Robert Lewandowski is a Polish footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and Poland National team. Lewandowski is considered as 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 style of 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. In 2006–07, Lewandowski was the Polish third division's top goal scorer with 15 goals, helping Znicz Pruszków win promotion. The next season he was the top scorer in the Polish second division with 21 goals. 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.
Rise to Glory
Robert 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. Dortmund travelled to SC Freiburg on 17 December and Lewandowski struck twice, as Dortmund eased to a 4–1 triumph. Due to his strong performance, he was named Best Player of the Year in Poland. Lewandowski finished the year as the third top goal scorer with 22 goals. Playing at Warsaw in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2012, against Greece which ended 1–1, Lewandowski scored the first goal of the competition and was named Man of the Match. He played in all three games for Poland in the tournament. Lewandowski won his 50th cap for the national side during their 3–1 friendly defeat to Uruguay on 14 November 2012 in Gdansk.
Under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, Lewandowski became one of the hottest players in the football world as he helped Dortmund win back to back Bundesliga between 2010-2012. He managed to score 103 times from 187 games for the Black and Yellows. After playing almost 4 years for Dortmund, Lewandowski switched to Dortmund's main rival Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2014. Even though Dortmund fans was unhappy with Lewandowski's decision, it certainly ended up being the best choice for him as developed into a world class player at Munich.
At Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski was an absolute beast. The Polish number 9 scored goals for fun against Bundesliga opponents. Thanks to his goal scoring skills Bayern was able to win 8 German leagues in a row which certainly cemented the dominance of the club in the German league. Moreover, Lewandowski also tasted European success with Bayern as he won the UEFA Champions League with the team during the 2019-20 season. During his 8 year stint with the Bavarians, Lewandowski managed to score 344 goals from 375 appearances.
Dream move to Barcelona
After spending 8 years at Bayern, Robert Lewandowski wanted to make a dream move to Barcelona. Barca's new number nine wasn't happy at Bayern as he felt that the club didn't value him by giving him a new contract. Barcelona wanted Lewandowski as the club needed a world class player to lead their new rebuild under new manager Xavi Hernandez. The Catalans paid €45.00m for signing the player from Munich and was given the number 9 jersey for the upcoming 2022-23 season.