A Ballon d’Or consolation for Lewandowski as he bags UEFA awards

Robert Lewandowski bagged two UEFA awards, a consolation following the cancellation of the Balon d'Or.

UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

Robert Lewandowski bagged two UEFA awards, a consolation following the cancellation of the Balon d’Or. Following a remarkable season at Bayern, Lewandowski was the fans’ favorite to win the award. The Polish striker scored 34 goals in 31 appearances in Bundesliga for the Bavarians and made four assists. Moreover, he netted 15 goals in the Champions League. He made five assists also. Haaland followed him with ten goals in his name.

Robert Lewandowski bagged two UEFA awards, a consolation following the cancellation of the Balon d'Or.
Lewandowski wins the Men’s UEFA Best Forward award

The 32-year-olds performance in the Champions League helped Bayern Munich bag a sixth Champions League Trophy. It is worth noting that this is an exemplary performance indeed. As a result of the excellent performance, Lewandowski won the UEFA award for best striker in the league. He beat the likes of Erling Haaland, Christiano Ronaldo and Mbappe to the award. To crown it all, he was awarded the UEFA Men’s player of the year award.

Other UEFA awards were also made.

Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season

The fantastic German shot-stopper, Manuel Neuer, was also awarded. He was awarded the Champions League Goalkeeper of the season award. This man made several saves in the final against Paris Saint Germain in the final. Moreover, he kept six clean sheets in eleven starts for the Bavarians in the Champions League. A well deserved one.

Manuel Neuer wins the UEFA Men's Best Goalkeeper Award
Manuel Neuer wins the UEFA Men’s Best Goalkeeper Award

The versatile full back

Joshua Kimmich won the Champions League defender of the season award. This versatile German player has been prolific in all positions that he has started in. Joshua Kimmich scored two goals in the Champions League. Furthermore, he made four assists, creating four big chances. Kimmich had a 88% pass accuracy in the Champions League. His presence, together with Thiago Alcantra in the team, ensured Bayern Munich made the right moves with the ball. The 25-year-old has been a site to watch.

Joshua Kimmich wins UEFA Men's Best defender award
Joshua Kimmich wins UEFA Men’s Best defender award

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Kevin De Bruyne wins UEFA Men's best midfielder award
Kevin De Bruyne wins UEFA Men’s best midfielder award

Indeed, Bayern Munich dominated the UEFA awards. The Bavarians coach, Hansi Flick won the award for UEFA Men’s coach of the year. He led his team to win the Champions League. Moreso, a remarkable win against Barcelona. Bayern beat the Bavarians 8:2.