Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski received the Golden Boot on Tuesday, which has rewarded the top scorer in the European championships since 1968, and thanked his wife, who is also his personal “motivation coach”.
This trophy crowns the breathtaking season of the 33-year-old Polish gunner, who in 2020/21 broke a very old record, that of the number of goals scored by a player in a season in the Bundesliga: with 41 units (in 29 matches actually played) , he passed Gerd Müller, who had held him for 49 years with 40 goals scored in the 1971/72 season. This season, the best Fifa 2020 player has already scored seven times in five days.
“I have to thank my wife, she is a great support for me and a motivation, when things are a little less well”, he said during the ceremony organized in the Bayern Museum, at the Allianz Arena from Munich. Former Polish international karate, Anna Lewandowska is also a nutritionist and takes care of the diet of her champion husband. “I am very proud of him”, he replied to his husband’s compliments, “he is extraordinary as a person, as an athlete, as a partner, as a friend and as a husband”.
Praised by its leaders for his professionalism and his team spirit, compared to James Bond (“agent 009″) by the president of Bayern Herbert Hainer, Lewandowski assured that he did not intend to stop there: ” It’s not over yet, we are still hungry for titles, ”he said, referring to his desire to win the Champions League a second time, after that of 2020.
The Pole is only the second Bundesliga player to win the prestigious Golden Boot, after Gerd Müller (1970 and 1972). Lionel Messi (6 times), Cristiano Ronaldo (4), and the now legendary Eusebio, Marco van Bastan or Ronaldo the Brazilian are also among the winners.
For the awarding of the trophy, a factor favoring big leagues has been introduced since 1997. Each goal scored in the five biggest leagues in the UEFA ranking (England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France) is worth two points. Those successful in the championships between 6th and 22nd place are worth 1.5 points, and only one point in the other championships.