Munich, Germany – As of last week-end, Polish star striker Robert Lewandowski has become the highest-scoring foreign player of all time in the Bundesliga, Germany’s top football league.
The historic record was broken by the Polish Bayern Munich star on Saturday, when Lewandowski scored two goals against Wolfsburg, who eventually lost 6 – 0. These two new goals brought his total Bundesliga goal tally to 197 in a total of 281 games. The 30-year-old football star started playing in Germany in 2010.
Quite coincidentally, Robert Lewandowski had already set several Guinness World Records in the past in the event of a single and spectacular game, against the same unfortunate team of Wolfsburg in 2015: then playing as a substitute, the Polish striker single-handedly scored no less than five goals within the space of nine minutes!
Now the highest-scoring foreign player in the Bundesliga, the star striker of Poland’s national team thus moved ahead of Claudio Pizarro, a 40-year-old Peruvian who plays for Werder Bremen and boasts a total goal tally of 195 in German league, in 466 games. Third place goes to retired 46-year-old Brazilian player striker Giovane Elber, who scored 133 goals in 260 games for three different Bundesliga clubs, including Bayern Munich.
Taking into account German players, Lewandowski is the fifth highest-scoring player of all time in the Bundesliga, behind Gerd Müller (365 goals), Klaus Fisher (268), Jupp Heynckes (220) and Manfred Burgsmüller (213).
Lewandowski is currently the top scorer of this season, with already 17 goals scored for the Bayern Munich team. He has already been crowned as the Bundesliga top scorer three times (including once with Borussia Dortmund).
Born in Poland’s capital, Lewandowski started his professional football career at MKS Warsaw, before eventually joining Lech Poznan and spending two prolific seasons in Poland’s top league. In 2010, he left the Polish league and moved to Germany, first joining Borussia Dortmund, where he won two consecutive Bundesliga titles. He joined the rivals of Bayern Munich in 2014, with whom he won each of his four Bundesliga seasons and rose to become one of the most prolific and successful strikers of his generation.