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German Player of the Year 2021 – Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has earned the award of German Player of the Year 2021. The Association of German Sports Journalists (VDS) members have judged and elected the winner. The Poland international won the award for the second consecutive time.

Last season Lewandowski netted 41 goals breaking Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals in a season. With this, he became the highest goalscorer in a season in the German League Bundesliga. The Pole scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games last season with Bayern winning the league, as per Kicker.

Lewandowski scored 356 points out of 563 to have been awarded Germany’s player of the year. The second position is again secured by Bayern player – Thomas Müller with 41 votes, followed by Borussia Dortmund’s young star Erling Haaland with 38.

“There was never any doubt that Lewy would win this award this year,” said former Bayern coach Hansi Flick, who has since taken charge of the German national team and was last year named Coach of the Year.

Lewandowski, who won the FIFA Best Men’s Player award in 2020, said to Kicker, “I know how big an honour this is. It fills me with so much pride and joy because you don’t often get named Player of the Year twice in a row in Germany.”

Top ten German Player of the Year

  1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 356
  2. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) – 41
  3. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) – 38
  4. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – 25
  5. Kai Havertz (Chelsea & Germany) – 17
  6. Robin Gosens (Atalanta & Germany) – 13
  7. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig & Chelsea) – 13
  8. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) – 10
  9. Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) – 9
  10. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – 5

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named German coach of the year with 129 votes beating last year’s winner Hansi Flick, in second place.

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