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Top five players with the best minutes per goal ratio in Bundesliga


May 14 2022

These forwards lead the rest by scoring most frequently in the league.

German Bundesliga is one of the most entertaining leagues across Europe. In fact, the attacking brand of football in the league gets attention across the globe. It is one of the top-five elite leagues on the continent and houses incredible talent. Over the years, the competition has seen excellent attacking players score a lot of goals and very frequently too.

Recently, Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City was confirmed. He leaves the Bundesliga with a brilliant record in terms of minutes per goal ratio. This particular stat considers the number of minutes a player takes to score a goal. The striker’s departure is good news for the defenders and other clubs in the division.

Haaland ranks among the best forwards when it comes to the minutes per goal ratio. It makes for an interesting look at exactly how good his goalscoring frequency was. On that note, the following list contains five players with the best minutes per goal ratio (with a minimum of 25 league goals) in the history of the German Bundesliga:

5. Patrik Schick – 120

The Czech Republican was center of attraction at the Euro 2020 (Courtesy: BL)

Patrik Schick truly exploded on a global scale after his sensational performance in the UEFA Euro 2020. The striker plays for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and is regularly linked with a move to bigger teams. His minutes per goal ratio stands at 120, fifth best in the history of the league.

Overall, the Czech Republic international has scored 43 goals in 77 matches. The 26-year-old will most likely attract more attention from elite clubs across Europe looking for a goalscoring centre-forward. 

4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 116

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was an excellent goalscorer during his time in the German Bundesliga. Before moving to Arsenal, he was playing for Borussia Dortmund in the league. The Gabonese international scored a goal in the division in every 116 minutes.

The current FC Barcelona player scored a total of 98 goals in the Bundesliga from 144 matches. He finished as the top scorer during the 2016-17 season with 31 goals in a single campaign. Aubameyang also took Dortmund to one German Cup title.

3. Gerd Muller – 105

Gerd Muller is a legend of the game. He is regarded as one of the finest goalscorers ever to grace the sport. The German scored a goal in every 105 minutes of football in the division. He played for FC Bayern Munich in the league and set several goalscoring records during his playing days.

Gerd Muller is also the record holder for scoring most number of goals in the German Bundesliga. He has 365 goals from 427 matches. Apart from the German legend, Robert Lewandowski is only the second player apart from Muller to score more than 300-times in the Bundesliga.

2. Robert Lewandowski – 100

He has the most goal in a single season of the Bundesliga (Courtesy: Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski’s goalscoring feats at FC Bayern Munich are extremely popular. He is arguably the most lethal striker in the world. The Polish international also represented Borussia Dortmund before signing for 32-time German champions. His minutes per goal ratio stands at 100, the second best in the league.

Overall, Lewandowski has scored 311 goals in 382 fixtures. Moreover, he has won the Bundesliga golden boot six times and is on a streak of winning it four times consecutively. He is all set to win the award in the 2021-22 season too, adding a seventh golden boot in his cabinet.

1. Erling Haaland – 87

Erling Haaland will leave the German Bundesliga with the best minutes per goal ratio ever. He scored a goal every 87 minutes in the league. It just goes to show efficient the Norwegian was while playing for Borussia Dortmund. He also the only player to have a minutes per goal ratio of less than 90 minutes.

He scored 61 goals in merely 66 overall appearances in the Bundesliga. The 21-year-old also made 19 assists, which takes his overall goal contribution to 80 in 66 matches. Those are simply incredible numbers for someone who is yet to hit his peak. 

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