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Biggest winners and losers of the 2019/20 season, according to the Bundesliga players

By Rune Gjerulff

In a survey, 270 Bundesliga players have answered a number of questions about the 2019/20 season, including who they think have been the best player.

Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München)
Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern München)Photo: GEPA Pictures/Ulrich Gamel

German football magazine Kicker has conducted a survey that 270 Bundesliga players have anonymously taken part in. Here are some of their answers:


Best outfield player:
1. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München - 42,6%
2. Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund - 14,1%
3. Joshua Kimmich, Bayern München - 12,2%
4. Thomas Müller, Bayern München - 3%
5. Timo Werner, RB Leipzig - 2,6%

Best goalkeeper:
1. Manuel Neuer, Bayern München - 35,2%
2. Yann Sommer, Gladbach - 23,7%
3. Peter Gulacsi, RB Leipzig - 10,7%
4. Roman Bürki, Dortmund - 7,4%
5. Lukas Hradecky, Leverkusen - 4,4%

Biggest winner among the coaches:
1. Hansi Flick, Bayern München - 61,1%
2. Marco Rose, Gladbach - 14,4%
3. Christian Streich, Freiburg - 5,9%
4. Bruno Labbadia, Hertha BSC - 5,2%
5. Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig - 4,1%

Most disappointing coach:
1. Jürgen Klinsmann, former Hertha BSC coach - 32,6%
2. Florian Kohfeldt, Werder Bremen - 23,3%
3. Niko Kovac, former Bayern München coach - 17,8%
4. David Wagner, Schalke 04 - 11,5%
5. Heiko Herrlich, Augsburg - 2,6%

Most positive surprise among the players:
1. Alphonso Davies, Bayern München - 44,8%
2. Erling Haaland, Dortmund - 18,1%
3. Marcus Thuram, Gladbach - 5,2%
4. Christoph Baumgartner, Hoffenheim - 3,7%
5. Christopher Nkunku, RB Leipzig - 3,7%


Biggest disappointment among the players:
1. Mario Götze, Dortmund - 30%
2. Alexander Nübel, Schalke - 11,5%
3. Salomon Kalou, Hertha BSC - 5,6%
4. Guido Burgstaller, Schalke 04 - 4,1%
5. Philippe Coutinho, Bayern München - 3,7%

Most positive surprise among the teams:
1. SC Freiburg - 44,1%
2. Union Berlin - 32,2%
3. Gladbach - 15,2%
4. FC Köln - 1,9%

Most disappointing team:
1. Werder Bremen - 64,8%
2. Schalke 04 - 29,6%
3. Eintracht Frankfurt - 1,5%
4. Hertha BSC - 1,1%

Are you pleased with the use of video technology?
Yes - 42,6%
No - 40%
No opinion - 17,4%

Best coach in the world:
1. Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool - 74,8%
2. Pep Guardiola, Manchester City - 13%
3. Hansi Flick, Bayern München - 4,8%
4. Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig - 1,9%
5. Diego Simeone, Atlético Madrid - 1,1%
5. Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid - 1,1%

Best player in the world:
1. Lionel Messi, Barcelona - 54,8%
2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus - 12,6%
3. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern München - 10,7%
4. Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool - 4,4%
4. Kylian Mbappé, PSG - 4,4%
6. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool - 3,3%

Best league in the world:
1. Premier League - 74,4%
2. Bundesliga - 17,8%
3. La Liga - 5,6%
4. Serie A - 1,1%
5. Ligue 1 - 0,7%


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