Nyon: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has won the 2019-20 (Union Of European Football Associations) UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.
“It’s an amazing feeling. I would like to thank the teammates and coaches I work with every day. Obviously I’d like to thank my family as well”, said Lewandowski on Thursday.
“As a little boy I dreamed of playing in the big stadiums. Standing here now means a lot to me”, he added.
He scored 55 goals in 47 games and was the top scorer in the Bundesliga (34 goals), Champions League (15) and the DFB Cup (6), providing 10 assists.
Hans-Dieter Flic, Bayern’ coach, received the UEFA Men’s Coach of the Year 2019-20 award.
In women’s category, Pernille Harder, finalist with Wolfsburg, won the 2019-20 UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for the second time after 2018.
The player awards ceremony took place in Switzerland due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the late finish to the 2019-20 season.