Bundesliga Top 10 goal scorers

Spectacular goals have always been paramount in creating an electrifying stadium atmosphere of the most watched football tournament in the world. Since its inauguration in 1962, Bundesliga has seen many prolific goal scorers. The legends have made an integral contribution not only for their clubs in the league, but at the international arena as well. Here is the list of the top ten goal scorers of all time in Bundesliga.

Johannes Lohr, a prolific German footballer who scored 166 goals in Bundesliga10.) Johannes Lohr

Goals: 166 in 381 matches
Country: Germany
Years active: 1951-1972

Johannes is to date known as the most prolific striker to have played for FC Koln in Bundesliga’s editions. His outstanding performance during the 1968-1969 season remains to be one of his most memorable performances in Bundesliga. He was named as the top goal scorer with 27 goals during that edition.

Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro is the top foreign scorer in German football history9.) Claudio Miguel Pizarro

Goals: 172 in 365 matches
Country: Peru
Years active: 1991 - present

Claudio is the only non-German and currently active player who has dominated the top-goal scorer list. He has set the record in Bundesliga for having scored every team that he has ever faced. During his football career, Claudio has played for two clubs in Bundesliga, namely Bayern Munich and Weder Bremen.

Klaus Allofs a birlliant German striker made 177 goals in Bundesliga8.) Klaus Allofs

Goals: 177 in 424 matches
Country: Germany
Years active: 1975-1993

Klaus made his first debut in Bundesliga in 1975. At that time, he was playing for Fortuna Dusseldorf. He later played for Koln and Werder Bremen in the last years of his career, where his versatile striking prowess was eminent. His greatest achievement was during 1978-1979 and 1984-1985 seasons, when he was named as the Bundesliga’s top goal scorer.

Dieter Muller scored 177 goals in the West German top flight in 303 games7.) Dieter Muller

Goals: 177 in 305 matches
Country: West Germany
Years active: 1972-1989

Dieter set a record of the most goals scored during a single match in August 1977. He scored six goals that enabled his team, Koln, to triumph over Werder Bremen with a 7-2 victory. He was named as the top scorer during that season and the subsequent one where his team managed to be the defending champions.

Stefan Kuntz was the top scorer in the Bundesliga in 1986 and 1994, he made a total of 179 goals6.) Stefan Kuntz

Goals: 179 in 449 matches
Country: West Germany
Years active: 1970-2005

During his professional football career in Bundesliga, Stefan played for different clubs for a span of 16 years. He made 449 appearances in competitive editions between 1983 and 1999 and scored a total of 179 goals. His incredible performance in 1985-1986 and 1993-1994 seasons earned him the top scorer title.

Ulf Kirsten was considered as one of the most dangerous strikers in the Bundesliga making 182 goals in 350 matches5.) Ulf Kirsten

Goals: 182 in 350 matches
Country: East-Germany
Years active: 1972-2003

Ulf Kirsten was among the first German footballers to join Bundesliga after the German reunification. Besides, he was the first player in history to reach 100 caps while playing with only two national teams. His 182 goals in Bundesliga were all scored during his 13-year tenure in Bayern Leverkusen. He was named as Bundesliga’s top scorer on three different occasions and won the coveted EFFIFU award for being the best striker during the 2009-2000 season.

Manfred Burgsmuller was a German striker sometimes operate as midfielder scoring 2013 goals in Bundesliga4.) Manfred Burgsmuller

Goals: 213 in 447 matches
Country: West Germany
Years active: 1967-1990

Manfred was popularly known for his incredible capability to play as mostly a striker and at times a midfielder. Over his 17 seasons’ course in Bundesliga, he made 447 appearances in active competition scoring a total of 213 goals. His contributions to Werder Bremen during the 1987-1988 season were remarkable. Werder Bremen thrashed the defending champion Bayern Munich that had dominated the league for a long time. His best goal record stands at 27 goals that helped his team to finish in the 7th in the league table during the 1980-1981 season.

Jupp Heynckes is the third highest goalscorer in the history of the Bundesliga, with 220 goals3.) Jupp Heynckes

Goals: 220 in 226 matches
Country: Germany
Years active: 1956-1978

Jupp spent most of his football career in Borussia Monchengladbach during its golden eras during the 1960s and 1970s. During his tenure, the club won 5 Bundesliga titles. As a versatile player, his role as a striker was crucial in the 1970 era contributing to his 220 goals in 226 appearances. In 1974 -1975 season, he was awarded the league’s top scorer. Important to note is that during his managerial era, Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title for two consecutive seasons. Jupp was indeed a legend and one of the prolific strikers in history.

Klaus Fischer was the top scorer in the Bundesliga in 1976 and the second all time scoring leader with 268 goals2.) Klaus Fischer

Goals: 268
Country: West Germany
Years active: 1958-1988

Klaus was Famous, particularly for his bicycle kicks. One of his goals from such kicks during an international competition against Switzerland in 1977 was selected as the goal of the year. It was later voted as the goal of the decade and goal of the century. Klaus spent most of his career in the Bundesliga, and he played for four different teams. The peak of his career was with FC Schalke where he scored 182 goals. During his entire career, he scored 268 goals in Bundesliga making him second highest scorer.

Gerd Muller is regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time and the highest scorer in Bundesliga with 365 goals1.) Gerd Muller

Goals: 365 in 427 matches
Country: Germany
Years active: 1960-1981

His record in the Bundesliga’s top scorers stands unbeaten up to date. He is the most prolific striker and the best in terms of average goals. He was named as the Bundesliga’s top scorer seven times, and his performance at other international platforms has also been stunning. In his 15-year tenure with Bayern Munich, he scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches with an average goal rate almost a goal per match and because of his scoring ability he is considered to be one of the best soccer player ever. His exemplary performance has made him to be ranked as the highest goal scorer of all-time in the 53-year history of Bundesliga.