74 Facts About Robert Lewandowski


Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga club Barcelona and captains the Poland national team.


Robert Lewandowski has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.


Robert Lewandowski is one of only two players, alongside Johan Cruyff, to achieve the European treble while being the highest goalscorer in all three competitions, and the first to do it as the sole top scorer.


Robert Lewandowski won IFFHS World's Best International Goal Scorer Award in 2015 and 2021, IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer Award in 2020 and 2021, and IFFHS World's Best Top Division Goal Scorer Award in 2021.


Robert Lewandowski has been named the Polish Footballer of the Year a record eleven times and the Polish Sports Personality of the Year three times.


In 2020, Robert Lewandowski won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award and the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award.


Robert Lewandowski has been named to the UEFA Team of the Year twice.

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Robert Lewandowski is the third-highest goalscorer in the history of the Champions League.


Robert Lewandowski has been named the VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season a record five times.


Robert Lewandowski has scored over 300 goals in the Bundesliga, having reached the century mark quicker than any other foreign player, and is the league's all-time leading foreign goalscorer.


Robert Lewandowski was born in Warsaw and grew up in Leszno, Warsaw West County.


Robert Lewandowski took his first steps in football as an unregistered player for the local club, Partyzant Leszno.


Robert Lewandowski debuted for Lech on 17 July 2008 as a substitute in the first qualifying first leg match of the UEFA Cup versus Khazar Lankaran from Azerbaijan, in which he scored the only goal of the evening in the 75th minute at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 18 goals in 42 matches.


English coach, Sam Allardyce, said that Robert Lewandowski was about to join Premier League club Blackburn Rovers in 2010, but the volcanic ash clouds caused by the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull which suspended all flights in and out of the UK, in addition to other financial worries, prevented the potential transfer.


Robert Lewandowski finished the year as the third top goal scorer with 22 goals, none from the penalty spot, and six assists.


Robert Lewandowski finished as the DFB-Pokal's top goalscorer, with seven goals from six games.


On 25 February 2014, Robert Lewandowski scored twice in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Zenit Saint Petersburg, becoming Dortmund's overall top scorer in European competition, surpassing Stephane Chapuisat's 16 goals.


Robert Lewandowski scored six goals in the Champions League, as Dortmund reached the quarter-finals.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 28 goals in 48 matches.


Robert Lewandowski was officially presented as a Bayern Munich player on 9 July 2014.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 25 goals in 49 appearances.


Robert Lewandowski set Bundesliga records for the fastest hat-trick, and most goals scored by a substitute.


Robert Lewandowski was awarded four certificates by Guinness World Records for this feat.


Robert Lewandowski reached 10 goals in the opening 7 matches with this brace, a feat only achieved before by Gerd Muller.

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Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 42 goals in 51 matches.


On 13 December, Robert Lewandowski signed a new contract with Bayern, keeping him at the club until 2021.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 42 goals in 47 matches.


Robert Lewandowski hired renowned dealmaker Pini Zahavi as his new agent; the hiring of Zahavi was rumoured to be the start of Robert Lewandowski trying to seal a summer move to Real Madrid.


Robert Lewandowski finished the league as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer with 29 goals.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 41 goals in 48 matches in all competitions.


Robert Lewandowski became the all-time top scorer in the German Supercup history.


Robert Lewandowski finished as the top scorer in the Champions League group stage with eight goals in six matches.


Robert Lewandowski's goal was his 119th league goal for Bayern Munich, which saw him draw level with Roland Wohlfarth as the club's third-highest goalscorer of all-time.


Robert Lewandowski ended the league campaign as the Bundesliga's top goalscorer with 22 goals for the fourth time.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 40 goals in 47 matches in all competitions, reaching the 40-goal landmark for the fourth consecutive season, winning his second domestic double with Bayern.


On 29 August, Robert Lewandowski extended his contract at Bayern until 2023.


Robert Lewandowski then became the first player in Bundesliga history to score in each of the opening nine, ten and eleven matches of a season, surpassing the record of eight set by former Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


Robert Lewandowski became only the second player ever to score four goals in multiple Champions League matches.


On 25 February 2020, Robert Lewandowski equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's record of nine away goals in a season in Europe's top club competition.


However, Robert Lewandowski was the first to do so as the sole top scorer in all three competitions.


The cancellation of the 2020 Ballon d'Or was met with extensive criticism, as most news and sports organisations believed Robert Lewandowski was the front-runner and should have won the award.


Robert Lewandowski was involved in Benjamin Pavard's winning goal, and was named player of the tournament.


Robert Lewandowski managed to win his first European Golden Shoe award.


Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 48 goals in 40 matches in all competitions, reaching at least the 40-goal landmark for the sixth time.

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Midway through the season, Robert Lewandowski finished second in the 2021 Ballon d'Or award, behind Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain and received the Striker of the Year award by the France Football magazine.


However, Robert Lewandowski finished the league with 35 goals as top scorer for the fifth consecutive season and seventh outright, equaling the record of Gerd Muller.


Robert Lewandowski broke the Bundesliga record for most away goals in a single season with 19 goals.


At Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski established himself as one of the best players of his generation.


Robert Lewandowski became the most expensive Polish player in history and Bayern Munich's most expensive sale of all time.


Robert Lewandowski began his international career with Poland under-19 in 2007.


Robert Lewandowski would make three appearances for Poland's U21 team, in friendly matches against England, Belarus and Finland.


Robert Lewandowski played in all three games for Poland in the tournament, as the co-hosts crashed out of the group stage with two points earned.


Robert Lewandowski ended the campaign with 13 goals, a joint European Championships qualifying record with David Healy's tally for Northern Ireland in UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying.


At UEFA Euro 2016 in France, Robert Lewandowski did not have a shot on target until the last-16 match against Switzerland in Saint-Etienne.


At the time of Poland's exit, Robert Lewandowski had suffered more fouls than any other player in the tournament.


Robert Lewandowski finished the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign with 16 total goals, a record for a European World Cup qualifier.


Robert Lewandowski was called up to the 23-man Polish squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.


Robert Lewandowski played every minute in all three matches, against Senegal, Colombia and Japan.


Robert Lewandowski did not score a goal as Poland did not qualify for the knockout phase.


Robert Lewandowski was selected for national squad ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.


Robert Lewandowski is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time.


An accurate and efficient finisher with his head and both feet, Robert Lewandowski is a prolific goalscorer, which has led him to be dubbed Lewangoalski.


Robert Lewandowski has stood out for his work-rate and defensive contribution off the ball, and is capable of dropping into deeper roles on the pitch, in order to create space for teammates with his movement, or surprise defenders by making late and sudden attacking runs into the area.


Robert Lewandowski is an accurate penalty taker and has repeatedly shown coolness and composure on the spot; he is capable of scoring from long range, and has been known to take free kicks.

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Lewandowski's father gave him the name Robert to make it easier for him when moving abroad as a professional footballer.


Robert Lewandowski's father, Krzysztof, was a Polish judo champion, and played football for Hutnik Warsaw in the second division.


Robert Lewandowski's mother, Iwona, is a former volleyball player for AZS Warsaw and later vice-president of Partyzant Leszno.


In October 2017, the day after scoring to help Poland qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Robert Lewandowski finished his Bachelor of Physical Education with coaching and management at the Academy of Sport Education in Warsaw, concluding a decade of studies.


Beside philanthropy, Robert Lewandowski invests primarily in startups, e-commerce, and websites, mainly through Protos Venture Capital, a company of which he is a shareholder.


Robert Lewandowski owns Stor9_, an agency specialising in marketing communications.


In March 2022, Robert Lewandowski cancelled his sponsorship deal with Chinese telecom company Huawei after the company's reported support to Russia following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Robert Lewandowski had signed on as the global ambassador for Huawei, after agreeing to a partnership in November 2015.


Robert Lewandowski featured on the cover of the Polish edition of EA Sports' FIFA 15 video game, alongside Lionel Messi.