The top ten Bundesliga goal scorers of all time.
Over the years, the Bundesliga has gained a reputation for promoting an expansive, offensive football style.
In the German Bundesliga, clubs still prefer to play on the offensive. This approach has not changed significantly over the past decade.
Therefore, goal scorers such as Gerd Muller, Robert Lewandowski, and Jupp Heynckes have flourished in the league.
Some of these players are now among the all-time Bundesliga scoring leaders.
- Klaus Allofs :177 Goals
Allofs, a center forward by trade, appeared in 424 Bundesliga games for three different clubs, scoring 177 goals.
Regularly playing in the Bundesliga for SV Werder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, and FC Koln.
In his final season as a professional, he won the Golden Boot twice and played a key role in Werder Bremen’s 1992/93 league championship.
- Dieter Müller – 177 Goals
With 320 appearances and 177 Bundesliga goals, he is regarded as FC Koln’s greatest ever striker.
He retired in the year 1990. Muller won the Golden Boot twice throughout his career and helped FC Koln win the league championship in 1977/78.
- Stefan Kuntz :179 Goals
In the Bundesliga, Stefan Kuntz is currently the manager of Werder Bremen.
As a player, he represented clubs including 1.FC Kaiserslautern, VFL Bochum, and Arminia Bielefeld, among others.
The attacker recorded 179 goals in 449 league appearances.
In the 1985/86 and 1993/94 seasons, he won the golden boot as well.
In 1999, Kuntz, a prolific scorer in the Bundesliga, hung up his cleats.
- Ulf Kirsten:182 Goals
Kirsten is a Bayer 04 Leverkusen legend, having played 448 times in all competitions for the club.
He scored 182 goals in 350 league appearances. Prior to his retirement in 2003, the striker also played for Dynamo Dresden.
Three times he won the golden boot during the 1990s, which were his best years.
- Claudio Pizarro :197 Goals
The only non-European footballer to ever rank among the Bundesliga’s top scorers.
2020 marked the conclusion of Claudio Pizarro’s illustrious and lengthy playing career.
The forward had 327 career appearances for FC Bayern Munich and SV Werder Bremen (320). Moreover, in 490 games, he scored 197 goals in the league.
- Manfred Burgsmüller:213 Goals
He scored approximately 213 goals in 447 Bundesliga games.
Throughout his career, he played for clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, SV Werder Bremen, and FC Nuremberg.
4.Jupp Heynckes: 220 Goals
A figure of legend for Borussia Monchengladbach, where he appeared 407 times.
He played 102 games for Hannover 96 as well. He was one of the Bundesliga’s most prolific scorers.
He scored 220 goals in 369 league appearances.
Heynckes was a member of the 1974 West German World Cup-winning team.
Four Bundesliga championships and two golden boot awards were won with Borussia Monchengladbach.
- Klaus Fischer:268 Goals
Klaus Fischer is currently ranked second on the list of all-time leading Bundesliga scorers.
He scored 268 goals in 535 appearances for the league.
The striker retired in 1988 after having played for FC Schalke 04 and other clubs, including FC Koln and VFL Bochum.
- Robert Lewandowski :312 Goals
Robert Lewandowski, a Polish international who has scored 312 goals in 384 Bundesliga games thus far, is the only active player on the list.
He has recently surpassed Klaus Fischer (268 goals) and now has his sights set on the top spot due to the attacker’s excellent form and prolific goal scoring.
The Polish forward has won the Bundesliga and the Golden Boot a total of eight times and five times, respectively.
Lewandowski is currently playing for Barcelona in La Liga.
- Gerd Müller :365 Goals
Gerd Muller, one of the greatest athletes in history, holds the Bundesliga record for most goals scored.
During his lengthy career, Muller scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches.
In 427 games, he contributed 467 goals to the league with the help of 102 assists.
Muller is a seven-time winner of the league golden boot and a 1970 Ballon d’Or winner.
In 1974, he was a member of the West German team that won the World Cup.
Having spent his entire career with the Bavarians, he remained loyal to FC Bayern Munich.
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