Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andrej Kramaric are among the candidates for the 2020/21 top scorer prize. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andrej Kramaric are among the candidates for the 2020/21 top scorer prize. - © DFL
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Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andrej Kramaric and the race to become the Bundesliga's top scorer

After winning a fifth Torjägerkanone as the Bundesliga's top scorer in 2019/20, the race is on to beat Robert Lewandowski to the coveted canon in 2020/21. Find out who's in the running below...

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 32
Games: 25 (24 starts)
Goals: 35
Minutes per goal: 60

Bayern's prolific Pole moved into second position outright in the Bundesliga's all-time scoring chart on Matchday 26, his hat-trick against Stuttgart moving him three clear of Schalke legend Klaus Fischer's tally of 268 Bundesliga goals, and now only behind Gerd Müller's overall haul of 365.

Watch: How does Robert Lewandowski score his goals?

Andre Silva

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 25
Games: 26 (27 starts)
Goals: 23
Minutes per goal: 96

Silva has been key to Frankfurt's excellent campaign, accounting for over 40 percent of their 59 goals. The Portugal international has only failed to score in nine of his league appearances, netting six braces as he raced past his haul of 12 goals from 2019/20. He took his tally to 23 in the Matchday 28 win at home to Wolfsburg, meaning he has scored more goals at this stage of a season than any player in Frankfurt's history.

A familiar sight: Andre Silva celebrating a goal this season. - Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 20
Games: 23 (22 starts)
Goals: 21
Minutes per goal: 93

Haaland scored another brace, finding the net in the third and 90th minutes to salvage a late draw for Dortmund away to Cologne on Matchday 26. He has reached 100 career goals in fewer outings than the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo (146 appearances), but cut a frustrated figure in the Matchday 27 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Watch out Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland is coming to get your top scorer crown. - INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 28
Games: 28 (27 starts)
Goals: 18
Minutes per goal: 134

After equalling his single-season personal best tally of 17 on Matchday 26, the big Dutchman overtook it on Matchday 28 with a goal in the 4-3 defeat to Frankfurt.

After firing blanks in his first three league outings this season, Wout Weghorst has hit his straps ever since. - via www.imago-images.de/imago images/MIS

Sasa Kalajdzic

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 23
Games: 27 (17 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 116

Stuttgart's Austrian forward scored in each of the opening three games of the season. He didn't strike again until Matchday 12 with a brace against Union Berlin but netted in seven straight games across February and March, notching his 13th of the campaign in a 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 25, equalling a club record set by Fredi Bobic back in 1995/96. Kalajdzic got his 14th of the campaign with a looping header against Dortmund on Matchday 28.

It has been quite a debut Bundesliga season for VfB Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic. - imago images

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 29
Games: 22 (20 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 132

After scoring seven across his first four outings of the season, Kramaric ended a three-game goal drought with back-to-back braces in wins over Hertha Berlin and Cologne. His most recent strike was the winner against Wolfsburg on Matchday 24.

Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric (l.) is already into double figures, despite missing four league games through injury. - nph / Bratic via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Nordphoto

Silas Wamangituka

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 21
Games: 25 (24 starts)
Goals: 11
Minutes per goal: 174

Wamangituka has been one of the revelations at Stuttgart - and in the Bundesliga in general this season. The Congolese moved onto double figures on Matchday 18, albeit in a losing effort to south-west rivals Freiburg. He is in a bit of a scoring drought - by his standards - at the moment however, and hasn't got his name on the scoresheet since sealing a 2-0 win over Mainz on Matchday 19.

Silas Wamangituka is proving to be Stuttgart’s go-to man for goals this season - Lars Baron/Getty Images

Lars Stindl

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Age: 32
Games: 27 (21 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 148

Stindl enjoyed a strong Hinrunde with nine goals, including a hat-trick against Frankfurt on Matchday 12. The Gladbach captain then brought up double figures on Matchday 22 in a 2-1 home loss to Mainz, and was on the scoresheet again in a 3-0 win over Schalke. He struck his 12th of the campaign from the penalty spot in the 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin on Matchday 28.

Max Kruse

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 33
Games: 16 (14 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 122

Kruse missed a large chunk of the season through injury, but his quality is still there for all to see - even at 33. Five of his ten goals this term have come from the penalty spot, while he notched his ninth and tenth of the campaign in a 5-2 defeat to Frankfurt on Matchday 26.

Max Kruse may have missed much of the season through injury, but the veteran is still the team’s top scorer. - Pool/Odd Andersen - Pool/Getty Images

Lucas Alario

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 31
Games: 23 (12 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 122

Alario scored eight goals between Matchdays 4 and 11, but didn't find the net again until Matchday 21. He moved onto double figures with the opening goal in Bayer's 2-1 home win over Schalke on Matchday 27.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Lucas Alario is enjoying career-best goal-scoring form in this season's Bundesliga. - Alex Grimm/Getty Images

Thomas Müller

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 26 (25 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 221

Müller has reached double figures in the league for the first time since 2015/16. He brought up that mark in the 4-1 win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 19.

Thomas Müller has been on fire for Bayern Munich once again this season. - DFL

Serge Gnabry and Patrik Schick both have nine goals, while Matheus Cunha is among a handful of players on seven for the campaign.

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