In 2015, FC Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski was presented with no less than four Guinness World Record certificates.
The Poland international took his place in the history books after scoring the fastest ever hat-trick, four- and five-goal salvos (four, five and six minutes respectively) and most goals by a substitute (five) in Bayern’s famous 5-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on 22 September, 2015.
‘Belongs to the whole team’
“You can watch it over and over again,” Lewandowski said at a special prize-giving ceremony in Munich. “It was a great evening for me, a historic evening. It will remain in the fans’ memories forever, and mine too. I didn’t have too much time to think about what I had done. My wife, my family and my friends were happier than me. I didn’t really realise what had happened. I didn’t play on my own against Wolfsburg, though. The record belongs to the whole team.”
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