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Lewandowski shortlisted for 2020 Laureus Award

Wed 24 February 2021 | 18:06

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award after a fantastic year for Bayern Munich.

Poland international enjoyed a memorable 2020 for the German giants, with his outstanding performances helping

Bayern

to a Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and Champions League treble.

He will battle for the award with Los Angeles Lakers superstar

LeBron James

, Formula One world champion

Lewis Hamilton

, tennis great

Rafael Nadal

, Uganda’s long-distance runner

Joshua Cheptegei

and

Armand Duplantis

.

Speaking on his nomination,

Lewandowski

said

: "I have been working so hard for many, many years to reach the point I did in 2020 and I am grateful that the world’s media acknowledged that.

"I was honored to win the FIFA Best Player Award and now to be nominated for this Laureus Award is special.

"I know that Lionel Messi is the only team player to win, and he had to share it with Lewis Hamilton, so maybe I can go one better. Thank you to the hundreds of members of the international sports media who voted for me. It is a great honor for me."


source: SportMob