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Bundesliga Oldest Goal Scorer Pizarro: I Want More For Werder in My Last Season

Bundesliga Oldest Goal Scorer Pizarro: I Want More For Werder in My Last Season

Bundesliga oldest goal scorer in history Claudio Pizarro, is raring to to score more goals for Werder Bremen before calling it quits as a professional footballer at the end of the 2019/2020 season.

The former Peru striker and captain entered the history books as the oldest player to score a goal in the history of Bundesliga when he netted for Werder Bremen against Hertha Berlin on February 16 2019 at the age of 40. The record was earlier held by Miroslav Votava.

Now, 41, Pizarro is looking to extend his career goal haul before quitting the game at the end of this term. He has netted 336 career goals so far.

He is in his fourth stint at Werder Bremen, excluding the 2008/2009 season as a loanee from Bayern Munich with whom he had two stints. He was also once a FC Koln player.

He is yet to score in the 2019/2020 Bundesliga after 11 rounds of games, but has two DFB Pokal goals to his credit.

“I need to score a few goals and I hope I can play again soon. I am working on my match fitness because it is lacking at the moment. The main thing is that I feel good again and I can train with the team. Hopefully we can win a few games because we need points and we want to achieve our aims,” said Pizarro who has won six Bundesliga and one UEFA Champions League titles.

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Asked about his opinion about Bundesliga after two decades as a player, he describes it in glowing teems.

“I feel good here. I started here and want to finish my career here. I feel comfortable in every stadium here
and I am grateful to everyone because I have been made to feel welcome in every stadium,” Pizarro stated.

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Claudio Pizarro

“I feel most at home in the stadiums where I have played for a longer time, such as the Weserstadion and the Allianz Arena. I feel good and hope that it stays that way.”

On his plans after retiring from professional football at the end of the season, he added: “Firstly, I want to finish this season well and then I will look at what options I have and will make a decision.

“I will definitely do something in football, but I am not sure yet exactly what that will be.”

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