Summary

  • Going into Matchday 21, the total was 49,999.
  • Dortmund's Friedhelm 'Timo' Konietzka scored the Bundesliga's first.
  • 54 years later, Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi scored the Bundesliga's 50,000th.

History was made at FC Augsburg's WWK Arena on Matchday 21 when Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi scored the 50,000th goal in the Bundesliga's 54-year history.

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It was on August 24, 1963 that Borussia Dortmund's Friedhelm 'Timo' Konietzka took less than 60 seconds to put his side a goal to the good against SV Werder Bremen at the Weser Stadium and his name into the record books.

Friedhelm 'Timo' Konietzka is a historical figure in German football, and to this day cherished by Borussia Dortmund.

Bellarabi now joins Konietzka and the following players in scoring such milestone goals.

Watch: the Bundesliga's 50,000th goal has been a long time coming:

45,000th goal: Cacau

Cacau joined the likes of Konietzka and Bellarabi with his equaliser for VfB Stuttgart against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on April 30, 2011. The Germany international not only scored the Bundesliga's 45,000th goal but went on to net a brace in his side's eventual 2-1 triumph.

Among Cacau's 64 goals for VfB Stuttgart was the landmark 45,000th Bundesliga strike.

40,000th goal: Thomas Broich

One of Thomas Broich's only two goals for Borussia Mönchengladbach proved to be number 40,000 in the top flight. Just as Cacau would go on to do, Broich scored the equaliser in his side's eventual 2-1 victory against SV Werder Bremen.

While at Borussia Mönchegladbach Broich netted only two goals, one of those however being the Bundesliga's 40,000th.

35,000th goal: Krisztian Lisztes

Stuttgart's Krisztian Lisztes could not celebrate a victory with his team on February 5, 2000, only a personal success. His goal against Bremen was mere consolation in a 2-1 defeat for his side.

Kristian Lisztes netted the 35,000th goal in the Bundesliga's history against his to be new club.

30,000th goal: Frank Neubarth

April 6, 1994, was a day to remember for Frank Neubarth. In Bremen's 3-2 win against SC Freiburg, he not only scored all three goals but netted the Bundesliga's historical 30,000th!

Heroic Neubarth scored all three of Bremen's goals, one of which the Bundesliga's 30,000th.

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