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11 German Players Who Have Scored the Most Premier League Goals

Over the last 26 years, more than a handful of German players have tried their luck in the Premier League, and in total 33 have found the back of the net.


Despite the abundance of talent which has come onto these shores, no German player has ever lifted the Golden Boot in England, even though winners of the Torjägerkanone - the top goalscorer in the Bundesliga - have graced the pitch in the Premier League.


Here are the 11 highest scoring German players in Premier League history.

11. Karl-Heinz Riedle - 11

Best known for his role in the Borussia Dortmund side which were crowned as European champions in 1997 - scoring twice against Juventus in the final in Munich - Karl-Heinz Riedle would go on to join Liverpool just weeks after lifting the Black and Yellows' first ever Champions League trophy.


Riedle spent two years at Anfield before going on to spend the same amount of time with Fulham. He was largely unable to replicate the form which saw him rise to prominence during the early 1990s and would eventually retire in 2001.

10. Dietmar Hamann - 12

Unlike the aforementioned Riedle, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann made his name in the Premier League, having signed for Newcastle United from Bayern Munich in 1998.


One year later, Hamann secured a move which ultimately defined his whole career. It was at Liverpool where the former Germany international won 10 major honours, including that Champions League final against AC Milan.


He would go on to play for Bolton and Manchester City once he left Liverpool in 2006, and even had a brief stint with MK Dons before hanging up his boots in 2011.

9. Christian Ziege - 14

Christian Ziege might not have the same sort of trophy count as the first two players on this list, but the left midfielder certainly showed his eye for goals during spells with Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Tottenham.


The lion share of his strikes came in north London, where Ziege would eventually go on to score 10 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions.

8. André Schürrle - 17

Former Chelsea forward André Schürrle is the first of three players who are still in the Premier League, although the 28-year-old still would have been on this list even if he'd decided against joining Fulham during the summer.


Schürrle's five Premier League goals for the Cottagers this season have taken his tally up to 16, and the World Cup winner is currently on course to double the amount that he racked up in two years at Stamford Bridge.

7. Michael Ballack - 17

Former Bayern Munich star Michael Ballack did nothing to harm his reputation as a world-class midfielder when he swapped the Bundesliga for the Premier League in 2006, joining Chelsea on a free transfer after the Blues had secured back-to-back league titles for the first time in their history.


In west London, Ballack's reputation as a long-shot specialist and someone who's deadly from set pieces went worldwide, and the midfielder is unsurprisingly regarded as one of the best Germans ever to play in the Premier League.

6. Lukas Podolski - 19

Lukas Podolski's days in the Premier League are long gone, but incredibly the forward is still playing professionally, alongside Barcelona legend Andrés Iniesta at Japanese side Vissel Kobe.


Just like with Ballack, Podolski's move from boyhood club Cologne to Arsenal saw him arrive in London with a reputation, one that Podolski more than lived up to.


The former Germany international stunned fans at the Emirates with his breathtaking left foot, scoring his most notable goals against the likes of West Ham, Southampton and French side Montpellier in the Champions League.

5. Robert Huth - 21

That's right, former Leicester City defender Robert Huth has the same amount of goals in the Premier League as Leroy Sané. What's more, the 34-year-old has more English top flight titles than anyone else on this list.


Huth has spent his entire professional career in England. He first joined Chelsea from Union Berlin's academy in 2001, and he has gone on to play for four different clubs over the last 17 years. He is currently a free agent after his contract with Leicester City expired during the summer.

4. Leroy Sané - 25

If he isn't already, Leroy Sané is quickly becoming one of the best players in the world.


The 22-year-old only moved to Manchester City in 2016, and has quickly established himself as one of the most electrifying wingers in world football.


He already has a league title under his belt, but Sané will be desperate to claim even more silverware for the club, and it looks increasingly likely that whenever his time at Manchester City comes to an end, he will leave as the highest scoring German in Premier League history.

3. Uwe Rösler - 29

Although Uwe Rösler excelled in cup competitions in Germany, his goalscoring form in the Bundesliga and even the 2. Bundesliga (second division) wasn't up to scratch, averaging a goal every 8 games in the German top flight.


In England, however, Rösler found his feet and was able to more than halve the amount of games it took him to find the back of the net. All of his goals in the Premier League came with Manchester City during the late 1990s, but he failed to find the back of the net in 23 appearances for Southampton.

2. Jürgen Klinsmann - 29

There probably isn't a more notable German player ever to play in the Premier League than Jürgen Klinsmann, even if Flipper (a nickname which made fun of his poor first touch) is no longer the joint-top goalscorer in English top-flight history.


Klinsmann enjoyed two separate spells with Tottenham Hotspur, either side of moves to Bayern Munich and Sampdoria. He would go on to make 58 appearances for the club across all competitions, although the German scored all but two of his goals for Spurs in the Premier League.

1. Mesut Özil - 32

Incredibly, Mr Assist himself Mesut Özil sits as Germany's all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League.


The 30-year-old has had over five years with Arsenal following his surprise move from Real Madrid, and despite not being famed for his goalscoring ability, Özil's strike against Leicester City earlier this season saw him become the first ever German player to break the 30-goal barrier in Premier League history.