The who’s who of the footballing world all tuned in this evening as FIFA’s The Best awards took place.
The award ceremony, which would normally play host to the finest glitz and glamour the global governing body could muster, was held virtually from FIFA HQ in Zurich with no guests in attendance.
With the current state of global travel restrictions, FIFA acted early to declare their ceremony a virtual only event as they crowned the best footballers in the world.
It was a busy night with a number of awards, including Fifa Men’s Player, Fifa Women’s Player, Fifa Men’s Coach, Fifa Women’s Coach, Fifa Men’s Goalkeeper, Fifa Women’s Goalkeeper and the Puskas Award, to be handed out.
FIFA also named their FIFPro World XI in the process.
Robert Lewandowski crowned the best player in the world at The Best FIFA awards
After the controversy of the Ballon d’Or left many with a sour taste in their mouths, fans from across the globe tuned in to see if FIFA’s version would end any differently.
They got their wish as Bayern Munich’s prolific Pole took home all the gold as he pipped Messi and Salah to the award.
It seems only apt that Lewandowski, the last man to win the award in 2020, should be named the king of the castle once again after a mind-boggling year that saw him breaking records for fun.
He scored a staggering 69 goals over the course of the year managing a incredibly handy average of a goal per game.
He was also crowned the leading scorer in Europe for the third year running thanks to his relentless exploits in the colours of Bayern and Poland.
After the disappointment of missing out on the Ballon d’Or, you can be sure that Lewandowski will be over the moon that his incredible year is being given the credit it well and truly deserves.