Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich has been voted FIFA’s Best Men’s Player of 2021.
At an event held on Monday night in Zurich, Switzerland, Lewandowski received the award ahead of Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
In 2021, Lewandowski had perhaps the best year of his career.
He added four trophies to his silverware collection.
Lewandowski was named Player of the Tournament after Bayern’s 1-0 victory in the final, finishing ahead of Tigres’ André-Pierre Gignac and Joshua Kimmich.
However, in the 2021 Ballon d’ Or, the Poland international came in second place behind Messi.
The 33-year-old, who won the men’s prize in 2020, also made history by being the first player in Bundesliga history to lead the league in scoring for four seasons in a row.
Putellas, a Barcelona midfielder, was chosen women’s player of the year, adding to her Ballon d’Or victory.
Putellas, 27, led Barcelona to a treble last season, winning the Women’s Champions League, the Spanish league, and the Copa de la Reina.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes were named the men’s and women’s best coaches, respectively.
Last season, Tuchel led the Blues to Champions League glory. In January 2021, the 48-year-old German replaced Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge and made an immediate effect, going 14 games without losing.