Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional football player playing for Bayern Munich and Poland National Team as a forward. He is also the captain of Poland national team. At present, he is considered one of the prolific goalscorer of this generation. In 2015, the Guardian has ranked him as the fifth best footballer on the planet. Lewandowski’s senior career started from Znicz Pruszkow 2006-08, Lech Poznan 2008-10, Borussia Dortmund 2010-14 to Bayern Munich since 2014. Lewandowski has proved his worth for all the clubs he played for. Lewandowski made his international debut for Poland in 2008. He is the all-time top scorer for Poland with 55 goals over 90 caps. He has received the Polish Player of the Year a record seven times.

Best Known for:

  • His accurate and efficient finishing
  • His excellent technical skills, vision, and sudden strikes.
  • Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional football player playing for Bayern Munich and Poland National Team as a forward.

Lewandowski’s Early Life

Robert Lewandowski was born on August 21, 1988, in Warsaw, Poland. He belongs to the Polish nationality. His father, Krzysztof was a Polish Judo champion and ex-footballer. His father played for Hutnik Warszawa in the second division. His mother, Iwona is former volleyball player for AZS Warszawa. Later she became the vice-president of Paryzant Leszno. He has a sister, Milena, is a volleyball player. She represented U21 national volleyball team.

Lewandowski’s Career

Lewandowski started his youth career from MKS Varsovia in 1997. He played seven years for the club until 2004. He then played for Delta Warsaw and Legia Warsaw in 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons respectively. Lewandowski became the top scorer in the Polish third division and Polish second division in 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons respectively. Lech Poznan signed Lewandowski in June 2008 for a transfer fee of 1.5 million zlotys. He made his debut and also scored for the Lech in July 2008 against Khazar Lankaran in the first round of UEFA Cup qualifier. Lewandowski played at Lech for two seasons, and finished second top goal scorer in his debut season, and became the top scorer in the following season. Also, Lewandowski helped his team to win the 2009-10 championship.

Borussia Dortmund:

Following his success at Lech Poznan, Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund signed Lewandowski in June 2010 on a four-year contract for 4.5 million Euro. Lewandowski scored his first goal for the club against Schalke 04 on September 19, 2010. Lewandowski finished the 2011-12 season Bundesliga as the third top goal scorer with 22 goals and six assists, when they became the league champion. He also scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal Final. He became the top scorer in DFB-Pokal with seven goals from six games. Dortmund won the league and cup double in the same year.
Lewandowski became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final on April 24, 2013. Lewandowski scored all of four goals for Dortmund in a 4-1 win over Spanish champions Real Madrid in the first league. Dortmund lost 2-1 to Bayern Munich in the UCL final.
Lewandowski finished the 2013-14 season as the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 20 goals and 28 goals in total in all competitions.

Bayern Munich:

Following his successful career at Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich showed interest on Lewandowski. Bayern Munich officially signed him on a five-year deal on January 3, 2014. Lewandowski made his competitive debut for Bayern against his former club Borussia Dortmund in the 2014 German Super Cup on August 13, 2014. Bayern lost 2-0 to their rivals. Lewandowski scored his first competitive goal for the club against Schalke 04 on August 30. Lewandowski finished his debut season scoring 25 goals for Bayern in all competitions, joint-second top scorer alongside teammate Arjen Robben in the Bundesliga. Lewandowski also won the League with Bayern in his first season.
During his second season at Bayern, Lewandowski set a Bundesliga record by coming on as a substitute and scoring five goals in 8 minutes and 59 seconds against Wolfsburg. It also became the fastest record in any of major European football leagues. He also set fastest hat trick record in Bundesliga, three goals in four minutes. For these records, Lewandowski received four Guinness World Records certificates as well. Lewandowski finished the season with 42 goals in all competitions.
Lewandowski finished 2017-18 season as the top goalscorer for the third time with 29 goals in Bundesliga. He scored 41 goals in all competitions. The same season, he also reached the top ten highest goalscorers in the Bundesliga. He also equaled the record of scoring in 11 successive home games in a single season with Jupp Heynckes.
Lewandowski won Bayern Munich German Super Cup for a record seven times on August 12, 2018, and became the all-time top scorer in the German Super Cup history.

Lewandowski’s International Career

Initially, Lewandowski played for Poland’s U21 team. Lewandowski made his senior debut against San Marino in 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification game on September 10, 2008. Lewandowski scored his debut goal for the country in his debut game. Lewandowski’s Poland, co-hosts of the 2012 UEFA Euro crashed out of the group stage. Lewandowski played his first match as a captain for the national team against San Marino on March 26, 2013, during the 2014 World Cup qualifying game. Lewandowski scored his first international hat trick, netting four goals against Gibraltar on September 7, 2014, during UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier. Lewandowski scored hat-trick within four minutes against Georgia on June 13, 2015. Lewandowski led his team to UEFA Euro 2016 quarterfinals for the first time in history. Poland lost to eventual winners Portugal in the semifinal in a penalty shootout. Lewandowski finished the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with a record high for a European with 16 goals. Lewandowski was called up to the 23-man Polish squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Lewandowski’s Poland did not make it to last 16 in the World Cup.

Lewandowski’s Achievements

Lech Poznan:

  • Polish Cup: 2008–09
  • Polish SuperCup: 2009
  • Ekstraklasa: 2009–10

Borussia Dortmund:

  • Bundesliga: 2010–11, 2011–12
  • DFB-Pokal: 2011–12
  • DFL-Supercup: 2013
  • UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2012–13

Bayern Munich:

  • Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
  • DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017, 2018


  • II Liga Top Goalscorer: 2006–07 (15 goals)
  • I Liga Top Goalscorer: 2007–08 (21 goals)
  • Polish Revelation of the Year: 2008
  • Ekstraklasa Best player: 2009
  • Ekstraklasa Top Goalscorer: 2009–10 (18 goals)
  • Polish Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • DFB-Pokal Top Goalscorer: 2011–12 (7 goals), 2016–17 (5 goals), 2017–18 (6 goals)
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2013, 2016
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2014
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI 2nd team: 2015, 2017
  • Bundesliga Top Goalscorer: 2013–14 (20 goals), 2015–16 (30 goals), 2017–18 (29 goals)
  • Bundesliga Team of the Year: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • UEFA Euro qualifying Top Goalscorer: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (13 goals)
  • Best player of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying
  • Polish Sports Personality of the Year: 2015
  • IFFHS World’s Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 2015
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2016–17
  • FIFA World Cup qualification Top Goalscorer: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (16 goals)

Lewandowski’s Records

Bayern Munich:

  • The highest number of scored goals in a game by a substitute: 5 (matchday 6 of 2015–16 against Wolfsburg)
  • Shortest elapsed timespan until a scored hat-trick: 4 minutes (between minute 51 and 55 of matchday 6 of 2015–16 against Wolfsburg)
  • Shortest elapsed timespan until five scored goals: 8 minutes 59 seconds (between minute 51 and 60 of matchday 6 of 2015–16 against Wolfsburg)
  • 100 German top flight goals quicker than any foreign player


  • A scoring record for a single UEFA European Championship qualification: UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying (13 goals)
  • A Scoring record for a single European FIFA World Cup qualification: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (16 goals)
  • First European player to score 16 goals in a FIFA World Cup qualification
  • Most hat-tricks scored in a single European FIFA World Cup qualification: 3 (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)

Lewandowski’s Personal Life

Lewandowski’s parents gave him this name so that it would be easier for him to move abroad to play professional football. He married Anna Lewandowska on June 22, 2013, in Warsaw. She is a Karate Player and won the bronze medal at the 2009 Karate World Cup. The couple has a beautiful daughter Klara. She was born on May 4, 2017. Lewandowski is Catholic. Lewandowski completed his graduation in Physical Education with coaching and management from Warsaw’s School of Education in Sports, a day after he led his country Poland to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Lewandowski’s Net Worth

At present, the net worth of Robert Lewandowski is estimated around $45 million. Currently, Lewandowski is the highest paid player in the Bayern Munich. According to his new contract with Bayern Munich, he has a salary of 225,000 Euro per week. Besides salary, he has signed a sponsorship deal with Nike.

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