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: 17 (16 starts)
Goals: 23
Minutes per goal: 61

Bayern's prolific Pole is the man to beat once again in 2020/21. Lewandowski scored for the eighth successive game - and record eighth on the trot away from home - to make it 23 for the season in the 4-0 win at Schalke on Matchday 18.

Watch: Lewandowski first 251 Bundesliga goals (prior to Matchday 13)

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 20
Games: 13 (12 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 78

Haaland hit a brace the 4-2 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 18 to take his tally to 14 for the season, and 27 in 28 Bundesliga matches all told.

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

Andre Silva

Club: Eintracht Frankfurt
Age: 24
Games: 17 (17 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 104

Silva scored his fourth double of the campaign in the 5-1 rout of Arminia Bielefeld on Matchday 18. He has only failed to find the net in seven league games so far this term, and has already topped his 12-goal haul of 2019/20.

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

Andrej Kramaric

Club: Hoffenheim
Age: 29
Games: 14 (13 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 103

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.

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

Wout Weghorst

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 28
Games: 18 (17 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 128

Wolfsburg's Dutch forward has scored 12 goals in his last 15 Bundesliga games, having opening his account for the campaign on Matchday 4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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

Silas Wamangituka

Club: VfB Stuttgart
Age: 21
Games: 17 (16 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 130

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.

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: 18 (14 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 129

Stindl scored three times against Frankfurt on Matchday 12, and continued his run of form with the opener against Hoffenheim on Matchday 13, before making it a team-leading ninth from the penalty spot in the Matchday 16 draw with VfB Stuttgart.

Thomas Müller

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 31
Games: 18 (18 starts)
Goals: 9
Minutes per goal: 176

Müller scored a brace in the 4-0 triumph at Schalke on Matchday 18 to move onto nine for the season - one more than he managed across the entire 2019/20 campaign.

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

Lucas Alario

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 28
Games: 15 (8 starts)
Goals: 8
Minutes per goal: 102

The Argentinian was scoring for fun earlier this season, striking eight times between Matchdays 4 and 11, before missing a couple of games with a knee problem.

Lucas Alario is shouldering the mantle of being the main man at Leverkusen in 2020/21. - DFL

Nils Petersen

Club: Freiburg
Age: 32
Games: 18 (8 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 121

The Bundesliga's all-time greatest supersub has underlined his reputation again this season, with four of his seven league strikes to date arriving off the bench, taking his overall tally to 29 as a substitute. Petersen has scored three in his six most recent outings, netting against Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Nils Petersen has been banging in the goals for Freiburg again this season. - Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Vincenzo Grifo

Club: Freiburg
Age: 27
Games: 18 (16 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 182

Freiburg's Italian playmaker hit his straps in late November and December, scoring four goals in five outings between Matchdays 9 and 13, before putting away his third penalty of the campaign in a 3-1 win away to Hoffenheim on Matchday 14.

Vincenzo Grifo is enjoying his most productive ever season for Freiburg in 2020/21. - Jan Huebner via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Jan Huebner

Matheus Cunha, Nicolas Gonzalez and Max Kruse have six goals, while 19-year-old American Matthew Hoppe is among the players on five.

Click here for the full list of scorers this season!