Considered one of the best strikers of all time, Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for La Liga Club Barcelona. He also captains the Poland national team and he is recognized for his positioning technique and finishing.
Lewandowski is considered one of the most successful players in Bundesliga History. He has scored over 600 senior career goals for club and country.
Here are the top 10 Remarkable Facts about Robert Lewandowski.
10. He fell out with the Huawei company
On March 2022, He canceled a sponsorship deal he had with Chinese telecom company Huawei after the company was reported to support Russia following the Russian-Ukraine war.
9. He was the best FIFA Men’s player 2020
Lewandowski assisted Leon Goretzka’s opener in a 2_1 victory over the 2019_20 UEFA Europa Leagues winners in Sevilla in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup in Budapest.
He scored all four goals in a 4_3 win against Hertha BSC, and on w4 October he became the first in Bundesliga to score ten goals in only five matches.
He also won the treble with Bayern Munich and displayed great performance earning him the title of The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2020, making him the first polish player to earn the award.
8. He was voted Poland’s footballer of the year, 7 times in
Lewandowski continued with his success record and once again he was a top scorer in the early stages of the 2017_18 Bundesliga. He was voted Poland’s Footballer of the year for the seventh time in a row.
He finished the league as a Bundesliga top goal scorer with 29 goals and by the end of the season, he had scored 41 goals in 48 matches in all competitions.
7. He scored five goals in eight minutes, breaking a record.
While the trail of greatness emitted by Lewandowski isn’t shocking to football fans, sometimes the strings of surprise he pulls leave his fans more loyal than ever.
He broke drew a Bundesliga record by coming on as a substitute with Bayern trailing 0_1 to Wolfsburg, scoring five goals in 8 minutes and 59 seconds.
This was the fastest any player had shown in the history of the Bundesliga and he also set a record for the fastest hat trick, which is three goals in four minutes and the most goal scored by a substitute. His record was more vibrant as he also scored five goals in 9 minutes which was the fastest in any major European football league since Opta began keeping records.
6. He was Dortmund’s top scorer in European competition in 2014
Lewandowski scored twice in the Champions League round of 16 first leg on 25 February 2014 against Zenit Saint Petersberg, making him Dortmund’s overall top scorer in European competition.
His records surpassed Stephane Chapuisats’s 16 goals; he even scored his 100th goal for the club on his 182nd appearance.
Dortmund defeated VFL_Wolfsburg 2-0 in the semi-finals of the 2013 _14 DFB _Pokal on 16th April and he revealed a T-shirt with the number 100 during celebrations.
He was a top goal scorer by the end of the 2013_14 season in the Bundesliga with 20 goals which earned him the name Torjagerkanone. Today Lewandowski is the third top scorer after Ronaldo and Messi.
5. He was the second player to win the European treble
Lewandowski stood at par with Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of nine away goals in Europe’s top club competition on February 25, 2020. He did so by scoring a goal in a 3_0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He scored a brace on 10th August 2020 and provided two assists in a 4_1 win over Chelsea in the return Leg. He also assisted and scored in Bayern’s 8_ 2 decimations of Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
He scored 15 goals in total, in his ninth consecutive Champions League match in Bavarians’ semi-final 3-0 win against Lyon.
To add further to his tally of achievements he became the second player ever to win the European treble whole been the top scorer in all three competitions.
4. A volcanic eruption changed his fate
It’s bizarre how fate works, Lewandowski might never have played in the Bundesliga if it weren’t for the infamous eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010.
Just before completing his move to Dortmund, the striker was invited to visit Blackburn Rovers with their manager Sam Allardyce.
3. He has four entrances in the Guinness World Records
Roberts’s roots to stardom were growing fast and extensively in the football realm, he began his second season with the 2015 DFL -Super cup on 1 August, with Bayern losing in a penalty shootout away to VFL Wolfsburg.
Lewandowski set a Bundesliga record by coming on as a substitute with Bayern trailing 0-1 to Wolfsburg and scoring five goals in 8 minutes and 59 seconds. This record was the fastest by any player in Bundesliga history, to take a 5-1 lead.
2. He was the first player to score four goals in the Champions League semi-final in 2013
Lewandowski won the 2013 DFL -Super cup on July 27, 2013, with Dortmund 4_2 against Bayern Munich.
His glory was heightened on February 25, 2014, Robert scored twice in the champions league round of 16 first leg against Zenit Saint peters Berg, making him Dortmund’s overall top scorer in European Competition, surpassing Stephane Chapuisats’s 16 goals.
Dortmund defeated VFL Wolfsburg 2-0 in the semi-finals of the 2013_ 14 DFB Pokal final on 16 April and he scored his 100th goal with the club in his 182 appearances.
1. He was born into a sporting family
Lewandowski was born in Warsaw and grew up in Leszno, Warsaw’s western country. While it’s true he had an innate talent for playing football his environment also polished him into the great striker he is today.
One can even say he was destined to become a sportsman from the very first day he was born on earth, he was born into sports. All the members of the Robert Lewandowski family are sports stars and hold sporting in height regard
Robert’s mother, Iwona was an active volleyball player in the first league Academic Sports Association ‘Warsaw’.