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
Lars Bender has been able to make one assist so far. With this result, he leads the team statistics along with Florian Wirtz and Leon Bailey. The 31-year-old was in the starting line-up in all previous three games of the season. Of these, he won one game with his club.
His pass success rate amounts to 87 per cent, with which Lars Bender occupies fourth place in the team-internal statistics. His tackle success rate amounts to 55.56 per cent. With this, he occupies third place in the team-internal statistics.
The 1.85m-tall defender played his last game on the fourth matchday of the 2020/21 season (17 October 2020). Playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he won against 1. FSV Mainz 05 1-0. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, he had 119 individual ball possessions, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. Furthermore, the player with the shirt number 8 had 27 tackle challenges in the last match – the highest number in this game. Of these, he was able to win 16 – and therefore was more successful than any other player in this game. He was additionally able to make 68 successful passes. During his total playing time in this game, Lars Bender ran 12.1 km and thus covered a longer distance than all other players in the club. In doing so, he had a total of 25 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Lars Bender has played 245 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 125. 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 21 balls in the net. With a total of 245 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the 25th-most career matches.
Up to now, Lars Bender has played 19 international matches for Germany. He scored a total of four goals in these games.