Robert Lewandowski is among the pantheon of great Bundesliga goalscorers to have played for Bayern Munich. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski is among the pantheon of great Bundesliga goalscorers to have played for Bayern Munich. - © DFL

Robert Lewandowski, Gerd Müller and Bayern Munich's top 10 Bundesliga goalscorers


Robert Lewandowski scored goals for fun for for Bayern Munich, but where does the Poland striker sit in the club's top 10 list of Bundesliga goalscorers? finds out...

1) Gerd Müller

At Bayern: 1964-1979
Appearances: 427
Goals: 365

The epitome of a one-man club and goal machine rolled into one, Müller scored a Bundesliga-leading 365 goals during his 15-year association with Bayern between 1964 and 1979. 'Der Bomber' also held, among others, the record for most single-season goals (40, 1971/72) until it was broken by Lewandowski in 2020/21.

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2) Robert Lewandowski

At Bayern: 2014-2022
Goals: 238

Lewandowski claimed six topscorer's prizes during his time at Bayern to go with the one he recorded at Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund. The Pole broke record after record with his extraordinary scoring feats - chief among them netting 41 times across the 2020/21 campaign to set a new best-mark. He departed for Barcelona in summer 2022, leaving as a bonafide club and league legend.

3) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

At Bayern: 1974-1984
Appearances: 310
Goals: 162

Rummenigge broke the 20-goal barrier in four of his 10 seasons on the books of Bayern, before moving to Italy with Inter Milan in the mid-eighties. He returned to the club as vice-president in 1991, and was CEO from 2002 until 2021. 

4) Roland Wohlfarth

At Bayern: 1984-1993
Appearances: 254
Goals: 119

Wohlfarth didn't disappoint after being plucked from Duisburg to replace the goals of Rummenigge. He hit double figures in all but his final season as a Bayern player, winning two topscorer's cannons and five Bundesliga titles.

5) Thomas Müller

At Bayern: 2008-present
Appearances: 415
Goals: 137

Müller has become an institution at Bayern since opening his Bundesliga account on his ninth appearance for the club with a brace against Dortmund in September 2009. More than a decade later, he trails only Lewandowski in Bayern's list of still-active goalscorers.

Thomas Müller has scored over half of his 187 first-team goals for Bayern in the Bundesliga. - DFL/Simon Hofman

6) Dieter Hoeneß

At Bayern: 1978-1987
Appearances: 224
Goals: 102

Hoeneß arrived at Bayern in 1978 as his older brother Uli left for Nuremberg. Dieter won five Bundesliga titles (one more than Uli) whilst in Munich, and is one of six players in the club's decorated history to have scored more than 100 Bundesliga goals.

7) Arjen Robben

At Bayern: 2009-2019
Appearances: 201
Goals: 99

Only injury denied Robben a place in the 100 Club. Physical setbacks ate into his playing time in 2010/11, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2018/19, but he signed off in style with his 99th Bundesliga strike in the title-clinching win over Eintracht Frankfurt in May 2019. Some return for a winger.

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8) Giovane Elber

At Bayern: 1997-2003
Appearances: 169
Goals: 92

Elber moved to Bayern after an eye-catching stint at VfB Stuttgart. The Brazilian registered 10 or more goals in all but one of his seven seasons in Munich, finishing as the league's joint-top scorer in 2002/03. He is the Bundesliga's third-highest non-German marksman of all time.

9) Claudio Pizarro

At Bayern: 2001-2007, 2012-2015
Appearances: 224
Goals: 87

Pizarro is second on the Bundesliga's list of foreign goal-getters, and held top spot for almost nine years until Lewandowski pulled in front. The Peruvian enjoyed two stints with Bayern, totalling nine seasons and 87 goals.

Claudio Pizarro and Giovane Elber (l-r.) are not just the most prolific South Americans to have played for Bayern - but in the Bundesliga. - imago/Team 2

10) Mehmet Scholl

At Bayern: 1992-2007
Appearances: 334
Goals: 87

Scholl chimed in with more than his fair share of assists for the likes of Pizarro and Elber, but he was a pretty handy goalscorer too. After three seasons with boyhood club Karlsruher, the celebrated midfielder struck 87 times for Bayern. He got his hands on eight Bundesliga titles along the way.