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The records, stats and numbers behind 2,000 Bundesliga match days


Matchday 32 of the 2021/22 campaign is also the 2,000th of the Bundesliga era. bundesliga.com cherry-picks the standout statistical tidbits from the first 1,999...

5 - Five own goals on a single match day has occurred just twice since the Bundesliga's inception. On Matchday 10 of the Bundesliga inaugural campaign in 1963/64, Dieter Pulter (twice), Rudi Entenmann, Hans-Günter Schimmöller and Ferdinand Wenauerall all put through their own net. Timo Baumgartl, Alejandro Galvez, Leon Goretzka, Mats Hummels and Eugen Polanski followed suit on Matchday 13 of 2015/16.

7 - There have been home wins across the board on a total of seven of the 1,999 matchdays to date, but not since Matchday 19 of 1989/90.

7 -  Two wins per match day is the historical minimum to date, while the highest number of draws is seven. Six match days have witnessed seven stalemates - Matchday 21 of 2020/21 being the most recent example.

8 - There has never been a match day made up exclusively of away wins. Matchday 6 of 2019/20 is the closest yet, with eight. The other fixture ended in a draw. It's the only match day on record where not a single one of the nine home teams managed a win.

11 - An eleven-goal match day is pretty rare. The two instances so far fell on Matchday 26 of 1989/90, when there were four goalless draws, and on Matchday 20 of 1998/99 (five goalless draws).

12 - Twelve is the record for penalties awarded on a single match day. Ten of the dozen in question on Matchday 12 of 1971/72 were successfully converted - another best-mark. There was at least one spot-kick in seven of the nine fixtures, but that's not a record. On Matchday 7 of 2020/21, referees blew for 10 penalties across eight of the nine games.

13 - Unlucky for some, but not Paco Alcacer, Breel Embolo, Patrick Herrmann, Dong-Won Ji, Dodi Lukebakio, Yunus Malli, Alexandru Maxim, Admir Mehmedi, Virgil Misidjan, Reiss Nelson, James Rodriguez, Anthony Ujah and Luca Waldschmidt. On Matchday 3 of 2018/19, all 13 of the aforementioned players scored a goal from the bench. It remains the record for number of match-day goals by substitutes.

53 - The record number of goals across a single match day. That made for an average of six per game back on Matchday 32 of 1983/84.

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55 - Tempers flared on Matchday 9 of 1994/95, when a total of 55 yellow cards were brandished around the grounds. The record for red cards is eight (five reds, plus three sendings off for second bookable offences), set on Matchday 3 of 2013/14.

1940 - Bayern Munich made their top-flight debut at the start of the Bundesliga's third season. The 31-time Bundesliga champions have never been relegated, and will take part in their 1,940th successive match day in Mainz this weekend - a Bundesliga record.

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2000 - The milestone number of match days to be chalked up on Matchday 32 of 2021/22.

485,210 - On 1 May 2010, all nine Matchday 33 fixtures kicked off at the same time, with Bayern and Schalke level on points at the top of the Bundesliga. Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg were also in action on home soil as some 485,210 spectactors set the single match day attendance record.