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Robert Lewandowski
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Personal information
Full name Robert Lewandowski
Date of birth 21 August 1988 (1988-08-21) (age 33)
Place of birth    Warsaw, Flag of Poland Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
Number 9
Youth clubs
Flag of Poland Partyzant Leszno
Flag of Poland Varsovia Warszawa
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of Poland Delta Warszawa
Flag of Poland Legia Warszawa II
Flag of Poland Znicz Pruszków
Flag of Poland Lech Poznań
Flag of Germany Borussia Dortmund
Flag of Germany Bayern Munich
017 00(4)
012 00(2)
059 0(36)
058 0(32)
131 0(74)
238 (226)   
National team
Flag of Poland Poland U21
Flag of Poland Poland
128 0(74)

Robert Lewandowski (born 21 August 1988) is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. He is renowned for his positioning, technique and finishing, and is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation.

Lewandowski started his football career by playing for the local side Partyzant Leszno, and then he went on to join Varsovia Warszawa, Delta Warszawa and Znicz Pruszków. With Znicz Pruszków, he helped the team for a promotion to second division, and became the league’s top scorer in both seasons with the club. After impressive performances in Polish lower divisions, in 2008, he signed with Lech Poznań for 1.5 million PLN. Lewandowski spent for two seasons there. In his last season with the club, he won the 2009–10 Ekstraklasa and became the top goalscorer.

In June 2010, Lewandowski signed a four-year contract with German side Borussia Dortmund for a fee reported to be worth around €4.5 million. He levelled up and went on to become one of the most prolific striker in the world since then. In his two first seasons, he won two league titles and a DFB-Pokal title. He also helped the team to reach the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, but in the final, his team was defeated by domestic rivals Bayern Munich 1–3. During his stint with Die Borussen, he scored 74 goals in 131 matches, and was the Bundesliga top scorer in his last season with Dortmund.

In January 2014, he signed a pre-contractual agreement with the rivals Bayern Munich. Lewandowski joined the Bavarian side at the start of 2014–15 season, signing a five-year deal on a free transfer. He has become a goal machine for the club, scoring a stunningly more than 200 goals for the club so far, including a record of scoring 5 goals in just 9 minutes in a league match against Wolfsburg on 22 September 2015; has become a Bundesliga top scorer for six times; was named Bundesliga Player of the Season in the 2016–17 and 2019–20 seasons; won each league title in all seasons since he joined the club, three domestic cups and an UEFA Champions League title to complete the club’s hunt for a continental treble in 2020 and eventually a sextuple win.

In 2020, Lewandowski won the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award and the FIFA World Player of the Year Award. He has been named to the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season three times, and is the joint third-highest goalscorer in the history of the competition. Lewandowski has been named the VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season a record four times. He has scored over 250 goals in the Bundesliga, having reached the century mark quicker than any other foreign player, and is the league's all-time leading foreign goalscorer. Moreover, He has won Bundesliga Top Scorer Award for six times. He was awarded four Guinness World Records for the fastest five-goal haul in any major European football league since records have been kept, after scoring five times in nine minutes against Wolfsburg in 2015.

He is also a sporting legend in his country, Poland. He has earned over 110 caps for Poland national team since he got his international debut in 2008. He is also the top scorer for Poland, scoring more than 60 goals. He was part of Poland’s campaign in UEFA Euro 2012 and 2016 – the former was held in his home’s soil and neighbouring Ukraine – and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.



Znicz Pruszków
Lech Poznań
Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich


External links

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Bayern München squad - 2022–23

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Poland – 2012 UEFA European Championship
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Poland – UEFA Euro 2016 – Quarter-finals

1. Szczęsny 2. Pazdan 3. Jędrzejczyk 4. Cionek 5. Mączyński 6. Jodłowiec 7. Milik 8. Linetty 9. Lewandowski (c) 10. Krychowiak 11. Grosicki 12. Boruc 13. Stępiński 14. Wawrzyniak 15. Glik 16. Błaszczykowski 17. Peszko 18. Salamon 19. Zieliński 20. Piszczek 21. Kapustka 22. Fabiański 23. Starzyński

  • Manager: Flag of Poland Adam Nawałka
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Poland – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Szczęsny 2. Pazdan 3. Jędrzejczyk 4. Cionek 5. Bednarek 6. Góralski 7. Milik 8. Linetty 9. Lewandowski (c) 10. Krychowiak 11. Grosicki 12. Białkowski 13. Rybus 14. Teodorczyk 15. Glik 16. Błaszczykowski 17. Peszko 18. Bereszyński 19. Zieliński 20. Piszczek 21. Kurzawa 22. Fabiański 23. Kownacki

  • Manager: Flag of Poland Adam Nawałka
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Poland – UEFA Euro 2020 – Group stage

1. Szczęsny 2. Piątkowski 3. Dawidowicz 4. Kędziora 5. Bednarek 6. Kozłowski 8. Linetty 9. Lewandowski (c) 10. Krychowiak 11. Świderski 12. Skorupski 13. Rybus 14. Klich 15. Glik 16. Moder 17. Płacheta 18. Bereszyński 19. Frankowski 20. Zieliński 21. Jóźwiak 22. Fabiański 23. Kownacki 24. Świerczok 25. Helik 26. Puchacz

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