By 90Min
October 01, 2017

Shinji Kagawa broke the all time record for Japanese goalscorers in the Bundesliga, eclipsing Shinji Okazaki's previous record of 37, in Dortmund's win against Augsburg on Saturday. 

The Dortmund playmaker, who sandwiched his career at the german side with a difficult spell at Man United, has unsurprisingly rediscovered himself at the home of the Yellow Wall. He notched 21 goals in his first 49 appearances at Dortmund, after signing him for a mere €350,000 from Japanese minnows Cerezo Osaka, before he was sold to Manchester United in 2012.

After the stuttering spell in Manchester, Kagawa returned to Dortmund in the summer of 2014 and has subsequently netted 17 times in his 83 appearances since resigning with the club, with 2 goals and an assist already this campaign.

His record breaking goal was indeed worthy of the title; a sumptuous first time curling chip which left Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz flapping at thin air. In form like this, you can expect to see him cementing his place in history further throughout the season. 

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