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5 things you didn’t know about Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski, FC Bayern Munich
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Why is he called ‘Robert’?

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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.”