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Twitter Reacts as Best FIFA Football Award Winners Are Announced

Ross Jackson
Robert Lewandowski with his Best FIFA Men's Player award
Robert Lewandowski with his Best FIFA Men's Player award / Pool/Getty Images
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For most of us, 2020 has been a bit rubbish. *Sounds the understatement klaxon*.

However, some people have actually had a very good 2020, in particular those celebrated at the annual Best FIFA Football Awards on Thursday evening.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski took the top gong in the men's game as he was named Best FIFA Men's Player for 2020, and in fairness it's hard to argue that anyone else even came close to being worthy of the award, a belief backed up by a lot of people on social media.

Despite missing out on the top individual prize, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were named in the World Men's XI. Naturally, the 11 players picked caused quite a stir, with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos partnering Virgil van Dijk at centre back, a decision which was greeted with a mixed reception.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was rewarded for the Reds' fine season in which they finally overcame their Premier League hoodoo by romping to title glory with an incredible 99 points.

The Liverpool boss took home the Best FIFA Men's Coach award for the second consecutive year, another decision which seemed to split opinion.

Tottenham's Son Heung-min was awarded the FIFA Puskas award for his incredible solo goal against Burnley in December 2019.

The Spurs forwards has been playing some of the best football of his career in recent months as he and Harry Kane continue to spearhead Jose Mourinho's side's title charge, though it's fare to Twitter wasn't too pleased with him being given the Puskas award.

Elsewhere, Lucy Bronze was recognised for her superb season with Lyon as she clinched her third consecutive Champions League trophy in August.

The Manchester City full-back was clearly overjoyed having pipped Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard to the award, and finally social media came together as one to celebrate the England star and congratulate her achievement. Yeah, you knew that was lie as soon as you read it, didn't you?

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