|Full Name||Robert Lewandowski|
|Date of Birth||August 21, 1988|
|Birth Place||Warsaw, Poland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Debut||July 29, 2007|
Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Poland national team and La Liga side FC Barcelona. Lewandowski is considered a world-class striker by many and is certainly one of the best players of this generation. The Polish striker has killer instincts in front of the goal as he always finds a way to put the ball into the net. Lewandowski is considered a complete forward as he can adapt to many styles of football. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.
Lewandowski was born on August 21, 1988, in Warsaw, Poland. His parents encouraged him to participate in sports from an early age, and he quickly showed an aptitude for football.
Lewandowski started his career in the very early age of eight when he started to train in Partyzant Leszno, from which he moved to Varsovia Warsaw, where as a teen he played for seven years. He continued to develop his skills and was eventually offered a spot on the senior team, where he made his professional debut at the age of 17.
Lewandowski began his professional career with Znicz Pruszkow in the Polish second division during the 2006-07 season. He won the league in his first year and was the highest scorer with 15 goals, helping the club win promotion. He played for two seasons with the team, scoring 41 goals in 68 appearances.
In June 2008, Lech Poznań signed Lewandowski from Znicz for 1.5 million zlotys. He made his debut for Lech in July 2008 in a first-round UEFA Cup qualifier versus Khazar Lenkoran, scoring the only goal of the match. He quickly established himself as one of the team's key players, scoring 41 goals in 82 appearances over two seasons. During his time at Lech Poznan, he won the Ekstraklasa (Polish league) title and was named the Polish Player of the Year.
Lewandowski's rise to glory kicked off when he joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in June 2010, signing a four-year contract for a fee of €4.5 million. He quickly became a fan favorite, scoring 103 goals in 187 appearances over four seasons. During his time at Borussia Dortmund, he won two Bundesliga titles, one DFB-Pokal, and reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2013.
After playing for almost 4 years at Dortmund, Lewandowski switched to their arch-rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2014. It was at Munich where Lewandowski elevated his game to the highest level and reached the peak of his career. He spent eight seasons at the club from 2014-15 to 2021-22, making 375 appearances and scoring 344 goals. During his tenure with the club, he won eight Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokals, and the UEFA Champions League in 2020.
Ahead of the 2022-23 season, he joined Barcelona on a four-year contract for a fee of €45 million. He has had a successful season so far, scoring 25 goals in 33 appearances.
Lewandowski made his international debut for Poland in September 2008 in a World Cup qualifier against San Marino. He has since become one of the team's most important players, serving as captain since 2014.
He has played in several major international tournaments, including the UEFA Euro 2012, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2020, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He scored his first and second maiden World Cup goals in the latter.
To date, he is Poland’s all-time leading scorer for the national team with 78 goals in 138 appearances.
In the 2020-2021 season, Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller's long-standing record of most goals in a single Bundesliga season by scoring 41 goals in 29 games.
In September 2015, Lewandowski scored five goals in just nine minutes for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg, setting a new Bundesliga record.
In the 2019-2020 season, Lewandowski scored 15 goals in 10 games for Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, setting a new record for the most goals scored in a single campaign.
In 2013, Lewandowski scored 13 goals in 13 games for the Polish national team, setting a new record for the most goals scored in a calendar year.
He is Poland’s highest all-time goal scorer with 78 goals in 138 appearances.
|Znicz Pruszków||III liga: 2006–07|
|Lech Poznań||Ekstraklasa: 2009–10|
|Polish Cup: 2008–09|
|Polish Super Cup: 2009|
|Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga: 2010–11, 2011–12|
|Bayern Munich||Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22|
|DFB-Pokal: 2015–16, 2018–19, 2019–20|
|DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021|
|UEFA Champions League: 2019–20|
|UEFA Super Cup: 2020|
|FIFA Club World Cup: 2020|
|Barcelona||Supercopa de España: 2022–23|
|Individual||Ballon d'Or Striker of the Year / Gerd Müller Trophy: 2021, 2022|
|European Golden Shoe: 2020–21, 2021–22|
|The Best FIFA Men's Player: 2020, 2021|
|FIFA FIFPro World11: 2020, 2021|
|FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2020|
|IFFHS World's Best Man Player: 2020, 2021|
|IFFHS Men's World Team: 2020, 2021|
|IFFHS World Team of the Decade: 2011–2020|
|IFFHS UEFA Team of the Decade: 2011–2020|
|UEFA Men's Player of the Year: 2019–20|
|UEFA Champions League Forward of the Season: 2019–20|
|UEFA Champions League top goalscorer: 2019–20|
|UEFA Champions League top assist provider: 2019–20|
|UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2019–20, 2020–21|
|UEFA Team of the Year: 2019, 2020|
|Golden Foot: 2022|
|II liga top goalscorer: 2007–08|
|III liga top goalscorer: 2006–07 III liga|
|Polish Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21|
|VDV Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22|
|Bundesliga Player of the Season: 2016–17, 2019–20|
|Bundesliga top goalscorer: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22|
|Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22|
|Bundesliga Player of the Month: August 2019, October 2020|
|DFB-Pokal top goalscorer: 2011–12, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20|
|Bayern Munich Player of the Season: 2019–20|
|La Liga Player of the Month: October 2022|
Lewandowski is known for his disciplined and professional approach to his career. He follows a strict diet and exercise regimen and is a devout Catholic. He is also involved in charitable activities and supports various causes, including children's hospitals and animal rights organizations.
Off the pitch, Lewandowski enjoys spending time with his family and is a fan of tennis and basketball. He is also fluent in Polish, German, and English.
As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be around $90 million.
Lewandowski comes from a sports-oriented family. His father, Krzysztof Lewandowski, was a judoka who competed at the national level in Poland. His mother, Iwona Lewandowska, was a professional volleyball player and represented Poland in international competitions. His sister, Milena Lewandowska, is also a professional volleyball player who has played for several clubs in Poland.
Lewandowski is married to Anna Lewandowska, who is a former karate champion and fitness expert. They got married in 2013 and have two daughters together, Klara and Laura. She is also an accomplished athlete and has won numerous medals in international karate competitions. She is also a fitness coach and has authored several books on health and fitness.
In 2018, it was reported that Lewandowski had purchased a luxurious villa in Warsaw, Poland, which features a swimming pool, gym, and spa. The property is located in a prestigious residential area and is estimated to be worth several million euros.
Lewandowski also owns a house in Munich, Germany. The property is located in a gated community and features a large garden and outdoor pool.