Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has reacted to beating Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi to the 2021 The Best FIFA Men's Player award after he narrowly lost out to the latter at last year's Ballon d'Or ceremony.
It has been a sensational and rewarding few years for the Poland international, who has now scooped a second The Best FIFA Men's Player accolade to add to his expanding trophy collection.
Lewandowski pipped both Salah and Messi to the prestigious individual prize, becoming the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo to win it back-to-back after the Portuguese forward's success in 2016 and 2017.
Taking to Instagram, using a picture of himself standing next to his club coach Julian Nagelsmann, the 33-year-old said winning was "an incredible feeling".
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"I would like to congratulate all tonight's award winners," he wrote.
"Receiving The FIFA Best Men's Player award tonight is a massive honour for me. It is an incredible feeling. We dedicate our lives to improving, excelling, and reaching new heights. We push our bodies to the limit for our team, our coach, and the fans.
"Football is the world's sport. It's unlike any other in the way it connects people. It's a language understood on every continent.
"As players, we have a responsibility to represent the values of the game – fair play, respect, and sportsmanship. And I'm proud to do so – for club Bayern Munich and country Poland.
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"I want to thank all of my supporters. Without fans there is no football. We work to play our best, entertain, and make football the world's greatest show – for the fans. Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for their support. Thank you."