In a historic Wednesday evening, Polish football sensation Robert Lewandowski etched his name into the annals of not just Polish, but global football history. Playing for FC Barcelona in a UEFA Champions League match against Royal Antwerp, Lewandowski scored his 100th goal in European club competitions, joining the exclusive “100” club previously inhabited solely by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. This remarkable achievement comes in Lewandowski’s 139th appearance in European competitions, representing four clubs internationally: Lech Poznań, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, and his current team, FC Barcelona.
The prolific Polish striker found the back of the net in the 19th minute of the match, capitalizing on a precise assist from Joao Felix. This goal marked Lewandowski’s 100th in European club competitions, encompassing performances in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and qualification matches for these tournaments. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, with a staggering 145 goals, and Lionel Messi, with 132, have scored more in these competitions, though both have since moved on from European football.
Robert Lewandowski’s achievement is a testament to his extraordinary talent and consistency on the international stage. With his name now among the greats, the football world eagerly awaits to see what more this legendary striker has in store for the future.