Xabi Alonso has enjoyed a record-breaking spell at Bayer Leverkusen so far. - © Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga
Xabi Alonso has enjoyed a record-breaking spell at Bayer Leverkusen so far. - © Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga

Xabi Alonso's career numbers at Bayer Leverkusen


Xabi Alonso has overseen an extraordinary turnaround at Bayer Leverkusen since taking charge in October 2022 - but don't just take our word for it, here are the stats to prove it!

Stats correct as of 19 April 2024

1stLeverkusen have won the Bundesliga title for the first time in the club's history.

1 - Die Werkself have been in pole position at the end of 25 of the 29 completed Bundesliga matchdays so far in 2023/24 - likewise a club record. 

2Alonso is just the second Spaniard to take charge of a Bundesliga club as head coach, after Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.

2.2 – Alonso’s goals-per-game average is the best of any coach in Leverkusen’s history.

2.3 – Alonso’s points-per-game average of 2.3 is also the best of any coach in Leverkusen’s history.

Watch: Leverkusen - champions at last!

7 – Die Werkself have won each of their last six away games in the Bundesliga - a new club record.

9 – Alonso is just the ninth person to win the Bundesliga as both a player and a coach, after Hansi Flick, Niko Kovač, Thomas Schaaf, Matthias Sammer, Franz Beckenbauer, Felix Magath, Jupp Heynckes and Helmut Benthaus.

10 – Leverkusen have set a club record of 10 consecutive wins between Matchdays 20 and 29.

17 – When Alonso took over the reins at Leverkusen in October 2022 they were in 17th place in the table. They ended the 2022/23 campaign in sixth, and have only gone upwards ever since.

19 - Leverkusen have only conceded 19 goals across their 29 Bundesliga matches so far this term - a new club record.

29 - Leverkusen are the first team in Bundesliga history to go unbeaten across the first 29 games of a season (25 wins, four draws). 

34 – By earning 34 points from their first 12 Bundesliga games of 2023/24 (11 wins, one draw), Leverkusen equalled the best-ever start to a top-flight campaign in Germany set by Bayern in 2015/16.

Watch: Leverkusen a record 44 games unbeaten

38 - Leverkusen have also set new single-season club records for away wins (12) and points earned away from home (38).

44 - Leverkusen have set a new European record for the longest unbeaten sequence by going 44 games without defeat (38 wins, six draws). 

69 – Alonso’s win ratio now stands at 69 percent. Only three permanent coaches (excluding caretakers) have ever had a better tally in league history, and all of them were at Bayern: Guardiola (80 percent), Flick (78 percent) and Carlo Ancelotti (73 percent). Alonso contributed to those numbers for Guardiola and Ancelotti as a player.

Watch: Alonso talks Ancelotti, Leverkusen and his inspiring dad

74 - Alonso's charges have scored 74 times after 29 rounds of games - a new club record for this stage of a season. They only need six more to beat the club's best ever goal haul of 80, set in 2021/22. 

124 - Leverkusen have won 124 points from 55 games under Alonso - more points than any other Bundesliga team across the same period. 

2026 – At the start of August 2023, Alonso extended his contract at Leverkusen until 2026.