Saturday, August 29, 2020

Neither Messi nor Ronaldo and this is thanks to LewanGOALski

Neither Messi nor Ronaldo and this is thanks to LewanGOALski

Neither Messi nor Ronaldo and this is thanks to LewanGOALski


When the Bundesliga, the first of the big leagues, resumed the 2019/20 season after a break due to the pandemic, Bayern München continued their winning streak, and Robert Lewandowski continued to score goals, I realized that he would become a main contender for the Ballon d'Or. The fact this award was canceled in 2020 is a big loss for the Polish striker. I think Lewandowski was the best player in Europe and the world in the 2019/20 season. 

Neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo became the UEFA Champions League top scorer for the first time for the last 13 seasons. And this is thanks to Lewandowski. 

Although he did not score in the main game of the season - the Champions League final. He notched 55 goals for the whole season and was the top scorer in each of the 3 tournaments won by Bayern München. This is a great achievement. His only drawback is just 4 goals out 55 with his left foot.

Neither Messi nor Ronaldo and this is thanks to LewanGOALski


In general, over the past five years, he has been showing stability by scoring 40 or more goals in all tournaments per season. His teammate Thomas Müller persistently calls him 'LewanGOALski' not in vain.  

Regarding the Ballon d'Or, Lewandowski was previously on the list for the award five times. And he even took the prestigious 4th place in 2015 - then the Polish forward was one of those for whom I voted as a juror. 

By the way, I remember Lewandowski since 2008, when playing for Lech Poznan, he scored the winning goal against Azerbaijan's Khazar-Lankaran in UEFA Cup qualification. 

Much has passed since then. The fact that Real Madrid tried to sign him three times also says a lot.

Lewandowski once said: "I motivate myself by the desire to win more trophies. I want to be a better player, and there is no other way of showing it other than on the pitch." Therefore, I am sure that he will try to win the Ballon d'Or next year. 

His age is not a problem either. So Lewandowski told Sport Bild a few weeks ago: "In August I will turn 32, but I feel 27, 28, maybe even less. I want to play at the highest level for many years, I will do my best to achieve it." 

Before resuming the UEFA Champions League in the top three players, I also named Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema, both from Real Madrid. But after the final finish of the season, I changed my mind. Apart from LewanGOALski, I would also name Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Serge Gnabry from Bayern Munich among the top three players of the 2019/20 season. 

Rasim Movsumzadeh 
Ballon d'Or juror

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