The graffiti marking RB Leipzig's 1,000th competitive goal
Emil Forsberg. 281 games for RB Leipzig. A record 65 assists. A promotion hero and a DFB-Pokal winner. 62 goals for the club and the man for important moments too.
1,000th RBL goal came back in February
One of those special moments came back on 24th February 2022 at 20:32. He scored from the penalty spot in a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League, RB Leipzig's 1,000th goal in all competitions.
The magical moment immortalised at the stadium
This milestone goal has now been immortalised at the Red Bull Arena. Our number 10 is now the second player with a piece of graffiti dedicated to him at the stadium after Yussuf Poulsen.
We have scored 90 goals since Forsberg's famous one back at the end February...
Let's take a look at the stats and facts surrounding this milestone.
First goal came in the Sachsenpokal
The club's first competitive goal was scored by Christian Streit, who is still working for the club today as the head of the academy. He opened the scoring in a 5-0 win over Blau-Weiß Leipzig on 31st July 2009. RBL wouldn't go on to win the Sachsenpokal that season, but they did secure promotion to the fourth division with 74 league goals along the way.
Frahn brings up 100 goals
We reached the 100-goal mark in the Sachsenpokal too. Daniel Frahn made it 1-0 against Budissa Bautzen on 9th October 2010. Frahn remains the club's second top goalscorer of all time with 93 goals, just behind Timo Werner (95).
Daniel Frahn also scored the club's first goal in the DFB-Pokal back on 29th July 2011. His hat-trick caused a real upset in the cup against VfL Wolfsburg (3-2). We scored 63 more goals in this competition before lifting it for the first time in 2022.
Just seven years for 500
Henrik Ernst (200), Bastian Schulz (300) and Yussuf Poulsen (400) were the players who brought up the next landmark goals as we worked our way up the leagues all the way to the Bundesliga. Dominik Kaiser scored our first Bundesliga goal back on 28th August 2016.
Two months later, Emil Forsberg found the net for our 500th goal in all competitions. That came in a 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.
First goal in the Champions League
Over the years, our number 10 has continued to score important and special goals. Emil Forsberg made it 1-0 on 13th September 2017 against AS Monaco, our first ever goal in Europe. Overall, the Swede has now scored nine goals in the Champions League.
The goals kept on coming
The fact that we have regularly played in three competitions means that we have scored more and more goals every season. Since 2017, RBL have found the net at least 82 times in all competitions each campaign. We netted 111 goals last season, our best ever return, beating our previous high of 107 from 2019/20.
Bruma (600), Willi Orban (700), Marcel Sabitzer (800) and Christopher Nkunku (900) scored the next landmark goals.
1,000 goals in all competitions! The history of RB Leipzig
Emil. Penalty. 1,000.
RB Leipzig were 2-1 up in the second leg away to Real Sociedad. The hosts were pushing for an equaliser, which would have taken the game to extra time after the 2-2 draw at Leipzig in the first leg.
However, RBL were awarded a penalty for a clear handball. Emil Forsberg, the club's European specialist, stepped up and slotted the ball into the corner for 3-1. It was an extremely important goal and incidentally the 1,000th in all competitions for RB Leipzig.
The landmark goals
- Daniel Frahn on 9th October 2010 in a 2-0 win over Budissa Bautzen in the Sachsenpokal
- Henrik Ernst on 19th February 2012 in an 8-2 win over SV Wilhelmshaven in the Regionalliga Nord
- Thiago Rockenbach on 19th May 2013 in a 5-4 win over FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the Regionalliga Nordost
- Yussuf Poulsen on 24th September 2014 in a 3-1 win over Karlsruher SC in the 2. Bundesliga
- Emil Forsberg on 16th October 2016 in a 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga
- Bruma on 13th January 2018 in a 3-1 win over FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga
- Willi Orban on 1st February 2019 in a 3-0 win over Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga
- Marcel Sabitzer on 18th January 2020 in a 3-1 win over 1. FC Union Berlin in the Bundesliga
- Christopher Nkunku on 27th February 2021 in a 3-2 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga
- Emil Forsberg on 24th February 2022 in a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League
Miscellaneous stats on the 100 goals
- 514 goals came at home, 483 away and 3 at neutral venues (2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Lisbon in the Champions League, 4-1 loss to Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final in Berlin).
- 92 different players scored for RBL.
- Oldest goalscorer:
Lars Müller – 18th March 2011 (3-0 against FC Oberneuland) aged 34 years, 11 months and 24 days
- Youngest goalscorer:
Hugo Novoa – 23rd October 2021 (4-1 against SpVgg Greuther Fürth) aged 18 years, 8 months and 29 days
- Our most prolific season was 2021/22 with 111 goals.
- Our highest-scoring game came on 16th November 2013 when we beat BSC Gelenau 11-0 in the Sachsenpokal.
- Our biggest league win was the 8-0 victory over 1. FSV Mainz 05 on 2nd November 2019.
- 43 of the 1,000 goals came against Hertha BSC - we didn't score against any other side more often.
- 14 hat-tricks were scored on the way to 1,000 goals.
- Timo Werner (95) was the club's top goalscorer, Yussuf Poulsen the top provider (60).
Goals per competition
- Goals: 376
- Top goalscorer: Timo Werner (78)
- First goal: Dominik Kaiser
- Goals: 93
- Top goalscorer: Yussuf Poulsen (18)
- First goal: Yussuf Poulsen
- Goals: 65
- Top goalscorer: Daniel Frahn (19)
- First goal: Daniel Frahn
- Goals: 197
- Top goalscorer: Daniel Frahn (62)
- First goal: Steven Lewerenz
- Goals: 74
- Top goalscorer: Jochen Höfler (14)
- First goal: André Schmidt (Own goal, Carl Zeiss Jena II)
UEFA Champions League
- Goals: 52
- Top goalscorer: Emil Forsberg (9)
- First goal: Emil Forsberg
UEFA Europa League (incl. qualifiers)
- Goals: 35
- Top goalscorer: Bruma, Jean-Kevin Augustin, Timo Werner (4)
- First goal: Bruma
- Goals: 59
- Top goalscorer: Yussuf Poulsen (10)
- First goal: Daniel Frahn
- Goals: 49
- Top goalscorer: Timo Röttger (6)
- First goal: Christian Streit