Robert Lewandowski has Polish street named after him

Residents of a Polish town have named a street after local hero and Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

Over 100 inhabitants of Kuznia Raciborska, a town in southern Poland, have signed a petition to have a street named after the Bayern forward, who — according to Polish media — gave the thumbs-up to the idea.

The street, which is in one of the town's main residential areas, is currently named after General Karol Swierczewski, considered a hero during Poland's Communist regime.

The future "ul. R. Lewandowskiego" in Kuznia Raciborska, Poland.

Lewandowski, 28, has played a major role in helping Bayern win the Bundesliga title in each of the three seasons since he joined them from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, finishing as the Bundesliga's second top scorer in 2016/17 with 30 goals.

Polish Footballer of the Year for the last six campaigns, the former Lech Poznan forward scored a UEFA record 13 times to help his country qualify for UEFA EURO 2016 where he helped them reach the quarter-finals.