Earlier, in the fans’ vote, the results were exciting. Fans decided that 41 goals in one season would not be enough to make Lewandowski the best player of the season. Unexpectedly, Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund won the vote.
The players had a different opinion. A survey by the VDV (Professional Footballers’ Association) left no doubt. Lewandowski received 75.9% of the vote.
The gap between successive players was huge. The second, Erling Haaland, received 7.1 percent of the vote, and the third, Thomas Muller, with 3.5 percent.
Bayern Munich finished the season for the ninth time in a row, by winning the German championship. This is the longest streak in German football history.
Lewandowski was one of the main architects of this success. The Polish striker broke the record 49-year-old Gerd Muller and was the first player in the history of the Bundesliga to score more than 40 goals in a single season. The 32-year-old sniper only needed 29 backs for this.
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