Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Robert Lewandowski named Germany Footballer of the Year


Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been Footballer of the Year in Germany for the second year in a row.

The 32-year-old was awarded by Kicker a football magazine following a vote by various journalists before he was confirmed the winner on Sunday.

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Last season, Lewandowski equaled Gerd Mueller’s 49-year-old goal tally by netting 41 goals garnered a total of 356 voted from a total 563 cast by the journalists.

Speaking after the news, the 32-year-old noted how happy he was and that it was not an easy thing to win the tittle for the second time in a row.

“I am aware of how big this honour is. It is a reason for great pride and joy for me, because it is rare to win the title of Footballer of the Year in Germany twice in a row,” Said Lewandowski.

He continued by saying that the 41 goals in 29 matches was the best thing to happen to him especially after picking up an injury.

“Of course I am happy that I have scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games. This number of goals fills me with great pride and is certainly a spectacular achievement in view of my injury,” Said Lewandowski

In second place was fellow Bayern Munich teammate Thomas Muller who garnered 315 votes and in third place was Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland with 80 votes.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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