Robert Lewandowski is hailed as one of the best strikers of all time. Scoring goals is the most normal thing for the Polish footballer who has had very successful spells at Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Barcelona so far.
When Lewandowski joined Dortmund at 22 in 2010, few could have guessed quite what was to follow. His excellent goalscoring exploits helped Jurgen Klopp’s team to back-to-back Bundesliga titles, while he also featured with the Black and Yellows in the 2013 Champions League final.
The 34-year-old’s numbers became even more impressive after he made the switch to rivals Bayern Munich in 2014. His 344 goals in 375 games at the Allianz Arena saw him lifting eight league titles as well as a European Cup.
Many fans in Barcelona were not entirely convinced when the experienced striker arrived at Camp Nou last summer in a deal worth €45 million. However, he blew those doubts away with an excellent start to life in Catalonia, scoring an incredible 33 goals in all competitions to become Barca’s highest goalscorer this season.
With Lewandowski in their ranks, Barcelona are sure to make another title challenge in 2023-24, but can he help them lift the Champions League, a trophy they haven’t won since 2015?
The 34-year-old was impressive in Europe last term, scoring five goals in five games. But the overall performance of the Catalans team meant they were relegated to the Europa League after finishing third in their group.
Despite his age, the Polish footballer looks to have so much to offer at the top level. He is expected to continue his good form in the 2023-24 season, but it is uncertain whether that will be enough to help Barca win the biggest European prize.