You already know who is Bundesliga’s top scorer of the decade

You already know who is Bundesliga’s top scorer of the decade

Robert Lewandowski finished 2019 with 54 goals in 58 games, and he finishes the decade as the convincingly top scorer of Bundesliga with 221 goals to his name. The Pole took 307 games for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich to make an almost 100 goal difference between him and number two.

Marco Reus managed to be decade's second-best scorer despite his frequent long injuries and playing as a winger. Reus has 99 goals fewer than Lewa, 122 in 260 games.

The man with the most games of the top 10 top Bundesliga goalscorers with 314 matches is Thomas Muller. Bayern's mainstay scored 107 games.

Stuttgart getting relegated is the only reason Mario Gomez fell short of the 100-mark in the Bundesliga, this decade. Overall he has much more, but in the last 10 years, former Germany's first striker scored 99 goals playing for Stuttgart, Wolfsburg, and Bayern. He spent three seasons outside his country in the time period.

Another BVB player makes the list, Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang scored 98 times in 144 games over the course of four and a half seasons. His goal ratio of 0.68 per game is second only to Lewandowski's 0.71.

Bayern's legend Arjan Robben also makes the top 10 list with 95 goals in 192 Bundesliga games he played in the 2010s. He scored four league goals in Germany before the break of the decade.

The first man on the list never to have played for either BVB or Bayern is the underrated Vedad Ibisevic. Leading Hoffenheim's rise into the Bundesliga, then moving to Stuttgart and finishing up at Hertha saw him score 93 times this decade. It took him 269 matches. His best season was in the last decade when he scored 18 times in 17 games for Hoffenheim.

A Bundesliga veteran holds the eight spot, Stefan Kiessling has been a vital player for Bayer Leverkusen since arriving in 2006. In the last decade, he collected 90 goals across 230 matches, his best per-season tally coming in the 2012/2013 season when he scored 25 league goals!

With the number of clubs he changed, its surprising that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar stayed for so long at Schalke. Playing seven seasons at the Veltins Arena, the Dutch poacher scored 82 league goals, 23.7% in his second season when he netted 29 times! The veteran played in 175 games in the German first division.

The last place is a surprise inclusion as by far the youngest man finishes the top 10. Timo Werner is only 23 but already has staggering 205 games in the Bundesliga, plying for Stuttgart for three and RB Leipzig for four seasons. But the vast majority of his goals coming in while wearing the shirt with the Red Bulls, 68 compared to 13 in Stuttgart, for a combined tally of 81. If he doesn't change leagues, it seems like the next decade will be his.


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