Robert Lewandowski

Polish footballer
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski Photo: Robert Lewandowski / Instagram

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish footballer who is currently at Bundesliga club Bayern Munich.

The Poland international began his professional career at Znicz Pruszkow and scored 36 times in 59 games between 2006 and 2008.

Lewandowski moved to Lech Poznan and won the 2009-10 Polish title and Polish Cup during a two-season stint at the club.

Robert established himself as a top European striker during four seasons at Borussia Dortmund between 2010 and 2014.

Lewandowski won two Bundesliga titles at Dortmund before he completed a controversial move to Bayern Munich in 2014.

He has won four Bundesliga titles in a row with Bayern to establish himself as a key player at the Allianz Arena.

Lewandowski scored on his international debut in a 2-0 win against San Marino in September 2008.

Personal Information:

Date of birth: 21 August 1988
Age: 33 years old
Place of birth: Warsaw, Poland
Nationality: Polish
Height: 185cm / 6ft 1ins
Weight: 79kg / 174 lbs
Wages: €225,000 a week
Transfer value: £150 million

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Znicz Pruszkow

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Robert spent seven seasons at MKS Varsovia Warsaw before the striker moved to Znicz Pruszkow.

He scored 15 times in 27 games to help Znicz Pruszkow secure promotion to the Polish top flight.

Lech Poznan

Lech Poznan signed Lewandowski in June 2008 after the Polish forward scored 37 goals in 61 outings in all competitions.

He scored on his first appearance for Lech Poznan in a 1-0 win against Khazar Lenkoran in the Uefa Cup qualifier.

His agent offered Lewandowski to Sporting Gijon but the Spanish side rejected the chance to sign a striker, a decision the La Liga side must now regret.

Robert netted 20 times in 48 games in all competitions before Lewandowski found the net 18 times in 28 appearances to help Lech Poznan win the top-flight title.

Lech Poznan won the Polish Cup and the Polish Super Cup.

Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund signed Lewandowski in a £3.5m deal from Lech Poznan in June 2010.

The Polish striker signed a four-year deal with BVB to commit his future until 2015.

Lewandowski scored his first goal as a substitute in the Bundesliga in a 3-1 win against Schalke 04 in the Riverderby. He came off the bench again in their next top flight game to score in a 5-0 victory over Kaiserslautern.

He scored 11 goals and made two assists in 41 games in all competition in his first season under Jurgen Klopp.

Robert benefited from an injury crisis at Borussia Dortmund at the start of the 2011-12 season. He scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 2-1 win over Nurnberg.

Lewandowski netted his first hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Augsburg on 1 October 2011. He continued his excellent form with goals either side of half-time to help Dortmund ease to a 5-0 over FC Koln to send them into second place.

Having scored another two goals in a 5-0 win over Hamburg to send them to the top of the table, Lewandowski netted the winner in a 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich at Westfalenstadion in April 2012.

Robert scored 22 goals in 34 games in the Bundesliga to help Dortmund to win the title.
He finished with 30 goals in all competitions.

Dortmund managed to retain the Bundesliga title in the 2012-13 campaign.

Robert scored 24 goals and made five assists in 31 games in the Bundesliga to fire Klopp’s side to successive titles.

He also played a crucial role in their Champions League run. Lewandowski scored against Ajax and Real Madrid in the group stage.

The Polish striker scored in a 3-2 win against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League round of 16. He continued his goal-scoring record with a strike in a narrow win over Malaga in the last eight.

Lewandowski scored all four goals in Dortmund’s 4-1 win against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals.

However, Robert didn’t get on the score sheet in a 2-1 loss to bitter rivals Bayern Munich.

His final season at Dortmund yielded a return of 28 goals in 48 games in all competitions.

Bayern Munich

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Robert moved to Bayern Munich on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund on 9 July 2014.

Ironically, he made his competitive debut in a 2-0 loss to his former club in the German Super Cup.

He opened his account for Munich in a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in his second Bundesliga game at the end of August.

Lewandowski scored in a 2-1 win against Dortmund in the Bundesliga in November to leave Klopp’s men in the relegation zone.

He scored 17 times in 30 games as Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title. Lewandowski netted six times in the Champions League but the German side lost to FC Barcelona in the semi-finals.

Robert produced his best return in the Bundesliga when he scored 30 times in 31 games in the German top flight in 2015-16. Lewandowski won his fourth Bundesliga title.

He scored nine goals in the Champions League but Bayern Munich lost to Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals.

Robert matched his 30-goal haul in the 2016-17 season to help Bayern win the Bundesliga title for a third successive season.

He scored his 100th goal in 137 games for Bayern in a 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on 11 March 2017.

Lewandowski entered into the top 10 leading goal-scorers in Bundesliga history with a goal in a 3-1 win over Cologne in December 2017.

Robert scored in 11 successive home games against Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena in February 2018.

He finished the campaign with 29 goals in 30 games to win his sixth Bundesliga crown.

Lewandowski fired his long-time agent Cezary Kucharski during the 2017-18 season. The Poland striker hired renowned dealmaker Pini Zahavi as his new agent.

Robert has been regularly linked with a move Real Madrid as well as Premier League duo Chelsea FC and Manchester United in the 2018 summer transfer window.

International career

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Lewandowski made his debut in a 2-0 win against San Marino at the age of 20 on 10 September 2008.

Robert scored the first goal of Euro 2012 in a 2-1 win against Greece.

He netted his first international hat-trick with four goals in a 7-0 win against Gibraltar in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Lewandowski netted a header to help Poland beat the Republic of Ireland and secure a place at Euro 2016.

He didn’t score at the major tournament until the round of 16 when Robert scored in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland and dispatched his spot-kick in the shootout.

Lewandowski found the net again in a 1-1 draw with eventual winners Portugal and scored in the penalty shootout but Poland lost on penalties.

He became Poland’s record goal-scorer when he netted a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Austria to take his tally to 50 goals.

Lewandowski has netted 52 times in 93 games for the Poland national team.

Personal life

Lewandowski’s father, Krzysztof (died in 1995),[10] was a Polish judo champion, and also played football for Hutnik Warszawa in the second division.

His mother, Iwona, is a former volleyball player for AZS Warszawa.

His sister represented Poland’s Under-21 team, while his wife Anna Lewandowska won the Bronze medal at Karate World Cup in 2009.

Robert and Anna welcomed their first child, Klara, in May 2017.

He is a practicing catholic and met the Pope Francis following a 7-1 win against AS Roma.

Interesting facts about Robert Lewandowski

Photo: Robert Lewandowski / Instagram

• He set a Bayern Munich record when Robert scored in 12 consecutive league games.

• Lewandowski has scored more goals against TSG netminder Oliver Baumann than against any other Bundesliga keeper, a total of 12.

• Robert and his wife Anna are seen as Poland’s version of The Beckhams. They have a combined social media following of 13 million.

• His parents gave Robert a simple first name to help his football career abroad.

• Lewandowski has won the Polish player of the year in five consecutive seasons.

• Robert has earned the nickname “the Body” for his abs.

He holds four world records: most goals scored by a Bundesliga substitue, the fastest Bundesliga hat-trick and three minutes and 22 seconds, fastest four goals in five minutes and 42 seconds and the fastest five goals at 8 minutes and 59 seconds.

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