Bundesliga is the premier division football league in Germany. It is one of the most popular football leagues in the world. Moreover, it has got it’s place among the top 5 domestic leagues in Europe. The competition started it’s journey in 1963. However, 18 clubs battle every season to clinch the title. But only one gets to hold on the top of the table spot at the end of the season. Along with the champions, 3 more sides get their chances to play in the UCL. Conversely, 2 bottoms of the table sides get themselves relegated to the lower division. The number 16 side (3rd bottom) also has to take part in the relegation playoff match. Here we provide the details of the top 10 Bundesliga highest goal scorers list.
Bundesliga definitely stands among the elite category leagues. So many superstar footballers have played in this competition. On the contrary, it has also produced numerous sensational soccer players. German football always offers countless attacks and thus the league has seen a lot of top-class strikers. The strikers or more clearly the attackers too have entertained the fans with their spectacular goals throughout their careers. In this article, we will reveal you the chart of the Bundesliga all-time top scorers.
# Top 10 Bundesliga Highest Goal Scorers:
|Position||Player’s Name||Clubs Played For||Country||No. of Goals|
|01||Gerd Muller||Bayern Munich||Germany||365|
|02||Klaus Fischer||1860 Munich, Schalke 04, FC Köln, VfL Bochum||Germany||268|
|03||Jupp Heynckes||Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hannover||Germany||220|
|04||Manfred Burgsmüller||Rot-Weiss Essen, Borussia Dortmund, FC Nürnberg, Werder Bremen||Germany||213|
|05||Robert Lewandowski *||Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich||Poland||204|
|06||Claudio Pizarro *||Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, FC Köln||Peru||197|
|07||Ulf Kirsten||Bayer Leverkusen||Germany||182|
|08||Stefan Kuntz||VfL Bochum, Bayer Uerdingen, FC Kaiserslautern, Arminia Bielefeld||Germany||179|
|09||Klaus Allofs||Fortuna Düsseldorf, FC Köln, Werder Bremen||Germany||177|
|09||Dieter Müller||FC Köln, VfB Stuttgart, FC Saarbrücken||Germany||177|
|11||Mario Gomez *||Bayern Munich, VFB Stuttgart, Vfl Wolfsburg||Germany||170|
|12||Hannes Löhr||FC Koln||Germany||166|
|13||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Bayern Munich||Germany||162|
|14||Bernd Hölzenbein||Eintracht Frankfurt||Germany||160|
|15||Fritz Walter||VFB Stuttgart,, Waldhof Mannheim||Germany||157|
[Note : * Symbol Expresses the Current Players]
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# Now Let’s Discuss Broadly About The Top 3 Bundesliga Highest Goal Scorers:
3) Jupp Heynckes:
Jupp Heynckes is not only one of the best strikers in the league but also one of the greatest managers. He occupies the 3rd position with 220 league goals. Moreover, he is the highest ever goal scorer for Borussia Monchengladbach with 195 strikes for them. His other 25 goals came for Hannover. However, Jupp made his league debut in 1965. Before featuring in his last Bundesliga match in 1978, he had appeared in 369 matches. He definitely had a glorious league career in Germany.
2) Klaus Fischer:
The highest ever goal scorer for FC Schalke stands in the 2nd position with 268 goals. He netted 182 goals for the Royal Blues. In addition to this, he is 4th in the list of the most appearances in the Bundesliga and also the most appeared in the league among the mentioned players. However, Fischer played his first-ever Bundesliga game in 1968. Then he appeared in no less than 535 matches before taking part in his last ever league game in 1988.
1) Gerd Muller:
Who else but Gerd Muller to top the list. The Bayern Munich legend tops the list with his 365 goals in the German top flight. He took 427 appearances to make this history. The FIFA World Cup winner with West Germany has a stunning average of 0.85 goals per game! The man with the golden feet also converted 51 penalties which are also the most by any footballer in this league. This iconic striker first featured in the German top flight in 1965. He said his goodbye in 1979, after a 14 years long glorious career.
Another fun fact I must add that, only two foreign players got their places on this list. They are Peruvian international Claudio Pizarro and Poland skipper Robert Lewandowski.