Who is this legend, who surpasses Messi and Ronaldo, the world’s best footballer

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Breaking the dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Poland’s Robert Lewandowski has been voted FIFA’s best footballer this year. Lewandowski won Bayern Munich several international and domestic trophies, scoring 55 goals this season. Messi and Ronaldo were named alongside Lewandowski in the final list. The winner was selected based on the turnout of the captains, coaches, selected journalists and fans of the national teams.

FIFA organized the virtual event in Zurich but its president Gianni Infantino went to Munich to award him in person. Earlier in 2018, Croatia’s Luka Moderich won the award and since 2008, both of them, except Messi or Ronaldo, have received this award. Lucy Bronze was adjudged the best female player and it is England’s first individual award at the FIFA Awards.

Lucy, who won the Champions League with Leon, now plays for Manchester City. Lewandowski is the first player from any Spanish club to have won the award since 2008. Ronaldo won the award as a Manchester United player in 2008. No player from Bayern Munich has won this award since its inception in 1991. Frank Ribéry finished third in 2013 and Manuel Nouer in 2014.

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Jurgen Klopp won the Best Coach award under whose guidance Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Bayern’s Hansie Flick finished second. Serena Wiegmann, who won the 2019 World Cup final to the Netherlands, received the best female coach award to become England’s coach next year.

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