Register Login Live

International

Lewandowski Wins Bundesliga Gong

Robert Lewandowski has been named the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season for 2012-13.

The Borussia Dortmund striker scored 24-goals in the league, and bagged a memorable four-goal haul in his team’s Champions League demolition of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Polish international Lewandowski beat Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger to the award, as voted for by Germany’s union of professional footballers.

He accumulated 31.6% of the vote, while Ribery and Schweini received 21.6% and 11.3% respectively.

Former Bayern manager, Jupp Heynckes, justifiably won the manager’s award with 45.9% of the votes, after guiding the Bavarian giants to an unprecedented Treble.

"I want to thank all the Bundesliga players that elected me as player of the season," Lewandowski posted via Facebook upon hearing of his award.

"It makes me especially proud that the opponents from the league voted for me."

Unfortunately, Lewandowski’s contract wrangling with Dortmund has taken the lustre of what should have been a proud moment for both team and player.

Meanwhile, the Team of the Year is composed exclusively of Bayern and Dortmund players, after they made the Champions League final at Wembley an all-Bundesliga affair.

German Players Union Team of the Season:

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich); Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich), Dante (Bayern Munich), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), David Alaba (Bayern Munich); Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich); Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund), Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich).

*Heric Replaces Palmer At Chippa (PLEASE DON'T USE NOW - Needs...

Robert Lewandowski all 4 goals vs Real Madrid

Lewandowski Frustrated With Missed Chances

Lewandowski Hat-Trick Puts Dortmund Top

7 comments

Top 5

Mohomi: I Wasted Two To Three Years At Sundowns

110 Nov 19, 2020 12:10 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

7 Oct 26, 2020 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Downs’ Intentions Known To Resurgent AmaZulu

19 Nov 19, 2020 08:35 AM in PSL

Players Who Were Caught Age-Cheating

31 Nov 17, 2020 12:27 PM in World News

Chiefs Defender Leads List Of Suspensions

7 Nov 19, 2020 01:58 PM in PSL

Rest In Peace Anele Ngcongca!

163 Nov 23, 2020 09:42 AM in PSL

Nurkovic Dazzles As He Shows Off Model SA Bae

13 Nov 23, 2020 04:28 PM in Footballers & Chill

Katsande Buying Meat In His Chiefs Gear Goes Viral

20 Nov 20, 2020 01:30 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Courtois & De Bruyne's Messages For Anele

11 Nov 23, 2020 03:46 PM in Players Abroad

In Pictures: Pitso Rallies His Troops Ahead Of Crunch Week

14 Nov 19, 2020 11:14 AM in Players Abroad

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Why Thibedi Has Not Gone Back To Chiefs

16 Nov 19, 2020 12:06 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Pirates V SSU – It Will Be A High-Scoring Affair

12 Nov 19, 2020 02:44 PM in Orlando Pirates