Germany’s top soccer division has been a hub for some of the finest sporting talent to ever grace the game.
Over the years, the league has developed a reputation for being one of the best competitions for young players to hone and finetune their ability, and rightly so.
From the current generation you have the likes of Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Florian Wirtz making waves for Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
And then when you look even further back, you’ll remember how good players like Mesut Özil and Kevin De Bruyne were when they each represented Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg.
More so, the Bundesliga is a great league to participate in because of how entertaining the matches are.
High scoring Bundesliga games are typically commonplace, especially when it comes to the Bavarian giants Bayern Munich who dominate most of their fixtures.
With the goals galore spread throughout the division, it would be interesting to see which players have managed to top the goal scoring charts for each season that the league has been in existence.
And that’s exactly where this article comes in handy, as it provides a tabulated breakdown of the Bundesliga’s Golden Boot winners right from the league’s inception in 1962 and commencement the following year.
Take a look below:
|1963/1964||Uwe Seeler||Hamburger SV||30|
|1964/1965||Rudolf Brunnenmeier||TSV 1860 München||24|
|1965/1966||Lothar Emmerich||Borussia Dortmund||31|
|1966/1967||Lothar Emmerich||Borussia Dortmund||28|
|1966/1967||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||28|
|1967/1968||Hannes Löhr||1. FC Köln||27|
|1968/1969||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||30|
|1969/1970||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||38|
|1970/1971||Lothar Kobluhn||Rot-Weiß Oberhausen||24|
|1971/1972||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||40|
|1972/1973||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||36|
|1973/1974||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||30|
|1973/1974||Jupp Heynckes||Borussia Mönchengladbach||30|
|1974/1975||Jupp Heynckes||Borussia Mönchengladbach||27|
|1975/1976||Klaus Fischer||FC Schalke 04||29|
|1976/1977||Dieter Müller||1. FC Köln||34|
|1977/1978||Dieter Müller||1. FC Köln||24|
|1977/1978||Gerd Müller||Bayern München||24|
|1978/1979||Klaus Allofs||Fortuna Düsseldorf||22|
|1979/1980||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Bayern München||26|
|1980/1981||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Bayern München||29|
|1981/1982||Horst Hrubesch||Hamburger SV||27|
|1982/1983||Rudi Völler||Werder Bremen||23|
|1983/1984||Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||Bayern München||26|
|1984/1985||Klaus Allofs||1. FC Köln||26|
|1985/1986||Stefan Kuntz||VfL Bochum||22|
|1986/1987||Uwe Rahn||Borussia Mönchengladbach||24|
|1987/1988||Jürgen Klinsmann||VfB Stuttgart||19|
|1988/1989||Roland Wohlfahrt||Bayern München||17|
|1988/1989||Thomas Allofs||1. FC Köln||17|
|1989/1990||Jörn Andersen||Eintracht Frankfurt||18|
|1990/1991||Roland Wohlfahrt||Bayern München||21|
|1991/1992||Fritz Walter||VfB Stuttgart||22|
|1992/1993||Anthony Yeboah||Eintracht Frankfurt||20|
|1992/1993||Ulf Kirsten||Bayer Leverkusen||20|
|1993/1994||Anthony Yeboah||Eintracht Frankfurt||18|
|1993/1994||Stefan Kuntz||1. FC Kaiserslautern||18|
|1994/1995||Mario Basler||Werder Bremen||20|
|1994/1995||Heiko Herrlich||Borussia Mönchengladbach||20|
|1995/1996||Fredi Bobic||VfB Stuttgart||17|
|1996/1997||Ulf Kirsten||Bayer Leverkusen||22|
|1997/1998||Ulf Kirsten||Bayer Leverkusen||22|
|1998/1999||Michael Preetz||Hertha BSC||23|
|1999/2000||Martin Max||TSV 1860 München||19|
|2000/2001||Ebbe Sand||FC Schalke 04||22|
|2000/2001||Sergej Barbarez||Hamburger SV||22|
|2001/2002||Martin Max||TSV 1860 München||18|
|2002/2003||Thomas Christiansen||VfL Bochum||21|
|2004/2005||Marek Mintal||1. FC Nürnberg||24|
|2005/2006||Miroslav Klose||Werder Bremen||25|
|2006/2007||Fanis Gekas||VfL Bochum||20|
|2007/2008||Luca Toni||Bayern München||24|
|2009/2010||Edin Džeko||VfL Wolfsburg||22|
|2010/2011||Mario Gomez||Bayern München||28|
|2011/2012||Klaas-Jan Huntelaar||FC Schalke 04||29|
|2012/2013||Stefan Kießling||Bayer Leverkusen||25|
|2013/2014||Robert Lewandowski||Borussia Dortmund||20|
|2014/2015||Alexander Meier||Eintracht Frankfurt||19|
|2015/2016||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||30|
|2016/2017||Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||Borussia Dortmund||31|
|2017/2018||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||29|
|2018/2019||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||22|
|2019/2020||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||34|
|2020/2021||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||41|
|2021/2022||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern München||35|
Which player has won the most Bundesliga Golden Boot awards?
Naturally, you’d want to know who has managed to be the most consistent goal scorer throughout the competition’s illustrious history.
So let’s cut right to the chase here.
The Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Müller has racked up the most Bundesliga Golden Boot trophies, as he boasts an impressive tally of seven awards.
Müller is seen as the best player to ever grace this league due to his immense goal scoring talent and actual contribution.
He also previously held a 49-year old record for most Bundesliga goals scored in a single season with 40 goals, although his tally was recently eclipsed by Robert Lewandowski.
Update: Robert Lewandowski also tied Müller’s record for having the most Bundesliga golden boot awards, notching 35 goals in the just concluded 2021/2022 campaign.
Who won the 2021 Golden Boot in the Bundesliga?
If you’ve been following the Bundesliga for some time, the answer here is as you’d expect.
Robert Lewandowski won the 2021 Bundesliga Golden Boot award, amassing a record-breaking tally of 41 goals in the entire campaign.
In fact, here’s a short clip that shows the Poland international grabbing the final goal of his season that saw him break Gerd Müller’s long-standing 40-goal season record.
You can clearly see from the footage that this goal meant so much to him and his teammates!
How many times has Lewandowski won the Bundesliga golden boot?
Lewandowski has been a phenomenon in this division ever since he joined Borussia Dortmund in 2010 from the Polish side Lech Poznań.
In fact, Lewandowski’s performances have been so stellar that he’s won the Bundesliga Golden Boot Award a total of seven times.
He recently equalled Gerd Müller’s record tally of seven Golden Boots because he sits comfortably atop the goal scorer standings this season.
You can have a look at the table below to see which players follow after Gerd Müller and Robert Lewandowski when it comes to Golden Boot awards:
|Player||Golden Boot Awards||Club(s)|
|Gerd Müller||7||Bayern München|
|Robert Lewandoswki||7||Borussia Dortmund; Bayern München|
|Karl-Heinz Rummenigge||3||Bayern München|
|Ulf Kirsten||3||Bayer Leverkusen|
|Lothar Emmerich||2||Borussia Dortmund|
|Jupp Heynckes||2||Borussia Mönchengladbach|
|Dieter Müller||2||1. FC Köln|
|Klaus Allofs||2||Fortuna Düsseldorf; 1. FC Köln|
|Stefan Kuntz||2||VfL Bochum; 1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|Roland Wohlfahrt||2||Bayern München|
|Anthony Yeboah||2||Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Martin Max||2||TSV 1860 München|
That brings us to the end of this post on Bundesliga Golden Boot winners.
You’ll have seen each year’s winner as the article has given information on who won the award since 1963, as well as what team each top goal scorer played for and how many they managed to net.
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