Watch: Robert Lewandowski awarded European Golden Boot 2021
Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich received the European Golden Boot 2021.
With 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances, Lewandowski comfortably beat Lionel Messi (30) and Cristiano Ronaldo (29) in 2020/21.
The 33-year-old also broke the late Gerd Müller’s single-season scoring record in 49 years en route to his sixth cannon as the Bundesliga top scorer, but his first Golden Boot.
To concern: Lewandowski’s 41 goals last season!
“I am very proud and happy,” said Lewandowski upon receiving the award. “In the season that I scored the 41 goals, there was a time when I thought I couldn’t do it. And that was the time when I got injured. But then I got it. thought I was so close to breaking the record, that no matter how many games I have after I come back, I just have to be positive and believe I can score 41 goals.
Lewandowski’s breathtaking contribution in front of goal was yet another confirmation of his position as the best No.9 in world football.
The best reigning UEFA and FIFA player averaged 1.50 goals every 90 minutes during Bayern’s ninth consecutive winning season. He has only managed to score in four of his 29 top-level appearances and has found the net more than once on 10 occasions.
“I never thought it would be possible for another striker to come close to Gerd Müller’s record,” Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said. “I’ve been proven wrong. And who says Robert won’t do it again? Who says he won’t surpass himself? He’s capable of anything.”
Lewandowski’s total of 41 goals is the highest in Europe since Ronaldo produced 48 goals for Real Madrid in 2014/15.
RB Leipzig’s Andre Silva, who scored a record 28 Bundesliga goals last season for Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund counterpart Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe (27 goals each) round out the top five of the European Golden Shoe.