Robert Lewandowski is probably the saddest person in the world over the fact the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year. France Football, who are the organisation of the yearly election, decided to cancel the 2020 award due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was bad news for Lewandowski, who has been considered as one of the front runners to win the award in 2020.
The Polish striker scored 55 goals in 47 appearances for Bayern Munich, helping his side win the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and the Champions League. He will not be rewarded for his stellar season as the Ballon d’Or was cancelled. And even Lewandowski himself felt as if he was the player who deserved the award most off all.
“We won everything there was to be won. I was the top scorer in every competition. I think if a player has achieved that much, he should win the Ballon d’Or,” he told Onet. The 32-year-old is aiming for new success in 2021 ad he is not planning to retire soon. “I want to play at the highest level after 2023. And I’m not yet thinking about what I’ll do afterwards.”