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Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski beats Messi and Salah to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021; Ronaldo wins special award

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Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski wins the Best FIFA Men’s Player – Robert Lewandowski and Alexia Putellas have been named as the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year at the FIFA Best Awards on Monday. The Bayern Munich star beat the likes of Lionel Messi who won his 7th Ballon d’Or and Mohamed Salah to claim back-to-back honours. Cristiano Ronaldo also received a special award. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news.

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski beats Messi and Salah to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021; Ronaldo wins special award

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded a special award after he became the leading scorer in the International Men’s goalscoring charts. Meanwhile, the Barcelona captain edged Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona/Spain) and Sam Kerr (Chelsea/Australia). Érik Lamela was named as the Fifa Puskás Award winner for 2021 after scoring an impressive rabona for Tottenham against rivals Arsenal.

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Who won the Best FIFA Awards 2021? – Full List

Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year – Édouard Mendy (Chelsea/Senegal)

Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year – Christiane Endler (Lyon/PSG/Chile)

Men’s Coach of the Year – Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)

Women’s Coach of the Year – Emma Hayes (Chelsea)

The Best Special Award (Women) – Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns/Canada)

The Best Special Award (Men) – Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United/Portugal)

FIFA Fan Award – Denmark and Finland fans

FIFA Fair Play Award – Denmark national team

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Who won the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2021?

It was Robert Lewandowski and Alexia Putellas who won the Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s player 2021 award respectively. Lewandowski looked genuinely delighted to be the winner here, and spoke about breaking Gerd Müller’s Bundesliga record this year. Alexia Putellas won the Best FIFA Women’s Player of Year Award 2021. She is the first women Spanish player to win the award.

Lewandowski scored 58 goals in 47 games in all competitions in 2021, which included breaking two long-standing records previously held by the legendary German striker Gerd Muller. He bagged 41 goals in a single Bundesliga season for Bayern, and 43 Bundesliga goals in a calendar year.

The Polish striker has scored 34 goals in 27 games so far this season, including nine in the Champions League group stage. The 33-year-old was presented the award in Munich surrounded by Bayern’s chief executive officer Oliver Kahn, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and head coach Julian Nagelsmann.

2021 Men’s FIFA FIFPRO World 11Donnarumma; Alaba, Dias, Bonucci; Jorginho, Kante, De Bruyne; Ronaldo, Haaland, Lewandowski, Messi.

2021 Women’s FIFA FIFPRO World 11Endler; Bronze, Renard, Bright, Eriksson; Banini, Carli Lloyd, Bonansea; Miedema, Marta, Alex Morgan.

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been honoured by FIFA for becoming the all-time leading goalscorer at the international level. The Manchester United legend has now scored 115 goals for Portugal, breaking Ali Daei’s previous record of 109 goals.

Ronaldo received a special in-person award at what was largely a virtual ceremony for FIFA’s The Best ceremony in Zurich on Monday. He expressed his gratitude by being present for the ceremony and receiving this huge honour from FIFA.

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski beats Messi and Salah to win the Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year 2021; Ronaldo wins special award
Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski beats Messi and Salah to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021; Ronaldo wins special award

“It’s a dream. First of all, I have to say thank you to my teammates, especially in the national team during the last 20 years that I used to play with. I never thought of beating that record,” Ronaldo said.

Best FIFA Awards 2021: Robert Lewandowski beats Messi and Salah to win the Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year 2021; Ronaldo wins special award

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