FC Bayern was able to win the next title yesterday, Monday evening. To be more precise, Robert Lewandowski. The star striker was voted FIFA World Player of the Year. The Pole prevailed against Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah. Now the world footballer of the years 2020 and 2021 is answering the journalists’ questions.
sport.de accompanies the press conference with Robert Lewandowski from 1 p.m. in the live ticker.
+++ Lionel Messi ignores Lewandowski +++
For Lionel Messi, the world footballer in 2021 is called Neymar. The Argentina national team captain gave his PSG colleague his first vote. Followed by Real Madrid’s Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema. Robert Lewandowski was not considered by Messi.
+++ Bayern star holds its own against strong competition +++
In the end, Lewandowski prevailed with 48 points ahead of PSG starter Lionel Messi (44 points) and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah (39). BVB striker star Erling Haarland (7) finished eleventh.
+++ Lewandowski can defend title +++
In the Ballon d’Or election at the end of November, Robert Lewandoski went away empty-handed and surprisingly only came second behind PSG star Lionel Messi. Now the Bayern striker has still received his top-class award. He was voted “The Best FIFA Men’s Player” for the second time since 2020.