Sweden-born Ghanaian striker Robin Quaison has become Mainz 05 all-time Bundesliga top scorer, beating Mohamed Zidan’s record, which was held for nine years.
Quaison, 27, started this season with a high chance to write his name in the history books since he needed only six goals to overthrow his successor Mohamed Zidan from Egypt.
The Swedish international tied with Zidan (29 goals each) in his team shocking win over Bayern Munich in the 31st round fixture when he scored to participate in Mainz 05 spectacular show.
The Ghanaian forward then broke the former Egyptian international record in the 33rd Matchday of the Bundesliga despite his team 3-1 defeat from Borussia Dortmund to set the new record with 30 Bundesliga goals.
However, Zidan still has the best goals per match record in Mainz’s Bundesliga history, having scored 29 goals in 53 [0.55 goal per match], with Quaison needing 123 matches to set his new record [0.25 goal per match].
He will now leave Mainz through the big door as his contract with the 05ers’ ends next June 30, allowing him to join any club of his choice, especially after being linked with Premier League sides Tottenham and Burnley.
On the other hand, it’s worth noting that Zidan played for Werder Bremen, Hamburger SV, and Borussia Dortmund in his long run in the Bundesliga.
In his journey with the German teams, the former striker scored a total of 47 goals and assisted in other 17 in his 155 games.
Zidan’s adventures in Germany have brought him two back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Dortmund, and he also has one League Cup win with Werder Bremen under his belt.