Why is Robert Lewandowski’s grandmother trending?

ROBERT Lewandowski’s grandmother has been the subject of bizarre rumours about a supposed family link with the fascist dictator — Adolf Hitler.

There is no evidence to support this — but here’s what we know about the trending topic.

GettyTop striker Robert Lewandowski currently plays for FC Barcelona[/caption]

Why is Robert Lewandowski’s grandmother trending?

To be clear, no evidence to suggest Robert Lewandowski or his grandmother are related to the late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been published.

However, the rumour appears to have originated from a Quora post in 2017 asking: “Is Robert Lewandowski related to Adolf Hitler?”

In the post, an image of Robert Lewandowski and Adolf Hitler alongside each other was shared with the caption: “Did you know??!! Robert Lewandowski was the grandson of Hitler’s youngest sister who was called Pawla Hitler who died in who died in 1960”

A number of people responded with posts on the social media site to rubbish the claims.

One person posted: “NO, Don’t believe this. The facts in this image are entirely wrong.”

Another said: “NOPE! There are no living relatives of Hitler as far as we know. However, I know of a person who’s grandfather/great grandfather was Heinrich Himmler. Go search it up!”

While a third wrote: “Strictly speaking, yes. He’s a distant cousin. So are you, and so am I, and so is every human being on Earth.”

Which team does Robert Lewandowski play for?

Robert Lewandowski is a striker from Poland who currently plays for Barcelona in La Liga — the top league in Spain — as well as being the captain for the Poland national team.

In 1997 he joined MKS Varsovia Warsaw, before moving to Delta Warsaw the following year, where he progressed to the fourth tier side’s first team.

In the 2006-07 season Robert was the top scorer in the Polish third division, helping Znicz Pruszków secure promotion, before going on to again score the most goals in the second division for the same team the following year, with a tally of 21.

In June 2008 he joined Lech Poznań for a signing fee of around £300,000, where he finished the season with 18 goals in 42 matches.

The following season Lewandowski was top scorer once again, helping Lech win the Ekstraklasa — Poland’s top league.

In 2010 the ace striker joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund for a fee reportedly around €4.5million, winning the title the same season.

He was named Footballer of the Year in Poland in the 2011-12 campaign, with Dortmund winning the German top division title again under manager Jurgen Klopp.

In 2014 Robert joined Bayern Munich, winning the Bundesliga with the German giants EVERY year until the 2021-22 season, winning the Champion’s League in 2020 and picking up a Ballon d’Or and two European Golden Shoes along the way.

Lewandowski joined FC Barcelona in 2022, where the serial winner sealed both the La Liga title and Pichichi Trophy in his first season, becoming the first player in history to get the top scorer award in Europe‘s top five leagues in six consecutive seasons.

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