From 10th to 2nd in three years: The rapid rise of Robert Lewandowski
From tenth to second place in just over three years, scoring an incredible 102 goals in 103 games - the speed at which Robert Lewandowski has shot up the Bundesliga's all-time scoring chart in recent months is truly breathtaking. Check out the Poland international's rise to the top in our video.
A goal every 64 minutes this season
It's not long since Bayern's number nine entered the top 10 of the best scorers. In December 2017, the current Best FIFA Men's Player drew level with Hannes Löhr in tenth place with his goal in a 1-0 home win against 1. FC Köln. It was the exceptional striker's 166th goal in his 243rd appearance back then. As of last weekend, Lewandowski now has 268 goals from 345 Bundesliga appearances, putting him on a par with Klaus Fischer, the second-best scorer in the history of Germany's top flight.
To speak of a rapid pace here would be a gross understatement. In his Bundesliga career to date, Lewandowski has scored on average every 107 minutes. This season, he's increased that outstanding ratio to a staggering 64 minutes of play per goal. Almost inevitably, he's left numerous legends, supporters or former companions in his wake: he replaced former team-mate Claudio Pizarro (197 Bundesliga goals) as the best non-German scorer in Bundesliga history, pushed his former head coach Jupp Heynckes (266) off the podium and now only has Gerd Müller (365), who's lead was long considered unassailable, ahead of him.
Read here what Robert Lewandowski had to say about his historic goal against Bremen: