Summary

  • Pizarro is Bremen's all-time leading scorer in the Bundesliga on 102 goals.
  • The Peru striker is 37 and in his third spell at the club.
  • He scored his 13th league goal of the season on Matchday 30.

SV Werder Bremen are currently fighting for Bundesliga survival going into the final stretch of the 2015/16 campaign, but their plight this term could have been far worse without the efforts of evergreen striker Claudio Pizarro.

The 37-year-old has hit top form this season after rejoining the club from FC Bayern München last summer, and is seemingly on a one-man mission to save his beloved Green-Whites from the drop.

Club legend

After only scoring one Bundesliga goal in the first half of the season, Pizarro has struck 12 times since the turn of the year, chalking up one or two notable milestones along the way. The Peru international's hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 24 made him the oldest player to score three goals in a single game in Bundesliga history, while his opener in Bremen's 3-2 victory against VfL Wolfsburg on Matchday 30 took him above Marco Bode as the club's all-time leading Bundesliga scorer on 102 league goals.

The former Deportivo Pesquero, Alianza Lima, Chelsea FC and FC Bayern goal machine is also the Bundesliga's all-time leading foreign goalscorer with a total tally of 189.