Another to claim the coveted cannon on three occasions was
Martin Max (top) twice topped the scoring charts for 1860 Munich - in 1999/00 with 19 goals and in 2001/02 with 18. He also managed 20 goals in the 2002/03 season for Hansa Rostock, but that was only enough to earn him third place in the list.
Roland Wolhfarth scored 120 Bundesliga goals in 287 matches for Bayern, Bochum and Duisburg. Interestingly he was either a substitute or was substituted himself in 111 of those games. Wohlfahrt topped the scoring charts in both 1988/89 and 1990/91.
The eight years between
Lothar Emmerich (l.) was the first player to defend his goalscoring crown, topping the charts in both 1965/66 and 1966/67. He hit double figures in all six of his Bundesliga seasons, netting a total of 115 goals for Dortmund in 193 appearances.
Edin Dzeko's 26 goals in the 2008/09 campaign were not enough to earn him the goalscorer's cannon, as his Wolfsburg strike partner beat him to it with 28. The following season, the Bosnian finished top dog with 22 and netted 66 times in 111 matches for Wolfsburg overall.
Grafite finished top scorer in 2008/09 with 28 goals in just 25 games as Wolfsburg marched to the title. The Brazilian averaged a
Luca Toni arrived in the Bundesliga with a bang in 2007/08, scoring more than anyone else in his first season with 24. He is the only Italian ever to have claimed the award, having previously topped the Serie A scoring charts with 31 goals for Fiorentina in 2005/06.
Theofanis Gekas has appeared in five different Bundesliga seasons for four different clubs: Bochum, Leverkusen, Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt. His best campaign by far came in 2006/07 with Bochum, for whom he scored 20 goals to top the charts.
Miroslav Klose's incredible form in 2005/06 saw him involved in 41 goals in total (25 goals, 16 assists). Overall the Germany poacher netted 121 goals in 307 Bundesliga matches, 35 of them headers. Klose also topped the 2006 World Cup scoring charts with five goals.
Ailton scored 28 goals for Bremen in 2003/04, 20 of them at home. 'Ball Lightning', as he was affectionately known, scored 106 goals in 219 Bundesliga appearances for Bremen, Schalke, Hamburg and Duisburg.
Giovane Elber is the second highest-scoring foreigner (behind Claudio Pizarro) in Bundesliga history with 133 goals. He jointly topped the charts along with Thomas Christiansen in his final season in the German top flight (2002/03) with 21 strikes.
Thomas Christiansen became the first player to win the goalscorer's cannon with a promoted club when he scored 21 goals in 2002/03 for Bochum. His feats in front of goal prompted a move to Hannover, where the Danish-born Spanish international managed just 12 goals in 55 appearances.
Marcio Amoroso netted 18 times for Borussia Dortmund in 2001/02 but had to share the scorer's gong with 1860's Martin Max. He was the first South American to top the list, with seven of his strikes coming from the penalty spot.
2000/01 was a repdigit season for
Sharing Sand's scoring title that season was
Another current Bundesliga sporting director,
Heiko Herrlich was involved in 15 Bundesliga seasons but only managed to strike double figures in one of them. It was the season he topped the scoring charts with 20 goals for Gladbach in 1994/95. Herrlich was subbed off in 108 of his 258 appearances in Germany's top flight.
Mario Basler is one of the few midfielders to have hit 20 goals in a single Bundesliga season, a total that was enough for him to top the scoring charts along with Heiko Herrlich in 1994/95. Basler created more goals (90) than he scored (62) during an illustrious top-level career.
Fritz Walter (l. with Maurizio Gaudino) scored 22 goals as Stuttgart took the title in 1991/92. Overall the namesake of arguably Germany's greatest football legend scored 157 goals in 348 Bundesliga appearances for Mannheim, Stuttgart and Bielefeld.
Horst Hrubesch is one of three HSV players to have topped the scoring pile along with Uwe Seeler and Sergej Barbarez thanks to his 27 goals en route to the 1981/82 title. The striker netted 136 goals in 224 Bundesliga matches.
Lothar Kobluhn (m.) is the Rot-Weiss Oberhausen player to have topped the Bundesliga scoring charts. In 1970/71, his 24 strikes were not enough to stop RWO from a lowly 16th-place finish. In his other three top-flight seasons, Kobluhn managed just twelve goals combined.
Rudi Brunnenmeier (l.) remains 1860 Munich's record goalscorer in the Bundesliga with 66 goals in 119 games. He also scored the Lions' first-ever Bundesliga goal against Braunschweig in August 1963 and netted all nine against KSC (9-0) in February 1965.