83 meters – Moritz Stoppelkamp sets a new Bundesliga record

Match day 4 has provided us with plenty of entertainment so far. There was a 6 goal humdinger between Augsburg and Werder, HSV’s new coach Joe Zinnbauer started off with a goalless draw against Bayern München, but the talk of the town is all about Moritz Stoppelkamp’s goal against Hannover 96.

The current Paderborn player, and ironically enough former Hannover player, managed to set a new long distance record, by scoring a goal from 83 meters.

To see the goal fast forward to 1 minute 50 seconds.

There have been a few other great goals from long range in the Bundesliga history, let’s take a closer look at some of them.

Georgios Tzavellas – 73 meters

Most Eintracht Frankfurt fans are probably not looking back on the 2010/11 season fondly, as their team was relegated from the Bundesliga that season. One of the Eagles main problems back then was finding the net. However, after 793 minutes without a goal Eintracht’s Tzavellas came up with a long ball which fooled everybody, including Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer.

Diego – 62 meters

Werder were once again chasing a Champions League spot back in the 2006/07 season. In the match against Alemannia Aachen Diego secured Werder Bremen an important win by scoring this beauty.


At that point the record for the goal scored from the longest distance in the Bundesliga was held by then Werder sporting director Klaus Allofs, who had scored a goal from 60 meters in the match between 1. FC Köln and Bayer Leverkusen back in the 1985/86 season(the match ended 3-2 for Bayer Leverkusen).

Bernd Schuster – 45 meters

Eintracht keeper Andreas Köpke had just taken over Bodo Illgner between the sticks for the German national team. However, he got off to a poor start to the 1994/95 season. On match day 3 of the season The Eagles lost 4-0 to Leverkusen, and Die Werkself opened the scoring through none other than Bernd Schuster. The goal itself is a proper beauty.

Klaus Augentahler – 49 meters

This goal wasn’t scored in the Bundesliga, but it’s worth mentioning nevertheless. During the 1989 DFB Pokal match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern München Klaus Augenthaler decided the match when he walked briskly into the opponents half and fired a shot from 49 meters towards the Eintracht goal. The goal was later voted to be the goal of the decade.

What are your favourite goals from distance? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Niklas Wildhagen

Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s. You can follow him on Twitter, @normusings, and listen to his opinions on @TalkingFussball.

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