Lewandowski receives the next trophy – this time as Europe’s top scorer. He scored 41 goals in the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.
09/21/2021 | Stand: 8:04 p.m.
Scorer Robert Lewandowski received the “Golden Boot” for Europe’s top scorer. “I am very proud,” said Bundesliga club FC Bayern forward Munichafter receiving the coveted Allianz Arena Forwards award on Tuesday. “No matter where you come from, you always have to believe in great achievements,” the Pole sent away in a message in the presence of his wife Anna and Bayern boss Oliver Kahn.
Lewandowski had scored 41 goals for the record champions Germany in the previous Bundesliga season, which was the legendary 40-goal mark from Gerd Muller rift. “Perhaps a record for the ages,” said outgoing German Football League (DFL) general manager Christian Seifert.
Klopp to Lewandowski: “I’m a little proud of you too”
Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp, who has already joined Lewandowski Borussia Dortmund had practiced, sent his congratulations via video message: “As long as we don’t play against each other you can score as often as you want,” Klopp joked and added: “I’m a little proud. from you too “. National coach Hansi Flick and FIFA boss Gianni Infantino also congratulated.
Bayern President Herbert Hainer, who called Lewandowski a “goal scoring perpetuum mobile,” said: “The shoe that only fits the tallest. The ‘gold shoe’ fits you like a glove.”
Lewandowski is the only Bundesliga player to win the trophy after Gerd Müller
After the recently deceased Gerd Müller, Lewandowski is only the second Bundesliga player to receive the award, awarded since 1968. Müller won the trophy in 1970 (with 38 goals) and 1972 (with 40 goals). The award is presented on behalf of European Sports Media. The association of European sports magazines also includes “Kicker”.
Lionel Messi, winner three times in a row ahead of Italian Ciro Immobile, finished second with 30 goals ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo with 29 goals. Along with RB Leipzig’s André Silva (28 goals) and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (27 goals), two other Bundesliga professionals rose to the top ten.
With seven goals in five games, Lewandowski is set to become the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season. “Winning once is good, but twice is even better,” said the Pole with a laugh.
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