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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. - © /
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Christopher Nkunku: The RB Leipzig and France star's Bundesliga career in numbers

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Since landing in the German top flight in the summer of 2019, Christopher Nkunku has flourished at RB Leipzig, collecting 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Year honours and sharing the top scorer's prize in 2022/23. bundesliga.com looks at the numbers behind the France international's stunning performances at the Red Bull Arena...

1 - Nkunku has taken five Bundesliga penalties in a Leipzig shirt, converting four of them. His only failed attempt came in the 4-0 win over Bochum on Matchday 8 of the 2022/23 campaign. It's his only miss in seven competitive attempts from the spot, excluding shoot-outs.

4 - Nkunku has scored four direct free-kicks in the Bundesliga.

5 - Nkunku gave Leipzig a 1-0 lead on five separate occasions in 2022/23; only four players did so more often.

5 - Only Werder Bremen forward Niclas Füllkrug (8) and Schalke's Marius Bülter (6) scored more goals in the final quarter-hour of Bundesliga matches than Leipzig's French star (5) in 2022/23.

Watch: All Christopher Nkunku's Bundesliga goals in 2022/23

9 - Known as a club for their dangerous counter-attacks, Nkunku very much fits the Leipzig mould with nine Bundesliga goals on the break since joining Die Roten Bullen from Paris Saint-Germain.

10.5 - On average, Nkunku covers 10.5 kilometres (6.5 miles) every 90 minutes of Bundesliga football.

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

16 - Despite missing nine matches through injury, Nkunku still finished the 2022/23 campaign as the Bundesliga's 16-goal top scorer, sharing the Torjägerkanone with Füllkrug.

20 - Nkunku's total goal contribution in the Bundesliga in 2022/23 (16 of his own, plus four assists).

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.

Watch: All of Nkunku's goals in 2022

33 - His 33 goal involvements (25 goals, eight assists) in 2022 were also a Bundesliga best across the calendar year, outstripping Bayer Leverkusen's 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 single-season club best return.

54 - He scored 25 percent of Leipzig's 64 Bundesliga goals in 2022/23.

48 - Leipzig's chief goal-getter certainly isn't afraid of hard work, winning a mean 48 percent of his attempted challenges.

52 - Nkunku averages 52 touches of the ball per top-flight appearance.

73 - Nkunku fired off a team-leading 73 shots on goal in 2022/23.

85 - On average, Nkunku completes 85 percent of his passes per 90 minutes of Bundesliga football.

88 - The former Paris Saint-Germain forward has been involved in 88 goals (47 scored, 41 assists) in 119 Bundesliga appearances.

93.8 - As a Bundesliga player, Nkunku has either scored or provided an assist every 93.8 minutes.