Furious Fans Claim Erling Haaland ‘Robbed’ Robert Lewandowski Of Bundesliga Player Of The Year Award
The 32-year-old Polish striker enjoyed a scintillating season as Bayern Munich were crowned champions of Germany.
The Bayern star scored an incredible 41 times and registered seven assists in Bundesliga 29 appearances.
Lewandowski’s overall goalscoring tally for the season came in at 48 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions.
However, the Poland captain fell short of Haaland in the fan-voted Bundesliga Player of the Year award.
Haaland has also thrived for Borussia Dortmund this season as he scored an impressive 27 times and picked up eight assists in 28 Bundesliga appearances this season.
The 20-year-old Norwegian striker scooped the Player of the Year award and said it was an “honour” to be awarded the accolade.
Haaland tweeted: “An honour to be awarded with the @Bundesliga_DE Player of the Season!
“An achievement not just for me but for the whole @BVB family. We won this award together!”
Erling Haaland has won the fan-voted Bundesliga Player of the Year after scoring 27 goals and recording 8 assists in 28 games for Dortmund :medal:
Reminder: Robert Lewandowski broke the legendary Gerd Muller’s 49-year Bundesliga goal record this season after scoring 41 goals pic.twitter.com/i6PhXhOz0P
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 25, 2021
But fans have staunchly argued that Lewandowski has been ‘robbed’ of the award after shattering Muller’s longstanding record.
“Unreal season from Haaland, but [Lewandowski] surely robbed here,” one fan said.
Another Twitter user wrote: “Lewandowski was top scorer, won the league, broke a 50-year-old goal record despite being injured for a month. How did he not win?”
Someone else tweeted: “Lewandowski broke the goalscoring record and won the league this season. Lewandowski [was] robbed.”
And a fourth added: “Not to take anything away from his [Haaland] greatness, I just have an honest question as to how Lewandowski didn’t bag this award?”
Lewandoski fully robbed lol
– Allan:tm::umbrella: (@mcfcallan) May 25, 2021
No disrespect intended but lewy got robbed
– claytonli (@Panticyy) May 25, 2021
To be frauded the player of the season **
– TimzFCB (@TimzDoesThings) May 25, 2021
I love you but Lewandowski deserved much more than you.
– jerry fletcher (@saylordolato) May 25, 2021
– Straajo :flag_rs: (@straajo) May 25, 2021