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, collecting 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Year honours and sharing the top scorer's prize in 2022/23. 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.