No one would have been more peeved than Robert Lewandowski when it was introduced that the 2020 Ballon d’Or was not going to be awarded.
Thanks to his otherworldly goalscoring form, the Bayern Munich striker would have been the heavy favorite to scoop the famous prize for the first time in his career. Alas, his exceptional form throughout this most turbulent of years is now in peril of being forgotten.
Well, not on our watch. Let this text stand as a reminder of Lewandowski’s game-changing 2020 form for generations to come.
Here are 5 loopy stats that exhibit simply how ridiculously deadly the Polish frontman has been in front of goal.
Before we get area of interest and peculiar with our stats, let’s start off good and easy.
In 44 games all competitions this season Lewandowski has managed a ludicrous 54 goals. That’s 1.22 goals per game and it is solely three fewer than Norwich City and Crystal Palace managed mixed within the 2019/20 Premier League marketing campaign.
As if that is not sufficient, the Pole also racked up eight assists. That’s 62 goal involvements in complete. Woah.
Unsurprisingly, he completed as the Bundesliga top scorer and is all main the scoring and assist charts within the Champions League.
Lewandowski might have been forgiven if he’d come back from the football’s COVID-19 enforced absence in a barely subdued scoring temper.
However, back in May he told that he can be raring to go from the off and he’s made good on his promise.
Since football’s return the 2 players with essentially the most goal involvements in Europe’s top 5 leagues are Lionel Messi (7 goals, 9 assists) and…you guessed it, Lewandowski (13 goals, 4 assists).
Hansi Flick has labored many miracles since taken over from the hapless Niko Kovac as Bayern boss. Among his chief successes has been the sensible form he’s managed to get out of Lewandowski’s.
Since Flick took charge Die Roten, the forward has been unstoppable within the Champions League. Lewandowski has managed eight goals and 4 assists up to now, which equates to a goal involvement each 29 minutes.
All we do each 29 minutes is load up one other episode of The Office…
So far, Lewandowski has scored 13 goals in seven Champions League games this season. Impressive to be certain, but it does not inform the entire story.
He’s also averaged a goal each 47 minutes in Europe, which is the best minutes per goal ratio in a single marketing campaign of any player to play no less than 500 minutes that season.
To add additional acclaim, he’s moved up to fourth on the competitors’s all-time scorers list and is second to solely Lionel Messi within the all-time minutes per goal standings.
When they hear this next stat, Bayern’s opponents for the Champions League might be happy that Lewandowski won’t be having fun with home benefit for the remainder of the tournament
In the 25 home games that the 31-year-old has scored in, he has at all times come out on the successful side. 20 instances for Bayern and 5 instances for Borussia Dortmund.
That is some successful streak.