It was another record-breaking season for the Bundesliga in 2021/22. - © DFL
It was another record-breaking season for the Bundesliga in 2021/22. - © DFL

The 2021/22 Bundesliga season in numbers


Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski were record breakers again in 2021/22, but who else passed significant Bundesliga milestones over the course of the campaign?

1 Arminia Bielefeld's Andres Andrade became the first player from Panama to play in the Bundesliga when he made his debut for the club on Matchday 5. Meanwhile, winter Hertha Berlin signing Dongjun Lee became the first South Korean to feature for the club.

1.3  – According to xG, Niklas Dorsch (on Matchday 15 vs. Cologne) and Kingsley Coman (matchday 27 vs. Union Berlin) scored the least likely goals in the league this term, with goal probabilities of 1.3 percent.

Robert Lewandowski scored more than 30 goals in a single Bundesliga season for the third year in a row – a new record.

Mainz went four home games in a row without conceding a goal from matchday 14 to 21, setting a new club record in the Bundesliga.

4 Patrik Schick became the first Bayer Leverkusen player and the first Czech to score four times in a single Bundesliga match when he hit four against Greuther Fürth on Matchday 14.

Watch: Patrik Schick's four-goal salvo against Fürth

5 – Lewandowski was top scorer in the Bundesliga for the fifth time in a row – another new record to add to his collection.

5VfB Stuttgart suffered their joint-heaviest home defeat in the top-flight when they were beaten 5-0 by Bayern on Matchday 16. They were also hit for five by Dortmund in 1996.

5Wolfsburg went from suffering their highest half-time deficit (5-0) in Dortmund on Matchday 30 to establishing their record first-half lead a week later when they led Mainz 5-0 at the break.

6Freiburg's 6-0 advantage over Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 14 was not only their record half-time score, but the same final score was also the biggest win in the club's Bundesliga history.

6RB Leipzig's 6-1 wins over Hertha and Greuther are the club's highest away victories in their top-flight history.

7 – Lewandowski was top scorer in the Bundesliga for a seventh time, matching Gerd Müller's Torjägerkanone record haul.

7 – Having done the double over Dortmund this term, Bayern have now claimed Der Klassiker spoils in each of the previous seven meetings - a new record winning streak in the fixture's history.

7 – Bayern's 7-0 win over Bochum on Matchday 5 was the biggest win of the season and also VfL's heaviest ever Bundesliga defeat.

7 – Leverkusen celebrated the largest home win in their history by beating Fürth 7-1 on Matchday 14.

8Hoffenheim have now beaten Cologne in each of their last eight fixtures.

9 – The season's highest-scoring match saw Hoffenheim beat Fürth 6-3 on Matchday 13 - the first time there has been nine goals scored in a single Bundesliga game since Wolfsburg beat Augsburg 8-1 in May 2019.

Watch: Ihlas Bebou hit a hat-trick as Hoffenheim won a nine-goal thriller away at Fürth

9Branimir Hrgota is Fürth's new record single-season scorer in the Bundesliga with nine goals.

10 – Bayern were crowned champions for the 10th time in a row, setting a new record in Europe's top-five leagues for the most successive top-flight titles.

10 – For the first time in the club's history, Freiburg went unbeaten across the first 10 Bundesliga matchdays of a campaign (W6, D4).

11 – Michael Gregoritsch climbed off the bench on the final day to score Augsburg's 11th goal of the campaign by a substitute – a new single season club record.

11Thomas Müller got his hands on the Meisterschale for the 11th time and the Germany international has now won the Bundesliga more times than any other player.

12 Julian Brandt scored the earliest goal as a substitute in Bundesliga history by finding the back of the net after just 12 minutes against Stuttgart on Matchday 29.

13 – Florian Wirtz scored 13 times this season and he is the first U19 player in Bundesliga history to score more than 10 times in a season.

13 – Lewandowski scored in his 13th Bundesliga home game in a row when he got on the scoresheet against Bochum on Matchday 5, setting yet another league new record.

14 – Mats Hummels has now scored at least once in 14 consecutive Bundesliga seasons, which is a longer streak than any other active player and the best since Torsten Frings did the same from 1997 to 2011.

Mats Hummels has been playing in the Bundesliga since 2007. - Dennis Ewert/RHR-FOTO via images/RHR-Foto

14 – Wolfsburg had gone 848 minutes (more than 14 hours) without scoring against Dortmund until Wout Weghorst's goal on Matchday 13 that ended the longest goalless streak in Bundesliga history.

15 – On Matchday 6 in Fürth, Lewandowski failed to score for the first time in 15 Bundesliga games, narrowly missing out on Müller's record 16 game stretch in 1969/70.

14 – Alexander Schwolow made 14 saves against Bayern on matchday 21 – a new personal best that was more than any other goalkeeper made across the entire campaign.

16Paul Wanner became the first 16-year-old to win the German title and Bayern's youngest ever player, while Hoffenheim (Tom Bischof), Leipzig (Sidney Raebiger) and Leverkusen (Iker Bravo, Zidan Sertdemir) all fielded 16-year-olds for the first time.

16Union Berlin's 16 wins this season is a new club record in a Bundesliga campaign.

16 – Freiburg also set a new club record in a single Bundesliga season, this time for headed goals (16).

17 – Dortmund's Tom Rothe became the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score on his Bundesliga debut when he struck against Wolfsburg (17 years, 169 days).

Watch: Tom Rothe opened the floodgates against Wolfsburg

17 Benjamin Hübner was Hoffenheim's 17th different goalscorer this season – a new club record for TSG.

18 – Meanwhile, Leverkusen set their own club record with 18 separate scorers.

18 – Burak Ince became Bielefeld's youngest Bundesliga player when he made his debut on Matchday 26, just 52 days after his 18th birthday.

18 – Thomas Müller's 18 assists saw him top the league charts for provisions for a third season on the bounce and his 13 across the first half of the season set a new Hinrunde record.

18 – A total of 18 teenagers scored at least once in the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, the most in a top-flight season.

19 Felix Passlack became the 19th different goalscorer for Dortmund by scoring on Matchday 33  to establish a new club record that is just one behind the top-flight best of Werder Bremen's 20 scorers in 2007/08.

19 – Lewandowski set a new Bundesliga record for most away goals in one season (19) and the Pole extended his historical record for most strikes by a single player on their travels to 128.

Watch: All 35 of Robert Lewandowski's 2021/22 Bundesliga goals

20 Taiwo Awoniyi is Union's record top-flight goalscorer with 20, overtaking Max Kruse, who left for Wolfsburg in January. Awoniyi is also the first Union player to score 15 goals in a single top-flight season.

22 – Leverkusen took their unbeaten run against Augsburg to 22 matches (W15, D7) and that is now the longest sequence without defeat in Bundesliga history.

23 – Greuther finally celebrated their first home win in the top-tier by beating Union 1-0 on Matchday 15, ending their 23-game wait for a victory D5, L18).

24 – Schick is only the second Leverkusen player to score 24 goals in a single Bundesliga season and he finished up just one back from Stefan Kießling's club record of 25 strikes in 2012/13.

24 – Freiburg scored 24 times from set pieces - a number greater than any other side in 2021/22 and one that matches their club best of 1994/95.

24 – There were only 24 red cards last season - the fewest in a Bundesliga season since two bookings led to a sending off in 1991.

Mainz committed a league-high 473 fouls across the 2021/22 campaign, but were eighth league wide for cards. - Sven Sonntag via images/Picture Point LE

27 – Hrgota's 27 second strike in the win over Hertha on Matchday 22 was Fürth's fastest in the top-flight and the league's quickest of the season.

27.5 – Hoffenheim started Matchday 32 with the oldest starting XI in their Bundesliga history (27.5 years).

27.8 – Leipzig also started Matchday 33 with their oldest-ever starting XI (27.8 years).

30.1 – Union top the trio having named their oldest Bundesliga team on Matchday 19 (30.1 years)

31 – Bayern became champions for the 31st time in Bundesliga history – a German top-flight record.

31 – Gladbach had 31 shots on goal against Stuttgart on Matchday 8 – the most of any team in 2021/22.

33 – Nils Petersen scored a 33rd goal as a substitute in his Bundesliga career on Matchday 29 against Eintracht Frankfurt, further extending his league record.

35 - Lewandowski scored 35 goals this season, a return only ever bettered by Gerd Müller and Lewandowski himself.

35 – Mainz collected 35 points at home – more than ever before.

35 - Nick Proschwitz (35 years, 167 days) became Hoffenheim's oldest ever outfield player in the Bundesliga when he came on as a final day substitute.

36 – Hertha fielded 36 different players, Stuttgart 34 and Borussia Dortmund 33 - club records for all three.

36 - Philipp Tschauner became Leipzig's oldest Bundesliga player with his appearance on Matchday 33.

36 – Mainz have converted all 36 of their Bundesliga penalties since May 2013 – a current league record.

36.6  - Jeremiah St. Juste clocked in with a top speed of 22.7 mph - a new Bundesliga record since this data was collected in 2011.

37 – BVB set a new club record for scoring in the most consecutive Bundesliga matches by finding the target for a 37th game on the spin against Union on Matchday 5.

Erling Haaland was top scorer for Borussia Dortmund this past season, with 22 goals. - Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

41 – The highest scoring matchday of the season came on week 14 when it rained 41 goals. Only once this millennium have there been more on a single Bundesliga matchday – MD 34 in 2001/02 (44).

43 – Andre Silva scored his 43rd Bundesliga goal on Matchday 13 to become the highest scoring Portuguese player in Bundesliga history. He added eight more to his tally before the end of the season and now has 51.

43 – Lewandowski scored 43 times in 34 games across the 2021 calendar year 2021, setting a new Bundesliga record by beating Gerd Müller's previous best of 42 in 1972.

45 – Gladbach and Leverkusen shared a total of 45 shots on Matchday 19, the highest such figure of any game in 2021/22.

49 - Bayern scored 49 away goals last season, setting a new Bundesliga record and beating their previous best of 47 in 2019/20.

Watch: The Final Chapter - Meisterschale Time

50 Erling Haaland scored his 50th goal in his 50th Bundesliga game on Matchday 13, becoming both the fastest and youngest player in history to reach their half century.

50 – On Matchday 16, Wirtz became the youngest player to 50 Bundesliga games (18 years and 226 days), replacing Gio Reyna who had only claimed the record on the second week of the season.

51 – Bayern have scored in each of their last 51 away games in the Bundesliga - an ongoing league record.

52 – Cologne's 52 point haul is their most since the three points for a win rule was introduced.

54 – Union also set a new Bundesliga points record for the club (57).

61 Ermedin Demirovic has not completed 90 minutes in any of his 61 Bundesliga appearances (31 of them came in 2021/22).

62 – Haaland leaves Dortmund with 62 Bundesliga goals in 67 appearances, beating Klaus Fischer as the record fastest to reach the mark.

67 – Bayern beat Stuttgart for a 67th time in the first half of a campaign. Historically, no other fixture has seen so many victories by one team.

69 – Only two players played every single minute of 2021/22: Christian Günter and Rafal Gikiewicz. Both have been on the pitch for more than 90 minutes in each of the last 69 Bundesliga games – the longest such streaks in the Bundesliga.

79 – Christopher Trimmel made his 79th Bundesliga outing for Union on Matchday 22 to become the club's new top-flight record appearance maker. He has now made 88 appearances in total.

80 – Leverkusen set a new club record in the Bundesliga with 80 goals this season.

81 – Bayern have scored at least one goal in their last 80 league games - an ongoing Bundesliga record.

85 – Dortmund set a new club record in the Bundesliga with 85 goals this term.

100 – Hoffenheim celebrated their 100th Bundesliga home win on Matchday 12 by beating Leipzig, who in turn celebrated their century in bettering Wolfsburg on Matchday 20. Bochum, meanwhile, claimed a 100th Bundesliga away win on Matchday 28 when they claimed all three points from their trip to TSG.

100 – Awoniyi scored Union's 100th Bundesliga goal on Matchday 7, while the club played its 100th Bundesliga game on Matchday 32.

100 Marco Reus scored his 100th Bundesliga goal for BVB on Matchday 1.

100 Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his 100th win in his 199th Bundesliga game on Matchday 15 and, at 34, he is the youngest coach to reach the milestone.

105 Christian Streich celebrated his 105th Bundesliga victory as head coach of Freiburg on Matchday 29, beating Volker Finke's previous club record.

113 – Günter has not missed any of the last 113 Bundesliga games and has started all 113 of them. Both are the longest such existing sequences.

116 – Bayern scored 116 Bundesliga goals in the 2021 calendar year - a new record.

150 – On Matchday 29, Joshua Kimmich celebrated his 150th Bundesliga win in just 196 Bundesliga games, equaling Arjen Robben's league record.

169 – Augsburg made 169 substitutes out of a possible 170, shattering Stuttgart's previous record of 165 in 2020/21.

200 – On Matchday 21, Wolfsburg celebrated the 200th home win in their Bundesliga history as they beat Fürth 4-1.

205 Manuel Neuer set a new record for most Bundesliga clean sheets by moving to 205 shut-outs in the 5-0 win against Hertha on Matchday 3 and he now has 214 in total.

220 – Koen Casteels played his 220th Bundesliga game on Matchday 29 - a record number for Belgians in the German top-flight.

237 – Günter set a new Freiburg record for most Bundesliga appearances by moving to 237 on Matchday 2, and he has now stretched that club best to 269.

245 – Yann Sommer played his 245th Bundesliga game for Gladbach on Matchday 16 and now has 262 games in his gloves, making him the Foals' leading non-German appearance maker.

250 – Brandt played his 250th Bundesliga game on Matchday 24 at the age of 25 years and 301 days. Only Eike Immel (25 years, 269 days) and Karl-Heinz Körbel (25 years, 287 days) were younger when they reached this mark.

260 – Maximilian Arnold played his 260th Bundesliga game on Matchday 9, overtaking Diego Benaglio as the Wolves' record appearance maker. He closed the season on 285 games.

269 ​​– Ansgar Knauff became Eintracht's 269th different Bundesliga goalscorer on Matchday 25. That is a record for the most different scorers at any one club in the Bundesliga's history.

300 – In his 333rd competitive game for Bayern, Lewandowski scored his 300th Bundesliga goal. He is the only player other than Gerd Müller to pass the landmark for Bayern.

300 – On Matchday 29, Thomas Müller became the first outfield player in Bundesliga history to celebrate his 300th Bundesliga win. Only Oliver Kahn and Neuer had done so previously.

Watch: Manuel Neuer made more Bundesliga history in 2021/22

Christian Streich finished sixth and reached the DFB Cup final with Freiburg in 2021/22. - IMAGO/Oliver Zimmermann/IMAGO/foto2press

300 – Hummels played his 300th Bundesliga game for Dortmund on Matchday 13, while Neuer chalked up his 300th for Bayern on Matchday 19.

300 – Kruse went on to play his 300th Bundesliga game on Matchday 32.

311 – Neuer celebrated his 311th win in his 460th Bundesliga game on Matchday 27, setting a new Bundesliga record.

350 – Daniel Caligiuri played his 350th Bundesliga game on Matchday 24.

350 – Reus played his 350th competitive game for BVB on Matchday 28, and Arnold his 350th for Wolfsburg on Matchday 33.

400 – Hummels made it 400 competitive games for Dortmund on Matchday 4.

400 – Müller played his 400th Bundesliga game on Matchday 17

400 – Streich became the 10th head coach in history to win 400 or more points with one club, breaking barrier on Matchday 24.

450 – Neuer played his 450th competitive game for Bayern on Matchday 11.

500 – On Matchday 31, Felix Magath took charge of a Bundesliga game for the 500th time. He is only the seventh coach in history to do so.

511 – A total of 511 different players were used in the 2021/22 Bundesliga season, more than ever before.

600 – Müller played his 600th competitive game for Bayern on Matchday 12.

954 – A total of 954 goals were scored across the season, 26 more than the previous season (928). There were more, though, in 2019/20 (982) and, for the fourth time in a row, the Bundesliga average more than three goals per game.

Watch: Vote for you 2021/22 Bundesliga Goal of the Season!

1,000 – Schick took his first Bundesliga penalty on Matchday 15 in Frankfurt and became the 1,000th different taker in the league's history. Coincidentally, it was also the 5,000th Bundesliga spot-kick.

1,000 – Lewandowski scored the 1,000th Bundesliga goal by a Polish player. It is the third-most of any nation, behind Germany and Brazil.

1,935 – Bayern played their 1,935th Bundesliga fixture on Matchday 27, surpassing Werder's previous record.

2,000 – Haaland scored Dortmund's 2,000th home goal in the Bundesliga on Matchday 19.

2,000 – Matchday 32 was the 2,000th matchday in Bundesliga history.

9,000 – On Friday night of Matchday 19, Dortmund celebrated the Bundesliga's 9,000th win in style by beating Freiburg 5-1.

34,700 – Freiburg sold out its new Europapark Stadium for the first time on Matchday 28 and set a new club record for a home game (34,700) in the process.