- Lewandowski received the adidas Golden Ball of Qatar 2020
- Gignac leaves with the Silver Ball, Kimmich with the Bronze Ball
- Al Duhail wins FIFA Fair Play Award
Following Bayern Munich’s victory over the UANL Tigers in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 ™, the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) has awarded the title of best player in the tournament to Robert Lewandowski. Author of remarkable performances, the Polish striker was awarded the adidas Golden Ball. FIFA.com draw up the list of individual awards for you.
Ballon d’Or adidas : Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
The reigning FIFA player has established himself as the best footballer of this 2020 Club World Cup. Lewandowski had already distinguished himself by striking twice against Al Ahly in the semi-finals. In the decisive game against the Tigers, he offered an assist on the golden goal of teammate Benjamin Pavard. The 32-year-old international was named Alibaba Cloud Man of the Match on each of his two outings in Qatar. “We really wanted to win today. At half-time, I said that we had to focus more and it is precisely on an action of this type that we marked. It is a historic moment”, welcomed Lewandowski at the final whistle.
Silent in the final, the Bayern striker has posted impressive statistics this season: 1.03 goals per game on average (29 goals in 28 matches). Incredible as it may sound, however, he remains slightly below his performance last season, averaging 1.17 goals per game.
Adidas Silver Ball: André-Pierre Gignac (UANL Tigers)
Concacaf Champions League supporters have scored three goals in Qatar, all through the French striker. The former Marseillais offered himself a brace in the second round against Ulsan Hyundai, before signing the only goal of the semi-final against Palmeiras. In the final, he could have added a fourth unit to his personal counter from the 23rd second of the game, but his header, slightly deflected, came close to the post. With his three achievements, Gignac finished top scorer in the competition, a record to which we must add his two titles of Man of the Match Alibaba Cloud.
He remains today on ten goals in ten matches, in all competitions. He’s also hit the mark in six of his last seven appearances.
Ballon de bronze adidas: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Kimmich is now part of the essential cogs of one of the best teams in the world, which he did not fail to demonstrate in Qatar. A true hub of Bayern’s game in midfield, he could have put his name on the scoreboard in the final, if his long-distance strike had not been called off for offside. “We fought for this title. From the start, we made it our goal. Mission accomplished! If we did it, it was for Thomas and for all those who could not be with us today. “
FIFA Fair Play Award Al Duhail SC (Qatar)
The representative of the host country takes home the FIFA Fair Play Award. The Qataris have played two matches in total, their first-round duel against Auckland City having finally been won on the green carpet (3-0). Sabri Lamouchi’s men then lost 1-0 to future bronze medal winner Al Ahly, before concluding their run with a clear 3-1 victory over Ulsan Hyundai in the fifth place match.