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Monday 22nd March 2021
Polish President Andrzej Duda awarded the star Robert Lewandowski, the striker of the Polish national team and the German team Bayern Munich, today, Monday, the “Bologna Restituta” medal, which is one of the highest honors in Poland.
Lewandowski, who was crowned the world’s best player last year, was honored for his football achievements and promoting Poland abroad.
At a ceremony in the presidential palace in the capital Warsaw, the Polish president described the star Lewandowski as a “national sports hero” and praised the hard work he had as a soccer player.
Lewandowski emphasized the role played by his colleagues and coaches as well as his family and friends, stressing his focus on the challenges ahead.
Lewandowski, 32, who helped Bayern win the three league, cup and Champions League titles last season, said that after a while he might think about the titles achieved, but he is still at the present time feeling excited to achieve more.
Lewandowski is currently the top scorer in the Bundesliga with 35 goals, and has recently become the second-highest goal scorer in the history of the league, behind Gerd Muller.
Lewandowski also came close to Mueller’s long-standing record of 40 goals in a season.
During ten full seasons in the Bundesliga, Lewandowski was on the podium eight times, including six times with Bayern and twice with Borussia Dortmund, who played for him between 2010 and 2014.
Lewandowski participated in 116 matches with the Polish national team, during which he scored 63 goals, two records in the history of the national team.