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The Final UEFA Player Of The Year Results In Full

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The Final UEFA Player Of The Year Results In Full

Robert Lewandowski absolutely destroyed his competition last season.

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The Bayern Munich star was in incredible form as he helped the German side with their eighth Bundesliga title in-a-row, along with the DFB-Polka and Champions League.

His own personal tally reached 55 goals in 47 games and it's no wonder everyone said he was robbed of the Ballon d'Or when France Football confirmed it was cancelled.

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On Thursday he got his hands on the one remaining piece of personal silverware on offer, UEFA Men's Player of the Year, and he won it by a long way.

According to UEFA's official results the Polish striker earned 477 points in the vote with second placed Kevin de Bruyne getting 90 points and Manuel Neuer's 66 points earning him third.


Lewandowski smashed his rivals. Image: PA Images
Lewandowski smashed his rivals. Image: PA Images
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Players are voted by the managers of all the teams from the group stages of the Champions League and the Europa League, along with 55 journalists, one for each of UEFA's member associations.

Each person who votes picks their top three, with five points for first, three points for second and one point for third on their list.

Of course managers can't pick a player from their own team, presumably Hansi Flick would have had the hardest task of all if he'd have been allowed, with five Bayern players in the top 10.

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Speaking about the forward, Flick said, "He works so hard for the team. He is important for our defence as he provides support and nothing needs to be said about how much danger he poses in front of goal. He is very professional and works extremely hard. He is the best central striker in the world."

And former Bayern captain Lothar Matthaus added, "I haven't seen a better player all year. He sacrifices so much for success and, for me, he absolutely deserves to be called the best footballer in the world."

The former Borussia Dortmund striker wasn't the only one from his team to get an award, with Flick winning Manager of the Year, Neuer picking up Goalkeeper of the year and Joshua Kimmich winning Defender of the year.

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Only Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne winning Midfielder of the Year stopped the cleansweep, but no one could stop Bayern's clean sweep on the pitch last season.

Featured Image Credit: UEFA

Topics: Football News, Robert Lewandowski, Ballon d'Or, Kevin de Bruyne, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, Bundesliga

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