Season after season, the Bundesliga's 18 clubs set new records and milestones, and the 2017/18 campaign promises to be no different.
Gerd Müller's 40 goals in a single season, his 365 career strikes or Karl-Heinz 'Charlie' Körbels' 602 Bundesliga appearances may be records that are never broken, but a number of other landmarks are in sight over the coming 34 Matchdays.
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Should Bayern Munich extend their historic title-winning streak to six, the triumph would also give Franck Ribery an eighth Bundesliga winner's medal, making him only the fifth man to achieve the feat. The record champions will also have the record points tally of 91 from 2012/13, 29 wins (12/13 & 13/14), 17 goals conceded (15/16), 101 goals scored (71/72) and even the 22 clean sheets of the 2014/15 campaign as records to shoot down. There is also one more: no team has yet gone through a Bundesliga season unbeaten. Will Carlo Ancelotti's 2017/18 vintage be Germany's first Bundesliga 'Invincibles'?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set the best-ever tally for a non-German player with his Torjägerkanone-winning effort of 31 last season. The Borussia Dortmund man not only pipped Bayern's Robert Lewandowski to the goalgetters' prize, but also wiped out the Poland international's tally of 30 that had claimed the record just 12 months earlier. While the Gabon international will set out to defend his first leading scorer crown, Lewandowski will be aiming to become the first foreign-born player to finish top of the Bundesliga goal chart for a third time.
Nils Petersen has scored 19 career goals after coming off the bench, making him the most deadly substitute in Bundesliga history. The Freiburg man netted nine of those strikes last season, equalling the record set by former Stuttgart man Viorel Ganea in 2002/03.
Manuel Neuer holds a host of Bundesliga bests in his safe hands, notably the record of 21 clean sheets set in 2015/16. But the Bayern 'keeper still has not been able to beat Timo Hildebrand's 884 consecutive minutes without conceding set while with Stuttgart in 2003.
Andre Schubert and Willi Entenmann jointly hold the record for consecutive wins to start a Bundesliga coaching career at six. Pep Guardiola stretched the unbeaten start to his life as a coach in Germany to 28 games, another league best for the new men in charge to aim at.
Borussia Dortmund are closing in on their 3000th Bundesliga goal — they need 13 more. Revierderby rivals Schalke need 46 next term to reach 2500. Dortmund (746) and Hamburg (738) could record their 750th Bundesliga wins, while freshly-promoted Hannover require 22 points to bring up the 1000-point mark in their top-flight history.
If Stefan Kießling plays six more games for Leverkusen, he'll enter the exclusive club of players to have made 400 or more Bundesliga appearances. Claudio Pizarro, the highest-scoring non-German player in Bundesliga history, is nine goals shy of 200 in the German top flight, while Thomas Müller (96), Alex Meier (92) and Marco Reus (92) are closing in on a century of strikes in the German first tier.
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