The Best FIFA Football Awards 2021 were held on 17 January 2022. The ceremony was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been crowned FIFA The Best for 2021 having beaten Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah to the award. It's the Pole's second successive The Best award having also claimed the crown in 2020. "Thank you I am very honoured to win this trophy," Lewandowski said.
Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d'Or, his record-extending seventh Player of the Year award in his career (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019).
Bayern Muninch's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was crowned as The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2021 on Monday 17 January 2022 at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. In doing so, 'Lewy' retained his title from 2020 as the world's best player.
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Lewandowski - who claimed the 2020 award after becoming the first player to win and top score in each of the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and DFB Cup, with a combined 55 goals - beat off competition from Ballon d'Or holder Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.
While Ronaldo currently has more goals overall, Messi has the edge in the scoring department, with a higher season average (39.5 to 35), having hit a high of 73 goals in 2011-12.
1. Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich's striker, Robert Lewandowski has 46 goals in the 2020/21 season.
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1. Lionel Messi. Who else? Lionel Messi is the best player of his generation.
Argentina's Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or award for the best player in the world for a record-stretching seventh time on Monday, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to lift soccer's most prestigious trophy yet again.
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) In 2021: 41 goals, 17 assists. Won Copa America & Copa del Rey. Ballon d'Or number seven is now Lionel Messi's, even if his relatively slow start to life at Paris Saint-Germain saw the chasing pack close the gap considerably over the past three months.
Robert Lewandowski named The Best FIFA Men's Player 2020
The award from world football's governing body goes to a player from the German record champions for the first time. Lewandowski prevailed in the final selection against Cristiano Ronaldo and last year's winner Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi is the king of football in 2022 after his stupendous previous season where he ended with 41 goals and 17 assists and then went on to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for the 2021-22 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo - The King of Football.
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