Scoring thirty goals in a single Bundesliga season is a feat that has only been accomplished by six different players. Now, with three matches left in the 2016-17 season, Robert Lewandowski has an opportunity to do something that hasn’t been done in over 40 years.
If Lewandowski can score a total of two goals in Bayern’s final three matches against Darmstadt, RB Leipzig, and Freiburg, he will become the first Bundesliga player since Gerd Müller to score 30 goals in back to back seasons.
Müller accomplished this feat twice during his career. The first was in 1968-69 and 1968-70. Then, he did it three years in row from 1971-72 through 1973-74. The first year of that three-peat included his staggering 40 goal season.
Forty three years after one dominant Bayern goalscorer made history, will another?
Ten seasons have seen 30-goal scorers.
Uwe Seeler (Hamburg) 1963-64 - 30
Lothar Emmerich (Borussia Dortmund) 1965-66 - 31
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) 1968-69 - 30
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) 1969-70 - 38
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) 1971-72 - 40
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) 1972-73 - 36
Gerd Müller (Bayern Munich) 1973-74 - 30
Jupp Heynckes (Borussia Mönchengladbach) 1973-74 - 30
Dieter Müller (FC Köln) 1976-77 - 34
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 2015-16 - 30