Robert Lewandowski Named Bundesliga Player of the Season

Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski is approaching 50 goals for the season | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

In what can come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, Robert Lewandowski has been named the Bundesliga's player of the season.

Bayern were confirmed as champions for an eighth straight year last week, and celebrated with a 3-1 victory over Freiburg, with Lewandowski on target twice in the first half.

The Poland international has had an astonishing season in front of goal. He raced out of the traps, scoring in their first 11 matches - a league record streak - and he's yet to put the brakes on.

A brain-melting 48 goals in 41 appearances have set him apart as the best pure goalscorer in Europe, and the Bundesliga have confirmed what we all pretty much knew.

The 31-year-old has been, by some distance, the best player in the division, and his 33 league goals - amassed in just 30 games - have earned him another individual accolade.

That's not to dismiss the other contenders. In another season, Bayern team-mate Joshua Kimmich would have been in the running, as would Leipzig's Timo Werner and Dortmund's increasingly prolific Jadon Sancho - who sit second and third in the scoring charts respectively.

With Lewandowski in the form he has been in all season, however, there was only going to be one winner. He last won the award in 2016-17 when he scored 30 in the Bundesliga, and he has surpassed that tally already - with four games to spare.

Meanwhile, as clubs begin to tentatively do some transfer business, Bayern are continuing their awkward flirting with Leroy Sane. 90min learned in May that a potential part-exchange deal involving David Alaba is being considered by City, while Pep Guardiola admitted last month that the player will not be renewing his contract, which expires in 2021.

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