Top 10 goal scorers of all time: Bundesliga

Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany which was founded in 1963. It is one of the famous leagues that pride itself of the highest stadium attendance in the world due to the beauty of the game displayed by the many talented players. Bundesliga is Germany`s main football competition that is contested by 18 teams operating on a system of promotion and relegation.

Bundesliga has its season running between August and May with a better part of the games being played on Saturday and Sunday and only some few being played in the weekdays. Many players have flourished in the Bundesliga over the period of time it has been in existence. The success of a player is often measured by the number of goals scored. Hence, this article is intended to give you some detail on all-time Bundesliga top 10 goal scorers.




10.) Johannes Lohr

Johannes Lohr

Goals: 166
Country: Germany

Being one of the most versatile goal scorers in the history of Bundesliga, Johannes Lohr scored 166 goals in 381 appearances. He managed to score all the 166 goals in his 14 years of professional footballing at FC Koln. He was crowned the Bundelisga`s top goal scorer during the 18967/1968 season when he scored 27 goals.

9.) Claudio Pizzaro

Claudio Pizarro

Goals: 172
Country: Peru

This is a player that managed to score 172 goals during his 16 years of footballing career in the Bundesliga. He made 388 appearances in the Bundesliga. He managed to play for 5 different clubs in his entire years of professional footballing, and two of the clubs are from the Bundesliga, namely Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen. With a rate of 0.47 goals per game, he was able to set a record of scoring against every Bundesliga club that he ever faced. He also played a major role in the Bayern Munich team that clinched the Bundesliga and the German cup double in 2003.




8.) Klaus Allofs

Klaus Allofs

Goals: 177
Country: West Germany

With a goal rate of 0.42 per game, Klaus Allofs was able to net 177 goals in 424 appearances. He played in three clubs in the Bundesliga; Fortuna Dusseldorf where he scored 71 goals in 169 appearances, Koln where he scored 88 goals in 177 appearances and Werder Bremen where he scored 18 goals in 108 appearances. He spent a total of 18 years of footballing career in Bundesliga.He was crowned Bundesliga`s top goal scorer during 1978/1979 and 1984/1985 seasons.

7.) Dieter Muller

Dieter Muller

Goals: 177
Country: West Germany

Only that that he had a higher rate of goals scored per game, averaging to 0.58 in 303 appearances in 13 years of professional footballing in Bundesliga, he scored 177 goals just like Klaus Allofs. He played for two clubs in the Bundesliga, FC Koln where he scored 159 goals and Werder Bremen where he scored 6 goals. He was the Bundesliga`s top scorer in 1976/1977 and 1977/1978 seasons. He also helped FC Koln win Bundesliga in the 1977/1978 season.

6.) Stefan Kuntz

Stefan Kuntz

Goals: 179
Country: West Germany

In his 16 years of professional footballing in the Bundesliga, he managed to score 179 goals in 449 appearances. He played in three Bundesliga teams, Vfl Bochum, Arminia Bielefed and Bayer 05 Uerdingen. He was Bundesliga`s top goal scorer in 1985/1986 and 1993/1994 seasons.

5.) Ulf Kirsten

Ulf Kirsten

Goals: 182
Country: East Germany

He was able to score 182 goals in 350 Bundesliga appearances. He spent 13 years of his professional footballing career at Bayern Leverkusen. He was one of the most prolific goal scorers in Bundesliga, winning the Bundesliga`s top goal scorer in three different seasons. Also, he won EFFIFU Award for being the most prolific striker in the 1992/2000 season.

4.) Manfred Burgsmuller

Manfred Burgsmuller

Goals: 213
Country: West Germany

In his 17 years of professional footballing in Bundesliga, he was able to score a total of 213 goals in 447 appearances. He played for both Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmond. He helped Werder Bremen win the Bundesliga in the 1987/1988 season. He was the Bundesliga`s top goal scorer in the 1980/1981 season.

3.) Jupp Heynckes

Jupp Heynckes

Goals: 220
Country: Germany

In his 19 years of professional footballing in Bundesliga, he was able to net 220 goals in 369 appearances. He spent his footballing career in both Borussia Monchengladbach and Hannover 96. He helped Borussia Monchengladbach win Bundesliga title 5 times. Also, he was the Bundesliga top goal scorer during 1973/1974 and 1974/1975 seasons.

2.) Klaus Fischer

Klaus Fischer

Goals: 268
Country: West Germany

This is a player that spent his entire footballing career in the Bundesliga. He played in four different clubs, namely, TSV 1860 Munchen, FC Schalke 04, FC Koln and Vfl Bochum netting 268 goals in 535 appearances. He remains Schalke 04`s all-time goal scorer, scoring 182 goals.

1.) Gerd Muller

Gerd Muller

Goals: 365
Country: Germany

In his 15 years of professional footballing in Bundesliga, he was able to net 365 goals in 427 appearances. He spent his entire footballing career in Bundesliga at Bayern Munich. He remains Bayern Munich`s all-time top scorer. He was named European player of the year in 1970.