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Robert Lewandowski
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Lewandowski playing for Lech Poznań
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Warsaw, Poland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 7
Youth career
000?–000? Partyzant Leszno
000?–2004 Varsovia Warszawa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Delta Warszawa ? (4[2])
2005–2006 Legia Warszawa II ? (2[3])
2006–2008 Znicz Pruszków ?? (36)
2008–2010 Lech Poznań 58 (32)
2010– Borussia Dortmund 20 (6)
National team
2008 Poland U21 3 (0)
2008– Poland 32 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:18, 7 January 2011 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:14, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Robert Lewandowski ([ˈrɔbɛrt lɛvanˈdɔfski]; born 21 August 1988 in Warsaw) is a Polish footballer who plays as a striker for Borussia Dortmund and the Poland national team.

Personal life[edit]

Lewandowski's father, Krzysztof, was a Polish judo champion, and also played football for Hutnik Warszawa in the second division.[4] His mother, Iwona, is a former volleyball player for AZS Warszawa and later vice-president of Partyzant Leszno.[4][5] His sister, Milena, also plays volleyball and has represented the U21 national team.[4] His girlfriend, Anna Stachurska, won the bronze medal at the 2009 Karate World Cup.[4]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Znicz Pruszków[edit]

In 2006–07, Lewandowski was the Polish third division's top goal scorer with 15 goals, helping Znicz Pruszków win promotion.[6] The next season he was the top scorer in the Polish second division with 21 goals.[6]

Lech Poznań[edit]

In June 2008, Lech Poznań signed him from Znicz for 1.5 million zlotys.[5][7]


He made his debut for Lech in July 2008 as a sub in a first round UEFA Cup qualifier versus Khazar Lenkoran from Azerbaijan. In that match he scored the only goal of the match. During his Ekstraklasa debut in the first game of the season in a match against GKS Bełchatów he scored a heel flick goal just four minutes after coming into the game late second half. In his first season in the Polish top division, he was second in the goal-scoring charts. The next season, he became top scorer with 18 goals and helped his team win the 2009–10 championship.

Borussia Dortmund[edit]

In 2010, rumors emerged linking Lewandowski with various clubs, particularly Borussia Dortmund, Genoa C.F.C., and Blackburn Rovers.[8][9] On 5 May Borussia Dortmund's general manager Michael Zorc stated that Lewandowski had agreed verbally to join the Bundesliga club.[10] However, negotiations between the clubs went on for several weeks. On May 19, it was reported that he had undergone medical exams at Borussia[11] and on 11 June 2010, he signed a four-year contract with the German club[12] in a transfer thought to be worth around 4.5 million.[13] On 19 September he scored his first goal in the Bundesliga to make it 3–0 in the Revierderby against Schalke 04, the game ended 3–1.

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Lewandowski made three appearances for Poland's U21 team, in friendly matches against England, Belarus and Finland.

Senior[edit]

Style of play[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 March 2011 citation needed
Club Season League Domestic League Domestic Cups European Cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Delta Warszawa 2004–05 III Liga ? 4 0 0 2 4
Legia II Warszawa 2005–06 II Liga ? 2 0 0 2 2
Znicz Pruszków 2006–07 II Liga ? 15 2 1 7 16
2007–08 I Liga 32 21 2 0 34 21
Total ? 36 4 1 - -  ? 37
Lech Poznań 2008–09 Ekstraklasa 30 14 6 2 12 4 48 20
2009–10 28 18 2 1 4 2 34 21
Total 58 32 8 3 16 6 82 41
Borussia Dortmund 2010–11 Bundesliga 20 6 2 0 5 1 27 7
Total 20 6 2 0 5 1 27 7

International[edit]

As of 17 November 2010
Poland Year Friendlies Qualifiers Competition Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 1 1 3 1 - - 4 2
2009 6 0 6 1 - - 12 1
2010 14 6 - - - - 14 6
Total 21 7 9 2 - - 30 9

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Goal Final Result Competition
1. 10 September 2008 Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 0 – 2 Win 0–2 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
2. 19 November 2008 Dublin, Republic of Ireland  Republic of Ireland 1 – 3 Win 2–3 Friendly
3. 1 April 2009 Kielce, Poland  San Marino 4 – 0 Win 10–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier
4. 23 January 2010 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand  Singapore 1 – 0 Win 6–1 2010 King's Cup
5. 23 January 2010 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand  Singapore 2 – 0 Win 6–1 2010 King's Cup
6. 3 March 2010 Warsaw, Poland  Bulgaria 2 – 0 Win 2–0 Friendly
7. 7 September 2010 Kraków, Poland  Australia 1 – 1 Loss 1–2 Friendly
8. 17 November 2010 Poznań, Poland  Ivory Coast 1 – 0 Win 3–1 Friendly
9. 17 November 2010 Poznań, Poland  Ivory Coast 3 – 1 Win 3–1 Friendly
10. 9 February 2011 Faro, Portugal  Norway 1 – 0 Win 1–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Znicz Pruszków[edit]

Lech Poznań[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Lewandowski". Borussia Dortmund. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "IV liga 2004/2005, grupa: mazowiecka" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "III liga 2005/2006, grupa: 1" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Schuth, Joachim und Jörg Weiler (7 July 2010). "Ricken und Sammer sind meine Idole". Bild (in German). Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Ceglinski, Lukasz (11 September 2008). "Bajka o Robercie". Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish). 
  6. ^ a b Piotr Lesniowski (26 May 2008). ""Kolejorz" walczy o króla". Gazeta Wyborcza (in Polish). 
  7. ^ "Robert Lewandowski piłkarzem Kolejorza". Lech Poznań (in Polish). 18 June 2008. 
  8. ^ Adamoli, Gessi (14 April 2010). "Accordo con Lewandowska è arrivato il bomber polacco". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Blackburn target Lewandowski cancels trip to UK". ESPNsoccernet. 17 April 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rovers target nears Dortmund deal". Sky Sports. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  11. ^ Schuth, Joachim (19 April 2010). "Klopps Neuer kam durch den Hinterausgang". Bild (in German). Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Dortmund macht Lewandowski-Transfer perfekt". focus.de (in German). 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.imscouting.com/global-news-article/Borussia-Dortmund-striker-Robert-Lewandowski-hits-double-as-Poland-beat-Ivory-Coast-/12139/

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