Robert Lewandowski To Miss Poland’s Euro 2024 Opener

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Poland’s hope of a successful start to Euro 2024 have suffered a blow with the news that captain Robert Lewandowski will miss the team’s opener.

The 35-year-old striker will miss Poland’s opening game against the Netherlands this weekend as per BBC.

The former Bayern Munich legendary forward sustained a thigh injury during Poland’s friendly victory over Turkey, forcing him off the pitch after just 33 minutes and cutting short his milestone of 150th international appearance.

Robert Lewandowski

Despite Lewandowski’s absence, Poland managed to secure a 2-1 victory in their final Euro 2024 warm-up match against Turkey on Monday, June 10.

The team is now gearing up to face the Netherlands on June 16, with crucial matches against Austria on June 16 and France on June 21 to follow.

There is a glimmer of hope for Polish fans as the team’s doctor Jacek Jaroszewski expressed optimism that Lewandowski could return for the second group stage game against Austria.

Jaroszewski indicated that the star forward’s presence could give Poland a much-needed boost in their bid for Euro 2024 success, stating: “We are doing everything we can to ensure Robert is ready to play against Austria.”

Robert Lewandowski’s stats

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for La Liga club Barcelona and the Poland national team.

Lewandowski began his professional career at Polish club Znicz Pruszkow before moving to Lech Poznan in 2010.

After a successful spell at Lech Poznan, he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2010 where he quickly became a key player and helped the club win two Bundesliga titles and reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2013.

In 2014, Lewandowski made a controversial move to Bayern Munich, where he became their all-time leading scorer.

In 2022, he was signed by Barcelona and won Supercopa de España, the La Liga title, and the Pichichi Trophy in his debut season.

Since making his international debut for Poland in 2008, Lewandowski has earned 149 caps.

With 82 international goals, Lewandowski is the all-time top scorer for Poland and the fourth overall men’s international goalscorer in Europe, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (128), Romelu Lukaku (85) and Ferenc Puskás (84).

Overall, Lewandowski has scored over 600 senior career goals for club and country.

Robert Lewandowski’s achievements

Lewandowski has achieved numerous accolades, including winning the Bundesliga six times and the DFB-Pokal four times with Bayern Munich.

The 35-year-old also secured the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup titles with Bayern Munich in 2020.

Additionally, he claimed the Supercopa de España, La Liga title, and Pichichi Trophy in his debut season with Barcelona, while also being Poland’s all-time leading scorer.

He was widely considered the best player of 2020 and deserving of the Ballon d’Or but it was cancelled.

Lewandowski’s contract, salary, and net worth

Lewandowski signed a four-year deal with Barcelona that will expire on Jun 30, 2026.

The Poland’s captain currently earns an annual salary of €27,080,000 equivalent to €520,769 per week, not including bonuses.

Robert Lewandowski reportedly has an estimated net worth of €372,433,600.

Lewandowski’s family

Lewandowski is married to Anna Lewandowska, a Polish athlete and nutrition specialist.
The couple have two daughters together, Klara and Laura.

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