Thu, 29/08/19, 16:10
Robert Lewandowski extends stay at FC Bayern through 2023
Today, Thursday 29 August 2019, FC Bayern München and Robert Lewandowski agreed a contract extension through 30 June 2023. The 31-year-old’s contract was originally set to expire on 30 June 2021.
FC Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “For me, Robert is the world’s best centre-forward, and he’s been a mainstay of our team for years. So we’re extremely pleased he’ll continue to play for FC Bayern for a long time. We’re certain that together with Robert we’ll achieve our ambitious goals in the upcoming season and in the years to come.”
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić also expressed pleasure at the new agreement: “Robert has developed into a leading personality at the club and is on course to become as important a player for FC Bayern and its fans as Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben were. I hope he can maintain his outstanding strike rate in the years to come.”
Robert Lewandowski said: “FC Bayern has become my sporting home. Besides, my family and I are happily settled in Munich. I’m convinced we’ll achieve a lot in the next few years. FC Bayern are one of the three biggest clubs in the world, and we have an outstanding team. I’m proud to be part of this club.”
Lewandowski joined FC Bayern from Borussia Dortmund before the 2014/15 season. He has scored 197 goals in 246 competitive matches for Bayern so far, lying third in the club’s all-time rankings. Only Gerd Müller on 508 goals and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on 217 have scored more often.
Lewandowski has won five German championship titles, two DFB Cups, three Supercup trophies and finished Bundesliga top scorer three times with FC Bayern. The current Poland captain has scored a total of 207 goals for Dortmund and FC Bayern, making him the most prolific non-German scorer in Bundesliga history and fifth overall in the all-time rankings.