Summary

  • Lewandowski sets record pace in reaching 50 goals for Bayern.
  • Has scored hat-tricks in his last two games.
  • Poland international joined Bavarians from Dortmund in 2014.

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick against SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 1 - the Pole's 48th, 49th and 50th Bundesliga goals - made the FC Bayern München striker the fastest player in Bundesliga history to reach a half-century of goals for a single club.

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Lewandowski only needed 64 matches to reach the landmark, with - by way of comparison - the Bundesliga's all-time leading scorer Gerd Müller requiring 83 games.

You can see the five players to have reached the landmark quickest below, with Mario Gomez, who recently joined VfL Wolfsburg, the only other active Bundesliga player among the top five:

Rank Player Club Appearances
1 R. Lewandowski  FC Bayern 64
2 R. Makaay FC Bayern  67
  U. Seeler Hamburger SV 67
4 R. Brunnenmeier TSV 1860 Munich 70
5 M. Gomez FC Bayern  71
  M. Klose SV Werder Bremen  71

Currently 27th in the all-time Bundesliga scoring chart, if Lewandowski repeats his feat from the 2015/16 campaign - when he scored 30 goals - he would climb to 14th and overtake, among others, Germany legends Rudi Völler, Horst Hrubesch and Uwe Seeler.

Watch: Lewandowski nets treble as Bayern beat Bremen on opening night