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Bundesliga Player of the Year: Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski put on a performance for the ages this season.

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Robert Lewandowski scored 30 goals during the 2015-16 season for Bayern Munich. In doing so, he became the first player to reach the 30 goal plateau in over 39 years and the first non-German ever to hit the mark. Only three players in the history of the Bundesliga have scored more goals in a single season than the Polish striker.

There can be no doubting that this was the toughest category to win in the Bundesliga this season. Lewandowski was faced with a strong challenge from Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as the Armenian finally put together the kind of season Dortmund fans were expecting since his arrival. Mkhitaryan was a big part of Dortmund's resurgence this season with 11 goals and 15 assists in league play.

Lewandowski's amazing seasons was epitomized in nine minutes in Munich back on September 22. He stepped on the field as a substitute with Bayern losing 0-1 to Wolfsburg, and nine minutes later Bayern were winning 5-1, with Lewandowski having scored all five.

Full Voting

Six: Robert Lewandowski

Four: Henrikh Mkhitaryan

(The voters are the Bavarian Football Works staff including Phillip Quinn, Davis VanOrpdorp, Ryan Cowper, John Bushnell, John Dillon, Valentin King, Victor Coffie, George Rudnik, Mike Lynch, and Luke Zimmermann.)

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