Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Robert Lewandowski awarded four Guinness World Record certificates

On the same day as the FIFA Ballon d'Or announcement, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski’s incredible nine-minute, five-goal haul for Bayern Munich against Wolfsburg earlier this season was officially recognised by Guinness World Record.

The 27 year-old forward was presented with four separate official Guinness World Records certificates for the incredible feat during a special press conference which took place at Bayern Munich’s ground yesterday.

Lewandowski scored five goals during the league encounter with Wolfsburg back in September, in turn breaking a series of records including Fastest Bundesliga hat-trick (3 minutes 22 seconds), Fastest Four Goals in a Bundesliga Match (5 minutes 42 seconds), Fastest Five Goals Scored in a Bundesliga Match (8 minutes 59 seconds), Most Goals Scored by a Substitute in a Bundesliga Match (5 goals).

With Munich trailing one nil at half time, Robert was thrust into the action after the break and started his historic scoring rout on the 51st minute before scoring four further goals in the space of just nine minutes.

The first record he achieved was for the Fastest Bundesliga hat-trick (3 minutes 22 seconds) which broke the record by Michael Tönnies, who had scored three goals in six minutes in 1991 for MSV Duisburg against Karlsruher SC.


Commenting on the achievement, Guinness World Records Editor in-Chief Craig Glenday said: “The sporting world was left in a state of shock and amazement when Lewandowski scored five goals in under 10 minutes – it was truly surreal.”

“It’s not very often you see Guardiola with his hands on his face questioning what had just happened.”

“His achievement will take some beating and is a sporting accolade worthy of entering the Guinness World Records Book.”

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