Cologne - It was the moment of Matchday 2 as TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Kevin Volland equalled a Bundesliga record by opening the scoring in the 2-1 loss to FC Bayern München in just nine seconds, mere milliseconds faster than Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi who achieved the same feat against Borussia Dortmund almost exactly a year ago today - 23 August 2014.

Volland and Bellarabi are the joint record holders having both scored in just nine seconds, though the Hoffenheim striker can claim to be one up on his Leverkusen counterpart having also set the record with his side's first touch of the entire encounter, something that has never happened before in Bundesliga history.

There has never been a faster goal in Bundesliga history

Talking after his side's 1-0 win over Hannover 96, Bellarabi had kinds words regarding Volland's achievement. "Kevin is a good friend of mine and I've heard that he also scored after 9 seconds," said the 25-year-old. "Then we have the record together. I'm delighted for him and will write him as soon as possible." takes a look at the fastest goals to hit the back of the net in Germany's top flight:

The fastest goals in Bundesliga history



Goal after...


Kevin Volland

Karim Bellarabi

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

9 seconds

9 seconds

22.08.2015/FC Bayern München


Giovane Elber

FC Bayern München

11 seconds

31.01.1998/Hamburger SV

Ulf Kirsten

Bayer Leverkusen

11 seconds


Paul Freier

VfL Bochum

11 seconds

24.05.2003/1860 München

Adam Szalai

1. FSV Mainz 05

12 seconds

30.03.2013/Werder Bremen

Dirk Zander

FC St. Pauli

12 seconds

12.04.1991/Karlsruher SC

Lothar Matthäus

FC Bayern München

13 seconds

26.04.1986/Bor. M’gladbach

Mohamed Zidan

1. FSV Mainz 05

14 seconds


Ronald Worm

MSV Duisburg

14 seconds

12.10.1974/Hamburger SV

Here's a look back at Karim Bellarabi's record-breaking effort: