These goalscorers have made a name for themselves with their predatory instincts.
Over the years, Bundesliga have been synonymous to attacking and exciting football. It is often considered as the breeding ground for the world beaters and have seen many youngsters rising up to the fame in Germany. The fast-paced, free-flowing brand of football in Bundesliga allows room for plenty of goals, which have often resulted in top strikers coming out from the German top flight league.
Let us take a look at the top five strikers who are currently playing in the Bundesliga.
5. Breel Embolo
In this list of elite Bundesliga strikers, Breel Embolo features primarily because of his unique trait of facilitating other forwards into the play. The Swiss international is versatile and fits well in Marco Rose’s system. He allows the likes of Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram to express themselves freely in the attack.
The 23-year-old who is primarily a centre forward can also play on either flank and even behind the striker if needed. The Swiss International had scored eight goals in the 2019-20 season, assisting as many. He had a great camaraderie with Plea who notched up nine goals along with eight assists, catapulting Rose’s men to Champions League qualification.
The Swiss attacker is young, fast and offers much more than just scoring goals. With Lars Stindl back in the starting lineup after injury, Embolo finds himself in the bench. However Rose will look to accommodate the 23-year-old and distribute work equally as they have their task cut out for the UEFA Champions League in the 2020-21 season.
4. Patrik Schick
The Czech forward made his mark in Germany from his first season at RB Leipzig under Julian Naggelsman. Schick was on loan from AS Roma and mostly played second fiddle to former talisman Timo Werner. However, with only 15 appearances in the league last season, the 24-year old still managed to score eight Bundesliga goals, often making an immediate impact from the bench.
Schick is well built and has great aerial prowess, which allows him to hold the play up for the wingers. Apart from that, he is known for his instinctive positioning skills, a credential mostly found in elite strikers. He combined well with Werner and the duo caused a lot of mayhem last season for Leipzig.
His performances in his debut year in Germany impressed many but it was Bayer Leverkusen who struck a long-term deal with the Czech international. The 24-year-old scored his first goal for Leverkusen in the third matchday against VfB Stuttgart and it looks like a very good deal in the long run for Peter Bosz and the club.
3. Wout Weghorst
When Daniel Didavi left, Wolfsburg struggled to find the back of the net consistently. To get a natural scorer among themselves, the club signed Wout Weghorst from AZ Alkmaar in 2018 and none of them have not looked back again.
The 28-year-old was already an established name in the Eredivisie where he featured for Heracles Almelo and AZ Alkmaar in over 100 appearances combined and scored 51 goals before moving to Germany.
A hardworking player, many compare the Dutchman with his compatriot Bas Dost who also featured for Wolfsburg in the past. Despite standing at 6’6″ Weghorst has the blessing of both power and precision as he scored 16 goals in the league during the 2019-20 season, helping the Wolfsburg to finish in the seventh position.
2. Erling Haaland
The Norweigian forward first came under the limelight when he plied his trade for RB Salzburg. Since then, he has joined Borussia Dortmund and has adapted to the Bundesliga well. The Norway international joined Dortmund in January and has adjusted himself in his new team seamlessly.
Sometimes in football statistics do not tell the whole story about a player but Haaland it is completely opposite. His statistics are mind-blowing but when you watch him play, you understand that they are absolutely on point. That is why Haaland is currently considered as a generational talent with several big clubs in line to coup him in the coming years.
Despite his young age, Haaland’s mentality is very strong and has already shown signs of attributes which are beyond his years. The Norwegian is currently expected to give a tough competition to Robert Lewandowski this season for becoming the top goalscorer in Bundesliga.
1. Robert Lewandowski
Arguably the best striker in the world currently, Robert Lewandowski won the UEFA Champions League title after beating Paris Saint-Germain in the 2019-20 season. The Polish striker has achieved almost everything with Bayern Munich, becoming a club legend at the process.
Lewandowski was always a top striker but he needed someone who can facilitate him with good balls in the box. However, in the 2020-21 season, the 32-year-old is dropping deep, creating chances and facilitating his fellow forwards to score more instead. This way, he is now more involved with the game as he created many chances with his understanding with Thomas Muller.
It is certain that Lewandowski is already a big part of Bayern’s folklore and now with Hansi Flick using his attacking tactics, the 32-year old will get more chances to score than last season, when he scored 34 times in the Bundesliga.