The Klassiker dances to some fascinating numbers. - © Getty Images
The Klassiker dances to some fascinating numbers. - © Getty Images

Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Der Klassiker in numbers


The likes of Thomas Müller, Mats Hummels, Jürgen Klopp and Robert Lewandowski have all left their mark on meetings between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund down the years. rounds up the record-breaking numbers, ahead of the latest edition of Der Klassiker...

2 - Marcio Amoroso, Erdal Keser (BVB), Alexander Zickler, Giovane Elber, Thomas Müller, Dieter Hoeneß and Claudio Pizarro (Bayern) have all scored twice as substitutes in Der Klassiker. Nobody has produced more than two goals from the bench.

3 - The number of own goals across the previous 108 Bundesliga Klassikers. Bayern's Markus Münch contributed to a 3-0 home defeat to Dortmund on 12 October 1991, while Mats Hummels put the ball through his own net as BVB went down 4-0 in Munich on Matchday 11 of 2019/20. Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel scored the last o.g. in this high-profile fixture when swiping into his own net during BVB's 4-2 reverse at the Allianz Arena last term. 

4 - The most successive Klassiker defeats under one coach: Lucien Favre - Dortmund, between April 2019 and November 2020.

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6 - To date, Lewandowski is the only player to have scored at least once in six Klassikers in a row (12 goals between April 2017 and November 2019).

7 - Bayern were on a seven-match winning streak - a Klassiker record - before being held to a 2-2 draw in Dortmund season. BVB won four in a row between 2010 and 2012.

11 - Kingsley Coman is unbeaten in 11 Bundesliga Klassiker appearances (W10, D1), winning his first nine in a row. Both are records in the fixture.

11 - Ottmar Hitzfeld avoided defeat across 11 Klassikers in charge of Dortmund and Bayern between October 1996 and November 2002. It's the longest unbeaten run of any coach in the fixture. The German tactician also holds the record for the longest winless spell in the fixture, which actually overlaps with that unbeaten run (six matches, including five draws, between March 1996 and December 1999).

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12 - On 27 November 1971, Bayern beat Dortmund 11-1 in the highest-scoring Klassiker in Bundesliga history. Indeed, there have never been more than 12 goals in a single Bundesliga fixture. Gerd Müller scored four times, and remains the only player to do so in a Klassiker. For reference, Lothar Emmerich scored the only Dortmund hat-trick in the contest in a 6-3 win in September 1967.

12 - Bayern have scored at least once in the last 13 Klassikers, equalling their record in the fixture, set between April 1997 and November 2002. Dortmund's longest scoring run in Klassikers is 10 matches (August 2008 to May 2013).

13 – Unlucky for some, especially Lars Ricken. Dortmund's current youth team coordinator faced Bayern 13 times without winning between March 1996 and November 2002 - an unwanted record.

13 - Bayern have been awarded 13 penalties in Der Klassiker, converting 10. Dortmund have put away nine of 13. Paul Breitner and Lewandowski have scored the most, with three apiece in Bayern colours. Lewandowski also missed a penalty when playing for Dortmund against Bayern.

14 - Bayern enjoyed a Klassiker record 14-match unbeaten run between March 1996 and November 2002 (W7, D7). Oliver Kahn kept goal in every one, landing him the equivalent player record.

15 - The total number of players sent off in Der Klassiker (eight Bayern, seven Dortmund). Coman was shown his marching orders on Matchday 9 of 2022/23, but ex-Bayern defender Rafinha is the only player to be sent off twice in the fixture.

Robert Lewandowski made a habit out of returning to haunt former club Dortmund in Der Klassiker. - Alex Grimm/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images

17 - Former Dortmund forward Ibrahim Tanko is the youngest player in Klassiker history, aged 17 years and 88 days. Nuri Sahin - also ex-BVB - is the youngest starter (17 years and 103 days), while Pierre-Emil Höjberg is the greenest Bayern player to feature in the fixture (17 years and 244 days).

17 - Youssoufa Moukoko is the only player under the age of 18 to have scored in a Klassiker. The Dortmund teenager was 17 years, 10 months and 18 days when he struck in the first meeting of 2022/23.

18 – Bayern outdo Dortmund 18 to 13 for the number of goals by substitutes in Der Klassiker. BVB's Anthony Modeste took 'super sub' honours in the teams' first meeting last season while replacement Donyell Malen scored a consolation for the Black-and-Yellows in the reverse fixture.

18 - Lewandowski holds the Bundesliga record for most wins in Der Klassiker (18 from 24 games).

24 - The Polish striker also leads the way for most Bundesliga goals in Der Klassiker (23 for Bayern, one for Dortmund). No Bayern player has scored more in meetings with BVB.

25 – Thomas Müller's 25 Bundesliga appearances in Der Klassiker is the most for one club by any currently active player.

26 – Staying with active players, it's Hummels who has played in the most Bundesliga Klassikers (21 for current employers Dortmund, six for Bayern).

26 -  Hitzfeld has overseen a record 26 Bundesliga Klassikers (14 in the Bayern dugout, 12 in charge of BVB). Jupp Heynckes and Jürgen Klopp also presided over 14 in charge of Bayern and Dortmund respectively.

28 - Michael Zorc has played in the most Klassikers of the Bundesliga era (28 - all for Dortmund). Kahn is next, with 27 outings for Bayern, followed by the aforementioned Klassiker divide-crossing Hummels.

38 - Kahn became the oldest player in Klassiker history with his final outing against Dortmund, at the age of 38 years and 303 days. Lothar Matthäus is Der Klassiker's oldest outfield player (37 years and 197 days), while Stefan Reuter is Dortmund's most senior cast member to play in the fixture (37 years and 24 days).

59 - Bayern have scored the opening goal in 60 of the 108 Klassikers of the Bundesliga era, going on to win the match on 43 occasions. Dortmund have claimed maximum points in 21 of the 43 Klassikers in which they have taken a 1-0 lead. Gerd Müller and Lewandowski each broke the deadlock a record five times, the latter doing so in four outings for Bayern and one for BVB.

83 - Since data collection began in 1993/94, Lewandowski has fired off a record 83 shots on goal in Der Klassiker.

84 - Kahn's 84 saves is another Klassiker high in the age of data collection, followed by Roman Weidenfeller's 67.

Oliver Kahn wrote his name into Klassiker folklore during a storied playing career with Bayern. - imago images / Team 2

107 - Bayern and Dortmund have met 108 times in the Bundesliga. The record champions have won 53 to BVB's 25. Thirty have ended all square.

281 - Lewandowski has won the most challenges in Der Klassiker (281) - at least since such data began being recorded in 1993/94.

296 - The total number of yellow cards dished out across the previous 107 Klassikers. Bayern players have received 150 cautions, Dortmund 146. Lewandowski has seen the most of all players (six - five with Bayern, one in his Dortmund days).

331 - Bayern went a record 331 minutes without conceding in Der Klassiker, before Marco Reus put Dortmund ahead on Matchday 7 of 2020/21. The Black-Yellows kept Bayern at bay for 321 minutes between February 2011 and December 2012.

346 – Reinhold Wosab scored the first two of 346 Bundesliga goals in Der Klassiker as Dortmund ran out 2-0 winners in Munich back in October 1965. However, Bayern lead the overall scoring charts 215 to 131.