Stars of the German Bundesliga will probably not be complete until you have mentioned Robert Lewandowski. The Polish international is a big playmaker for both his country and club side, but outside of what we all know him for, a whole lot of football enthusiasts are ignorant of his life beyond the football pitch.
Here, we are going to present all that we have gathered about the striker such as his bio, including his career growth and accomplishments, finance, and body statistics.
Robert Lewandowski Bio and Age
Lewandowski was born to parents who were professional sportspeople. His father Krzystof Lewandowski was a national judo champion in Poland as well as a footballer who played for Hutnik Warszawa in the Polish second division, while his mother Iwona Lewandowski was a professional volleyball player for the AZS Warszawa team and later became vice-president of Partyzant Leszno a Polish soccer team. Lewandowski’s younger sister Milena Lewandowski took after her mom and has played volleyball for the Polish U-21 team.
The footballer himself was born on 21 August 1988 in Warsaw, Poland, and possibly had much of his growing up in his home country. It has not been revealed what schools he attended but going by the information obtained about the growth of his soccer career, it can be inferred that growing up was all about football for the youngster.
Polish Club Career
The Bayern Munich goal poacher started his soccer career with the Polish club side MKS Varsovia Warsaw as a teen where he played for 7 years. He moved on to Delta Warsaw; secured a first-team selection and netted 4 goals for his first season with the Delta’s. The Polish 2006-2007 football season saw him climb up his career ladder when he found the back of the net a record number of 15 times for Znicz Pruszków a team that played in the Polish 3rd division. His impressive performance helped them earn a promotion to the Polish 2nd division. Again, the ferocious striker broke another record as the highest goal scorer in the 2nd division with 6 goals (21) more than he had scored in the 3rd division. In all, he scored a total of 37 goals out of the 63 appearances he made for Znicz Pruszków between 2006 to 2008.
With these records from the short time he played as a professional footballer, it became clear that Robert Lewandowski was destined for great things in the round leather game. Lech Poznań a Polish soccer club signed him in June 2008 and he quickly saw playing time as a substitute in their July fixture against Khazar Lenkoran an Azerbaijan club in a UEFA Cup qualifier. Lewandowski scored the only goal of the match.
His first Ekstraklasa (Poland’s top professional football league for men) goal came in his debut game, the first game of the season against GKS Bełchatów where he scored just 4 minutes after coming in late as a substitute in the second half. Robert Lewandowski ended his first Ekstraklasa season as the second-highest goal scorer with 18 goals out of the 42 matches he played. The following season saw him score the same number of goals but this time securing the number one spot as the highest goal scorer. This feat helped his team; Lech Poznań win the 2009–10 championship. Lewandowski scored 41 goals from all 82 matches Lech Poznań put him out for between the 2008-9 to 2009-10 Polish football seasons.
Bundesliga Club Career
For a signup fee reported to be around €4.5 million in June 2010, Robert Lewandowski committed himself to play in the German Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund for 4 years. The striker scored his first goal in a 3-1 Revierderby (a football match in German football between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04) win over Schalke 04. Lewandowski was very successful with the Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) that right from his first season he became the third-highest goal scorer with 22 goals and 6 assists. He finished his last season with Dortmund scoring 28 goals out of 48 matches. In summary from the 2010–11 to 2013–14 Bundesliga seasons, the Polish striker made a total of 187 appearances for Dortmund with 103 goals to show for it. His accomplishments with the Die Borussen side include 2010–11, 2011–12 Bundesliga championships, 2011–12 DFB-Pokal victory, 2013 DFL-Supercup win, and 2012–13 UEFA Champions League runner-up remembrance.
The next German club side Robert Lewandowski committed to became The Bavarians; FC Bayern Munich on 3rd January 2014. He made his debut appearance in a competitive match for the star-studded team on 13 August 2014 in a 2–0 loss in the 2014 German Super Cup to his former team Borussia Dortmund. He began finding quality regular playing time in the FC Hollywood side and won the 2014-15 Bundesliga title with them in his first season. In all, he has won the Bundesliga championship with Bayern an additional 3 times successively in all of the 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18 seasons. Lewandowski’s career also boasts of the 2015–16 DFB-Poka win and 2016, 2017 DFL-Supercup wins with Bayern Munich. For now, he has scored a total of 151 goals from the 195 club appearances he has made for the German club side.
On the home side, Robert Lewandowski plays for the Polish national team and began making appearances for his home team starting from 2008 till the current time. He has scored 52 goals from the 92 times he wore the national jersey. With age still on his side, he is set to make a lot more contributions to the Polish national men’s football team.
What is his Net Worth and how much is his Salary?
The footballer is one of the best strikers his generation has seen. He is very prolific in the front of a goal post scoring at any slightest opportunity he gets. When he is not scoring, he is sure to deliver a clean assist to enable his nearest teammate to score a goal, little wonder he ended the 2017-18 European football season with Bayern Munich as the lead assist (14 assists) and as well the highest goal scorer with 29 goals.
For all these and for all his numerous career accomplishments, Robert Lewandowski has a net worth of $45 million which is about 38 million euros. His annual salary is about $14 million an equivalent of about 12 million euros.
Robert Lewandowski Wife
Robert was born to parents who were sports professionals, he is also a sportsman himself and certainly married a sportswoman. Yes he did, Robert Lewandowski is married to Anna Stachurska a 2009 Karate World Cup champion. The two were joined as one in marriage on the 22nd day of June 2013 in Warsaw and on the 4th of May 2017 they had a baby girl named Klara.
Anna Stachurska now Anna Lewandowski was born on the 7th of September 1988 in Łódź to Bogdan and Maria Stachurski in Poland. She is a graduate of the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw. The athlete, nutrition expert, and traditional Karate woman has represented her country in many karat duels winning multiple medals in European and world championships. Her career boasts of 6 European karat championship medals for different age categories and 29 Polish Championship medals. She was conferred with the title of Nutrition specialist in 2013 and now runs a health blog called Healthy Plan by Ann where she gives nutrition advice to her readers.
Body Measurements and Height
Robert Lewandowski stands impressively tall at 6 feet 1 inch which is about 1.85 m. The Bayern and Polish jersey number 9 player weighs about 79 kg or 174 lbs.
His body measurements were given as:
- Chest: 401/2 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches