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Lewandowski deserves Best Men's Player award - Bayern boss Flick

Robert Lewandowski's scoring form was a key factor in Bayern Munich's 2019/20 treble and Hansi Flick wants to see that recognised.

Lewandowski deserves FIFA Best award – Flick

Robert Lewandowski's stunning form this year should see him crowned The Best FIFA Men's Player for 2020, according to Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick.

The prolific Poland forward played an integral role in Bayern's treble-winning 2019-20 season, which saw them crowned champions of Europe, and is firing on all cylinders again in the new campaign.

Lewandowski, Ronaldo and Messi the finalists for Best Men's Player award

Lewandowski has been announced as one of the three finalists for the award, together with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who is the holder.

And Flick believes the Bayern talisman has the best case, with the stats certainly lending significant weight to that argument.

The award takes into account accomplishments between 20 July 20 2019 and 7 October of this year. During that time, Lewandowski scored 60 goals, with 39 of those coming in the Bundesliga.

"This season he absolutely deserved it": Bayern boss backs Lewandowski for prize

"All of us in the club are hoping he will be elected as the best player this year, because he deserves it," said Flick.

"All of us can only wait and see how the vote turns out, but in this season he absolutely deserved it and we all are keeping our fingers crossed."

Lewandowski scored 15 goals and assisted five more as Bayern won all of their 2019-20 Champions League games and lifted the trophy.

His output in Europe's premier club competition far outstripped award rivals Ronaldo (four goals, no assists) and Messi (three goals, three assists).

Lewandowski also had a better shot conversion rate (34.9 per cent) and averaged 3.4 shots on target per 90 minutes – the most of any player to have featured more than four times.

Best Men's Player award winner to be announced this month

The winner will be revealed on 17 December at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony.