To be as successful as Bayern Munich, you need some reliable goalscorers. The record German champions have had two of the best ever in Robert Lewandowski and Gerd Müller. Find the list of the Top 10 Bayern Munich Goalscorers Of All Time below.
10) Claudio Pizarro (125 goals)
Pizarro tormented top-flight German defenses for more than 20 years and held the record for most foreign goals scored in the Bundesliga before a particular Polish striker arrived. The Peruvian played for Werder Bremen five times had a brief time with Cologne late in his career, and had two successful runs with Bayern between 2001 and 2007 and 2012 and 2015. He played with Elber the first time he was in Munich, and in six of his eight seasons there, he reached double digits in the Bundesliga. During each of his two stays, he won three Bundesliga championships. In 2012–13, the ex-Chelsea player also assisted Bayern in completing a league, cup, and Champions League triple, propelling him to the list of the Top 10 Bayern Munich Goalscorers Of All Time.
9) Giovane Elber (139 goals)
Elber was a prolific scorer for Stuttgart before moving to Bayern in 1997, and he won four Bundesliga championships with the team. In 2002/03, one of the two seasons in which he won the league and cup with the Bavarians, he shared the league lead in goals scored in Germany’s top division. The creative former Brazil international’s most well-known Bundesliga goal came in February 1999 against Hansa Rostock, and he was just as likely to score with a header, an acrobatic volley, or a clever backheel. Elber took the custodian down at the corner flag and then blasted the ball in from a very small angle.
8) Arjen Robben (153 goals)
Many defenders were aware of what Robben was going to do when he gained control of the ball in a specific location, but they were unable to stop him. Throughout his tenure in Germany between 2009 and 2019, the former Netherlands international frequently cut in from the right side and curled a shot with his left foot into the far corner of the goal. The spectacular wide player scored several other goals in addition to the one that became his signature. Robben, a former winger for PSV, Chelsea, and Real Madrid, was as quick on the pitch as he was in his head. He also won league championships in four different nations. At Bayern, the flying Dutchman amassed a total of 20 trophies, which included eight Bundesliga awards.
7) Dieter Hoeneß (145 goals)
With three European Cup victories with Bayern, the European Championship, and the World Cup with West Germany in the 1970s, Uli Hoeneß is the older sibling who is more well-known and successful worldwide. Despite having concluded his career with 112 goals in 339 games, the former club president is only ranked 14th all-time in goals scored. The younger brother Dieter, on the other hand, scored 145 goals in 302 games played in all competitions. He joined Bayern from Stuttgart in the summer of 1979, and his 16 goals helped Bayern win the 1979–80 league championship. Although they won the title once more the year after, Hoeneß’ 21 goals only helped Bayern finish third in 1981–82. Consolation came from that campaign’s DFB Cup triumph.
6) Roland Wohlfarth (155 goals)
Wohlfarth may not be the most well-known name on the list, but he is one of just six players in Bayern history to have scored more than 150 goals. He came to Munich from Duisburg in 1984, and the striker had great tenacity to stick with the team until 1993 despite stiff competition. He departed for Saint-Etienne in France after winning five league championships between 1984 and 1990. He also won the DFB Cup in 1985–86, defeating VfB Stuttgart 5-2 in the final with a hat-trick of goals.Wohlfarth scored 12 of his 120 Bundesliga goals for the record German champions in his debut season at Bayern after joining the club as the top scorer in the 1983/84 Bundesliga 2.
5) Rainer Ohlhauser (167 goals)
Ohlhauser was an integral part of Bayern’s ascension to the top of the Bundesliga and the international game, despite being overshadowed by more well-known colleagues like Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier, and Gerd Müller. Between 1961 and 1970, he was a member of the team, during which time they were promoted to the first division in 1965, won three DFB Cups, won their first European championship, and won their first Bundesliga championship in 1968/69. On Matchday 2 of the 1965–66 season, Bayern defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-0 and scored the club’s first-ever Bundesliga goal through Ohlhauser, who frequently partnered Müller in attack until moving deeper later in his career.
4) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (217 goals)
Between 1991 and 2021, Rummenigge was Bayern’s vice-president and then its CEO, and he was as significant as a player. He became a member of the team in 1974, making him a part of the team during two of their three consecutive European Cup victories. The quick and direct striker gained popularity as players like Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Müller aged. The two seasons that Bayern won the league championship while he was with the club, 1979–80 (26 goals) and 1980–81 (29 goals), he led the Bundesliga scoring charts in both seasons. Rummenigge, who won the European Footballer of the Year award in 1980 and 1981, was a powerful forward who could play wherever up front.
3) Thomas Müller (227 goals)
Müller, a one-club player with well over 100 international appearances, has mastered the art of slipping into goalscoring situations since making his first-team debut in August 2008. His first two goals for the team came in a 5-1 defeat over Borussia Dortmund in September 2009. The flamboyant offensive midfielder who won the 2014 World Cup concluded his first season as a first-team regular with an incredible 13 goals and 11 assists, numbers he would frequently repeat during his career. Defenses have found it difficult to track down the self-described “Raumdeuter” (space interpreter), who consistently times his runs exactly to be in the right location at the right moment before administering the correct finish.
2) Robert Lewandowski (344 goals)
Lewandowski, who was named the greatest player in the world in 2020 and 2021, is another attacker who comes along once in a lifetime. The Polish superstar, who moved to Germany from Lech Poznan in 2010, has consistently been chasing after his predecessor’s records, even if he is unlikely to match Müller’s total mark with Bayern. Before joining Bayern in 2014, Lewandowski scored 103 goals in 187 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, and he has been better every year since. In five of his seasons in Germany, the 33-year-old has scored 30 or more league goals, including five in nine minutes against Wolfsburg in 2015. His most impressive season to date was in 2020/21. Not only did Poland’s best goal scorer dominate the Bundesliga scoring rankings for a sixth straight season.
1) Gerd Müller (523 goals)
Gerd Müller, one of the all-time great attackers, was closely associated with Bayern’s and West Germany’s triumphs in the 1960s and 1970s. When the future Ballon d’Or winner joined the team in 1964, he was just shy of his 19th birthday. Over the course of the following 15 seasons, Der Bomber scored goal after goal. As Bayern achieved promotion to the Bundesliga in his debut season, Müller scored 33 goals, and he maintained a similar rate throughout his whole playing career. He won the Torjägerkanone seven times as the best scorer in the German first division, helping him top our list of the Top 10 Bayern Munich Goalscorers Of All Time
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