Lewandowski has equaled legendary Pele’s record with his first World Cup goal after Poland’s match against Saudi Arabia at the Qatar World Cup.
The 34-year-old tied Pele’s record by scoring his first goal for Poland against Saudi Arabia on Saturday at Qatar World Cup at Educational Stadium.
The Barcelona forward has scored as many international goals as Pele after Poland defeated Saudi Arabia (2-0) by netting one goal on the 82nd minute to secure a win after assisting P. Zieliski to score on the 39th minute extending his total to 77 goals.
He now has a total career goal total of 621 in 861 appearances, scoring 77 for the Poland National team, 79 for Lech Poznan & Znicz Pruszkow, 103 for Borussia Dortmund, 344 for Bayern Munich, and 18 goals for Barcelona.
Lewandowski started Poland’s first World Cup encounter against Mexico, despite having a great chance to score his first World Cup goal after winning a penalty, but he was denied by Mexico Keeper Guillermo Ochoa and the Tricolor drew.
However, Lewandowski scoring his first World Cup goal became emotional after putting him on level with Pele, who has 92 caps for Brazil to break into the top ten list of men’s international goal scorers.
During the celebration, Lewondowski, who was in an emotional state (tears of joy), lay down on the pitch while his teammates surrounded him to console him.
Poland is currently leading the group with 4 points and will play Argentina on Wednesday 30, November at Stadium 974 ( Rass Abou Aboud)