While Messi won the Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski is a worthy winner of the Fifa Best award. The two awards were separated for the first time since 2016 after which the winner of the Fifa Best award changed.
The Ballon d’Or was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. The reason for the switch is that the Fifa Best award is given to the best player in a team, not the best player.
In 2021, Robert Lewandowski scored 69 goals for his club and country, winning the Fifa Best Award. Although he didn’t win the Ballon d’Or, he was the runner-up in the Fifa Best award, missing out on the Ballon d’Or and the Globe Soccer Award.
While Lewandowski missed out on the Ballon d’Or, despite being a world-class player for so long, he has been able to maintain his form.
The best Fifa Best award is presented annually to the most outstanding player in the world. This year, Lewandowski beat Messi, who won the Ballon d’Or last month.
It is a remarkable feat when a player of your calibre, with as many goals as Lewandowski has scored, wins the Fifa Best award more than once.