It’s Robert Lewandowski’s turn to try to stop Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from winning the FIFA best player award.
The Bayern Munich forward joined the two standout players on the three-man shortlist announced on Friday.
Lewandowski’s goals led Bayern to a sweep of titles this year – the Champions League, the German league, the German Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
One of his 55 goals last season came in Bayern’s 8-2 rout of Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Lewandowski could become only the second player – after Luka Modric in 2018 – to deny Messi or Ronaldo since their run of FIFA domination started in 2008. Messi has won the award six times while Ronaldo has won it five times.
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