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Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional football player who plays for Bayern Munich. The Polis striker was born on August 21st, 1988 in Warsaw and he is currently regarded as one of the most prolific strikers in the history of Bundesliga.
Lewandowski began his football career in a local club before joining MKS Varsovia Warsaw in 1997. After seven years, he failed to make his debut for the senior team and moved to Delta Warsaw. He spent less than a year there before moving again, to Legia Warsaw II. After another year, he went to a club in the Polish third division called Znicz Pruszkow, helping them win the promotion in the process and becoming the top goalscorer in third and second-tier leagues along the way.
Eventually, he moved to Lech Poznan where his career finally took off on the bigger stage. In his first season in the top-tier Polish league, he was second on the scoring list. In his second season, he was the top goalscorer and helped his team win the league.
In 2010, he moved to Borussia Dortmund where he truly established himself as a top striker. With Dortmund, Lewandowski won two domestic titles, one domestic cup and played in the Champions League final in 2013, where he lost to his future club Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski moved to Bayern Munich in 2014 and he has been with the club ever since. During his 6 years with Bayern, he won the same number of Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2020. He is the captain of the Polish national team, playing in two UEFA Euro Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. His current tally is 63 goals for Poland, the highest in the history of the national team.
The full list of Lewandowski’s individual accomplishments is too long to list. He was the top goalscorer of Bundesliga on five occasions and recognized as the best player in Bundesliga two times. Lewandowski also got fourth place in FIFA Ballon d'Or voting in 2015.
Robert Lewandowski Transfers and Rumours
- 2005: Delta Warsaw to Legia Warsaw II – Free Transfer
- 2006: Legia Warsaw to Znicz Pruszkow – £14,000
- 2008: Znicz Pruskow to Lech Poznan – £340,000
- 2010: Lech Poznan to Borussia Dortmund – £4.3 million
- 2014: Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich – Free Transfer
Lewandowski moved a lot in his younger years, which made him the constant target football whispers and gossip. His successful stints in lower Polish leagues, he joined Lech Poznan in 2008 for a fee of £340,000, beating transfer odds once again. He proved himself at the highest level of Polish football before going to Bundesliga.
The forward joined Borussia Dortmund in 2010 in a transfer worth £4.3 million. Lewandowski quickly proved his worth in the biggest stage and transfer rumours quickly started to grow. Bayern Munich made him the top target in 2013 but Borussia refused to sell him despite knowing that he would leave next season for free.
His desire was to play for Bayern, which came true in 2014 when he made transfer news by signing a contract with the Bavarian club as a free agent. Since then, Lewandowski never showed any desire to leave Munich and is likely to end his career with Bayern.