30 Astounding Facts About Robert Lewandowski Every Fan Must Know

Robert Lewandowski
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Robert Lewandowski, regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, is famous for his positional sense, excellent technical skills, quick feet and proficient dribbling. He is considered to be one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time. He, an efficient finisher and prolific goalscoreer, is an accurate penalty taker. In March 2020, Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, donated €1 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is currently a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. Here are some really interesting facts about the player that will make you love him more:

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  1.  He is one of only two players, alongside Johan Cruyff, to achieve the European treble, while being the highest goalscorer in all three competitions, and first to do it as the sole top scorer.
  2.  During the 2020-21 Bundesliga, he scored 41 goals in a single campaign, breaking Gerd Müller's previous Bundesliga record of 40 goals, set in 1971–72. He has won the Bundesliga Top Scorer Award in six seasons.
  3.  He has been named to the UEFA Team of the Year twice and the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season four times, and is the third-highest goalscorer in the history of the competition.
  4.  He has scored over 290 goals in the Bundesliga, the second-highest goalscorer of all time in Bundesliga history, behind only Gerd Müller's 365 Bundesliga goals.
  5.  He has been named the Polish Footballer of the Year a record nine times and the Polish Sports Personality of the Year twice.
  6.  Robert Lewandowski was born on August 21, 1988 to Krzysztof Lewandowski and Iwona Lewandowska in Warsaw.
  7.  His father was a Polish judo champion, and also played football for Hutnik Warsaw in the second division, while his mother is a former volleyball player for AZS Warsaw and later vice-president of Partyzant Leszno.
  8.  He grew up in Leszno, Warsaw West Country. He has a sister named Milena, who also plays volleyball and has represented the U21 national team.
  9.  He claimed that his father named him Robert, in an effort to make it easier for him when moving abroad as a professional footballer.
  10.  His first step in football was as an unregistered player for the local club, Partyzant Leszno. He then joined MKS Varsovia Warsaw in 1997, and played for seven years.
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  12.  He then moved to 4th tier side Delta Warsaw, where he finally managed to play in the first team, scoring four goals at the end of the season.
  13.  He was the Polish third division's top goalscorer with 15 goals, helping Znicz Pruszków win the promotion, in the 2006-2007 season. He became the top scorer in the Polish second highest division with 21 goals, in the next season.
  14.  In October 2017, the day after scoring to help Poland qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Lewandowski finished Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) with coaching and management at the Academy of Sport Education in Warsaw.
  15.  In June 2008, Lech Poznań signed Lewandowski from Znicz for 1.5 million PLN. Initially, he was offered to his former team Sporting Gijon, but was rejected by them.
  16.  He debuted for Lech on July 17, 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.
  17.  In his first season in the Polish top division, he was second in the goal-scoring charts, finishing the season with 18 goals in 42 matches. The next season, he became the top scorer with 18 goals and helped his team win the 2009–10 championship.
  18.  He was about to join Premier League club Blackburn Rovers in 2010, but the volcanic ash clouds caused by the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull which suspended all flights in and out of the UK, in addition to other financial worries, prevented the potential transfer.
  19.  He was also in talks to join Italian club Genoa, before President Enrico Preziosi reportedly decided to cancel all talks related to the transfer.
  20.  He met Pope Francis in October 2014, when Bayern Munich visited Vatican City following a 7–1 win over A.S. Roma in the UEFA Champions League.
  21.  He joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in June 2010, signing a four-year contract with the German club for a fee reported to be worth around €4.5 million.
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  23.  He signed a five-year contract beginning at the start of the 2014–15 season, with the Bayern Munich, and officially presented them on July 9, 2014.
  24.  Lewandowski scored his 30th goal of the 2015-2016 season in the Bayern's final league match, becoming the first foreign player to score 30 goals in the Bundesliga, as well as the first player since Dieter Müller in 1976–77.
  25.  He scored a hat-trick in a 6–1 win over Armenia on October 5, 2017, to take his tally to 50 goals for Poland, to become the all-time top scorer for Poland, surpassing the previous record of 48 goals set by Włodzimierz Lubański.
  26.  On June 22, 2013, he married Anna Lewandowska, who won the bronze medal at the 2009 Karate World Cup, in the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Serock.
  27.  The couple has two daughters together – Klara born in May 2017, and Laura born in May 2020.
  28.  In the year 2020, Lewandowski won the Best FIFA Men's Player Award, the first Polish player to win the award, and the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award.
  29.  He won IFFHS World's Best International Goal Scorer Award in 2015 and IFFHS World's Best Top Goal Scorer Award in 2020.
  30.  On November 27, 2018, Lewandowski became the third-fastest player to score 50 goals (after Lionel Messi and Ruud van Nistelrooy) in the Champions League, as it took just 77 Champions League matches to reach the milestone.
  31.  He kicked off his 2021–22 Bundesliga season with a volley-shot equaliser in a 1–1 opening fixture draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach on August 13, 2021, making him the first player to score in seven consecutive Bundesliga opening games.
  32.  He scored in his 13th consecutive Bundesliga home match against VfL Bochum on September 18, 2021, surpassing the previous league record of 12 held by Gerd Müller and Jupp Heynckes.
  33.  Robert Lewandowski Net Worth: $85 Million

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