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Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

Highest goal scorers in Bayer Leverkusen of all time? Yes! That’s what we are going to discuss in this post. Who is Bayer Leverkusen top goal scorer ever? Who are on the list of Bayer Leverkusen highest goal scorers of all time? These questions we are going to answer in this post.
Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

One difference between the list of Bayer Leverkusen top goal scorers ever and other teams top scorers list is that all the top 10 players on Bayer list are retired, and another difference is that there are no passed players before the position 11 on the list.

However, we are not to differences in this post. The all-time top goal scorer in Bayer 04 Leverkusen history is Ulf Kirsten with 240 goals scored for the Bundesliga club and a wide gap of 78 goals with the second position occupied by Stefan Kießling who scored 162 goals for the German club.

The List of Top Scorers in Bayer 04 Leverkusen of All Time

As you know the list of Bayer Leverkusen top goal scorers ever starts with Ulf Kirsten who is also on the list of Bundesliga top scorers of all time with 182 goals. But what about the rest of the list? Read on to know.

Ulf Kirsten (240 Goals)

Number one the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Ulf Kirsten has scored 240 goals for Bayer Leverkusen during his career which lasted from 1983 to 2003. This number of goals (240) were actually scored in 448 appearances that Kirsten made for the Bundesliga club which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.54 meaning that the retired German footballer scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.08) in every two appearances that he made for the German club.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 240 goals Kirsten scored for Bayer Leverksuen 181 were scored at league level which actually comprise 75% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals.

Kirsten served only two clubs during his career: Bayer Leverkusen and Dynamo Dredsen with the former having a greater share of Kirsten’s years of service; actually 13 years or two third of his career which lasted from 1990 to 2003, and the latter only seven years between 1983 and 1990. Kirsten also served the German national team between 1990 and 2000 and scored 20 goals in the 51 appearances that he made for them.

Stefan Kießling (162 Goals)

The second retired German footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Stefan Kießling has scored 162 goals in the 444 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.36 which means the retired German footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.08) in every 3 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 162 goals Stefan Kießling has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 131 goals have been scored at league level which actually comprise 80% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Just like Ulf Kirsten, Stefan Kießling served only two clubs during his career with one of them being Bayer Leverkusen for sure and the other FC Nurnberg.

However, unlike Kirsten, Kießling served Bayer Leverkusen 4 times longer than the other club he served during his career (FC Nurnberg) and scored 9 times higher for them, indeed, at league level. The retired German footballer also served his country’s national team between 2007 and 2010 but never scored a goal in the 6 appearances that he made for them.

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Dimitar Berbatov (91 Goals)

The first and only Bulgarian footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Dimitar Berbatov has scored 91 goals in the 202 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.45 which means the retired Bulgarian footballer has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.9) in every 2 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 91 goals Berbatov has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 69 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 75% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. If you have considered it by now, Berbatov is by a wide margin - actually 71 goals - behind the second position occupied by Kießling who in turn is by 78 goals behind Ulf Kirsten who tops the list of Bayer Leverkusen highest goal scorers of all time.

Such a wide margin between the first and third position (159 goals) is very rare and has not been seen in any other top scorers list we have discussed to this date. It is indeed what makes the list of highest goal scorers in Bayer Leverkusen of all time special, in our belief.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

Ok! Back to Berbatov! The 39-year-old retired Bulgarian footballer has served other clubs than Bayer Leverkusen like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Fulham during his career, however, he has served Bayer Leverkusen longer than all of them, and has appeared more and scored more goals for the Bundesliga club. Berbatov also served the Bulgarian national team between 1999 and 2010 scoring 48 goals in the 78 appearances that he made for them.

Herbert Waas (83 Goals)

Another German footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Herbert Waas has scored a total of 83 goals in the 240 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen during his career.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.34 which means the retired German footballer has scored more than one goal (exactly 1.02) in every 3 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 83 goals Waas has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 72 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 86% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Bayer Leverkusen is the club Waas served the most during his career; actually from 1982 to 1989 which is more than two times longer than the time he served other clubs.

The 57-year-old retired German footballer has also served the German national team for 5 years between 1983 and 1988 and scored one goal in the 11 appearances that he made for them.

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Christian Schreier (83)

Sharing the fourth position on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time with Herbert Waas, Christian Schreier is another retired German footballer who has also scored 83 goals for Bayer Leverkusen during his career, and the interesting fact here is that he has scored this number of goals almost in the same number of appearances as Herbert Waas: 243 - only 3 appearances more than Waas. So, that’s quite expectable that he gets the same goal-to-appearance ratio as Herbert Waas (0.34).

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

And again very much like Herbert Waas, Christian Schreier has also served Bayer Leverkusen for seven years (between 1984 and 1991) and more than two times longer than the other clubs he has served during his career.

From among all the 83 goals Schreier has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 63 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 75% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. The 61-year-old retired German footballer only made one appearance for the West Germany national team during his time, however, he made 22 appearances for the West Germany Olympic team and scored 6 goals for them in the process.

Paulo Sergio (64 Goals)

The first Brazilian footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Paulo Sergio has scored 64 goals in the 150 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen which actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.43 meaning that the retired Brazilian footballer has scored a little bit more than 2 goals (exactly 2.15) in every 5 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 64 goals Sergio has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 47 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 73% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Unlike other footballers on the list of top scorers in Bayer 04 Leverkusen of all time already mentioned, Paulo Sergio has not served Bayer Leverkusen longer than other clubs.

It is the Brazilian club, Corinthians, that gets the highest share of Sergio’s years of service - he served Corinthians for 5 years between 1988 and 1993 while he served Bayer Leverkusen for 4 years between 1993 and 1997.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

However and despite the fact that Sergio has served Corinthians more, he has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 8 times higher than the Brazilian club and almost two times higher than the two other top-tier clubs he served during his career: AS Roma and Bayern Munich.

And it might be interesting for you to know that although Sergio scored 8 times higher for Bayer Leverkusen than Corinthians his appearances for the Bundesliga club (121) are two times higher than the number of appearances that he made for Corinthians (64).

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Bum-kun Cha (62 Goals)

The first and only Asian footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Bum-kun Cha is a retired South Korean footballer who has scored 62 goals in the 214 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen during his career.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.29 which means the retired Korean footballer has scored a little bit one goal (exactly 1.16) in every four appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 62 goals Bum-kun Cha has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 52 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 83% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Bum-kun Cha served Bayer Leverkusen more than any other club during his career; actually for six years between 1983 and 1989.

He also served the South Korean national team from 1972 to 1986 with a better goal-to-appearance ratio (0.42) which results from the 58 goals that he scored in his 136 appearances for his country’s national team.

Oliver Neuville (56 Goals)

Yet another German footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Oliver Neuville has scored 56 goals in the 227 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen during his career.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.25 which means the retired German footballer has scored one goal in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 56 goals Neuville has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 42 goals have been scored at league level which actually comprise 75% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Neuville is the first footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen highest goal scorers of all time who has neither served Bayer Leverkusen the most nor has scored for them more than other clubs, at league level, indeed.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

The club that Neuville has served the most is Borussia M'gladbach for whom he played for six years between 2004 and 2010 - he served Bayer Leverkusen for 5 years between 1999 and 2004, however, the number of goals the 47-year-old retired German footballer has scored for both clubs is the same: 42.

He’s still not scored for Bayer Leverkusen more than other clubs, as you see, but these two clubs have the highest share of Neuville’s league goals. Neuville also played for the German national team between 1998 and 2008 and scored 10 goals in the 69 appearances that he made for them.

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Andreas Thom (55 Goals)

Only one goal behind Oliver Neuville, Andreas Thom has scored 55 goal in the 200 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen from 1990 to 1995. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.28 which means the retired German footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.12) in every 4 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

Thom is actually the second footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time after Oliver Neuville who has neither served Bayer Leverkusen the most nor has scored for them more than other clubs, and this time, unlike the case of Oliver Neuville, there is a club that Thom has scored for far more than Bayer Leverkusen.

That club is BFC Dynamo for whom the retired German footballer has scored 77 goals at league level which is 40 goals more than the number of goals he has scored for Bayer Leverkusen at the same level (37).

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

And, as you might have guessed, Thom has also served BFC Dynamo the most; actually for seven years between 1983 and 1990, however, the number of appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen at league level is more than BFC Dynamo at the same level (161 vs 158) and in fact more than any other club that he served during his career.

Thom has also served the German national team between 1990 and 1994 scoring 2 goals in the 10 appearances that he made for them. He is the first and only footballer on the list of all-time top goal scorers in Bayer 04 Leverkusen history who has served the East Germany national team - in fact when it existed - between 1984 and 1990 scoring 16 goals in the 51 appearances that he made for them.

Bernd Schneider (52 Goals)

Another retired German footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time, Bernd Schneider has scored 52 goals in the 332 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen between 1999 and 2009.

That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.14 - the second lowest on the list - which means the retired German footballer has scored almost one goal (exactly 0.98) in every 7 appearances that he has made for the Company’s Eleven.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 52 goals Schneider has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 35 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 67% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals. Unlike the two previous footballer mentioned in this post, Schneider has served Bayer Leverkusen and has scored for them more than any other club at league level during his career. He has also served the German national team between 1999 and 2008 and has only scored four goals in the 81 appearances that he has made for them.

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Kevin Volland (50 Goals)

And finally a footballer on the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time who is not yet retired: Kevin Volland. Although he’s one of the highest goal scorers in Bayer Leverkusen of all time - actually 10th, he’s currently serving the French club, AS Monaco.

Volland has scored a total of 50 goals in the 148 appearances that he has made for Monaco between 2016 and 2020. That actually gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.34 which means the 28-year-old German footballer has scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.02) in every 3 appearances that he has made for Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

From among all the 50 goals Volland has scored for Bayer Leverkusen 44 have been scored at league level which actually comprise 88% of all his Bayer Leverkusen goals.

Bayer Leverkusen is not the club that Volland has served the most; he has served another German club, namely 1899 Hoffenheim, for the same number of years as Bayer Leverkusen (4), and even has appeared more for them than Bayer Leverkusen (132 vs 115), however, the number of goals the German footballer has scored for Bayer Leverkusen at league level (44) have been the most throughout his career, indeed, to this date.

Bayer Leverkusen Top Scorers of All Time

Volland has also served both German under-aged and senior national teams since 2008 - from 2008 to 2015 German under-aged national teams including U17, U18, U19, U20, and U21 teams and from 2015 on the German senior national team for whom Volland has scored one goal in the 10 appearances that he has made for them.

The List of Bayer Leverkusen Highest Goal Scorers of All Time Does Not End Here

Surely the list of Bayer Leverkusen top scorers of all time is not limited to the players mentioned above. We only mentioned 10 highest goal scorers in Bayer Leverkusen of all time, but the list continues as below:

  • Karim Bellarabi, Goals: 50, Apps: 234, Ratio: 0.21, Ntl: German-Moroccan
  • Simon Rolfes, Goals: 49, Apps: 377, Ratio: 0.13, Ntl: German
  • Hans-Otto Peters, Goals: 46, Apps: 89, Ratio: 0.52, Ntl: German
  • Kai Havertz, Goals: 46, Apps: 150, Ratio: 0.31, Ntl: German
  • Arne Okland, Goals: 43, Apps: 106, Ratio: 0.41, Ntl: Norwegian
  • Michael Ballack, Goals: 42, Apps: 155, Ratio: 0.27, Ntl: German
  • Julian Brandt, Goals: 42, Apps: 215, Ratio: 0.20, Ntl: German
  • Chicharito, Goals: 39, Apps: 76, Ratio: 0.51, Ntl: Mexican
  • Peter Szech, Goals: 39, Apps: 135, Ratio: 0.29, Ntl: German
  • Patrick Helmes, Goals: 38, Apps: 72, Ratio: 0.53, Ntl: German

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