Created on 25-07-2021 at 13:07 PM
Bayern goal-getter Robert Lewandowski has been recognised as Germany's 'Footballer of the Year' for 2021. Lewandowski received 356 of the 563 votes cast in the poll carried out by sports magazine kicker among sports journalists, putting him way in front of teammates Thomas Müller (41) and Joshua Kimmich (25) as well as Dortmund's Erling Haaland (38).
Title defended after success last year
It's the second year in a row in which Lewandowski has won the award. "I know what a great honour this is," said the Pole, who broke Gerd Müller's long-standing record with 41 goals in the Bundesliga last season. "It's a source of great pride and joy for me, because it's rare for someone to win the title of Footballer of the Year in Germany twice in a row."
The FC Bayern fans also voted Lewandowski as their Player of the Season: