Already the Bundesliga's all-time top non-German marksman, with 268 goals, the Poland national team captain on Saturday moved to joint second place, alongside former Schalke player Klaus Fischer, in the league’s all-time charts after he scored in Bayern's 3-1 away win over Bremen.
Robert Lewandowski (2-R) scores the 3-0 lead for Bayern Munich against Werder Bremen on Saturday. Photo: EPA/CARMEN JASPERSEN
Robert Lewandowski (left) celebrates scoring the 3-0 lead during the German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen in Bremen, Germany, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Photo: EPA/CARMEN JASPERSEN
Only past German icon Gerd Müller, with 365 goals, has netted more in the league's 59-year history, according to the fcbayern.com website.
The Polish goal machine has scored a remarkable 32 goals from 24 games in the German Bundesliga this season and leads the table among the division’s top scorers.
The Poland international also leads a ranking of the top scorers in Europe's biggest football leagues this season.
Lewandowski in December won FIFA’s 2020 Best Men’s Player award, beating Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
The Poland captain was also named Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai in late December.
The awards capped off a remarkable year for the Polish marksman, who scored 47 goals in 44 games for his club and country in 2020.
The 32-year-old was in October named UEFA Player of the Year, a major European football honor adding to a long list of accolades for the Polish marksman.
Lewandowski was last June crowned the top scorer of Germany's Bundesliga premier league in the 2019/2020 season, his fifth such trophy since he began playing in Germany in 2010.
The Pole in March 2019 became the highest-scoring foreign player of all time in the Bundesliga, moving ahead of Peruvian Claudio Pizarro.
Source: PAP, fcbayern.com