke two historical records. With 43 goals celebrated in 2021, ‘RL9’ became the player with the most goals scored in a calendar year, beating the record set by Gerd Müller with 42 goals in 1972.
Robert Lewandowski also left his name well signed in the glorious pages of the Champions League. Chen he reached 100 appearances in European competition, the Bayern Munich striker reached 81 goals, the most in the history of the tournament in the first hundred appearances for any player.
It should be noted that Lewandowski recently reached 300 goals in the Bundesliga in 373 games played. If the Pole continues to play for the Bavarian club, it will come as no surprise that he will soon surpass Gerd Müller’s all-time record (365 goals) and become the top scorer of all time in the German league.