Robert Lewandowski named 2021 'Personality of the Year'

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A major accolade for an outstanding goalscorer: Robert Lewandowski has been crowned 2021 'Personality of the Year' by sports magazine kicker.

World-class goalscorer and great personality

The Pole follows Germany coach Hansi Flick, with whom he won the treble in 2020. The Bayern number nine is, fittingly, the German record champions' ninth winner of the award after Erich Ribbeck (1992), Thomas Helmer (1996), Lothar Matthäus (1999), Oliver Kahn (2001), Michael Ballack (2002), Franck Ribéry (2008, 2013), Bastian Schweinsteiger (2010) and Flick.

Robert Lewandowski set a new record for goals in a calendar year in the final match of 2021 against Wolfsburg, netting his 43rd Bundesliga goal of the year!

The award is firstly recognition of Lewandowski's consistent performances at world-class level. The 33-year-old entered new dimensions over the last 12 months with 41 goals in the 2020/21 Bundesliga season as well as 43 goals in the calendar year 2021. At the same time, kicker highlighted the forward's personal development, one which is characterised by professionalism, discipline, ambition and modesty. He also takes his role as an international star with social responsibility seriously.

Lewandowski doesn't just score regularly but also regularly beautifully, as he proved with his November Goal of the Month in the Champions League: