The Best FIFA Player Award was born in 2016, from the disappearance of the previous FIFA Ballon d’Or, which was the merge of the FIFA World Player of the Year and the France Football Ballon d’Or as part of an experiment between the French magazine and the highest organization of world football that would last 4 years.
For the 2020 edition of the Best FIFA Player Award, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski have been nominated. Obviously, all three are great players, but it seems hardly credible that the Polish striker with the performance that he has had in this particular year and what he has achieved with his club, Bayern Munich, is not the winner of the award.
Remember that 2020 has been fantastic for Lewandowski, who has scored 40 goals in 36 games and is averaging one goal every 78 minutes so far this year. The most important aspect of his goals is that they have helped Bayern Munich to become possibly the most feared team in Europe today in addition to leading them to lift the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Super Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in a span of time of 3 months. Perhaps also the FIFA Club World Cup, and so this would lead the German institution to match what was done by Pep Guardiola’s FC Barcelona side in 2009.
It would be very shocking if the Polish striker did not take the award beyond Cristiano Ronaldo’s good goalscoring production with Juventus (37 goals in 35 games). The nomination of Lionel Messi among the 3 finalists is strange since the Argentinian is having one of his worst years both individually and with his club. If we consider his recent performances including some really embarrassing games such as the 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich or the recent defeats against Cadiz in La Liga or Juventus in the UEFA Champions League, once again we need to ask ourselves whether football is truly clean or those trophies are simply decided by sponsors and football agents.
So it would seem that everything is on track for Lewandowski to be recognized as the best player in the world by FIFA, in a year where he could also win the Ballon d’Or if not for the cancellation of the award and its replacement by a historic eleven. Once again, we invite you to express your choice on our Twitter profile.