Lewandowski voted as best player, Davies selected as ‘surprise of the season’

Robert Lewandowski has been voted as the best player of the Bundesliga season. A stunning 42,6 procent of the professional footballers in the German leagues have voted for the Polish Bayern Munich striker as their best player. In total 270 footballers took part in a survey hosted by German outlet Kicker. Alphonso Davies has been selected as the ‘surprise of the season’ while Borussia Dortmund‘s Mario Götze is selected as the flop of the season.

Lewandowski had a very strong season in the Bundesliga scoring 34 goals in 31 games. The forward won the German double with Bayern Munich and is therefore considered to be the best player of the season. The Polish forward had also been put forward as a leading candidate for the Ballon d’Or 2020, but France Football announced that the award has been canceled for this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Lewandowski’s team-mate Davies has been selected as the biggest talent or surprise of the season. The Canadian international joined Bayern in January 2019 and he has developed into Bayern’s first pick left-back and one of the best attacking defenders in the league. Erling Braut Haaland finished in second place after joining Dortmund during the winter transfer window. Meanwhile, Gotze has been selected as the biggest disappointment of the season. The attacking midfielder failed to impress for Dortmund and has since left the club on a free transfer.

Werder Bremen has been selected as the worst club of the season. The club nearly avoided relegation to the 2.Bundesliga after winning the playoffs. Schalke 04 finished in second place. SC Freiburg and Union Berlin have been selected as the biggest overachievers in the league. The survey also picked international favourites with Jurgen Klopp being the best coach in the world and is Lionel Messi considered to be the best player outside of Germany.

The results in full:

Best player
Robert Lewandowski (42,6%)
Jadon Sancho (14,1%)
Joshua Kimmich (12,2%)
Thomas Müller (3,0%)
Timo Werner (2,6%)

Best goalkeeper
Manuel Neuer (35,2%)
Yann Sommer (23,7%)
Peter Gulacsi (10,7%)
Roman Bürki (7,4%)
Lukas Hradecky (4,4%)

Biggest surprise
Alphonso Davies (44,8%)
Erling Braut Haaland (18,1%)
Marcus Thuram (5,2%)
Christoph Baumgartner (3,7%)
Christopher Nkunku (3,7%)

Biggest flop
Mario Götze (30,0%)
Alexander Nübel (11,5%)
Salomon Kalou (5,6%)
Guido Burgstaller (4,1%)
Philippe Coutinho (3,7%)