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Christopher Nkunku has developed into a full France international and bona fide world-beater at RB Leipzig. - © /
Christopher Nkunku has developed into a full France international and bona fide world-beater at RB Leipzig. - © /

Christopher Nkunku: The RB Leipzig and France star's Bundesliga career in numbers


Since landing in the German top-flight in the summer of 2019, Christopher Nkunku has flourished at RB Leipzig, culminating in the France international collecting 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Year honours. bundesliga.com looks at the numbers behind Nkunku's stunning performances at the Red Bull Arena...

2 - Nkunku has scored two direct free kicks in the Bundesliga this season and four across his time so far in the German top flight.

4 - The 25-year-old has given Leipzig a 1-0 lead on four separate occasions this term; only Werder Bremen striker Niclas Füllkrug (five times) has done so more for his club across the entire division in 2022/23.

4 - Likewise, just Füllkrug (five) has scored more goals in the final quarter of an hour of Bundesliga matches this season than Leipzig's French star (four).

7 - Including his successful attempt in Leipzig's penalty shootout win over Freiburg in the 2021/22 DFB Cup final, Nkunku has taken seven penalties in a Leipzig shirt and converted six of them. His only failed attempt came in the 4-0 win over Bochum on Matchday 8 of the current campaign.

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9 - Known as a club for their dangerous counter-attacks, Nkunku very much fits the Leipzig mould and has scored nine Bundesliga goals on the counter since joining Die Roten Bullen.

10.5 - On average, Nkunku covers 10.5 kilometres (6.5 miles) every 90 minutes of Bundesliga football. In 2022/23 alone, that number stands at 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) per game.

12 - With 12 league goals after 15 rounds of matches, Nkunku is the Bundesliga's top scorer in 2022/23.

13 - In 2021/22, the France international laid on 13 assists for his teammates.

23 - In total, Nkunku averages 23 tackles per 90 minutes in the Bundesliga.

25 - His 25 Bundesliga goals across the 2022 calendar year were the best in the Bundesliga and set a new club record for Leipzig.

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33 - His 33 goal involvements (25 goals, eight assists) in 2022 were also a Bundesliga best across the calendar year, outstripping Moussa Diaby (23) in second-place by 10 goals.

35 - In the 2021/22 campaign, Nkunku (35 goals in all competitions) surpassed Timo Werner’s 34-goal 2019/20 club best.

40 - He has scored 40 percent of all RBL goals in 2022/23 thus far - the highest percentage in the league alongside Füllkrug at Werder.

44 - Nkunku has had more shots (44) than any other Leipzig player going into the 2022/23 winter break, while making the second most passes (25) that led to shots from his teammates in the squad.

47.5 - Leipzig's chief goal-getter certainly isn't afraid of hard work and, on average, he wins 47.5 percent of his tackles.

52 - Nkunku averages 52 touches of the ball per top-flight appearance across his entire Bundesliga career, while in 2033/23 he's on the ball 42 times every game.

75 - The former Paris Saint-Germain forward has been involved in 75 goals (43 scored, 32 assists) in 109 Bundesliga appearances.

85 - On average, Nkunku completes 85 percent of his passes per 90 minutes of Bundesliga football. In 2022/23, that number currently sits at 84.3 percent.

104 - As a Bundesliga player, Nkunku has either scored or provided an assist every 104 minutes. This term he does so every 107 minutes.