The season has seen some sensational new record figures in its opening few months. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
The season has seen some sensational new record figures in its opening few months. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

Records galore! Bundesliga on course for various new bests after incredible start


Just 11 matchdays into the 2023/24 season, the Bundesliga has already dismantled several records as the goals fly in, star strikers shine and fans flock in unprecedented numbers to enjoy the spectacle. runs through some of the most remarkable figures...

Goal glut

A whopping 357 goals were smashed in over the opening 99 matches of the Bundesliga season - averaging a highly entertaining 3.6 goals per game. That makes the current season the highest-scoring one for 39 years (back in 1984/85 there had been 377 goals at this stage of the campaign).

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Should nets continue to bulge across the Bundesliga with the same frequency, we are set for an all-time record number of goals at the end of a season. Some 1,103 goals would be scored at the current rate by the end of the 34th Matchday in May - beating the current high of 1,097 goals in 1983/84.

Fans have been virtually guaranteed goals in the Bundesliga this season, with just three of 99 matches ending goalless. It has been a similar story in Bundesliga 2, with only five of 117 matches finishing without either side finding the net. 

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History makers: Harry and Serhou

Amid the glut of goals across Germany, two players in particular have stood out - master finishers Harry Kane of Bayern Munich and Serhou Guirassy of VfB Stuttgart. The England captain has made a record-breaking start to life in the Bundesliga by way of his astonishing 17 goals after 11 matches. Stuttgart's stike sensation is hot on Harry's heels though with 15 goals from just nine appearances. 

In the 60-year history of the Bundesliga, only twice before this season has a player managed to get as many as 15 goals after 11 matchdays - the legendary Bayern pair of Robert Lewandowski (16 goals in 2019/20) and Gerd Müller (15 goals in 1968/69). To have two players match that in a single season - one in his first year in the Bundesliga and another who has missed some matches due to injury - is nothing short of remarkable.

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To put the pair's achievements into context - the top goalscorers last season, Niclas Füllkrug and Christopher Nkunku, scored 16 goals over the entire campaign - a figure that has already been beaten barely three months into the new season. 

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Sensational starters: Bayer and Bayern

Looking down on the rest of the Bundesliga after 11 matches are Bayer Leverkusen. Few expected that, but nobody could say Xabi Alonso's side do not deserve to be at the top of the tree after ten wins and one draw. The 31 points that Leverkusen have amassed not only make it a new club record start to the season, but also match the all-time record pace of Bayern in the 2015/16 campaign - featuring a certain Spain international midfielder...

They may be behind the current leaders, but nine wins and two draws makes Bayern's start to the season a blistering one too. They have the strongest record of any second-placed side at this stage of the season.

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You wouldn't get far trying to find fault with anything Bayern have done in the Bundesliga so far. Their 42 goals - and at least two goals per match in the first 11 fixtures - are new records. Leroy Sané may not be able to keep pace with Kane's phenomenal scoring powers, but he is in the form of his life and has already matched his record Bundesliga season goal tally with eight. The irrepressible Thomas Müller has also made more history with 326 wins from 452 Bundesliga matches - and by becoming the first man to score in 15 consecutive seasons for Bayern after a strike in an 8-0 rout of Darmstadt on Matchday 9.

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Bundesliga tops attendance charts

Goals, excitement plus sensational stars unsurprisingly equals huge interest. The current Bundesliga season has seen an average attendance of 40,232 per match. That puts the German top flight ahead of Spain, England, France and Italy with the biggest crowds among Europe's top five leagues. A whopping 97% of seats have been occupied in the first 11 matchdays - with the average last season being 93%.

Also impressive are the attendance figures in Bundesliga 2. With an average of 28,235, the German second flight pulls in more punters than France's Ligue 1 (26,979), and is almost up there with Spain's La Liga (29,180) and Italy's Serie A (30,934).

There has been some drop-off in the Bundesliga's average attendance compared to last season (43,018), but that has absolutely nothing to do with the sheer excitement on the pitch. Instead, it is a direct result of the arrival of newly promoted Heidenheim (with a home capacity of 15,000) and Darmstadt (17,810). Down in their place into Bundesliga 2 have gone Hertha Berlin and Schalke, who have a home in two of the biggest stadiums in Germany.

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