Robert Lewandowski wins German Footballer of the Year award for the second season in a row

Robert Lewandowski wins German Footballer of the Year award for the second season in a row after breaking the Bundesliga record for most goals in one campaign

  • Robert Lewandowski scored 41 goals while Bayern Munich retained the title
  • He broke the record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season
  • Lewandowski has now been crowned German Footballer of the Year
  • In an opinion poll among journalists, he finished well ahead of second place Thomas Muller

Robert Lewandowski has received the German Footballer of the Year award for the second season in a row after a record year.

The Polish striker scored 41 goals in 29 appearances, as Bayern Munich were once again crowned champions of the Bundesliga.

In doing so, he broke Gerd Muller’s long-standing record for most goals in a single Bundesliga season.

Robert Lewandowski has won the German Footballer of the Year award for the second season in a row

The Polish striker scored a Bundesliga-record 41 goals in a season for Bayern Munich

The Polish striker scored a Bundesliga-record 41 goals in a season for Bayern Munich

Lewandowski bested his previous best of 34 goals in 31 appearances made during the 2019-20 season.

The club confirmed that Lewandowski won the award in a poll conducted by sports magazine Kicker in a vote by sports journalists.

The 32-year-old received a whopping 356 of the 563 votes cast in the poll, putting him far ahead of teammates Thomas Muller (41) and Joshua Kimmich (25).

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland came third in the poll with 38 votes after scoring an impressive 27 goals in 28 games.

Lewandowski's goals helped Bayern Munich to the title in an impressive season

Lewandowski’s goals helped Bayern Munich to the title in an impressive season

Lewandowski told Bayern Munich’s official website: ‘I know what a great honor this is.

“It is a source of great pride and joy for me as it is rare for someone to win the Footballer of the Year title in Germany twice in a row.”

Lewandowski, who has also been named Bayern Munich’s Fans of the Year, has been linked with a move from the German side.

The Polish striker has a two-year contract in Munich and has been linked with Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks.

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