Robert Lewandowski

Polish association football player

Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish footballer that plays as a striker. He currently plays for Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team.

Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski 2011.jpg
Lewandowski with Poland in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Robert Lewandowski
Date of birth (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Warsaw, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Delta Warsaw
2005–2006 Legia Warsaw II
2006–2008 Znicz Pruszków 32 (21)
2008–2010 Lech Poznań 58 (32)
2010–2014 Borussia Dortmund 187 (103)
2014– Bayern Munich 30 (17)
National team
2008 Poland U21 3 (0)
2008– Poland 68 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2015

He began his career with Znicz Pruszków in 2005, then continuously moved up the Polish tiers until he made it to the first-tier club Lech Poznań in 2008.

A full international for Poland since 2008, Lewandowski has earned over 100 caps and was a member of their team at Euro 2012, Euro 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup. With 60 international goals, Lewandowski is the all-time top scorer for Poland. In 2015, he was voted Polish Sportspersonality of the Year and in 2016 he claimed fourth place at the 2015 FIFA Ballon d'Or Awards.

He has been named the Polish Player of the Year a record seven times. The Guardian has ranked him as the fifth-best footballer on the planet in 2015.[1]

Likely one of Lewandowski's most famous records is scoring 5 goals in 9 minutes (8:59).[2] For achieving this, Robert Lewandowski was awarded 4 Guinness World Records.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 2014-15 season[4]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other1 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Delta Warszawa 2004–05 IV liga 17 4 2 0 19 4
Legia Warsaw II 2005–06 III liga 12 2 1 2 13 4
Znicz Pruszków 2006–07 III liga 27 15 5 2 32 17
2007–08 II liga 32 21 2 0 34 21
Total 59 36 7 2 66 38
Lech Poznań 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 30 14 6 2 12 4 48 20
2009–10 28 18 1 0 4 2 1 1 34 21
Total 58 32 7 2 16 6 1 1 82 41
Borussia Dortmund 2010–11 Bundesliga 33 8 2 0 8 1 43 9
2011–12 34 22 6 7 6 1 1 0 47 30
2012–13 31 24 4 1 13 10 1 1 49 36
2013–14 33 20 4 2 8 6 1 0 48 28
Total 131 74 16 10 35 18 3 1 187 103
Bayern Munich 2014–15 Bundesliga 31 17 5 2 12 6 1 0 49 25
Career total 232 133 27 18 55 24 5 2 319 173

National teamEdit

As of 18 November 2020[5][6]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Poland 2008 4 2
2009 12 1
2010 13 6
2011 11 3
2012 10 2
2013 10 3
2014 6 5
2015 7 11
2016 12 8
2017 6 9
2018 11 4
2019 10 6
2020 4 2
Total 116 63

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The 100 best footballers in the world 2015 – interactive". The Guardian. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. "Bundesliga | Watch: Robert Lewandowski's 5 goals in 9 minutes in FULL!". www.bundesliga.com. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  3. "Bayern Munich hotshot Robert Lewandowski nets four Guinness World Records titles for goal scoring spree". Guinness World Records. 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  4. "Robert Lewandowski". ESPN FC. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  5. "Robert Lewandowski". European Football. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  6. "National Team A Squad". PZPN. Retrieved 11 September 2019.