Aubameyang breaks a Bundesliga goal record - FCNaija

German Bundesliga By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/12/2017

Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has become top-scoring African in Bundesliga history.

Aubameyang on Saturday surpassed former Eintracht Frankfurt forward Tony Yeboah as the top-scoring African in Bundesliga history after finding the target against Werder Bremen in Dortmund's 2-1 home defeat.

The Gabon striker – who finished the 2016/17 campaign as the Torjägerkanone winner with 31 goals, one more than Bayern Munich hitman and great rival Robert Lewandowski – moved onto 12 for the season with the strike bringing up his 97th all-time in the German top flight.

The 2015 African Player of the Year had not scored since the 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig on Matchday 8 prior to his hat-trick in the incredible 4-4 Revierderby draw with Schalke last month, which drew him level with Yeboah.

His Matchday 15 strike took him to the top of a list containing some illustrious names.

Aubameyang's record is hardly surprising considering he burst onto the Bundesliga scene with a hat-trick on his debut against Augsburg in August 2013. He ended his maiden campaign with 13 goals, and has not looked back since.

16 followed in 2014/15 with 25 and 31 in the following seasons, and many more goals are expected still to come from the all-time most prolific African player to grace the Bundesliga stage.

All stats courtesy of Bundesliga official website