Robert Lewandowski beat rivals Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) to the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski beat rivals Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) to the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL

Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Patrik Schick and the race to be 2021/22 Bundesliga top scorer


Robert Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga scoring chart last term with an astonishing 41 goals and defended his trophy with a 35-goal haul in 2021/22 ahead of Patrik Schick and Erling Haaland.

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 33
Games: 34 (34 starts)
Goals: 35
Minutes per goal: 84

The FIFA Best Men's Player made it a record 18 away goals in the Bundesliga when hitting the target against Mainz in a 3-1 reverse for Bayern on Matchday 32 and made sure of topping the scoring charts for fifth year in a row - and seventh time overall - by hitting his 35th of the campaign on the final day.

Watch: Robert Lewandowski's first 18 Bundesliga goals of the season

Patrik Schick

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 26
Games: 27 (26 starts)
Goals: 24
Minutes per goal: 87

Patrik Schick ended the season just a goal shy of Stefan Kießling's Leverkusen single-season record of 25 goals. What made that all the more impressive is the fact the Czech forward was sidelined with an injury for a significant spell of the campaign.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick has picked up where he left off at the Euros. - Eduard Martin via images/Jan Huebner

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 21
Games: 24 (21 starts)
Goals: 22
Minutes per goal: 87

The Norwegian bowed out of the Bundesliga by scoring in his final game for Dortmund, converting from the penalty spot to register his 22nd league goal of the campaign.

Watch: Haaland's first 50 Bundesliga goals

Christopher Nkunku

Club: RB Leipzig
Age: 24
Games: 34 (31 starts)
Goals: 20
Minutes per goal: 137

Nkunku was Leipzig's top scorer this season, producing career-best numbers for a single campaign. The Frenchman found the net 11 times in 2022 alone, with his final strikes of the season coming in the 4-0 win at Augsburg on Matchday 33.

Watch: Nkunku's top 5 Bundesliga goals

Anthony Modeste

Club: Cologne
Age: 34
Games: 32 (31 starts)
Goals: 20
Minutes per goal: 131

Modeste helped Cologne qualify for Europe with a stunning 20-goal effort in 2021/22. Half of those goals came from the Frenchman's head, with Modeste heading in for the 10th time in the final day defeat at VfB Stuttgart.

Anthony Modeste rolled back the years in his third stint in Cologne. - Photo Moritz Müller

Taiwo Awoniyi

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 24
Games: 31 (29 starts)
Goals: 15
Minutes per goal: 147

The ex-Liverpool striker hit his 14th and 15th goals of the campaign on Matchday 34 as he dramatically sealed a UEFA Europa League spot for his team.

Taiwo Awoniyi enjoyed career-best form at Union Berlin. - Boris Streubel/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Serge Gnabry

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 26
Games: 34 (25 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 156

Gnabry's 13th strike of the season - scored in Bayern's title-winning Klassiker victory against Dortmund - saw the Germany international surpass his previous best goal-haul in the Bundesliga, and he added a 14th a week later against Stuttgart.

Serge Gnabry has had his shooting boots on again for Bayern Munich this season. - Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON via images/Sven Simon

Moussa Diaby

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 22
Games: 32 (32 starts)
Goals: 13
Minutes per goal: 213

Diaby notched double figures for the season in the Matchday 22 success over VfB Stuttgart. His 13th and final goal of the season helped Leverkusen secure UEFA Champions League football on Matchday 33.

Moussa Diaby enjoyed his most prolific ever season. - DFL

Max Kruse

Club: Wolfsburg
Age: 34
Games: 30 (30 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 211

Kruse started the season at Union Berlin, scoring five times in the first half of the campaign before Wolfsburg came calling in January. The veteran forward added a further seven to his tally for the Wolves, with his final goal of the season securing a draw with champions Bayern.

 Watch: Kruse's Matchday 31 hat-trick over Mainz

Jonas Hofmann

Club: Gladbach
Age: 29
Games: 26 (24 starts)
Goals: 12
Minutes per goal: 166

Hofmann struck three doubles across the final four games to end on 12 for the season. His final brace came on Matchday 34 as the Foals beat Hoffenheim 5-1.

Watch: Hofmann scored twice in Gladbach win over RB Leipzig

Four more players hit double figures in 2021/22 - click HERE for the full final list of scorers this season!