High: Debut season for Robert Lewandowski
The summer of 2010 also saw the arrival of Robert Lewandowski to the club. After leading Lech Poznan to the 2009/10 Ekstraklasa title as the clubs top scorer, he signed for Borussia Dortmund for 4.5 million euros.
Lewandowski scored his first Bundesliga goal in the Revierderby, putting Dortmund up 3-0 in the 3-1 win. He would add seven more Bundesliga goals by the end of the season. The numbers hardly set Europe on fire, and seem foreign to what Lewandowski has done in the Bundesliga since.
The situation was not yet ideal for the summer signing, and it played into his goal total. With Lucas Barrios as the team’s primary striker, Lewandoski was forced to play out of position, often finding himself on the wing during his debut season. It was also an adjustment phase for the Polish forward with this being his first season out of Poland.
He would never finish another season with such a low total, going on to score 30, 36 and 28 in his following three seasons at Dortmund, winning the double in 2012 and helping the Black and Yellows get to the Champions League final in 2013.