France Football keen on awarding Robert Lewandowski with Ballon d’Or – Reports

France Football keen on awarding Robert Lewandowski with Ballon d’Or – Reports

France Football – the Ballon d’Or organisers are said to be considering awarding Poland and Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski with the prestigious award for missing out on the chance in 2020 due to Covid-19. The former Bayern Munich forward was in the pole position to win the most coveted individual award in football during the 2020 season, but due to a pandemic-like situation worldwide, with several competitions getting curtailed, the organisers opted against hosting the Ballon d’Or that year.

However, Robert was heads and shoulders ahead of everyone that season, scoring a staggering 47 goals in 44 appearances (most in Europe), helping Bayern win the treble, including the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain.

Even though no Ballon d’Or ceremony was hosted that year, Lewandowski continued his purple patch the following season, netting 41 times in a 29-game Bundesliga season (a record then). 

However, PSG superstar Lionel Messi was awarded his seventh Ballon d’Or title that year in a hotly-debated decision. 

During his speech, The Argentine said, “Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or.”

In 2023, Messi won his eighth Ballon d’Or – the most ever, for helping Argentina win the FIFA World Cup for the third time – the first since 1986.

Robert’s time has come, finally!

Four years later, the Ballon d’Or organisers are contemplating awarding Lewandowski the coveted prize (during the October ceremony this year) that he deserved in 2020.

Speaking on the same, Robert said he is not angry at missing out on his moment but admits he wishes to be awarded for his performances in those two seasons. 

“Of course, I would have liked to receive the Ballon d’Or award,” Lewandowski said to Sport Bild last month. “It’s not that I’m angry or wistful because this trophy is still missing. But my feeling is that it would have been my turn in one of the two years.”

Meanwhile, Lewandowski’s agent recently confirmed that despite all the rumours of him leaving the club, the Polish captain continues to stay at Camp Nou for the upcoming season. 

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