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 2019/20
In eight of the previous 10 games of the season, the 30-year-old was in the starting line-up. Of these 10 games, he won 5 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
The 1.85m-tall midfielder played his last game on the 14th matchday of the 2019/20 season (7 December 2019). He was victorious over FC Schalke 04 while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a score of 2-1. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, he had 81 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 31 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Lars Bender was able to win 11. He was additionally able to make 41 successful passes. He covered a distance of 12.2 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, the player with the shirt number 8 had a total of 25 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Lars Bender has played 234 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 119. He has played all the matches of his career in the Bundesliga as a member of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Here, he has put a total of 19 balls in the net. With a total of 234 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he currently has played the 24th-most career matches.
So far, Lars Bender has played 19 international matches for Germany. He scored a total of four goals in these games.