FC Bayern: 2020 Team of the Year
A trophy to top the year off at FC Bayern. The German record champions received the Team of the Year award on Sunday evening. Chief Executive Officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Board Member for Sport Hasan Salihamidžić and defender Niklas Süle accepted the award on behalf of the team at the awards ceremony for Germany's Sportsman of the Year in Baden-Baden, South-West Germany.
Bayern, who can look back on a perfect year on the pitch after winning five trophies, came out on top in an online vote of 960 sports journalists ahead of tennis doubles pair Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies and the bobsleigh team, led by Francesco Friedrich. Former boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko congratulated Hansi Flick's team in his speech: "Congratulations to FC Bayern. You are not only the team of the year, you are, in my opinion, the best team in the world." Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award ceremony, broadcast on ZDF, this year took place with a very limited number of guests and no audience.
Last Thursday, Robert Lewandowski was awarded World Footballer of the Year at the FIFA Best Awards: