Rarely does a season go by without Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski breaking a record for club or country and the 2019/20 campaign is proving no different for Europe's most elite No9.
On Matchday 9, the 31-year-old became the first Bundesliga player to score in the opening nine games of a top-flight campaign, breaking a record held by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to extend an already impressive list of individual achievements at the highest level.
With 13 goals in nine outings in the 2019/20 campaign, Lewandowski has both Aubameyang's single-season best for a non German player (31 goals) and Gerd Müller's legendary all-time single season best (40) set in 1971/72 in his sights.
Watch: Lewandowski's first 200 Bundesliga goals
A four-time winner of the Torjägerkanone award for the league's top goalscorer, here's an overview of the records the Polish start striker already has to his name:
- Most goals across Europe's top five leagues (Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga) - 13
- Most goals across Europe's top five leagues in 2019 - 25
- Most goals for club and country of any player across Europe's top five leagues - 37
- Most goals scored by a non-German player - 215
- Most goals scored by a Polish player - 215 goals
- Joint-record Polish appearance maker - 299 (level with Lukasz Piszczek)
- Fastest hat-trick - 3 mins 22 seconds
- Fastest four-goal haul - 5 mins 42 seconds
- Fastest five-goal haul - 8 mins 59 seconds
- Most goals by a substitute - 5
- Fastest foreigner to reach 100 goals (168 games)
- Most goals scored in a single UEFA EURO qualification campaign: UEFA EURO 2016 - 13
- Most goals scored in a single FIFA World Cup qualification campaign: 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification - 16
- Most hat-tricks scored in a single FIFA World Cup qualification campaign: 3 (2018 FIFA World Cup qualification)
Watch: Lewandowski's astonishing five-goal haul against Wolfsburg in 2015
Lewandowski has some way to go to overtake Müller as the top goalscorer in Bundesliga history, "Der Bomber" currently still way out in front on 365 goals. But consider this: the Pole is still just 31, is always fit (he's missed just ten league matches since signing for Bayern in 2014) and has many years left at the top.
Moreover, his numbers and performances are improving, with 13 goals already this season. Extrapolate that over another four to five seasons posting close to or over 30 league goals and Müller's record will surely slide into view in the years to come. Given his insatiable appetite and enduring longevity, the odds are in Lewandowski's favour to conquer the ultimate Bundesliga peak.