The Bayern Munich and Poland striker has now emerged triumphant in an online poll conducted by Goal after taking the top spot in the 2020 men’s list on Tuesday.
By following up his No.1 ranking in the men’s list by capturing the inaugural Fan Poll, Robert Lewandowski has pulled off a sensational Goal 50 double.
On Tuesday, after firing Bayern Munich to a treble with 55 goals in just 47 appearances in all competitions, the prolific Polish striker was named the best player in the world for 2019-20.
Lewandowski has now been crowned ‘people’s champion’ after topping an online poll that earned 26,000 votes from 176 different countries.
Last season, Barcelona may have failed to win a major trophy, but Lionel Messi finished second, thanks in no small part to his record-breaking seventh La Liga title in Pichichi.
Kevin De Bruyne, who matched the record of Premier League assists for Manchester City in an otherwise unremarkable year, took the final podium spot.
The most successful campaign in the history of Juventus was reported by Cristiano Ronaldo to take fourth, only ahead of Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, who played their part in Thomas Tuchel ‘s side reaching the Champions League final for the first time ever.
Manuel Neuer, the man who regularly thwarted Mbappe and Neymar in Lisbon, took eighth place, making him the fans’ list’s highest-ranking goalkeeper.
Elsewhere, Sadio Mane was awarded a seventh place for playing a leading role in Liverpool breaking their 30-year drought in England, while the latest team-mate of the Senegal winger, former Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara, also made the top 10.
At the tail end of the fans’ list, there are a few unexpected names, with both Peter Gulacsi and Dominik Szoboszlai gaining inclusion thanks to target readers in Hungary coming into force.
Lewandowski, however, has been a famous choice for fans around the world, from Aruba to India, and is the most worthy recipient of a brilliant double goal 50.
Goal 50 is an annual ranking of the world’s 25 best male and female players and is selected by Goal editors and correspondents from over 44 worldwide editions.