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5 Highest Goalscorers in Bundesliga History: Robert Lewandowski Moves to Second

Arjun Singh Devgan
Robert Lewandowski is now the second highest goalscorer in Bundesliga history
Robert Lewandowski is now the second highest goalscorer in Bundesliga history / Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images
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Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski recently netted his 268th goal in the Bundesliga to go joint second in the league's all-time goalscorers list. The Polish hitman is only behind another Bayern legend on the list and here, we take a look at the five all-time highest goalscorers in Germany's top-flight.

1. Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich) - 365 goals, 427 games

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Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Gerd Muller is without doubt one of the greatest strikers in the history of the sport, with his performances leading him to win the 1970 Ballon d'Or award. The German spent 15 years with the Bavarians during which he led them to unprecedented success and numerous honours.

2. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich) - 268 goals, 345 games

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FC Bayern Muenchen v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga / Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images

Robert Lewandowski has in the past three-four years established himself as the best striker in the world and was perhaps unfortunate that the Ballon d'Or awards were cancelled in 2020 as he was the favourite to win the honour.

The Polish hitman is only 32-years-old and if he continues in the same vein, he could find his name on top by the time he hangs up his boots.

3. Klaus Fischer (1860 Munich, Schalke, Koln, VFL Bochum) - 268 goals, 535 games

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The all-time highest goalscorer for FC Schalke, Klaus Fischer was one of the best strikers of his generation - scoring goals in droves for both club and country during his career. Klaus ensured that he was prolific wherever he went, though he was unfortunate not to win the league title during his career.

4. Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Monchengladbach, Hannover 96) - 220 goals, 369 games

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FBL-EUR-C1-DORTMUND-BAYERN / GLYN KIRK/Getty Images

One of the greatest strikers to come from Germany, Jupp Heynckes led Borussia Monchengladbach to four Bundesliga titles and was for sometime the best striker in the world. The former German international also played a key role in leading his country to the 1972 Euro's and 1974 World Cup titles.

5. Manfred Burgsmuller (Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen) - 213 goals, 447 games

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FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-DORTMUND-AUGSBURG / INA FASSBENDER/Getty Images

Another German striker who unfortunately could not get into the national team due to riches up front, Manfred Burgsmuller did show his worth at club level - with his goals helping Werder Bremen win the league in 1987/88.

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