The Top 25 Players In The World For The 2019-20 Season Have Been Named And Ranked
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has beaten Lionel Messi and Kevin De Bruyne to be named the best player in world football.
And Lewandowski, who was widely tipped to win the Ballon d'Or before the 2020 edition of the award was cancelled, capped off the season by winning a treble with Bayern.
Goal compiled the rankings and placed the Poland captain top of the pile, saying that Lewandowski has "reached his optimal level."
Lewandowski told Goal: "It feels very good -- if you win an individual title, that's another nice extra.
"Football is a team sport, but these additional awards mean a lot to me, too. It shows that the hard work you put in every day will one day pay off. As long as you play football, you have to stay hungry.
"After your career, you can think about what you have won. Getting to the top is difficult, but staying at the top is even more difficult."
Posted below are the 25 best players in the world, according to Goal.
25. Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
24. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
23. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
22. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
21. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
20. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)
19. Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
18. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
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17. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
16. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)
15. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
14. Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
13. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
12. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)
11. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
10. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
9. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
8. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
7. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
4. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
3. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
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