Robert Lewandowski has called time on his trophy-laden Bayern Munich career.
Across his eight seasons spent in Bavaria, Lewandowski amassed 344 goals for the club and established himself as arguably the best number nine of his generation.
But how does that compare to rest of football’s most elite attackers? And in particular, how does that compare to modern football’s champions for the greatest of all time debate – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? We’ve ranked the 10 highest goalscorers in world football since Lewandowski joined Bayern and the results really are eye-opening…
The best forwards since 2014
From the moment Lewandowski arrived at Bayern the duo were a match made in heaven, so it’s no secret that he’ll rank amongst the top 10 goalscorers in the world throughout his time there.
The other two obvious inclusions are the great Messi and Ronaldo, who have dominated the game for the past 14 years.
Premier League fans can look forward to plenty of representation also as Harry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah make the grade. Liverpool icon Luis Suarez is also involved, although the bulk of his strikers came for Barcelona.
Whilst the remainder of the top 10 is made up of France’s two biggest stars ahead of the World Cup in Karim Benzema and 23-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe. Along with Italy’s very own Ciro Immobile.
The top 10 goalscorers in world football since 2014
10. Kylian Mbappe – 277 games | 198 goals
9. Mohamed Salah – 371 games | 199 goals
8. Ciro Immobile – 322 games | 201 goals
7. Karim Benzema – 370 games | 212 goals
6. Luis Suarez – 366 games | 229 goals
5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 350 games | 230 goals
4. Harry Kane – 360 games | 243 goals
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 364 games | 323 goals
2. Lionel Messi – 387 games | 329 goals
1. Robert Lewandowski – 375 games | 344 goals
If you ever wanted any proof just how deadly Lewandowski is in-front of goal, well, there you have it.
The Polish striker has genuinely outgunned Messi and Ronaldo throughout his spell in Germany and we feel like that’s slipped under the radar.
The little Argentine just pips Ronaldo, although has played 23 more matches.
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Whilst Kane has done a stellar job to achieve fourth position, even if he is nearly 100 goals behind the bronze medal place.
Elsewhere, it’s quite incredible that Mbappe manages to sneak onto this list given he’s still barely classified as a senior player.
It doesn’t matter what league you play in, 198 goals in 277 games is an explosive ratio even for the best of players and who knows how good he could go onto become.