Will ‘Lewa’ finally get his reward?


Is Robert Lewandowski the favorite to take home the 2021 Ballon D’or? Find out by clicking on the podcast player below!

With France Football having recently announced their official 30-man shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Ballon D’or award, it has come as no surprise that Bayern Munich and Poland superstar Robert Lewandowski has been included in said shortlist. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Ballon D’or awards ceremony was canceled and many around the world believed that Lewandowski was hard done by the most as he was clearly the deserved winner. However, one cannot forget everything that the Bavarian number 9 has accomplished; to name a few, voted the 2020 FIFA Men’s player of the year, broke Gerd Mullers’ Bundesliga goal scoring record of 40 goals (Lewandowski managed to grab 41 goals to his name during 2019/2020 Bundesliga season.)
Robert Lewandowski is one of two players currently plying their trade in German, with Erling Haaland being the other player. Although Erling Haaland may not come across as a favorite, we cannot forget what the young Norwegian has accomplished in such a short space of time and to be shortlisted in the top 30, is a fantastic achievement.

On the latest episode of the SL Podcasts’ Fan Reaction Show, DW Sports correspondent and German football expert, Kres Harrington, breaks down the upcoming Bundesliga fixtures with Leverkusen hosting the reigning champions Bayern Munich. Kres also goes into the 2021 Ballon D’or shortlist and provides an in-depth analysis on Bayern striker Lewandowski’s chances of grabbing the accolade.

To listen to the full discussion, click on the podcast player above or find it on your favourite podcast player.

Note: The player defaults to low for the smallest possible download size. You can adjust it to various qualities, which will change the file size. You can listen to it now, or download the show and listen to it whenever you want.