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Meet Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Published 1334 GMT (2134 HKT) December 8, 2016
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just can't stop scoring goals at the moment ... he netted in Wednesday's 2-2 Champions League draw against Real Madrid, taking the Borussia Dortmund's striker overall goal tally for the season to 19 in all competitions. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Known for his innovative celebrations -- sometimes involving superhero masks -- Aubameyang tells CNN he wants to be remembered as the "craziest ever" footballer. Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images/AFP
While known for pulling on a Spiderman mask in his time playing in France and Germany, Aubameyang's favorite superhero appears to be Batman. Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
His celebration as Bruce Wayne's alter ego, with teammate Marco Reus as Robin, wasn't the only time he's donned the black mask. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
He even revealed a Batman shirt after Dortmund's win over Schalke last year. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
And sported a Batman logo shaved into his head before the 2015 German Cup final. Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
Aubameyang's athleticism has made him one of the world's most feared players on the pitch ... but it's also comes in handy celebrating goals. When he's not pulling on masks, he's performing acrobatic somersaults. Lars Baron/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images,
The Gabon international is also known for fashion statements off the pitch, often using a pair of Borussia Dortmund's own brightly colored headphones. Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images
The speedster recorded a faster time over 30 meters than Usain Bolt did over the same distance in his 100m world record run in Berlin -- and called him out. Who would win?
Aubameyang will also captain Gabon on home soil in January's Africa Cup of Nations. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
No wonder he wants to remembered as the "craziest ever" footballer ... Lars Baron/Bongarts/Bongarts/Getty Images