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Bayern Munich Star Robert Lewandowski Wins German Footballer of the Year

By Amreen
Lewandowski has been crowned the German Footballer of the Year
Lewandowski has been crowned the German Footballer of the Year / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has been named Germany's Footballer of the Year for the second season in a row after a spectacular season for Bayern Munich.

The striker scored an outstanding 41 goals in 29 appearances as his side were, once again, crowned Bundesliga champions, and broke the long-standing record set by Gerd Muller for most goals in a single Bundesliga season.

The Poland international finished 315 votes ahead of his Bayern team-mate, Thomas Muller, who finished second, and 318 votes ahead of Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland. "I know how big this honour is," he said. "For me, it is a reason for great pride and joy, because you rarely win the title of 'Footballer of the Year' twice in a row in Germany.

"Of course I am happy that I scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games. This number of goals fills me with great pride and is certainly a spectacular performance in view of my injury."

Lewandowski scored 48 goals in as many games across competitions for Bayern, and even managed to return from a ligament injury to score six goals in the club's final four games of the season as they cruised to the league title, trumping RB Leipzig by 13 points.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel scooped the award for Germany's Coach of the Year, ahead of Hansi Flick and Edin Terzic. The former Dortmund boss helped Chelsea to the Champions League trophy after replacing Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge. "I accept the award very gratefully as a great honour for the entire team because I see myself as a team player," Tuchel said.