ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won the FIFA best player for 2021 beating 2019 winner Lionel Messi on Monday.
The win is back to back for Lewandowski who also won the same award in 2020.
Lewandowski won the award back to back after he scored a Bundesliga record 41 goals.
Earlier, Lewandowski said having the World Cup every two years will be a burden to the players since they already have too many games to play.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino said at a “global summit” of leaders of national football federations earlier this month that he believes he has enough votes to increase the frequency of the World Cup from every four years to two.