After an incredible season that saw him break a fifty-year-old Bundesliga scoring record, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been awarded Germany’s footballer of the year award. He secured the lions share of votes with 356.
There is no doubt that this is a deserved win, with Lewandowski breaking Gerd Muller’s unbreakable Bundesliga goal record. Thomas Muller scored respectably in the voting, coming in second place with 41 votes, surprisingly, but not undeservedly ahead of Erling Haaland. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are other Bayern players on the list.
Germany's footballer of the year | Vote results [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/AdG4tkWnR8— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 25, 2021
Former Bayern player, Jerome Boateng also scored a few votes, while Sascha Molders had a surprise 5 votes! Furthermore, the Chelsea duo of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz also both (undeservedly) are high up on the list.
As for managers, Thomas Tuchel won the award, after guiding Chelsea to the Champions League title:
Germany's manager of the year | Vote results [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/9rs5HbLwiN— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 25, 2021
Tuchel beat out the second place Hansi Flick by a narrow margin, whilst Edin Terzic rounded off the top 3.
Some managers with surprise votes were Jurgen Klopp, whos Liverpool side was quite poor throughout the season. And, Pal Dardai, who’s Hertha Berlin side were a relegation risk throughout the season.