Robert Lewandowski wins FIFA Best Men’s player, Erik Lamela gets Puskas Award

Jeremy Caroll

Bayern Munich’s Polish number 9 Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA Best Men’s Player award for 2021 with Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas winning the FIFA Best Women’s Player award at Monday’s ceremony.

Robert Lewandowski won the award for the second consecutive year after a season in which he beat Gerd Mueller’s 49-year old record of 40 goals in a single Bundesliga campaign.

Chelsea won both the awards for best coach, Thomas Tuchel crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Coach for 2021 and Emma Hayes was crowned The Best FIFA women’s coach.

Tuchel had directed Chelsea to the Champions League title after taking control over the club in January while Hayes won the Women’s Super League, FA Cup and League Cup treble in England.

Chelsea club enjoyed further acknowledgment with their Senegal international Edouard Mendy winning the Best Men’s Goalkeeper award.

The Puskas Award for the best goal of the year was won by Argentine Erik Lamela, presently with Spanish club Sevilla, for his goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Arsenal.

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