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The official FIFA election to the world footballer of the year ( The Best ) had won Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern last year, but not the no less prestigious Balloon dOr award of the French magazine France Football. This award is also planned for the worlds best footballer of a year and was not awarded in the best career year Lewandowski 2019/2020 Coronaries.
In the past season 2020/2021 Lewandowski has not been able to repeat the triumph in the Champions League nor in DFB Cup with the dealers. Nevertheless, the striker star of Bayern is considered a top candidate on the Golden Ball, which was last awarded in 2019 for a total sixth time at Lionel Messi.
For Englands football icon Michael Owen, it is clear that the Bayern Sniper has earned the balloon dOr more this year than any other world-class footballer. Lewandowski has become master again in the Bundesliga. His statistics are impressive. Thats why I think that Lewandowski should get the balloon dOr., According to the 41-year-old Euronews.
Owen about Lewandowski: A fantastic player
As the main competitor, Owen does not look at the race for the coveted individual award Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but star players of the FC Liverpool or the FC Chelsea: Mo Salah had a great season, even if he has not won anything. On the other side Since Jorge, who has won everything. But Im not sure if he is good enough to beat Lewandowski in the choice, said Owen, who won the balloon dOr even in 2001.
Especially Jericho is actually traded in expert circles as a promising candidate this year, but the 29-year-old won the Champions League and the European Championship with the Italian national team.
Lewandowski looks back on an outstanding Bundesliga season, where he contributed 41 goals to the renewed championship of Bayern. Alone the unique goalpost of Poland last year takes Owen as an opportunity to draw the 33-year-old with the Golden Ball: It would be a real crime if he would win a balloon dOr in his career. He is a fantastic player.