Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Andre Silva (l-r.) figure to be in the running for the Torjägferkanone this season. - © DFL
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Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Andre Silva and the race to be 2021/22 Bundesliga top scorer

Robert Lewandowski topped the Bundesliga scoring chart last term with an astonishing 41 goals. Will he lead the pack again in 2021/22 or can Erling Haaland, Andre Silva - or maybe someone else - overtake him?

Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 33
Games: 13 (13 starts)
Goals: 14
Minutes per goal: 78

Lewandowski made it double figures for the season after just nine rounds of fixtures by scoring a stunning second in Bayern's 4-0 win over Hoffenheim on Matchday 9. He followed that up with two more in a blistering first half in Bayern's 5-2 away win over Union Berlin on Matchday 10, and put away his 13th of the campaign at home to Freiburg a week later. He scored for the fifth straight game in Bayern's 2-1 defeat at Augsburg in the Matchday 12 curtain-raiser.

Watch: Robert Lewandowski's first 12 Bundesliga goals of the season

Erling Haaland

Club: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 21
Games: 7 (6 starts)
Goals: 10
Minutes per goal: 56

Third in last season's scoring charts, Haaland has already registered four braces. His latest came having missed out Matchdays 9, 10, 11 and 12 through injury, before returning off the bench on Matchday 13 to seal a 3-1 win away to Wolfsburg - netting his landmark 50th Bundesliga goal in the process.

Watch: All 50 of Haaland's Bundesliga goals

Patrik Schick

Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Age: 25
Games: 10 (10 starts)
Goals: 8
Minutes per goal: 97

Joint-top scorer at UEFA Euro 2020, Schick ended a run of eight Bundesliga appearances without a goal on Matchday 2. He moved onto eight goals for the season with his strike in the Matchday 9 draw away to Cologne, before sitting out three games through injury.

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

Taiwo Awoniyi

Club: Union Berlin
Age: 24
Games: 13 (13 starts)
Goals: 8
Minutes per goal: 120

The ex-Liverpool striker scored in each the first three games, before netting his first Bundesliga brace against former club Mainz on Matchday 7 and bagging the opener in the 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg one week later. He was on the scoresheet again on Matchday 9 in the 1-1 draw with VfB Stuttgart and kickstarted the derby victory over Hertha Berlin on Matchday 12.

Taiwo Awoniyi has been banging the goals in regularly for Union Berlin this season. - Boris Streubel/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Anthony Modeste

Club: Cologne
Age: 33
Games: 13 (13 starts)
Goals: 8
Minutes per goal: 128

Modeste is teasing career-best form in 2021/22. The veteran forward's produced two braces, whilst scoring over a third of Cologne's 22 goals after 13 rounds of fixtures.

Anthony Modeste is rolling back the years in his third stint in Cologne. - Ulrich Hufnagel via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Xinhua

Jonas Hofmann

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Age: 29
Games: 12 (11 starts)
Goals: 7
Minutes per goal: 137

He might play right-back for Germany, but Hofmann has become a mainstay of the Gladbach attack and is their top scorer with seven goals – already beating his personal best from an entire Bundesliga season. He got his latest strike in the Matchday 13 derby defeat by Cologne.

Jonas Hofmann has already surpassed his Bundesliga personal best of six goals in a single season in 2021/22. - imago images / Moritz Müller

Serge Gnabry

Club: Bayern Munich
Age: 26
Games: 13 (9 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 124

Gnabry opened his account for the season with a brace against Cologne on Matchday 2, and he bagged his sixth of 2021/22 in Matchday 9's dominant victory over Hoffenheim.

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

Jonathan Burkardt

Club: Mainz
Age: 21
Games: 13 (12 starts)
Goals: 6
Minutes per goal: 163

The Germany U21 international got off to a slow start this season, netting just once across his first seven league appearances. He really hit his straps in October, though, scoring in consecutive games against Dortmund, Augsburg and Bielefeld, before notching his sixth of the season against Cologne on Matchday 12.

Jonathan Burkardt is the main man up top for Mainz this season. - Ulrich Hufnagel via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Ulrich Hufnagel

Christopher Nkunku, Lukas Nmecha and Florian Wirtz are among the players on five goals - click HERE for the full list of scorers this season!