Robert Lewandowski, the Polish star from Bayern Munich, won the FIFA World Player of the Year award, beating Lionel Messi, the football magician who won the Ballon d'Or for the seventh time in history. Lewandowski won the award for the second time in a row.
His name was announced as "Fifth the Best" in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday night. This time he lost with Messi to Liverpool's Egyptian star Mohamed Salah. They were named in the shortlist published by FIFA.
Lewandowski wins European Sue with a record 41 goals in the Bundesliga. He scored 24 goals in 2021. Lewandowski also scored two goals in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup this year and one assist in the final.
Like Ballon d'Or, he was Messi's biggest rival here.
FIFA The Best 2022 Awards
FIFA Player of the Year (Men's): Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich / Poland)
FIFA Player of the Year (Women's): Alexia Putellas (Barcelona / Spain)
FIFA Puskas Award: Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur)
FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year (Men's): Edouard Mendy (Chelsea / Senegal)
FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year (Women's): Christiane Endler (Olympique Lyon / Chile)
FIFA Coach of the Year (Men's): Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
FIFA Coach of the Year (Women's): Emma Hayes (Chelsea)
FIFA Fan Award: Denmark and Finland fans
FIFA Fair Play Award: Denmark national team (players and staff)