Why is he called ‘Robert’?
Robert isn’t a typical Polish name.
Convinced his son would become a famous footballer, however, Lewandowski’s father, Krzysztof, named him ‘Robert’ so foreigners could pronounce his name.
“My husband knew we would raise a footballer,” said his mother, Iwona.
“That’s why he is Robert. Travelling through Europe, Krzysztof witnessed how important it would be to have an internationally recognisable name.”