In his first season with Barcelona, Polish Robert Lewandowski achieved an individual achievement that the Catalan club had not seen in more than two decades.
Lewandowski has scored 33 goals so far for Barcelona in all tournaments, after he participated in 44 matches, and he can increase his score with two matches remaining until the end of the 2022-2023 season.
Lewandowski has surpassed the number of goals scored by all his frontline colleagues this season, namely Brazilian Rafinha (10 goals), Frenchman Osman Dembele (8 goals), Spaniards Ferran Torres (7 goals), and Ansu Fati (7 goals).
Lewandowski’s goals came with 23 goals in the Spanish League, two goals in the King’s Cup, the same in the Spanish Super Cup, 5 goals in the Champions League, and finally a single goal in the European League competition.
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The newspaper confirmedas(as) Spain, these numbers have never been achieved by any player who wore a Barcelona shirt 27 years ago in his first season with the team.
She indicated that Lewandowski’s score in his first season was better than the numbers of many of the most prominent strikers who passed the club, such as Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o (29 goals), Brazilian Rivaldo (28 goals), Uruguayan Luis Suarez (25 goals), Spaniard David Villa (23 goals). goals), Argentine Javier Saviola (21 goals), French Thierry Henry (19 goals).
But Lewandowski is far from the amazing number that Ronaldo achieved with Barcelona in the 1996-1997 season, when he scored 47 goals in 49 games in all tournaments.
The newspaper reviewed Lewandowski’s numbers in the last three seasons with Bayern Munich, which were the best in the Polish striker’s career, scoring 49, 48 and 50 goals, respectively.
And “AS” justified the decline in Lewandowski’s score with Barcelona compared to his numbers with Bayern Munich, which is that the Polish striker played fewer matches with the Catalan team, especially in the Champions League.
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– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 20, 2023
Lewandowski is close to snatching the La Liga top scorer award (Picetti), as he scored 23 goals in La Liga, and moves away from Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker, his closest pursuer, by 5 goals.
And if he wins this award, Lewandowski will become the first player to win that award in his first season in the Spanish League since the 2006-2007 season, when Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy scored 25 goals for Real Madrid.
The last 5 strikers who won the top scorer award in their first season in the Spanish League:
- Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy 2006-2007 (25 goals with Real Madrid)
- Italian Christian Vieri 1997-1998 (24 goals with Atletico Madrid)
- Brazilian Ronaldo 1996-1997 (34 goals with Barcelona)
- Brazilian Romario 1993-1994 (30 goals with Barcelona)
- Uruguayan Diego Forlan 2004-2005 (25 goals with Villarreal)