Created on 08-04-2020 at 10:00 AM
Wolfgang Sühnholz, who passed away last December at the age of 73, only scored six goals in his time at FC Bayern. But his last goal for the Reds was a particularly special one. On 8 April 1972, Sühnholz ensured FCB achieved a first big milestone in the Bundesliga. In the home game against Werder Bremen, which started as a real goal fest, he made it 4-2 for Bayern – and that with just 30 minutes played. Sühnholz's strike was the 500th Bundesliga goal in FC Bayern's seventh season in the top-flight. It proved to be a good omen: FCB went on to be champions of Germany for the third time in 1971/72.
FC Bayern break through the 4,000 barrier in March 2019
The FCB goalscoring record is now on a completely different scale. Just over 53 years after the first Bundesliga goal in the club's history, scored by Rainer Ohlhauser on 21 August 1965, Serge Gnabry clocked up the 4,000th in a 5-1 win in March 2019. No other club has achieved that number of goals to date. Bayern have now scored an unbelievable 4,106 goals in the Bundesliga.
There was another major first at FC Bayern just two years later. For the first time, FCB had advertising on their shirts. You can find out more here…