Lewandowski on top: Race for the 2021/22 Bundesliga Golden Boot

Lewandowski leads the race for the Bundesliga Golden Boot
Lewandowski leads the race for the Bundesliga Golden Boot / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

The Bundesliga is widely considered as the best and most competitive league in the world, with a number of great players plying their trade in England. As we head into the business end of the 2021/22 season, there have been some who have been prolific in front of goal as compared to the others.

Here, we take a look at the race for the Golden Boot award.

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 28 goals

Robert Lewandowski
FC Bayern München v SpVgg Greuther Fürth - Bundesliga / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Robert Lewandowski has established himself as the best striker in the world over the past three years, with the Polish hitman playing a key role in all of Bayern Munich's success in recent times.

He has continued his brilliant form this season too, netting a staggering 28 goals in just 23 games in the league so far.

Games Played: 23
Goals: 28
Assists: 1

2. Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen) - 20 goals

Patrik Schick
Borussia Mönchengladbach v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga / Lukas Schulze/GettyImages

Another name who is making waves in the Bundesliga is Patrik Schick, with the striker establishing himself as Bayer Leverkusen's most important player.

The 26-year-old has so far netted 20 goals and he is the main reason why the club find themselves placed third in the league table as they head towards the business end of the season.

Games Played: 20
Goals: 20
Assists: 1

3. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 16 goals

Erling Haaland
TSG Hoffenheim v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga / Alexander Scheuber/GettyImages

Erling Haaland has been so impressive in his fledging career so far that he averages almost a goal-a-game for Borussia Dortmund, with his performances leading to a number of top European clubs expressing an interest in signing him.

It will be interesting to see where he decides to move as he is without doubt a once in a generation talent.

Games Played: 14
Goals: 16
Assists: 5

4. Anthony Modeste (FC Koln) - 15 goals

Anthony Modeste
1. FC Köln v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga / Frederic Scheidemann/GettyImages

Anthony Modeste has impressed in spurts during his career so far, but he has been a revelation for FC Koln this season as seen by the 15 goals he has scored so far.

Koln are placed seventh in the league table and Modeste is one of the reasons why they find themselves in the upper half of the table.

Games Played: 22
Goals: 15
Assists: 0

5. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) - 13 goals

Christopher Nkunku
RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad: Knockout Round Play-Offs Leg One - UEFA Europa League / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

That Christopher Nkunku finds himself in this list despite being a midfielder, goes to show just how deadly he can be when given an opportunity as he not only scores but also provides a number of assists.

The Frenchman is only 24-years-old and one can expect him to get better as his career progresses.

Games Played: 23
Goals: 13
Assists: 7