• Joint fastest-ever goalscorers now teammates at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
  • Robert Lewandowski looking to smash a series of scoring records.
  • Philipp Lahm could enter the history books.

In its 53-year existence, the Bundesliga has seen a whole host of incredible records set. But records are there to be broken! Allow to introduce the most spectacular and reveal which of them could be smashed.

The strikers

Goals are what make the world go round. Here are the top achievements you need to know:

Watch: Kevin Volland's nine-second strike:

FC Bayern München star Robert Lewandowski almost consigned Dieter Müller to the history books last season. On Matchday 6 he came on as a substitute and promptly plundered an incredible five goals in the space of nine minutes. The Pole finished top scorer in the league last term and is not finished yet. Should he repeat that feat, he will become the first non-German to become Bundesliga top scorer for a third time.

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The goalkeepers

In Manuel Neuer, the Bundesliga boasts the best goalkeeper in the world. And he holds some impressive records…

  • Most consecutive clean sheets: Timo Hildebrand (nine matches without conceding)
  • Most clean sheets in a season: Manuel Neuer (22)
  • Fewest goals conceded in a season: Manuel Neuer (17)

Neuer has shown no let up in his world-class consistency. What's more, he plays behind a defense that concedes the fewest chances and has just been strengthened further still with the signing of Mats Hummels. Which records could fall? All of the above.

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The champions

They are the men who take the glory. The most successful Bundesliga personalities are:

  • Most successful players: Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl und Bastian Schweinsteiger (8 Bundesliga titles)
  • Most successful coach: Udo Lattek (8 Bundesliga titles)
  • Oldest champion: Toni Schumacher (42 years old)

Philipp Lahm and FC Bayern München can set new records if they lift the Bundesliga title once more.

Bayern captain Philipp Lahm has lifted the Meisterschale seven times so far and his team start the season as favourites once more. Should Lahm raise the trophy at the end of the season, Bayern would have also extended their own record for consecutive titles (currently four).

No matter which records fall in 2016/17, the new Bundesliga season promises a great deal of excitement.

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