Best Of Bayern Munich’s Foreign Strike Force

Brazil international striker GIOVANE ELBER was purchased by Bayern Munich from Swabian rival Vfb Stuttgart in exchange for a transfer fee of 6.5 million Euros in the summer of 1997; the one-time Grasshopper Zurich goal-scorer won four Bundesliga championships, three D.F.B. Pokal titles in addition to a UEFA Champions League crown while totaling 149 goals from 263 appearances in all competitions during his time with the Bavarian powerhouse.

To properly put into perspective the data revealed with the “Bayern Munich’s Biggest Foreign Flops” piece here previously, a quick review, then, of the most successful imported attackers to ever score goals in the Bundesliga for the record German champions :

92 go … 169 ga …. 7 yrs, 03/04 … Giovane ELBER, Brazil
78 go … 129 ga …. 4 yrs, 06/07 … Roy MAKAAY, Holland
71 go … 174 ga …. 6 yrs, 06/07 … Claudio PIZARRO, Peru


One more Bundesliga strike will see France World Cup winger FRANCK RIBERY become only the fourth foreign player in the proud history of Bayern Munich to have registered 40 or more goals for the record champions in the German top flight; the 28-year-old winger is also on pace this term to surpass his career best of the 11 goals scored for the Bavarian club during the 2007/08 campaign, Ribery’s first in the Bundesliga.

39 go … 117 ga ….. 5 yrs, 11/12 …. Franck RIBERY, France
38 go ….. 60 ga …. 3 yrs, 09/10 … Luca TONI, Italy
33 go ….. 50 ga …. 3 yrs, 11/12 …. Arjen ROBBEN, Holland
31 go … 155 ga ….. 8 yrs, 06/07 … Roque SANTA CRUZ, Paraguay
21 go ….. 77 ga ….. 3 yrs, 01/02 … PAULO SERGIO, Brazil
13 go ….. 46 ga ….. 3 yrs, 11/12 …. Ivica OLIC, Croatia


Holland World Cup winger ARJEN ROBBEN, who currently boasts a better career goal-scoring average for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga (.660 per contest) than former Brazil international striker and Bavarian Torjaegermeister Giovane Elber (.544 per contest), will be looking to shed his injury woes of the past two seasons and return to form this spring in advance of the approaching 2012 UEFA European Championships.


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  1. frank ribery is the best amongst all the foreign players, he is so fantastic, but he must cap it with a champions league trophy….maybe this season