Simon Terodde writes history with his 153rd second-division goal

A simple finish after some great work by Dominick Drexler saw Simon Terodde write his name into the history books on Sunday (3/10) in Schalke’s 3-0 home win over Ingolstadt. Terodde’s goal – the third and final one of the afternoon – was already his 11th of the season and his 153rd overall in Germany’s second tier. As a result, the 33-year-old has now equalled Dieter Schatzschneider’s all-time record set between 1978 and 1987.

Simon Terodde

Terodde’s stellar goalscoring career at this level began on 10th December 2011. He came off the bench to score the final goal in a 4-0 win for 1. FC Union Berlin against FSV Frankfurt. Almost exactly 10 years later, he now has 153 to his name. He netted 22 more goals for the Berliners, plus 41 for VfL Bochum, 25 for VfB Stuttgart, 29 for 1. FC Köln, 24 for Hamburger SV and now 11 for the Royal Blues. The striker is currently averaging a goal every 72 minutes this term!

The goal that equalled the record came in the 77th minute against FC Ingolstadt 04 from a Dominick Drexler assist. “I’ve played a fair few games with Domme. I know that I need to get in the right place when he’s in space like that because he’s always got his head up looking for teammates. I was able to celebrate even before getting the ball as I knew he would give it to me!” said Terodde after his landmark goal.

FC Schalke 04 - FC Ingolstadt 04

Schatzschneider, who played for S04 between 1984 and 1986, recently praised Terodde in an interview with the Sport-Informations-Dienst (SID), describing him as an “incredible performer” and a “worthy successor” should he break his 34-year-old record. “He’s a great guy, and I raise my hat to him,” added Schatzschneider. He concluded by saying that Terodde just knows exactly where to be to get his goals – which he proved once again against the Schanzer on Sunday afternoon.

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