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On Day 13 we look back at where it all began, with the Bundesliga's first-ever goalscorer: Borussia Dortmund legend Timo Konietzka.

Somebody had to do it, and that man's name was always going to go down in the history books: it was Konietzka who netted the first ever goal in the Bundesliga. He proved more than worthy of his entry in the Bundesliga annals, going on to score 120 more goals for Borussia Dortmund after that now-famous opener against SV Werder Bremen on 24 August 1963, after not even a minute of the newly-formed Bundesliga season. He repeated the feat two years later, scoring the first goal of the third Bundesliga season on record, just to prove his first had not been a fluke.

  • He changed his name from Friedhelm to Timo after seeing a Russian general who he thought looked like him.
  • Scored the opening goal of a Bundesliga season on two occasions – 1963 and 1965.
  • Boasts the second-highest goals-per-game tally in Bundesliga history (of all players with at least 50 appearances), with an average of 0.73 per game.

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