Robert Lewandowski Bio

FULL NAMERobert Lewandowski
BORNAugust 21, 1988
HEIGHT1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Robert Lewandowski is a striker for the German club Borussia Dortmund. He was born in Poland. Lewandowski began his career at the age of eight, when he began training in Partyzant Leszno. From there, he transferred to Varsovia Warsaw, where he played for seven years as a teenager. Lewandowski scored 15 goals in the Polish third division in 2006–07, helping Znicz Pruszków earn promotion. With 21 goals the next season, he was the leading scorer in Poland’s second division. Lech Pozna signed Lewandowski from Znicz for 1.5 million zlotys in June 2008. He made his Lech debut in a first round UEFA Cup qualifier against Khazar Lenkoran in July 2008, scoring the game’s lone goal. In June 2010, he signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for €4.5 million. Dortmund travelled to SC Freiburg on December 17th, and Lewandowski scored twice in a 4–1 victory. He was voted Best Player of the Year in Poland for his outstanding performance. With 22 goals, Lewandowski completed the year as the third highest goal scorer in the league. Lewandowski scored the first goal of the campaign in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2012, a 1–1 draw against Greece in Warsaw, and was awarded Man of the Match. He appeared in all three of Poland’s games in the tournament. On November 14, 2012, in Gdansk, Lewandowski earned his 50th cap for Poland in a 3–1 friendly loss to Uruguay.

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