Robert Lewandowski Surpasses 2 Legends As Striker Climbs Barcelona’s All Time Top Goalscorer Charts

Robert Lewandowski Surpasses 2 Legends As Striker Climbs Barcelona’s All Time Top Goalscorer Charts

Byron Pillay
updated at February 18, 2024 at 2:39 PM
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  • Robert Lewandowski scored two goals as Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 2-1 in La Liga
  • The Polish striker has now scored 50 goals for the Spanish club in 79 appearances
  • Lionel Messi is still the club's top scorer, with a massive 672 goals in 778 games

Robert Lewandowski is further cementing his name as one of Barcelona’s great players.

The Polish striker has come under criticism this season for failing to find the net often enough but has climbed up the club’s all-time scoring charts with his latest brace.

Robert Lewandowski are climbing up Barcelona's all-time scoring charts.
Robert Lewandowski scored a brace to surpass two club legends on Barcelona's all-time goalscorers list. Image: Alex Caparros.
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BBC reported that the former Bayern Munich star scored twice as Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 2-1. Lewandowski scored in the 45th minute before grabbing the winner with a 97th-minute penalty.

Lewandowski reaches 50 goals for Barcelona

With his brace, Lewa reached a new milestone at the club.

The Polish attacker officially scored 50 goals for the side, surpassing two greats of the game.

Villa reached his total in 119 games, while Henry took 121 games to reach 49 goals. Lewa has only taken 79 appearances to get to 50.

Barcelona’s all-time top scorers

The attacker has climbed up to 49th on the list of Barca’s all-time scorers but is still far off the pace when it comes to the top of the list. So, who is at the top of the list? Here are the top five. All stats courtesy of Transfermarkt.

NAME

APPEARANCES

GOALS

Lionel Messi

778

672

César Rodríguez

344

226

Luis Suarez

283

195

László Kubala

254

193

Samuel Eto'o

199

130

Who Lewandowski could still surpass

With 14 games to go in La Liga and the Catalan side still in the Champions League, Lewandowski could still play as many as 21 more games this season.

A good run in those games could see him surpass some other legends on the list. These include Gary Lineker (51), Gerard Pique (53), Andres Iniesta (57), and Johann Cruyff (60).

How Barcelona’s win affects the table

With 14 games remaining in the season, Barcelona will be looking to finish it strong. The defending champions are seven points behind the league leaders, but their victory over Celta Vigo has seen them keep the pressure on Girona in second.

The La Liga table as of Saturday, February 17, 2024.
The La Liga standings as of Saturday, February 17, 2024.
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Lewandowski vows Barca will win a trophy

Sports Brief earlier reported how attacker Robert Lewandowski promised that FC Barcelona would win a trophy this season.

The Polish striker believes the club can turn things around and clinch some silverware by the end of the 2023/24 season.

Barca are currently third in La Liga, trailing both Girona and Real Madrid, and are in the running for the Champions League title.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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