Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski has taken to Instagram to share a picture of himself posing with the European Golden Boot alongside his wife, Anna.
The 33-year-old Polish striker was awarded the European Golden Boot for outscoring all the players in Europe including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the previous winner of the award, Ciro Immobile.
In the 2020-2021 season, Robert Lewandowski scored 41 goals in just 29 Bundesliga games. Despite suffering a brief injury towards the end of the season, his competitors could not outscore him.
This time around, the Poland international did not compete with Immobile for the Golden Boot award. He competed with the serial winners of the award, Messi, and Ronaldo.
The goals from Messi and Ronaldo only helped Barcelona and Juventus to qualify for European Champions League spots. But that of Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich to win the 2020-2021 German Bundesliga title.
In the caption of the Instagram post the Polish striker shared showing when he posed with the European Golden Boot alongside his wife, Robert Lewandowski wrote: “I would like to thank my family, teammates, coaches, and the entire @fcbayern team. Winning the title would not be possible without your support.
“In sport, just like in life, what matters is respect for others, collaboration, and fair play no matter what you do. I would like to dedicate this award to all of you who have been by my side. I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together as a team. Thank you! #goldenshoe2021”
Robert Lewandowski is now LewanGOLDski
After sharing an Instagram post to appreciate FC Barcelona and his teammates for helping him to win the European Golden Boot, Robert Lewandowski shared another post showing when he posed with the award.
This time around, he didn’t share the Instagram post to appreciate anyone, he shared the post to tell his followers to call him Robert LewanGOLDski.
He wrote: “Today you can call me Robert LewanGOLDski 😎😁 Thank you for your support!”
Speaking further about the award, Lewandowski said: “I have to honestly say that I am immensely proud. “I’m very satisfied.
“In the season when I scored that historic number of goals – 41 goals – there was a moment when for the first time I didn’t think I could do it – because of the time when I was injured.
“But then I just thought about it for a moment, that I am so near to that record! However many matches I have I got when I get back, I have to be positive and believe that I can score 41 goals, and in that way match Gerd Mueller, who is someone I admire very much. That is a great history.”
While Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said: “This is a great accolade for Robert Lewandowski. Not just for his many, many goals but for the exemplary professionalism with which he gives everything for success every day.
“He’s deserved to become the second FC Bayern player after the unforgettable Gerd Muller to be honored with the Golden Shoe.”