Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andrej Kramaric and the race to become the Bundesliga’s top scorer

Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andrej Kramaric and the race to become the Bundesliga's top scorer

Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andrej Kramaric and the race to become the Bundesliga’s top scorer

After winning a fifth Torjägerkanone as the Bundesliga’s top scorer in 2019/20, the race is on to beat Robert Lewandowski to the coveted canon in 2020/21. Find out who’s in the running below…

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 32
Games: 19 (18 starts)
Goals: 24
Minutes per goal: 63

Bayern’s prolific Pole is the man to beat once again in 2020/21. Lewandowski scored for the eighth successive game – and record eighth on the trot away from home – to make it 23 for the season in the 4-0 win at Schalke on Matchday 18, and he was on target again a week later for a ninth straight game, moving onto 24 for the season in Bayern’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim. The streak was ended when he missed a penalty in the 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin.

Watch: Lewandowski first 251 Bundesliga goals (prior to Matchday 13)

Andre Silva

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 25
Games: 19 (19 starts)
Goals: 17
Minutes per goal: 102

Silva scored his fifth double of the campaign in the 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 19 – his second straight brace after also netting two in the 5-1 rout of Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 18. He has only failed to find the net in seven league games so far this term, and has already topped his 12-goal haul of 2019/20.

A familiar sight: Andre Silva celebrating a goal this season. – Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 20
Games: 16 (15 starts)
Goals: 15
Minutes per goal: 91

Haaland hit a late equaliser in Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim to take his tally to 15 for the season, and he is now on 28 in 29 Bundesliga matches all told, averaging one almost every 90 minutes this term.

Watch out Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland is coming to get your top scorer crown. – INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 28
Games: 21 (20 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 122

Wolfsburg’s Dutch forward has scored 14 goals in his last 18 Bundesliga games, having opening his account for the campaign on Matchday 4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach. He’s the first player in the Wolves’ history to hit 14 games in the opening 20 matches of a campaign.

After firing blanks in his first three league outings this season, Wout Weghorst has hit his straps ever since. – via images/MIS

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 29
Games: 16 (15 starts)
Goals: 13
Minutes per goal: 116

After scoring seven across his first four outings of the season, Kramaric ended a three-game goal drought with back-to-back braces in wins over Hertha Berlin and Cologne.

Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric (l.) is already into double figures, despite missing four league games through injury. – nph / Bratic via images/Nordphoto

Silas Wamangituka

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 21
Games: 20 (19 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 134

Wamangituka has been one of the revelations at Stuttgart – and in the Bundesliga in general this season. The Congolese moved onto double figures on Matchday 18, albeit in a losing effort to south-west rivals Freiburg. He then scored one of the goals of the season, taking the ball from the edge of his own box and all the way up into the Mainz net to seal a 2-0 win.

Silas Wamangituka is proving to be Stuttgart’s go-to man for goals this season – Lars Baron/Getty Images

Thomas Müller

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 19 (19 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 165

Müller scored a brace in the 4-0 triumph at Schalke on Matchday 18 to move onto nine for the season – one more than he managed across the entire 2019/20 campaign – and added one more a week later to break into double figures for the first time in five seasons.

Thomas Müller has been on fire for Bayern Munich once again this season. – DFL

Lars Stindl

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Age: 32
Games: 21 (16 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 151

Stindl scored three times against Frankfurt on Matchday 12, and continued his run of form with the opener against Hoffenheim on Matchday 13, before making it a team-leading ninth from the penalty spot in the Matchday 16 draw with VfB Stuttgart.

Lucas Alario

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 28
Games: 17 (9 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 108

The Argentinian was scoring for fun earlier this season, striking eight times between Matchdays 4 and 11, before missing a couple of games with a knee problem.

Lucas Alario is shouldering the mantle of being the main man at Leverkusen in 2020/21. – DFL

Sasa Kalajdzic

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 23
Games: 20 (13 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 113

Stuttgart’s Austrian forward has made quite an impact on the Bundesliga, with eight goals from just 12 starts. Two more goals from the bench arrived in Matchday 20’s 5-2 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.

It has been quite a debut Bundesliga season for VfB Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic. – imago images

Nils Petersen

Club: Freiburg
Age: 32
Games: 21 (8 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 128

The Bundesliga’s all-time greatest supersub has underlined his reputation again this season, with four of his seven league strikes to date arriving off the bench, taking his overall tally to 29 as a substitute. Petersen has scored three in his six most recent outings, netting against Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Nils Petersen has been banging in the goals for Freiburg again this season. – Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Vincenzo Grifo

Club: Freiburg
Age: 27
Games: 21 (19 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 214

Freiburg’s Italian playmaker hit his straps in late November and December, scoring four goals in five outings between Matchdays 9 and 13, before putting away his third penalty of the campaign in a 3-1 win away to Hoffenheim on Matchday 14.

Vincenzo Grifo is enjoying his most productive ever season for Freiburg in 2020/21. – Jan Huebner via images/Jan Huebner

Matheus CunhaNicolas Gonzalez and Max Kruse have six goals, while 19-year-old American Matthew Hoppe is among the players on five.



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