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The Fußball-Bundesliga, known commonly as just Bundesliga, is the greatest professional league of professional soccer in Germany. This league has the highest average stadium attendance among all leagues all over the world. It is the primary football competition in Germany, contested by 18 teams.

The league is not only popular among people who can be present at the stadiums to see their favourite players perform, but is also watched on television, who stay glued to the screen to see the stars play excellent football, score some mind0blowing goals. Goals, of course, are the most important thing in this sport, and every time a player kicks one, the entire world of soccer fans, in Germany and outside, cheer for them. Let us take a look at the 10 All Time Top Scorers of Bundesliga.

10 All Time Top Scorers of Bundesliga

10. Hannes Löhr

10 All Time Top Scorers of Bundesliga
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Former German Footballer Johannes Löhr, after his retirement as a player, coached the West German team that won Bronze at the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. He also managed 1. FC Köln and Germany U21 team in his managerial career. Hannes Löhr scored 166 goals, out of which 12 goals came by penalty shots in 381 matches of Bundesliga while playing for 1. FC Köln. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.44 and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Löhr scored a total of 166 goals in 381 matches he played in for his team 1. FC Köln between 1964 and 1978. He also scored 5 goals in 20 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1967 to 1972.

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9. Claudio Pizarro

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Best Goal Scorers of Bundesliga – All Time List

Peruvian footballer Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio surpassed the 133 goals record previously held by Giovane Élber which makes him the top foreign scorer in German football history on 23 October 2010. Claudio Pizarro scored 176 goals, out of which 5 goals came by penalty shots, in 378 matches of Bundesliga while playing for SV Werder Bremen and FC Bayern Munich. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.47 and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 All time top scorers of Bundesliga. Pizarro scored a total of 89 goals in 159 matches he played in for his team Werder Bremen in two spells from 1999 to 2001 and 2008 to 2012, and scored 71 goals in 174 appearances for Bayern Munich between 2001 and 2007. He also scored 19 goals in 71 appearances for Peru national football team in his international career since 1999.

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8. Klaus Allofs

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All Time lists of Top Goal Scorers in Bundesliga

Retired German footballer Klaus Allofs is currently working as the sporting director at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg. He became the top scorer of Bundesliga on two occasions in his active footballing career. Klaus Allofs scored 177 goals, out of which 10 goals came by penalty shots, in 424 matches of Bundesliga while playing for 1. Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Köln and SV Werder Bremen. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.42 and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Allofs scored a total of 71 goals in 169 matches he played for his team Fortuna Düsseldorf between 1975 and 1981, and scored 88 goals in 177 appearances for 1. FC Köln between 1981 and 1987. He also scored 17 goals in 56 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1978 to 1988.

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7. Dieter Müller

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Amazing Top Goal Scorers of Bundesliga

Retired German footballer Dieter Müller holds the record of most goals scored by a player in a single Bundesliga match with his six goals against Werder Bremen on 17 August 1977. Dieter Müller scored 177 goals, out of which 5 goals came by penalty shots, in 303 matches of Bundesliga while playing for 1. FC Köln, VfB Stuttgart and 1.FC Saarbrücken. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.58 and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Dieter scored a total of 159 goals in 248 matches he played in for his team 1. FC Köln between 1973 and 1981, and scored 14 goals in 30 appearances for VfB Stuttgart between 1981 and 1982. He also scored 9 goals in 12 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1976 to 1978.

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6. Stefan Kuntz

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All-Time Top Goal Scorers of Bundesliga

Former German soccer player Stefan Kuntz is currently serving as the chairman of the German football team 1. FC Kaiserslautern since April 2008. Stefan Kuntz scored 179 goals, out of which 30 goals came by penalty shots, in 449 matches of Bundesliga while playing for VfL Bochum, Bayer Uerdingen, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Arminia Bielefeld. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.40 and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Kuntz scored a total of 41 goals in 100 matches he played in for his team VfL Bochum between 1983 and 1986, and scored 75 goals in 170 appearances for 1. FC Kaiserslautern between 1989 and 1995. He also scored 6 goals in 25 appearances for German national football team in his international career from 1993 to 1997.

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5. Ulf Kirsten

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10 Highest Goal Scorers of Bundesliga

Retired German football striker Ulf Kirsten, nicknamed “der Schwatte”, was one of the first few East German football players to participate in the Bundesliga after the reunification of German. He is also noted for his commercial ads of electrical shavers by Braun in the public media. Ulf Kirsten scored 182 goals, out of which 14 goals came by penalty shots, in 350 matches of Bundesliga while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.52 and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Kirsten scored a total of 182 goals in 350 matches he played in for his team Bayer Leverkusen between 1990 and 192003. He also scored 34 goals in exact 100 appearances for German national football team in his international career from 1985 to 2000.

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4. Manfred Burgsmüller

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10 Top Scorers of Bundesliga

Retired German footballer Manfred “Manni” Burgsmüller played as a kicker in American football after his retirement from professional soccer his 40’s. Manfred Burgsmüller scored 213 goals, out of which 7 goals came by penalty shots, in 447 matches of Bundesliga while playing for Rot-Weiss Essen, Borussia Dortmund, 1. FC Nürnberg and SV Werder Bremen. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.48 and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Manni scored a total of 135 goals in 224 matches he played in for his team Borussia Dortmund between 1976 and 1983, and scored 34 goals in 115 appearances for Werder Bremen between 1985 and 1990. He also made 3 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1977 to 1978.

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3. Jupp Heynckes

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10 Best Goal Scorers of Bundesliga

Former German footballer Josef “Jupp” Heynckes was a member of the West German squad that won the European Championship and the FIFA World Cup during 1970s. He was also successful a manager and won three Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich. Jupp Heynckes scored 220 goals, out of which 12 goals came by penalty shots, in 369 matches of Bundesliga while playing for Hannover 96 and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.60 and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Jupp scored a total of 218 goals in 308 matches he played in for his team Borussia Mönchengladbach in two spells from 1963 to 1967 and 1970 to 1978, and scored 25 goals in 86 appearances for Hannover 96 between 1967 and 1970. He also scored 14 goals in 39 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1967 to 1976.

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2. Klaus Fischer

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Former German footballer Klaus Fischer is widely noted for his ability of spectacular bicycle kicks. His 182 league goals for Schalke 04 is still a record for the club. Klaus Fischer scored 268 goals, out of which 10 goals came by penalty shots, in 535 matches of Bundesliga while playing for TSV 1860 München, FC Schalke 04, 1. FC Köln and VfL Bochum. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.50 and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Fischer scored a total of 182 goals in 305 matches he played in for his team FC Schalke 04 between 1970 and 1981, and scored 31 goals in 96 appearances for 1. FC Köln between 1981 and 1984. He also scored 32 goals in 45 appearances for West Germany football team in his international career from 1977 to 1982.

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1. Gerd Müller

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10 Best Goal Scorers of All Time in Bundesliga

Retired German footballer Gerhard “Gerd” Müller is widely known for his ability of clinical finishing inside the penalty box. He was nicknamed “Bomber der Nation” and he achieved European Footballer of the Year award in 1970. He achieved the Golden Boot as top goal scorer at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Gerd Müller scored 365 goals, out of which 51 goals came by penalty shots, in 427 matches of Bundesliga while playing for Bayern München. He has a goal-per-Bundesliga match ratio of 0.85 and is inducted in the top place in our list of 10 all time top scorers of Bundesliga. Müller scored a total of 398 goals in 453 matches he played in for his team Bayern Munich between 1964 and 1979. He also scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for German national football team in his international career from 1966 to 1974.

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The Bundesliga players, assisted by the entire team’s performance and dedication, manage to score the goals, and get their names written in the history of the league. While all the players try to score, only a handful few manage to do so on the ground, and these players, who are good at ultimately scoring the shots that change the scoreboards, are celebrated by the fans.

10 All Time Top Scorers of Bundesliga

1. Gerd Müller
2. Klaus Fischer
3. Jupp Heynckes
4. Manfred Burgsmüller
5. Ulf Kirsten
6. Stefan Kuntz
7. Dieter Müller
8. Klaus Allofs
9. Claudio Pizarro
10. Hannes Löhr

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