Lewandowski Wins Press Agencies Best European Athlete of The Year Award

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 Bayern Munich striker and captain of the Polish national football team, Robert Lewandowski, has been voted the best European sportsman of 2020 by press agencies.

Twenty-five agencies took part in the 2020 edition of the survey conducted by the Polish Press Agency and Lewandowski scored 180 points to claim first place, four points ahead of the 2019 winner and British Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis is third.

The 32-year-old Lewandowski is the third Polish athlete to win one of the oldest sports plebiscites in the world, organized since 1958. He joins Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak and Irena Szewińska.

Krzyszkowiak, one of the best long-distance runners in the world and equally excellent in the 3000m steeplechase, won the first edition of the poll, while Szewińska, winner of seven Olympic medals, triumphed in 1966 and 1974.

The 25 European press agencies that took part in the 63rd edition of the poll are: AFP (France), AGERPRES (Romania),  ANP (Netherlands), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), ATHENS NEWS AGENCY – MACEDONIAN NEWS AGENCY (Greece), BELGA (Belgium), BELTA (Belarus), BTA (Bulgaria), CTK (Czech Republic), DPA (Germany), EFE (Spain), ELTA (Lithuania), HINA (Croatia), LUSA (Portugal), MOLDPRESS (Moldova), MTI (Hungary),  REPORT NEWS AGENCY (Azerbaijan), SITA (Slovakia),  STA (Slovenia), TANJUG (Serbia), TASR (Slovakia), TASS (Russia), UKRINFORM (Ukraine) and PAP S.A.(Poland).

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