Robert Lewandowski has won the Best FIFA Men’s Player award at a virtual ceremony on Thursday night.
The Bayern Munich star broke Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s dominance to scoop the coveted award.
The 32-year-old Polish striker enjoyed an historic treble-winning season with his club, winning the Champions League, the Bundesliga, and the German Cup in 2020.
Robert Lewandowski also scored 55 goals in just 47 games last season and finished as the top scorer in the league, cup, and Champions League.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed personally to hand over the award, which recognised achievements between July 2019 and October 2020, to Lewandowski.
“I feel fantastic,” Lewandowski said in his speech. “I am very proud and happy to be honest, this is a great day for me, and also for my club and colleagues. This award also belongs to my colleagues, the coach and Bayern Munich in general. It is an incredible feeling, a lot of emotions.
“If you win such an award and share that title with Messi and Ronaldo, that is unbelievable and it means so much to me. A long time ago, I remember I was longing for something like this and now I can win such an award. This really means, regardless of where you come form, all that matters is what you put into it.”