Lars Bender | Playerprofile
Lars Bender was born on 27 April 1989 in Rosenheim and plays for Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He played for TSV Brannenburg from 1993-1999, for SpVgg Unterhaching from 1999-2002, for TSV 1860 München from 2002-2009, for TSV München 1860 II from 2002-2009 and has played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2009.
Current season 2020/21
With two assists, the 32-year-old currently has the sixth-most in his team along with Lucas Alario and Demarai Gray. In 12 of the previous 13 games of the season, the player with the shirt number 8 was in the starting line-up. Of these 13 games, he won 8 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for one game.
The 1.85m-tall defender played his last game on the 18th matchday of the 2020/21 season (23 January 2021). Playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he lost against VfL Wolfsburg 0-1. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a defender for 45 minutes. In terms of total touches, Lars Bender had 45 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 17 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win 10. Lars Bender was additionally able to make 22 successful passes. He covered a distance of 5.9 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 15 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Lars Bender has played 255 matches in the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 132. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Here, Lars Bender has put a total of 21 balls in the net. With a total of 255 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the 26th-most career matches.
So far, Lars Bender has played 19 international matches for Germany. He scored a total of four goals in these games.