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Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

In this post, we are going to let you know about the all-time top goal scorers in Bayern Munich history. Who might they be? In fact, names like Gerd Muller and Rummenigge may come to your mind. They are indeed among the Bayern Munich top scorers of all time, but they are not the only ones.
Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Unlike other top scorers lists we have already discussed, there are no passed footballers on the list of Bayern Munich highest goal scorers of all time - at least among the club’s first 20 top scorers, but like other lists, the number of retired players on the list is by far more than the players still in the business.

And although German footballers are in majority on the list of top scorers in Bayern Munich of all time, but there are also footballers from Netherlands, Brazil, France and even Poland on the list, plus that, there are also footballers on the list with dual nationality.

The List of Top scorers in Bayern Munich of All Time

As you might have guessed, Gerd Muller tops the list of Bayern Munich top goal scorers ever. But what about the others? Stay with us to know!

Gerd Muller (515 Goals)

Number one on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time, Gerd Muller not only tops the list but also does it strongly! He is by 268 goals in front of the second position on the list occupied by Robert Lawandowski which is quite a record for him. No other footballer we have already discussed on the list of clubs top scorers has set such an amazing record.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Muller was actually a super prolific goal scorer for Bayern during his footballing career with the 515 goals he scored for them. And this number of goals were scored in the 576 appearances that he made for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.89 - highest on the list - meaning that the 74-year-old retired German footballer scored almost 9 goals in every 10 appearances that he made for the Bundesliga giants.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

If Muller scored another 61 goals for Bayern, then he could exactly get a goal-to-appearance ratio of 1. One interesting fact about Muller is that the number of goals he scored for the Bavarians across all competitions (515) is 150 more than all the goals he scored in Bundesliga (365), and with that number of goals at league level - we mean 365, he also tops the list of Bundesliga top scorers of all time.

In fact, he scored all his Bundesliga goals for Bayern, since it was the only Bundesliga club he served during his career. So, that means the rest of the goals he scored for Bayern (150) were scored in other competitions.

Robert Lewandowski (247 Goals)

Also on the list of Borussia Dortmund top scorers of all time (10th position), Robert Lewandowski occupies a better position - actually 2nd - on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time with the 247 goals he has scored for them across all competitions.

And this number of goals (247) have been scored in the 290 appearances that Lewandowski has made for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.85 - very near to that of Gerd Muller - meaning that he has scored a little bit more than 5 goals in every 6 appearances he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

If Lewandowski scored another 43 goals, he could get an exact goal-to-appearance ratio of 1, however, that may happen in the future - we mean the same number of goals as the number of appearances - since the 32-year-old Polish forward is still playing for Bayern and scoring goals for them.

From among all the 247 goals Lewandowski has scored for Bayern 163 have been scored at league level (66% of all his Bayern goals) actually in the 191 appearances that he has made for the Bundesliga club. That gets him the same goal-to-appearance ratio as his overall (0.85) and means the same, too: He has scored a 1.7 goals in every 2 appearances he has made for Bayern also at league level.

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (217 Goals)

The German legend who is also on the list of Bundesliga top scorers of all time, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is the third all-time top goal scorers in Bayern Munich history with the 217 goals he has scored for the Bundesliga giants - only 30 goals less than Lewandowski.

And this number of goals (217) have been scored in the 420 appearances that he has made for Bayern during his career which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.52 meaning that the German legend has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.04) in every two appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 217 goals Rummenigge has scored for Bayern Munich 162 were scored at league level which actually comprise 74% of all his Bayern Goals. The rest of his goals (55) were scored in cup and European competitions with the former getting a share of 25 and the latter a share of 30 from the goals Rummenigge scored for Bayern Munich.

The 65-year-old German legend has served Bayern Munich more than any other club; actually for 10 years between 1974 and 1984 and during this time he scored 162 goals, as mentioned above, in the 310 appearances that he made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Rummenigge served two other clubs than Bayern, namely Inter Milan between 1984 and 1987 and Servette between 1987 and 1989, however, and despite the fact that he only served Bayern three times longer than these clubs, the number of goals he scored for the Bundesliga giants are 5 to 7 times higher than them.

The German legend who currently serves Bayern as a chairman, also played for West Germany national team between 1976 and 1986 scoring 45 goals in the 95 appearances that he made for them which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.47 at international level.

Thomas Muller (200 Goals)

The first German footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time who is not retired and is currently serving Bayern, Thomas Muller has scored 200 goals in the 537 appearances that he has made for the Bundesliga giants which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.37 - one of the lowest on the list - meaning that the 31-year-old German footballer has scored a little bit more than 1 goal (exactly 1.1) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Bayern Munich is actually the only club Muller has served during his career so far with Bayern Munich II - Bayern second division team - served by the German footballer for one season (2008-09) and Bayern Munich senior team served by him since 2008 (for 12 year).

And during this time - we mean 12 years from 2008 to 2020 - Muller has scored 119 goals in the 352 appearances that he has made for the Bundesliga club which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.33 at league level.

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Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

The goals Muller has scored for Bayern at league level (119) actually comprise 59% of all his Bayern goals. Muller has also scored 16 goals in the 35 appearances that he has made for Bayern Munich II in the one season he has served them (2008-09).

And finally, the German footballer has also played for both the under-aged (U16, U19, U20, and U21) and senior German national teams since 2004. He has scored 38 goals in the 100 appearances that he has made for the senior German national team since 2010.

Rainer Ohlhauser (159 Goals)

Another retired German footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time, Rainer Ohlhauser has scored 159 goals in the 288 appearances that he has made for Bayern during his career.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.55 which means that the retired German footballer has scored a little bit more than 1 goal (exactly 1.1) in every 2 appearances he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Rainer Ohlhauser served Bayern Munich for almost two third of his career; actually 9 years between 1961 and 1970, and the other club he served was the Swiss club, Grasshopper, whom he served for 5 years between 1970 and 1975. He also appeared once for the West Germany national team but didn’t score a goal for them.

Roland Wohlfarth (155 Goals)

The last footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time who has scored more than 150 goals for Bayern, Roland Wohlfarth has actually scored 155 goals for the Bavarians during his career.

And this number of goals were scored in the 332 appearances that he made for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.47 meaning that the German retired footballer scored almost 2 goals (exactly 1.8) in every 4 appearances that he made for the Bundesliga club.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 155 goals Roland Wohlfarth scored for Bayern 119 were at league level which actually comprise 76% of all his Bayern goals. Wohlfarth served Bayern for almost half of his career between 1984 and 1993 and during this time, as mentioned above, scored 119 goals for the Bavarians which is actually 4 to 6 times higher than the goals he scored for other clubs.

He also served both the under-aged and senior West Germany national teams between 1981 and 1989 but didn’t score a goal for his country’s senior national team in the 2 appearances that he made for them.

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Dieter Hoeneß (145 Goals)

The next retired German footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time, Dieter Hoeneß has scored 145 goals in the 302 appearances he has made for Bayern during his career which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.48 meaning that he has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every two appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

And from all the 145 goals Hoeneß has scored for Bayern 102 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 70% of all his Bayern goals. Hoeneß actually served Bayern for more than half of his career - 8 years between 1979 and 1987, and during this time, as mentioned above, scored 102 goals for them which is almost three times higher than the number of goals he scored for two other clubs that he served during his career, namely VfR Aalen and VfB Stuttgart.

Arjen Robben (144 Goals)

The first Dutch player on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time, Arjen Robben has scored 144 goals in the 309 appearances he has made for Bayern during his career which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.47 meaning that he has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.94) in every two appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 144 goals Robben scored for Bayern 99 were scored at league level which actually comprise 68% of all his Bayern goals. Robben served two other top-tier clubs, namely Real Madrid and Chelsea, during his career, but the number of goals he has scored for Bayern (99) is actually 7 to 9 times higher than these two clubs, however, that is also justifiable, if you consider that the 36-year-old Dutch footballer served Bayern Munich for 10 years, while he only served Real and Chelsea for 2 and 3 years respectively.

Giovane Elber (140 Goals)

The first and only Brazilian footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time who is also retired, Giovane Elber has scored 140 goals in the 266 appearances that he has made for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.53 meaning that the 48-year-old retired Brazilian footballer scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.06) in every two appearances that he made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Occupying the 9th position on the list of Bayern Munich top goal scorers ever, Giovane Elber has scored 92 goals for Bayern at league level which actually comprise 65% of all his Bayern goals.

The 48-year-old retired Brazilian footballer has served Bayern Munich more than any other club - actually for 6 years between 1997 and 2003, and has scored for them more than two time higher than other clubs he has served during his career.

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Claudio Pizarro (125 Goals)

And here comes the first footballer on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers of all time with dual nationality: Claudio Pizarro. He’s both Italian and Peruvian - actually Italian with Peruvian origin - and has scored 125 goals in his 327 appearances for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.38 meaning that the retired Italian-Peruvian footballer has scored almost 2 goals (exactly 1.9) in every 5 appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Occupying the 10th position on the list of Bayern Munich highest goal scorers of all time, Claudio Pizarro is also the first footballer on the list to have served Bayern Munich in two time periods, namely from 2001 to 2007 and 2012 to 2015 - total 9 years, and during this time has scored 87 goals for the Bavarians at league level which actually comprise 69% of all his Bayern goals.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

However, unlike other footballers on the list of top scorers in Bayern Munich of all time, Pizarro has not scored the most number of his league goals for Bayern. It is actually Werder Bremen that gets the biggest share of Pizarro league goals with 92 goals that the Brazilian forward scored for them.

We didn’t say Pizarro served Bayern more than other clubs; ja! That’s true! Because he has served Werder Bremen for 10 years and in 5 time periods, namely from 1999 to 2001, from 2008 to 2009 (on loan from Chelsea), from 2009 to 2012, and from 2015 to 2017, and from 2018 to 2020.

Franck Ribery (124 Goals)

The first and only French footballer on the list of Bayern Munich highest goal scorers of all time, Franck Ribery has scored 124 goals in the 425 appearances he has made for Bayern Munich which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.29 meaning that the French footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.16) in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Although Ribery is 37 years old, he’s still in the business and is currently serving the Italian club, Fiorentina, however, the club that he has served the most during his career is Bayern Munich for whom he played for 12 years between 2007 and 2019 and scored 86 goals in the 273 appearances that he made for them at league level. That number of goals (86) actually comprises 69% of all the goals that Ribery has scored for Bayern.

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Mehmet Scholl (117 Goals)

The second footballer on the list of highest goal scorers in Bayern Munich of all time with dual nationality - he’s a German footballer with Turkish origin, Mehmet Tobias Scholl, simply known as Mehmet Scholl, has scored 117 goals in the 469 appearances that he has made for Bayern between 1992 and 2007.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.25 which means that the Turkish-German footballer has scored exactly one goal in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

Scholl actually served Bayern for 15 years from 1992 to 2007, and if it was not for the three years between 1989 and 1992 that he served the Bundesliga 2 club, Karlsruher SC, we could say he had served Bayern for all his career. And, from all the 117 goals that Scholl scored for Bayern 87 were at league level which actually comprise 74% of all his Bayern goals.

Mario Gomez (113 Goals)

The third footballer with dual nationality and the first one with Spanish origin on the list of Highest goal scorers in Bayern Munich of all time, Mario Gomez is a German-Spanish footballer who has scored 113 goals in the 165 appearances that he has made for Bayern which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.65 meaning that the retired German footballer has scored almost 4 goals (exactly 3.9) in every 6 appearances that he has made for the Bavarians.

Bayern Munich Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 113 goals Gomez has scored for Bayern 75 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 66% of all his Bayern goals. The interesting fact about Gomez is that although he served VfB Stuttgart two times longer than Bayern Munich, the number of goals he has scored for the former club is only 12 more than the latter: He scored 87 goals for VfB Stuttgart in 8 years, while he scored 75 goals for Bayern in only 4 years.

The List of Bayern Munich Top Goal Scorers Ever Continues

The footballers mentioned above are not the only all-time top goal scorers in Bayern Munich history. The list of Bayern Munich top scorers continues as below. Just consider that all the following footballers are German and retired, except for Roy Makaay who is retired but not German; he’s actually Dutch. Also, by ratio in the following list we mean goal-to-appearance ratio.

  • Uli Hoeneß, Goals: 109, Apps: 336, Ratio: 0.32
  • Paul Breitner, Goals: 109, Apps: 347, Ratio: 0.31
  • Roy Makaay, Goals: 103, Apps: 183, Ratio: 0.56
  • Dieter Brenninger, Goals: 103, Apps: 304, Ratio: 0.34
  • Lothar Matthaus, Goals: 100, Apps: 410, Ratio: 0.24
  • Franz Roth, Goals: 95, Apps: 435, Ratio: 0.22
  • Carsten Jancker, Goals: 79, Apps: 225, Ratio: 0.35
  • Klaus Augenthaler, Goals: 74, Apps: 549, Ratio: 0.13
  • Alexander Zickler, Goals: 70, Apps: 308, Ratio: 0.23
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger, Goals: 68, Apps: 500, Ratio: 0.14

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