Evergreen Claudio Pizarro becomes the Bundesliga's second-oldest goalscorer
Claudio Pizarro became the second-oldest goalscorer in Bundesliga history on Matchday 9 and has now scored a league goal in every calendar year since 1999. The record came after he opened his account for the season in Werder Bremen’s match against Bayer Leverkusen.
The 40-year-old, who was making only his second start of the season, struck on the hour mark at the Weser Stadion to bring up his 193rd Bundesliga goal – more than six months after his 192nd – to overtake Manfred Burgsmüller and Morten Olsen and take his place behind Mirko Vortava on the list of seasoned scorers in Germany’s top flight.
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Aside from his final season with Bayern Munich in 2014/15, the Peruvian has found the back of the net in 19 different seasons, since first opening his account for Bremen in the 1999/2000 campaign, scoring at least once in the Bundesliga in each of the past 20 calendar years since 1999.
He also scored twice in the English Premier League with Chelsea, meaning he has a total of 195 league goals to his name – and still time left this season to reach 200.