FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski took his Bundesliga tally to 101 goals in 168 top-flight outings with a brace against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 7 of the 2015/16 campaign - © imago / Wittek
FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski took his Bundesliga tally to 101 goals in 168 top-flight outings with a brace against 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 7 of the 2015/16 campaign - © imago / Wittek
Bundesliga

More records tumble for red-hot Lewandowski

Mainz - FC Bayern München striker Robert Lewandowski wrote his name into the Bundesliga record books once again on Matchday 7.

In good company

Just four days after chalking up a whole host of milestones thanks to a stunning five-goal haul against VfL Wolfsburg, the Poland international became the fastest foreign player in Bundesliga history to reach the 100-goal mark with a cool brace in the defending champions' comfortable 3-0 victory at 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Lewandowski netted his first Bundesliga goal almost exactly five years ago whilst playing for Borussia Dortmund against local rivals FC Schalke 04 on 19 September 2010. He reached his half century in a game against VfB Stuttgart on 30 March 2013, and the goals have continued to flow ever since.

Indeed, only six players since the Bundesliga's inception have registered 100 top-flight goals in fewer outings than Bayern's superlative No.9 (the quickest of a celebrated bunch being 1. FC Köln hero Dieter Müller). Not only that, but Lewandowski's ten-goal return after the first seven games of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign has only been matched twice before, by none other than Bayern and Germany legend Gerd Müller (1968/69 and 1977/78).

Overview: the fastest players to reach 100 Bundesliga goals