Robert Lewandowski Wins European Golden Shoe

Robert Lewandowski Wins European Golden Shoe

Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski, has received the 2020-21 European Golden Shoe, after scoring 41 Bundesliga goals for Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski comfortably outscored Lionel Messi (30) and Ronaldo (29) in his 29 Bundesliga appearances.

The award is given to the top goalscorer in all domestic leagues across Europe.

And Lewandowski winning the award means the 33-year old is only the second Germany-based player to win it, after Bayern legend Gerd Muller in 1971-72.

He said: “I dedicate this award to all the people who are by my side every day.”

“I’d like to thank my family, my teammates, the coaching staff and the whole of FC Bayern. I couldn’t win titles like these without their support,” added Lewandowski.

“In sport, like in life, it’s crucial that you value each other, support each other, are always fair with each other and try to be a role model for others. I’m very happy with what we’ve achieved together as a team.”

The Polish striker’s tally last season was the highest since Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the award in 2015 with Real Madrid after netting 48 goals.

The award has been won six times previously by Messi, with Ciro Immobile and Luis Suarez also finishing in top spot.

Lewandowski is currently on a scoring spree for the Bavarians, scoring a total of 28 goals in 19 consecutive matches.

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