FIFA announced the final vote for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020 award. To no surprise, FC Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski won the award for the first time in his career. The Polish striker finished the year winning the UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga, along with topping out as the top scorer in both competitions.
Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe also finished in the top 10 for the award.
Cristiano Ronaldo ficou em 2° lugar com 38 pontos na premiação The Best! pic.twitter.com/S3k0KbQUGp
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Neymar finished ninth in the final vote, while Mbappe topped out at two spots ahead of the Brazilian.
Of course, as with any award vote, there could be much debate as to the ranking of the top 10 for this honor. For both Neymar and Mbappe, they led PSG to a domestic treble-winning season and each orchestrated multiple signature performances in the UEFA Champions League competition over the calendar year.
Nonetheless, both players are expected to once again be contenders for the honor in 2021. If PSG goes on to win the Champions League and if the two forwards end up having multiple strong showings in their upcoming respective international tournaments, they each may be deemed as a serious contender for the award next year.
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