Earlier this week, Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski who has been at the top of his form over past couple of years, had surmounted blue-whale names such as Messi, Salah and Christiano among others to win "The Best FIFA MEN'S PLAYER” award for 2021, fetching the title for a second straight year in a row, while Barca’s Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas had been named as "The Best FIFA WOMEN'S PLAYER”. Nevertheless, on managerial roles, Chelsea won both titles with Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes having been presented with the best coaches in 2021 awards, as Tuchel had paved Chelsea towards UEFA Champions League Title and Hayes won Women’s Super League alongside League Cup and FA Cup in England. Among other top-notch awards, the side from West London had experienced further recognition with its Senegalese ‘lighthouse keeper’ Mendy being selected as the best goalkeeper of 2021, while French League One’s Olympic Leonard’s Endler had been named as the best female goalkeeper.
Lewandowski beats Messi, Ronaldo, Salah to become 2021 FIFA best footballer
On top of that, as the prolific Polish had won the most prestigious FIFA Men’s award following a record-setting campaign where he had beaten Mueller’s 49-year-old record to score 40 goals in a single Bundesliga season, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in a Facebook post, “Robert is someone special.
He is the greatest footballer in the history of our country. The best Polish ambassador and a role model for young people, not only those playing football”. The Danish National Team alongside their medical staffs had been awarded with 2021’s Fair Play Award for their prompt response that apparently brought Christian Eriksen back from a near-death clinical condition after the Danish playmaker had collapsed on the field during Euro 2020 opening game against Finland in front of thousands of home fans.