Comparing Robert Lewandowski’s 2021-22 stats to Barcelona’s strikers

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Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Volkswagen Arena, May 2022.

Barcelona are in the market for a new striker this summer and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is their top target – but how does he compare to their current centre-forward options?

Lewandowski is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world and has won the European Golden Shoe in each of the last two seasons.

The 33-year-old has won eight Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokals, the Champions League, a FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his eight-year stay at Bayern but is thought to be keen on a new challenge away from Germany.

According to reports, he has reached a verbal agreement on a three-year contract at Barcelona and will earn €9million a year if the deal goes through.

Bayern’s president Herbert Hainer has insisted they would not let him leave before his contract expires in 2023, but Lewandowski has urged them to grant his wish.

“My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club,” Lewandowski recently said at a press conference with Poland.

“Bayern’s a serious club and I believe they won’t keep me – I don’t want to play there anymore. A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me.”

We’ve compared Lewandowski’s 2021-22 Bundesliga stats to the corresponding league data of Memphis Depay, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ferran Torres and Luuk de Jong.

Note: we’ve only included Torres and Aubameyang’s stats from their time at Barcelona in the second half of the 2021-22 season.

Goals
Robert Lewandowski – 35
Memphis Depay – 12
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 11
Luuk de Jong – 6
Ferran Torres – 4

Assists
Ferran Torres – 4
Robert Lewandowski – 3
Memphis Depay – 2
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 1
Luuk de Jong – 0

Minutes per goal
Robert Lewandowski – 84.3
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 99.2
Luuk de Jong – 107.1
Memphis Depay – 154.1
Ferran Torres – 354.5

Minutes per goal or assist
Robert Lewandowski – 77.6
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 91
Luuk de Jong – 107.1
Memphis Depay – 132.1
Ferran Torres – 177.2

Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona playing against Napoli, Nou Camp, Barcelona. 17 February 2022.

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Chances created per 90 minutes
Memphis Depay – 2.2
Robert Lewandowski – 1.1
Ferran Torres – 0.8
Luuk de Jong – 0.7
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.7

Successful dribbles per 90 minutes (success rate)
Memphis Depay – 2.2 (61.1%)
Robert Lewandowski – 1.5 (60%)
Ferran Torres – 0.8 (34.7%)
Luuk de Jong – 0.4 (66.6%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 0.3 (60%)

Passes per 90 minutes (passing accuracy)
Memphis Depay – 39.4 (82.1%)
Ferran Torres – 36.3 (84.6%)
Luuk de Jong – 25.5 (72%)
Robert Lewandowski – 22.4 (77.4%)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 19.2 (75.5%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside the penalty area)
Robert Lewandowski – 4.9 (4.2)
Luuk de Jong – 3.4 (3.3)
Ferran Torres – 3.3 (2.4)
Memphis Depay – 3.0 (1.8)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 3.0 (2.7)


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