The Bayern Munich striker has failed to make it to the final three of the UEFA men’s player of the year award.
The winner of FIFA Men’s best player last year, Lewandowksi, ended up fifth in UEFA’s shortlist this year, a place down Lionel Messi.
The rankings have left the fans bemused as Lewandowski was arguably the best player in the 2020/21 season after scoring more than 50 goals across all competitions for Bayern.
The 32-year-old helped the Bavarians lift the Bundesliga title while his individual brilliance was rewarded with honours like European Golden Boot, German footballer of the year.
Although he couldn’t help Poland get past the group stage in the Euro 2020, he still ended up scoring 3 goals in the competition.
In addition, Lewandowski is off to a great start to the 2021/22 season, netting three goals in two games for Bayern.
While the Polish international’s name is in the conversation for the Ballon d’Or, his name has been snubbed by UEFA for men’s best player awards.
De Bruyne was sensational in Manchester City’s Premier League triumph while the midfield duo Jorginho and Kante were pivotal behind Chelsea winning the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.
Jorginho was also a key figure for the Italy national team that lifted the Euro 2020, and he is also being considered a favourite for the Ballon d’Or.