Robert Lewandowski of Poland scored the 600th and 601st goals of his career as Barcelona enjoyed a routine win over Villarreal.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Barcelona defeated Villarreal 3-0 in a La Liga match on Thursday, giving him more than 600 career goals.
In the 31st and 35th minutes at the Spotify Camp Nou Stadium, Lewandowski scored twice for Villarreal to set a new record for himself.
In order to complete the scoring for Barcelona, Ansu Fati struck another goal in the 38th minute.
Lewandowski, a 34-year-old veteran forward who has played for Lech Poznan, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern Munich in the past, scored the club’s and Poland’s 601st competitive goal.
In 690 club games during the course of his football career, Lewandowski has scored 525 club goals in addition to 76 goals for his country Poland.
So far in the 2022-2023 season, Robert Lewandowski has scored 11 goals in 10 La Liga games.
After Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, Lewandowski, 34, is the third player since 2000 to surpass the 600-goal career milestone. He is now 216 goals away from breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s all-time career goals (817).
With his two goals against Villarreal at the Nou Camp, he has now scored 16 goals in 14 games across all competitions since arriving there for £42.6 million in the summer from Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski scored 103 goals in 186 appearances for his previous club Borussia Dortmund before scoring 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern.
Prior to relocating to Germany, he scored 76 goals in 134 international games for Poland. He also scored 21 goals for Znicz Pruszkow and 41 goals for Lech Poznan, both Polish teams.
Second-place In ten league games, Barcelona have collected 25 points. While Villarreal have 15 points and are in ninth place.
Leaders Real Madrid are leading the table with 28 points, after recording 9 wins and a draw in 10 games which means they are yet to suffer a defeat.
Robert Lewandowski, a professional football player from Poland who now captains his country’s team and plays as a striker for La Liga Club Barcelona, was born on August 21, 1988.
Lewandowski is regarded as one of the greatest strikers of all time and one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history because of his positioning, technique, and finishing.
For club and country, he has scored more than 600 goals in his senior career.
With Znicz Pruszków, Lewandowski led all goal scorers in the third and second tiers of Polish football. He then transferred to Lech Pozna, where he helped the team win the 2009–10 Ekstraklasa.
In 2010, he transferred to Borussia Dortmund, where he won honors like two consecutive Bundesliga championships and the league’s top goalscorer award.
He participated in the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final with Dortmund. Lewandowski consented to join Dortmund’s domestic rivals, Bayern Munich, on a free transfer prior to the start of the 2014–15 season.
In each of his eight seasons in Munich, he captured the Bundesliga championship. Lewandowski played a crucial role in Bayern’s 2019–20 UEFA Champions League victory as part of a treble.
Along with Johan Cruyff, he is one of just two players to win the European Triple while leading all three tournaments in goals scored, making him the first to accomplish this feat as a lone top scorer.
Lewy has won the Bundesliga Top Scorer Award seven times, most notably in the 2020–21 season when he broke Gerd Müller’s previous record of 40 goals established in the 1971–72 season by scoring 41 goals in a single season.
He came in second place in the Ballon d’Or on November 30, 2021, trailing Lionel Messi by just 33 points.