Goal and trophy: Lewandowski’s crowning glory
He beamed from ear to ear, hoisting the trophy into the Munich sky to the applause of the Allianz Arena crowd: Robert Lewandowski crowned an outstanding season on Saturday. He received the Torjägerkanone, the cannon-shaped trophy awarded annually to the league's top scorer after the last Bundesliga match of the season, a 3-1 victory over Hannover. Lewandowski scored against the visitors, taking his tally to 30 goals. A special mark: he is the first Bundesliga player in 39 years to net as many times!
"All credit to him: it's not easy to score 30 goals," Pep Guardiola commented on the standout striker. "Scoring is his great quality, he's very dangerous in the box. But he also fought a lot for the team. He's been very important for us. He's absolutely deserves this."
Lewandowski's impressive record:
- The last Bundesliga pro to boast 30 goals was Dieter Müller in the 1976/77 season, netting 34 times for Köln. Lewy is only the sixth player to score 30 or more goals in a Bundesliga campaign.
- Lewandowski is the first non-German Bundesliga player to score 30 goals in one season. He surpassed Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar's previous best mark of 29 goals.
- Lewandowski scored a total of 42 goals in 50 competitive fixtures this term.
- Lewy scored an opener nine times, the top value in the league. He scored seven braces and made the Guinness Book of Records with his historic five-goal haul against Wolfsburg.