LEWANDOWSKI. The Bayern Munich player finished in 2nd place in the Ballon d’Or standings, a scandal for the German press.
Robert Lewandowski will not have gleaned his first Ballon d’Or of his career. Despite exceptional individual statistics this year, the Pole finished 2nd just behind Lionel Messi. But the night of the Bayern striker is not to be thrown away. He won the top scorer of the year trophy, a trophy presented for the first time on Monday night. If the Pole can have any regrets, it is undoubtedly for the past year. He could have received it last year but the covid had prevented the organizers from maintaining the 2020 edition of the Ballon d’Or. Even Lionel Messi admitted that his runner-up this year could have received the distinction in 2020. “If it had not been for the pandemic, I think Robert Lewandowski could have received this Ballon d’Or”. “I think he (Robert Lewandowski) had a great year. He’s outdoing himself year after year. He shows all the class he has, the ease he has to score goals. best scorer award. I think he can claim (the Golden Ball) next year, with his form, his ability to do even better. And he belongs to a very big club “added Messi in conference of hurry.
In Germany, Bild does not understand how Lionel Messi was able to win this 2021 Golden Ball ahead of Rober Lewandowski. “A scandal”, headlines the German newspaper.
Polish football player Robert Lewandowski was born on August 21, 1988, in the city of Warsaw. It was with his father, Krzysztof Lewandowski, a former Hutnik Warsaw player, that he discovered football. At that time, his father was in charge of training at Partyzant Leszno. Robert Lewandowski was then trained at Warsaw Warsaw as well as in two other clubs: he joined Delta Warsaw in 2005 and Legia Warsaw shortly after. He was then spotted by recruiters from Lech Poznan. They spent 1.5 million zlotys, or 340,000 euros, to get Lewandowski to join the team in August 2008. In 2010, he became the league’s top scorer and left for Borussia Dortmund during the summer.
Robert Lewandowski then won the Bundesliga and played in the Champions League. He won no less than four trophies with Borussia. He was particularly noticed in a Homeric Champions League match against Real Madrid in 2013, in which he achieved a quadruple. That same year, he finished top scorer in the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund reached the final of the Champions League, beaten by Bayern Munich, a club he joined a year later. At this new club, he is again noted for his numerous goals, with several hat-tricks to his name, such as against Hamburg in 2018. He won the UEFA Player of the Year trophy in the 2020-2021 season. He is thus the first Polish footballer to obtain this award. In 2020, Robert Lewandowski becomes the top scorer in the Champions League, German Cup and Bundesliga, with a total of 57 goals scored throughout the season.
In addition to his brilliant club career, the player has also played matches with the Polish national team since 2008. He was then named team captain in 2014 and participated in the 2016 Euro, scoring a goal against the Portugal and reaching the quarter-finals and then the World Cup in 2018, without scoring a goal. In 2021, he participates again in Euro 2020 which was delayed following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert Lewandowski is considered one of the best center forwards in the world. It is not for nothing that he is nicknamed LewanGOALski by many journalists. He has an impressive record in club but also a great experience in the national team with 118 caps and 66 goals to his name in the Polish jersey (before Euro 2021).
In club, the Polish player holds the titles of winner of the Polish Supercup and the Polish Cup in 2009. He is also Polish champion in 2010. With Borussia Dortmund, he is German champion (2011, 2012) and won the German Cup in 2012, the German Supercup in 2013, and reached the final at the 2014 German Cup. He was also a finalist in the Champions League in 2013. Within Bayern Munich, he is again German champion, from 2015 to 2021. He won the German Cup (2016, 2019, 2020) and the German Supercup (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020). In 2020, he also wins the Champions Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup. Added to this are multiple titles and personal bests such as Poland’s top scorer, the fastest five-fold in history (9 minutes) and Bayern Munich’s top foreign scorer.
Robert Lewandowski earns 1.7 million euros per month, or 20 million euros per year. He is the ninth highest paid soccer player in the world, behind Gareth Bale and ahead of David de Gea. On contract since August 2019, until June 2023, he therefore earns 56,000 euros per day, or 389,000 euros per week. Robert Lewandowski’s salary is also showing good growth, as he was paid 10 million euros per year in 2014. By December 2016, his salary had reached 15 million per year. It was in August 2019 that it crossed the threshold of 20 million euros each year.
Robert Lewandowski is married to Anna Stachurska, born in September 1988. The brunette with blue eyes married the forward at Bayern Munich in 2013. Very athletic, like her husband, Anna Stachurska is a karate champion in Poland. With a black belt, she has indeed won no less than 38 medals! She has since converted to a dietician. She runs a blog and regularly posts tips for following a healthy and balanced diet. Anna Lewandowski also offers coaching sessions. It was in 2007 that Robert and Anna Lewandowski met, never to leave each other. They have a daughter together: Klara.
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