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Bundesliga Top Scorers in 2020-21 Season

Wed 29 September 2021 | 8:30

Bundesliga has always been considered as one of the major leagues of Europe and no wonder some of the top European goal scorers come from it. In this post, we are not to a list of Bundesliga top scorers by season but, as you can guess, to the German league’s top scorers in 2020-21 season.

If you have a

list of Bundesliga top scorers by season

it might contain lots and lots of players, but a single list of such players with actually 10 or more than 10 goals often contains around 20 players - it differs from league to league as you know.

The list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season is no exception, and the number of players who have scored 10 or more than 10 goals in the German league’s previous season is 12. The interesting fact here is that the number of German Bundesliga top goal scorers in 2020-21 season is only one third of that number (4).

The List of Bundesliga Top Scorers in 2020-21 Season

Well, as we already mentioned, a list of Bundesliga top scorers by season may contain lots of players and just going about all of them will be both time-consuming and out of your patience. Instead, in this post, we focus on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season. Let’s see what players top the list.

Robert Lewandowski (41 Goals)

As you might have guessed, the great Polish footballer, Robert Lewandowski, is Bundesliga’s top scorer in 2020-21 season. But it’s not only that! He’s also become

Bayern Munich

top scorer in the same season and in both cases - we mean Bundesliga and Bayern Munich - with a wide margin from the other players on the list: He’s actually in front of the second position on the list of

Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season

occupied by Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt with a margin of 13 goals. This is as the difference of each player on the list with the player next to him is at most 7 goals.

And on the list of Bayern Munich top scorers in 2020-21 season, Lewandowski is in front even by a higher margin: 33 goals from the second position occupied by Thomas Muller who scored only 15 goals for Bayern during the past season. Now, you might guess how many goals Lewandowski scored for Bayern; ja, you’re right! 48 goals and this is, as you see, more than three times higher than the second position on the list and of course the rest of Bayern’s top scorers in 2020-21 season. This is as the difference of other players on the list with each other concerning the goals they have scored is not more than 4.

Ok, let’s get back to Lewandowski’s Bundesliga goals. As you see, he has scored 41 goals within Bundesliga during the past season which is actually his highest in a single season from the start of his career in 2005. And he has scored that number of goals (41) in 29 appearances which means he has scored 1.4 goals in every Bundesliga appearance he has made during the past season or better said near 3 goals in every 2 appearances. Also, from the 41 goals Lewandowski has scored within Bundesliga in the past season 8 (19.5%) have been scored from the penalty spot.

Andre Silva (28 Goals)

The second Bundesliga top scorer in 2020-21 season, Andre Silva is a 25-year-old Portuguese forward who’s been to Bundesliga since 2019 that he joined

Eintracht Frankfurt

on loan. Just like Lewandowski, Silva has also scored his highest number of goals in a single season since the start of his career in 2013 in the past season (2020-21). In fact, in none of the seasons after the start of his career, Silva has gone beyond 20 goals with the exception of 2020-21 season. His best shot at this was in 2016-17 season where he managed to score 16 goals for Porto in the Portuguese top-tier league, Primeira Liga.

And what about Silva’s Bundesliga goals? Well, Silva has been to Bundesliga since he joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019, and since then he has scored a total of 41 goals which divides between 3 seasons as below: 12 in 2019-20 season and for Eintracht Frankfurt, 28 in 2020-21 season and for the same club, and 1 in 2021-22 season and for RB Leipzig, in fact, up until now in the case of last season mentioned since we are still in the same season and he could increase his number of goals which we will surely update you with.

Silva actually scored all his 28 Bundesliga goals in 2020-21 season in 32 appearances which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.87 meaning that the 25-year-old Portuguese forward scored a little bit more than 6 goals (exactly 6.09) in every 7 appearances that he made within Bundesliga in the previous season. And from all the 28 goals that he scored within the top-tier German league in the same season 7 (25%) were scored from the penalty spot.

Erling Haaland (27 Goals)

The beloved 21-year-old Norwegian player of

Borussia Dortmund

who’s been serving the club since 2020 actually occupies the third position on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season and with the very narrow margin of one goal from the second position occupied by Andre Silva - he’s just one goal behind Silva on the list. To this date (October 23, 2021), Haaland has scored a total of 47 goals in the 48 appearances that he has made within Budnesliga - almost one goal in every appearance - with his highest number of goals and appearances being in 2020-21 season: 27 goals in 28 appearances; again almost one goal in every appearance.

In fact, the number of goals Haaland scored in 2020-21 season is not only the highest number of goals he has scored within a single season in Bundesliga but also his highest number of goals in a single season since the start of his career in 2015, however, that record may also change in the future - which we will surely update you with - considering that he has still a long way before him in his career.

And from among all the 27 goals Haaland scored in the previous season 2 were scored from the penalty spot. In this respect, he’s even better than Andre Silva and Robert Lewandowski, and if you just consider the list players’ non-penalty goals, Haaland should occupy the second position with 25 goals instead of Silva who scored only 21 non-penalty goals during the past season.

Wout Weghorst (20 Goals)

A tall forward from Netherlands - he’s almost 2m tall - on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season,

Wout Weghorst

has been serving the Bundesliga club, VfL Wolfsburg, since 2018 and during this time has scored 74 goals in 129 appearances - 1.14 goals in every two appearances - across all competitions. And the number of goals Weghorst scored for VfL Wolfsburg in 2020-21 season is actually the highest since he has joined the German club in 2018: 20 goals in 34 appearances which gets the 29-year-old Dutch forward a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.58 meaning that he scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.16) in every two appearances for the German club.

From all the 20 goals Weghorst has scored for Wolfsburg 2 have been scored from the penalty spot which means he scored 18 non-penalty goals in the past season - that’s why we just put him higher than the next footballer on the list, Kramaric, who scored the same number of goals during the previous season.

Andrej Kramaric (20 Goals)

1899 Hoffenheim’s 30-year-old Croatian attacking midfielder who’s been serving the club since 2015 is actually our next footballer on the list of

Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season

. Since Hoffenheim is actually the only Bundesliga club Kramaric has been serving since the start of his career, we can say the Croatian midfielder’s play within Bundesliga also started with the time he joined the German club in 2015. Just like other players already mentioned on the list, Kramaric scored his highest number of goals in a single season since he’s been playing in Bundesliga in 2020-21 season.

Kramaric

scored 20 goals in his 28 appearances during Bundesliga 2020-21 season which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.7 meaning that the Croatian midfielder scored almost 1.5 goals (exactly 1.4) in every 2 appearances within the top-tier German league in the past season. This is as his nearest record to this is the 17 goals he scored in 2017-18 season, indeed, only considering the number of goals and not goal-to-appearance ratio since he scored all these 17 goals in 30 appearances. And from all the 20 goals Kramaric scored in 2020-21 season 5 (20%) were scored from the penalty spot.

Sasa Kalajdzic (16 Goals)

And here comes the first footballer on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season all whose goals during the past season were non-penalty goals:

Sasa Kalajdzic

, VfB Stuttgart’s 24-year-old Austrian forward who’s been serving the club since 2019. He has actually scored a total of 17 goals in 40 appearances for the German club to this date from which 16 were scored in the previous season (2020-21) actually in 33 appearances which means he scored almost one goal (exactly 0.96) in every two appearances during the past season, indeed, only in Bundesliga and for the above-mentioned club - that’s not his overall stat.

Lars Stindl (14 Goals)

Actually the first German footballer on the list and also the first among the German Bundesliga top goal scorers in 2020-21 season,

Lars Stindl

is Borussia Monchengladbach’s 33-year-old attacking midfielder who’s been serving the club since 2015. Just like some of the other footballers already mentioned in this post, Lars Stindl also scored his highest number of goals in a single season since he has joined Borussia Monchengladbach in the previous season (2020-21): 14 goals in 30 appearances which means he scored almost one goal (exactly 0.92) in every two appearances that he made for the German club within Bundesliga during the past season.

However, from the 14 goals Stindl scored for Borussia Monchengladbach in 2020-21 season, 6 were scored from the penalty spot which means he only scored 8 non-penalty goals during the past season. If we only take the non-penalty goals footballers on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in the previous season scored including those of

German Bundesliga top scorers

into consideration, then Stindl will fall to the bottom of the list with the 8 non-penalty goals he scored. Thanks to the penalty goals he scored that not only promoted him to the 7th position on the list but also made him number one - with the highest number of goals we mean - among the German Bundesliga top scorers in the previous season.

Thomas Muller (11 Goals)

The first and only one-club man on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season - at least among the first 12 top scorers on the list, Thomas Muller is Bayern Munich’s 32-year-old beloved midfielder who’s been serving the top German club since the start of his career in 2008. You might guess that 11 goals in a single season is not Muller’s best record at Bayern especially considering his almost old age as it is really so. Muller’s best record was actually registered in 2015-16 season where he managed to score 20 goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern which translates to 0.64 goals in every appearance.

In fact, Muller’s goal scoring record within Bundesliga in the previous season (2020-21) stands mid-table if you consider his records in other seasons which include both 13 and 12 goals and 5 and 6 goals. Muller actually scored all his 11 goals in 32 appearances which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.34 meaning that the 32-year-old German midfielder scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.02) in every 3 appearances that he made for the Bavarians in the previous season. Also from all the 11 goals Muller scored 1 (9%) was scored from the penalty spot.

Lucas Alario (11 Goals)

And here comes an Argentinian footballer on the list of

Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season

: Lucas Alario, Bayer Leverkusen’s 28-year-old forward who’s been serving the club since 2017. Just like some other footballers already mentioned in this post, Alario’s best goal scoring record at Bayer Leverkusen and also at Bundesliga - since Bayer Leverkusen is the only Bundesliga club he has served till now - was registered in the previous season (2020-21) where he managed to score 11 goals in his 25 Bundesliga appearances which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.44 meaning that the 28-year-old Argentinian forward scored a little bit more than 3 goals (exactly 3.08) in every 7 appearances for the top German club. And from all his 11 goals 2 (18.1%) were scored from the penalty spot.

Silas Katompa Mvumpa (11 Goals)

The 22-year-old Congolese forward who’s been serving the Bundesliga club, VfB Stuttgart, since 2019 is our next footballer on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season. Although a forward and almost tall - he’s 1.89m, Katompa Mvumpa has not proved promising neither for his current club, VfB Stuttgart, whom he’s been serving since 2019 nor for the club he served before that, Paris FC, as he almost scored one goal in every three league appearance for both these clubs: 18 goals in 54 appearances for VfB Stuttgart and 11 goals in 34 appearances for

Paris FC

.

However, Katompa Mvumpa’s performance in 2020-21 season has at least been better compared to his own performance in the season before: While he scored only 7 goals for VfB Stuttgart in 29 appearances in 2019-20 season, he managed to score 11 goals in 25 appearances for the German club in the season after (2020-21) which means he scored 1.32 goals in every 3 appearances in the same season which is a better record than his overall. But we should also say that from all these 11 goals 3 (27.2%) were scored from the penalty spot. In other words, Katompa Mvumpa only scored 8 non-penalty goals during the past season within Bundesliga which puts him at the same level as Lucas Alario’s.

Max Kruse (11 Goals)

Another footballer among the

German Bundesliga top goal scorers in 2020-21 season

, Max Kruse is a 33-year-old German forward who’s been serving the Bundesliga club,

Union Berlin

, since 2020. He has also served other German clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach and Werder Bremen during his career with a little bit better goal scoring results as he managed once to score 15 goals for Werder Bremen in almost the same number of appearances (23).

However, you should also consider that, first, 2020-21 was the first season that Kruse played for Union Berlin and he might get better results in the future, and, second, he’s getting older and it’s natural that he scores less goals. Anyway, he has not deviated much from his goal scoring fashion as he scored 11 goals in 22 appearances for the above-mentioned club in 2020-21 season which means he scored exactly one goal in every two appearances for the club. And from these goals actually 5 were scored from the penalty spot. That means he scored only 6 non-penalty goals within Bundesliga in the past season which in comparison to the number of non-penalty goals other players on the list scored in the same season should put him somewhere between 25th and 30th position on the list.

Serge Gnabry (10 Goals)

The only German footballer among the German Bundesliga top scorers in the previous season (2020-21) all whose goals were non-penalty goals in the same season - at least among the German footballers occupying one of the 12 top positions on the list,

Serge Gnabry

is Bayern Munich’s 26-year-old winger who’s been serving the club since 2017. Unlike some other footballers mentioned on the list, Gnabry did not score the most number of goals in a single season since joining Bayern Munich or better said since playing in Bundesliga in the previous season. In fact, since he’s been to Bundesliga, he has scored more or less the same number of goals in each season.

Gnabry actually scored 10 goals for Bayern Munich in the previous season; this is as he scored 12 goals in the season before it (2019-20) and 10 goals in the season before the season previous to it (2018-19). And Gnabry scored all his  10 goals in the previous season in 27 appearances which gets him a goal-to-appearance ratio of 0.37 meaning that the 26-year-old German winger scored a little bit more than one goal (exactly 1.11) in every 3 appearances that he made for the Bavarians in the past season.

As mentioned above, none of Gnabry’s goals in the previous season were scored from the penalty spot and if we only take the non-penalty goals footballer on the list scored in the previous season into account, then he should rise to 8th position on the list since all the other footballers below 7th position and above him on the list except for Thomas Muller scored less non-penalty goals than him during the past season.

The List of Bundesliga Top Scorers in 2020-21 Season Sorted Based on Non-Penalty Goals

Well, if we sort the first 12 footballers on the list of Bundesliga top scorers in 2020-21 season, the list changes like this:

  • Robert Lewandowski, Non-Penalty Goals: 33, Penalties: 8, Total: 41

  • Erling Haaland, Non-Penalty Goals: 25, Penalties: 2, Total: 27

  • Andre Silva, Non-Penalty Goals: 21, Penalties: 7, Total: 28

  • Wout Weghorst, Non-Penalty Goals: 18, Penalties: 2, Total: 20

  • Sasa Kalajdzic, Non-Penalty Goals: 16, Penalties: 0, Total: 16

  • Andrej Kramaric, Non-Penalty Goals: 15, Penalties:5, Total: 20

  • Thomas Muller, Non-Penalty Goals: 10, Penalties: 1, Total: 11

  • Serge Gnabry, Non-Penalty Goals: 10, Penalties: 0, Total: 10

  • Lucas Alario, Non-Penalty Goals: 9, Penalties: 2, Total: 11

  • Lars Stindl, Non-Penalty Goals: 8, Penalties: 6, Total: 14

  • Silas Katompa Mvumpa, Non-Penalty Goals: 8, Penalties: 3, Total: 11

  • Max Kruse, Non-Penalty Goals: 6, Penalties: 5, Total: 11

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