Bundesliga 2016-17 was the 54th season since this Germany’s football premier competition was started. The season, which kicked off on 26th August 2016 and ended on 20th may 2017, saw defending champions Bayern Munich win their 26th Bundesliga title. Suprisingly, Bayern Munich failed to produce this season's top scorer.
What you need to know about Bundesliga top scorers awards
The award is a miniature artillery which is sponsored by Germany Football magazine. The award is known as the 'kicker top scorer cannon'. It is awarded at the end of every season to the most proficient player with the most bundesliga scores.
Who is the all time Bundesliga top scorer?
Gerd Muller of Bayern Munich is the all-time Bundesliga top scorer. He holds the worldwide record of the most goals scored in a season. He recorded this in the 1971/72 season when he scored 40 goals. As if that was not enough he went ahead to record the most award winner with seven top scorer titles.
Gerd is followed closely by Dieter Muller of 1. FC Koln with 34 goals which were scored in 1976/77 season. No one knows if Gerd record will be broken or the significant strand position is only left for a footballer with ’Muller’ name. The two Muller remains the Bundesliga top scores till date. But who knows, maybe the tables might be overturned in the coming seasons although the bar seems high for the present footballers.
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The list of Bundesliga top scorers 2016/2017
The mantle for the 2016/17 top score went to Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang from Borussia Dortmund. Abemeyang is a French-born Gabonese footballer who is known for his speed and ability to play as a forward and winger competently. In 2016/17 Bundesliga games, he recorded 31 goals and 64 shots on target. In both instances, he was marked as the best player.
Aubemeyang was followed closely on the Bundesliga top scorer list by Robert Lewandowski. Lewandowski is a Poland nationalist who players for Bayern Munich with 30 goals inclusive of five penalty goals.
The third position went to Anthony Modeste a French nationalist from 1.FC Koln with 25 goals inclusive of three penalty goals.
In addition to the list; the fourth positions went to Timo Werner, a German footballer who plays for RB Leipzig with 21 goals inclusive of 2 penalties.
Lastly, the fifth spot rested on Mario Gomez from Germany who scored 16 goals. Mario plays for VFL Wolfsburg.