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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was voted Bundesliga Player of the Year for the second year in a row by German sports journalists on Sunday. The Polish striker received 356 out of 563 votes in the election of football magazine Kicker. He surpassed teammate Thomas Müller (41) and Dortmund striker Erling Haaland (38).
Lewandowski scored 41 times in the Bundesliga for champions Bayern last season. He thus improved the long-held unbeatable record of Gerd Müller, 40 goals in the 1971-1972 season.
The women’s prize went to Hoffenheim player Nicole Billa. The Austrian narrowly beat German Bayern attacker Lea Schüller (57) with 61 votes.
German Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel was named Coach of the Year after his Champions League final win. He got 129 votes. That was eleven more than Hansi Flick. He won the prize last year after his treble with Bayern. Flick became the new national coach of Germany after the European Championship.