Robert Lewandowski is the name of a footballer known to all true football fans. Although the striker started in a modest way – with the youth club Partizan, and then played at Warsaw. The talented striker played for Polish clubs until 2010, but then everything changed.
He became a Lech Poznan player at the age of 20. The purchase of the striker cost Lech 1.5 million zloty. The Pole participated in the UEFA Cup qualifiers with Lech, finishing third. Polish journalists hailed Lewandowski as the discovery of the year. In the 2008-09 season, Lech won the bronze medal in the Polish championship.
Many football clubs, notably CSKA, Zenit, FC Shakhtar, West Bromwich Albion and Borussia Dortmund, started to show interest in Lewandowski.
In 2009, the Pole was lucky enough to appear on the cover of the famous computer game FIFA. The same year, he was named the best player in the Polish league.
On 1 July 2010, the player’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund took place. The transfer fee was EUR 4.75 million. The Pole scored his first goal against Schalke 04. With the yellow-blacks, Robert became German champion.
Although he initially played with the number 7, in the new season the fans saw the number 9 on his shirt. In the Super Cup match, Borussia lost on penalties against Schalke 04. In the 2011/2012 season, Borussia triumphed again in the German league and the player was named the team’s top scorer. He played 34 matches, scoring
In the 2012/2013 season Borussia finished second in the German championship, losing to Bayern. The match against Real Madrid was a milestone for the player, who managed to score a brace against the club.
On 4 January 2014, he officially signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich. The deal came into effect on 1 July 2014, after his contract with Borussia Dortmund expired. On 9 July 2014, he was officially presented as a Bayern player in the Sebener Straße and received the number nine jersey. In his first game against Duisburg, he opened the scoring for his new club.
On 22 September 2015, he set a record for the top European leagues (England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France) by scoring five goals in nine minutes (51′, 52′, 55′, 57′, 60′) against Wolfsburg (5-1). Lewandowski won four certificates at once: the fastest hat-trick (3 minutes 22 seconds), a poker (5 minutes 42 seconds) and a penta-trick (8 minutes 59 seconds), as well as the record for the most goals in a single Bundesliga match after being substituted (5).
On 14 May 2016, he became the first Bundesliga international to score 30 goals in a season. On 26 August 2016, he opened the goal-scoring tally of the new season already in the first round match of the German league against Werder Bremen, hitting the opposing goal three times (6-0). In 2016, he extended his contract with Bayern until 2021. Lewandowski was the Bundesliga’s most prolific international in 2017/18, scoring 105 goals
- Polish Champion: 2009/10
- Polish Cup Winner: 2008/09
- Polish Supercup Winner: 2009
“Borussia Dortmund’ Team
- German Champion: 2010/11, 2011/12
- German Cup Winner: 2011/12
- German Super Cup Winner: 2013
- German Champion: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
- German Cup Winner: 2015/16
- German Super Cup winner: 2016, 2017
- Top Polish goalscorer: 2009/10 (18 goals)
- Polish Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- German FC Player of the Year: 2012
- German league top scorer: 2013/14 (20 goals), 2015/16 (30 goals)
- Polish Sportsman of the Year: 2015.
- One of the fastest scorers in European Championship final tournaments – 100th second (30 June 2016 with Portugal)
- Top scorer in the Euro 2016 qualifiers (13 goals)
- Author of the fastest penta-trick in football history (8 minutes 59 seconds) in the 2015/16 German league match against Wolfsburg
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