Karim Bellarabi has scored the Bundesliga's 50,000th goal. bundesliga.com takes a trip down memory lane to take a closer look at some other plays who have left an indelible goalscoring mark on the Bundesliga's 54-year history...
The Bundesliga has recorded a staggering 50,000 goals, including...
- 3,391 penalties
- 3,370 goals scored by substitutes
- 984 own goals
- 46 goals scored by the goalkeeper
- 214 goals scored in the first minute of play
- 617 goals scored in injury time
- 6,304 goals scored in the first quarter of an hour
- 10,717 goals scored in the final quarter of an hour
- 21,785 goals scored in the first half
- 28,215 goals scored in the second half
- 15,267 opening goals
The fastest goal
Two players share the title of scoring the Bundesliga's fastest goal, with both Kevin Volland and Karim Bellarabi scoring in just nine seconds. Volland netted his effort for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at home to FC Bayern München on Matchday 2 of the 2015/16 season. Bellarabi scored on the opening day of the 2014/2015 season for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a 2-0 win at Borussia Dortmund.
The fastest hat-trick
Robert Lewandowski's five-goal thriller against VfL Wolfsburg back in September 2015 will remain one of the Bundesliga's greatest goalscoring showcases. Within four minutes (minutes 51 to 55) the FC Bayern striker had netted the league's fastest hat-trick ever, going on to also record the fastest four- and five-goal haul, with all five goals coming in just nine barely believable minutes.
Watch: Relive Lewandowski's record-breaking goal fest against VfL Wolfsburg.
The goal from the greatest distance
This record belongs to Karlsruher SC's Moritz Stoppelkamp. On 20 September 2014, while at SC Paderborn 07, Stoppelkamp netted a goal against Hannover 96 from an atsonishing 83 metres out. The mammoth strike not only wrote his name in Bundesliga history but it also saw Paderborn reward him with his own 'Stoppelkamp-Allee' at the forecourt of the club's Benteler Arena stadium.
The most goals scored
Gerd Müller is a legend of German football. While at Bayern, Müller netted 365 goals, a tally nobody has been able to reach since, with the next player on the list - Klaus Fischer - 'only' managing 268. SV Werder Bremen's Claudio Pizarro is still playing and has struck 190 times, but he is now aged 37, while 28-year-old Robert Lewandowski has 136 goals. It will likely take a miracle for either of them to catch Müller.
The most goals from a goalkeeper
There is one man who is well ahead of the rest in this category. Hans-Jörg Butt netted 26 times from the penalty spot for Hamburger SV and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a record no goalkeeper has been able to rival.
Watch: Relive Moritz Stoppelkamp's 83-metre strike.
The most penalties
Speaking of goals from the penalty spot, Manfred Kaltz has netted almost twice as many as Butt, 53 from 12 yards to be exact. However, that is not the only record Kaltz holds. The Hamburg legend also scored six own goals in his Bundesliga career, the most of any Bundesliga player, alongside 1. FSV Mainz 05's Nikolce Noveski.
The most goals off the bench
Alexander Zickler is still the Bundesliga's most prolific substitute having scored 19 goals off the bench for Bayern, although Nils Petersen is hot on his heels having netted 16 for the Bavarians and SC Freiburg. With 14 Matchdays left this season, there is every chance the supersub will take Zickler's record by the end of the campaign.
The youngest goalscorer
Not only is he the Bundesliga's youngest debutant, Nuri Sahin also became the league's youngest goalscorer at the age of only 17 years, two months and 21 days. It was in Die Schwarz-Gelben's 2-1 victory against Nürnberg that the midfielder scored the first of his 19 league goals for the club.
The oldest goalscorer
In the list of oldest Bundesliga players, Mirko Votava is only fourth. However, no other player has managed to score a goal at the age of 40, which Votava managed for SV Werder Bremen against VfB Stuttgart on 24 August 1996.