Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays for the La Liga club Barcelona in the forward as a striker. When it comes to the list of greatest strikers of all time, Lewandowski is one of them. He is known for his finishing, technique, and positioning around the box. He is also one of the most successful strikers in the history of the Bundesliga.
There are only a couple of players who have more than 500 senior career goals, and Lewandowski is one of them. Lewandowski is also the second player after Johan Cruyff, who won the treble and was also the top scorer in all three competitions. Let’s see the lifelong journey of this generation’s goal machine.
Robert Lewandowski Basic Information
Before going further about Rober Lewandowski’s journey, let’s know the basic information about him.
|Full Name||Robert Lewandowski|
|Date of Birth||21 August 1988|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)|
Rober Lewandowski Professional Information
After spending eight long years, Lewandowski decided to leave Bayern Munich to explore a league where he wanted to show his skills as well. Currently, he is successful in being at the top of the league table as well as being the top scorer with 15 goals, leaving Benzema and Joselu in second place with 11 goals. Let’s see his professional career.
|MKS Varsovia Warsaw||1997||2004||–||–|
|Legia Warsaw II||2005||2006||13||2|
|Znicz Pruszkow II||2006||2007||2||6|
This is how Lewandowski’s international career has been going all over the years.
Robert Lewandowski: The World-Class Striker
Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw, and later he was brought up in Leszno, where he started to play for a local club named Partyzant Leszo as an unregistered player. In an interview, Lewandowski said that Roberto Baggio, Alessandro Del Piero, and Thierry Henry were his idols. Let’s see how his career went through.
At the age of 17, Delta Warsaw, a 4th-tier team, signed him, and he was able to score four goals in that season. Later he was taken by another side, and in the 2006-07 season, Lewandowski played in the Polish third division, where he scored 15 goals and was the top goal scorer. He spent the next year in the second-highest division of Poland, where he scored 21 goals and became the top scorer for consecutive years in separate leagues.
In 2008, Lewandowski was brought by Lech Poznan with a transfer fee of 1.5 million PLN. At that time, Lewandowski’s agent tried to put him in Sporting Gijon, which was promoted to La Liga. But the team didn’t want Lewandowski at that time. Lewa was in second place with 18 goals that season. In the second season with Poznan, Lewandowski helped his team to win the championship, and he was the top scorer in the league.
In the 2010-11 season, Borussia Dortmund started the Klopp project, and the team brought Lewa at a price of €4.5 million. And Lewa did what he could do the best, he scored against Schalke 04 and made it 3-0. After Lucas Barrios took an injury, Lewandowski had the opportunity to be in the first XI, and he showed that the injury came well for the team. During his first season, Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski started the 2012-13 season by scoring against Bayern Munich. It was the season when Lewandowski broke a record by maintaining the longest scoring stream for the club, which was 12 games. And Borussia Dortmund was furious in the Champions League campaign. Dortmund defeated Bayern in the DFB-Pokal quarter-final also.
Lewandowski became the first-ever player who score four goals in a Champions League semi-final. The match was against Real Madrid, and the scoresheet was 4-1. But, unfortunately, Dortmund’s Champions League campaign ended in the final against Bayern, and the score was 2-1. In the 2013-14 season, Lewa became the top scorer of the league by scoring 20 goals. He ended the season by scoring 28 goals.
In the last month of 2013, Lewandowski signed for Bayern Munich, and it was a pre-contractual agreement. By signing for Bayern Munich, Lewandowski unlocked a new era of domination. He stayed for eight years in Bayern Munich, and he never had to go through a season without a trophy. Bayern won all eight seasons, and Lewandowski was a part of it.
Lewa scored his first goal against Schalke 04, and the match drew 1-1. Lewandowski’s journey was successful as he faced his former club, and he was able to score against them. Though the season was good food Bayern, Lewa was unable to be at the top of the goal scorers. But, in the second season, he was furious as he was able to score 30 goals in the league.
The day was September 22, 2015…the score was Bayern 0-1 Wolfsburg…Lewa came as a substitute. The first goal came in 51 minutes…boom…8 minutes 59 seconds have gone…the current score became Bayern 5-1 Wolfsburg. Lewandowski scored all five goals. Lewandowski broke all the below-mentioned records.
- Fastest Bundesliga hat-trick (Four minutes)
- Most goals as a substitute.
- Five goals in nine minutes was the fastest in any European football.
- He got Guinness World Records.
In the 2019-20 season, Lewandowski received UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, and Best FIFA Men’s Player, and for his club, he won the treble as well. He also received the European Golden Shoe award as well. In the final season with Bayern in the 2021-22 season, he got the European Golden Shoe for the second time. And the time came when he announced that he was to going to leave.
Lewandowski signed a contract with Barcelona last year and became the most expensive Polish player. And this was also Bayern’s most expensive sale. He got the number 9 shirt in Barcelona. As of now, Lewandowski’s journey in Barcelona has been going pretty well. He is in first place with 15 goals in La Liga, scored 5 goals in the Champions League, 1 goal in Europa League, and two goals each in Supercopa and Copa del Rey. As of now, Lewa has 25 goals and 6 assists in 31 matches.
Rober Lewandowski is pretty much confident about his form and Barcelona’s form this season. He has already conquered Bundesliga with two teams. Now it is time to explore something new.
However, Barcelona is already knocked out from both the Champions League and Europa League, but there is a chance to win La Liga and Copa Del Rey. Let’s see.