, Robert Lewandowski named FIFA Player of the Year
The Bayern Munich player was rewarded in Zurich on Monday. Among women, Alexia Putelas (FC Barcelona) has been voted Player of the Year.
Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, a serial goalscorer for Bayern Munich, retained the FIFA player of the year title on Monday at “The Best” 2021 ceremony in Zurich, partly due to a doubling by Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or. But his despair was partially erased. ,
The 33-year-old centre-forward ended a prosperous year at the individual level, winning the trophy for the second time since 2020, ahead of two other finalists: Argentine Messi (Paris SG, ex-FC Barcelona), seven times at the Ballon d’Or at the end of November. Crowned Mohamed Salah of d’Or and Egypt (Liverpool).
FC Barcelona captain Spaniard Alexia Putelas won the FIFA player of the year title at “The Best” 2021 ceremony on Monday, signing a double after receiving his Ballon d’Or in November.
The trophy awarded to the 27-year-old midfielder indirectly rewards all Barca women, who were crowned at the end of the 2020-2021 season in the league, the Spanish Cup, and especially the Champions League.
Mendy, Tuchel, Hayes: Chelsea well represented
The 2021 title of best goalkeeper has been awarded to Senegalese Edouard Mendy, champions of the Champions League with Chelsea. He is ahead of Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris SG, former AC Milan) and previous title holder Bayern German Manuel Neuer, who won Euros with Italy.
Chelsea can console themselves with the title of best coach for both men (Thomas Tuchel) and women (Emma Hayes). German Thomas Tuchel was in competition with Spaniard Pep Guardiola (Manchester City), whom he defeated in the Champions League 2021 final, and European champion Italian Roberto Mancini with Nazionale.
Englishman Emma Hayes notably won against Spaniard Luis Cortés, who, however, defeated him 4–0 in the previous Champions League final with FC Barcelona.
Lamella Scarf Trick
Argentina’s Eric Lamela received the “Puscas” award for the most beautiful goal of the year 2021 at the FIFA “The Best” ceremony on Monday for his scarf kick he scored with Tottenham against Arsenal last season in the Premier League .
The current Sevilla FC winger will replace his former Tottenham teammate of South Korean Son Heung-min. He is ahead of Iranian Mehdi Taremi (FC Porto) and Czech Patrick Schick (Bayer Leverkusen), the author of an away lob scoring in the first round of Euros against Scotland last summer.