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Robert Lewandowski Bags Second FIFA Best Award

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Poland international Robert Lewandowski has been crowned the best men's player for the second time in a row after edging Argentine Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Egyptian Mohamed Salah of Liverpool. En route bagging his second FIFA best award, he became the first player in Bundesliga history to finish top scorer in four consecutive seasons.

The 33-year-old Bayern Munich striker was named best men's footballer alongside Barcelona midfielder, Alexia Putellas who was named top women's player at Best FIFA awards after leading her side to the treble by winning the Women's Champions League, Spanish league and Copa de la Reina last term; Chelsea's head coaches Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes win coach of the year awards; Edouard Mendy named top goalkeeper; Ronaldo and Christine Sinclair win FIFA Special awards.

Erik Lamela, now of Sevilla, won the best goal award for his trick rabona shot for Spurs in the North London derby. The medical staff and players of Denmark, who had to deal with Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the field at the Euro won the “fair-play” award.

Denmark and Finland's supporters won the FIFA Fan Award for their show of solidarity following Eriksen's collapse. As the crowd waited for news on Eriksen's health, fans of both teams banded together in an emotional tribute. Finnish fans chanted "Christian!" while Danish supporters responded with "Eriksen".

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