"Watch out, Lewy, here I come!" - Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland will aim to be hot on the heels of Bayern Munich counterpart Robert Lewandowski in the 2020/21 scoring chart. - © Alexandre Simoes/BVB/Alexandre Simoes
"Watch out, Lewy, here I come!" - Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland will aim to be hot on the heels of Bayern Munich counterpart Robert Lewandowski in the 2020/21 scoring chart. - © Alexandre Simoes/BVB/Alexandre Simoes
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Bundesliga records that could be broken in 2020/21

With Bayern Munich in search of a ninth successive title and Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland taking a full run-up at Robert Lewandowski's top-scorer crown, there is potential for the 2020/21 Bundesliga season to be a record breaking one...

Serial winners: Bayern will defend their Meisterschale in pursuit of a ninth consecutive Bundesliga title. No club has managed such a sequence in the league's history.

Hoarders: If Bayern do clinch the league, David Alaba and Thomas Müller could each add a 10th Bundesliga winners' medal to their respective collections. That would make them the Bundesliga's most successful players ever. They would move clear of former teammate Franck Ribery, who also won nine championships.

On a roll: Bayern ended the 2019/20 campaign with 13 victories on the spin and if they were to win their first seven matches of 2020/21, they would beat their own 19-match record for most successive wins that they set in 2013/14.

Highest opening wins: Bayern have been involved in both of the highest Matchday 1 victories; In 1974 Offenbach beat the record champions 6-0 and in 2016, Bayern beat Werder Bremen by the same result.

Fastest out the block: If you want to score the fastest goal in Bundesliga history, you better get your skates on. Karim Bellarabi (for Bayer Leverkusen against Dortmund) and Kevin Volland (for Hoffenheim against Bayern) share the record, having both scored just nine seconds after kick-off.

Goal record in sight: Haaland scored 13 times in 15 games after joining Dortmund in January and will have his eyes on ending Lewandowski's grip on the Torjägerkanone. The Poland captain has now won four Bundesliga top-scorer awards - including each of the last three - and set a record for the most goals by a non-German in a single season with his 34 strikes last season. Could Haaland and Lewandowski spur each other past Gerd Müller's 40-goal single season record?

Watch: Volland and Bellarabi score 9-second goals

Happy travellers: In the 2013/14 season, Bayern won 10 games in a row away from home and they repeated that Bundesliga record last season. A win at Hoffenheim on Matchday 2 would see them set a new standard for consecutive away Bundesliga wins.

New territory: Arminia Bielefeld coach Uwe Neuhaus will take charge of a Bundesliga match for the first time when his side get their campaign underway at Eintracht Frankfurt on the opening weekend.

Most players used: The next man to make his Bundesliga debut for Frankfurt will be the 439th player to represent Die Adler - a Bundesliga record the club currently shares with HSV.

Watch: Welcome back to the Bundesliga, Arminia Bielefeld!

Some potential milestones to look out for:

  • By Matchday 26, Bayern (1,874 games) will be the second club after Werder to play 1,900 Bundesliga games when Stuttgart travel to the Allianz Arena.
  • Mainz will play their 500th Bundesliga game (currently 476) when they take on Schalke on Matchday 24.
  • Stuttgart (740) are 10 wins away from 750 Bundesliga victories, while Augsburg (91) have a 100th Bundesliga victory in their sights.
  • Stuttgart (2,969) are 31 goals away from their 3,000th Bundesliga goal and would become the fifth club to pass the landmark, behind Bayern, Dortmund, Werder and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • Dortmund are only six points short of 2,500 Bundesliga points, a mark only Bayern have passed thus far. Leverkusen, meanwhile, are eight points away from 2,000 and Hertha Berlin are 12 points short of 1,500.
  • Lewandowski (236) is 14 goals away from his 250th in the Bundesliga, while Marco Reus and Vedad Ibisevic (127) are both 23 away from 150 Bundesliga goals.
  • Volland (77) and Nils Petersen (75) could also bring up 100 career goals in the Bundesliga with stellar campaigns.
  • Gonzalo Castro (383) could pass 400 Bundesliga appearances.