The 2019-2020 season of the German Bundesliga is arguably the most competitive season of the league which is often dominated by Bayern Munich. Since the 2012-2013 season, the club has been the only one winning the league title and dominating Germany soccer in all aspects. But this season, they have been enjoying stiff competition from RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. However, it is most likely that the club will continue their winning streak as they are ahead of second-placed Dortmund with 7 points with 6 matches left to play.
As the competition for who will win the league title is intensifying, so also the competition for who will win the highest goals scorer award is on fire. The reigning king of goals in the league Bayern‘s Robert Lewandowski is fighting to retain the award he earned last season. But this season, it has not been a smooth run for him as he is faced with competition from Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
As it stands, below is the list of the top 5 highest goals scorers in Germany soccer
Club: Bayern Munich
Games: 26 (27 starts)
Lewandowski is arguably a goal machine and he has been proving that since he was playing in the third and second tiers of Polish football with Znicz Pruszków between 2006 and 2008. He continued that trait when he joined German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2010.
Indeed, Dortmund will be counting their teeth with their tongue for allowing Lewandowski to leave the club as a free agent to their arch-rival Bayern in 2014. Since he joined the undisputed Bundesliga champions, his scoring prowess has never declined as he has remained on top of the goals scorer chart for two consecutive seasons. He currently holds the record of being the first player in Bundesliga to score a goal each of the first 11 matchdays of a season.
Club: RB Leipzig
Games: 28 (27 starts)
Though Timo Werner is just 23-year-old, he has proven this season that he can hold his own against a proven striker like Lewandowski in the world of Germany soccer. He is giving the iconic striker a run for his money as far as the top scorer award is concerned.
Since he moved to Leipzig from VfB Stuttgart in 2016, the German youngster has never had it this good in a season. This season alone, he has recorded three hat-tricks to attain his personal best of 24 goals in a season. He has to score three more goals to surpass that of Lewandowski, and pray that the Bayern’s striker doesn’t score in the remaining 6 games.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Games: 26 (22 starts)
Sancho is not a top 9, he is a winger but his abilities in the game has made him one of the best goal scorers with the second-highest assists in Germany soccer this season. No wonder he has become the hottest teenager in the transfer market in less than three years of enjoying top-flight football.
As it stands, Sancho who is badly wanted by Manchester United holds the record of the first teenager in Germany soccer to score 25 goals in all competition. If his four-match goals drought seizes, he might take the number higher in the coming weeks.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Games: 27 (23 starts)
Rouwen Hennings is one of the strikers in the Bundesliga that defenders of opposing teams will not want to see. Since he left Premier League side Burnley to join Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany soccer, he has made himself one of the most important players in the team.
Though he suffered a 10 match goals drought this season, he has been able to still hold his own in the top goals scorers chart.
Games: 27 (26 starts)
Robin Quaison is setting his own records this season. For the first time in his career as a Germany soccer star, he has scored a hattrick. He doubled the record by scoring his second hattrick before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He will hope to maintain the momentum and probably increase his goals tally in the remaining matches before the end of the prolonged 2019-2020 Germany soccer season.