After scoring his 300th Bundesliga goal last weekend, FC Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski was honoured as FIFA Best Men’s Player for the second consecutive year.
The award comes off the back of another landmark year for Lewandowski.
As well as breaking Gerd Müller’s long-standing single scoring record at the end of the 2020-21 season, the Pole went on to eclipse Müller’s record for goals in a calendar year, with a total of 43 in 2021.
For years, Robert Lewandowski has been unstoppable.
Already in 2020 he was named The Best FIFA Men’s Player, in December he won the inaugural 2021 Striker of the Year award, and the 2020-21 Golden Boot as Europe’s leading goalscorer.
It is not just the Bundesliga where Lewandowski leads the way.
The Bayern front man was Europe’s top scorer in 2021, having come out on top over the course of the 2020-21 season.
The Poland international is also topping the charts this season and is currently on 23 goals, five ahead of his closest challenger, Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick.
Lewandowski doesn’t just perform for his club. He is also Poland’s record scorer, having scored 74 goals since his debut in 2008.
Poland’s Sportsman of the Year has registered 11 goals in 12 appearances this year – including three at UEFA Euro 2020 – with the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-offs next on the agenda.
After taking his tally to 300 Bundesliga goals against FC Köln on Saturday, Lewandowski’s eyes must be trained on the all-time Bundesliga goal record.
Only one man has more; Gerd Müller stands alone atop the scoring charts with 365 goals to his name.
Lewandowski was also included in the FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11, lining up alongside Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and former Bayern teammate David Alaba.
Lewandowski at a glance:
Bundesliga Appearances: 369
Bundesliga Top Scorer Award: 6
Bundesliga Titles: 9
DFB Pokals: 4
UEFA Champions League Titles: 1
FIFA Best Men’s Player Awards: 2