Best Lewandowski ever?

Category: Player Analysis

If years ago players like Müller, Kempes, Batistuta, Ronaldo or Crespo made a place in the collective mindset as the best examples of what a ‘killer’ is, the name of Robert Lewandowski will be one of the great figures of the number ‘9’ role in the decade of 2010. For many years the Polish striker […]


If years ago players like Müller, Kempes, Batistuta, Ronaldo or Crespo made a place in the collective mindset as the best examples of what a ‘killer’ is, the name of Robert Lewandowski will be one of the great figures of the number ‘9’ role in the decade of 2010. For many years the Polish striker has been one of those chosen few able to be close to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Over the years, the Bayern striker has been able to remain one of the most prolific and consistent names but the numbers show that, since Flick’s arrival, this is one of the best periods for Bayern and the centre-forward himself. At Driblab, we took a look back at the Polish player’s evolution and we are looking at Robert Lewandowski’s finest moment. His best season? It seems so.

The great quality of Robert Lewandowski during these years is his ability to generate shots, expected goals and that sense of constant threat. If we dive a little into the data we see that the current season shows how he has progressed in his production within the box. He is getting more contact with possession inside the box than ever before, he has always been a very intelligent player without the ball to get ahead of defenders in final third, but in Flick’s Bayern with passers between lines as Gnabry and Muller and wider threat as Coman and Davies, Lewandowski’s role is being key having more influence in final meters and more accurate than ever. What changes the trend with respect to previous years is his success: Lewandowski is in his best records of finishing % (goals / shots) and goals scored for each expected goal. This success, added to the growth since last season with key passes, makes him the best Lewandowski ever. His greatest virtue has always been the mobility and ability to finish off but now he is adding more consistency in shooting and a higher production than expected. If it is not his best version, at least it is the most successful Lewandowski in front of the goalkeeper that we have seen.

We are Driblab, a consultancy specialized in the statistical analysis of players and teams; our work is focused on advising and minimizing risk in professional football decision-making in areas related to talent detection and footballer evaluations. Our database has more than 130,000 players from more than 120 competitions, covering information from all over the world. Here you can learn more about how we work and what we offer.

Autor: Driblab
Para Player Analysiswe also recommend you:

Looking for an U25 replacement for Sergio Busquets

We analyze the performance of the Barcelona central-midfielder and carry out a parameterized search in order to find a younger substitute

Who could replace Gonzalo Montiel?

In light of the possible exit of River Plate’s full-back, we use our models to search for and analyze players who could replace him.

The big bargain of the next summer?

We analyzed David Alaba’s performance with data. The Bayern player finishes his contract in June and that puts him in the point of view of many big clubs.

Four players who stood out in the last African Champions League

By Ali Hassan;
We analyze some details on four names that performed at a high level in the last edition of the CAF Champions League

Brenner: a potential proven by data

A long time after Cafu, Ronaldo or Rivaldo consolidated their careers in big European clubs, Brazil is still one of the countries that exports most talent abroad in the football industry. The cases of Pedrinho (1998, Benfica), Antony (2000, Ajax) or Luis Henrique...

Is there a replacement for Sergio Ramos?

With the help of the data we look for a U-25 centre-back that can replace the Real Madrid captain in case he leaves the club one day. We use the parameterized search and propose some names.

The benefits Atlético gets from the Suárez-Morata exchange

Until a few days ago, Atlético de Madrid was one of the LaLiga teams that was passing this market window with more discretion. Except for the return of Yannick Carrasco and the incorporation of the young Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbić, the club had almost made no...

Darwin Nunez: the surprise signing that breaks all records

Benfica has decided to make an unprecedented investment in order to encourage us the calmest transfer market in a long time. The Portuguese giant has been the biggest revolution in this summer in terms of changes in the squad, even ahead of Chelsea, who have renewed...

Measuring Manuel Locatelli’s rise

In his second season as a member of Milan first squad things were not easy for Manuel Locatelli (1998). Considering all the competitions, the midfielder born in Lecco could only play 1,332 minutes with the rossonero team. Although he had made his debut at the San Siro...

Timo Werner: the first big signing of the season

The season is not over and we're already in the middle of summer, in other words, the transfer market is already here. While most clubs are struggling to reach their season targets there is one team that has stood out for not wanting to wait for the end of the season....


Corporate Information

We are a company based in Madrid founded in 2017 by Salvador Carmona and Cristian Coré Ramiro. Since our inception our work has focused on statistical analysis to help clubs in sports planning. We are a consulting firm that offers personalized services for each client and defends a mixed management model and constant communication to accompany the day to day of the institutions. Our strength is the widest coverage available in number of professional and junior tournaments. For more details please contact us.


Mentioned in: