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
In the current season, the 31-year-old has scored two goals and takes eighth place within his squad. He shares this rank with Sven Bender and Julian Baumgartlinger. Up to this point, Lars Bender has had one assist resulting in a goal. In 16 of the previous 18 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 18 games, he won 10 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for two games.
The 1.85m-tall defender played his last game on the 34th matchday of the 2019/20 season (27 June 2020). He was victorious over 1. FSV Mainz 05 while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a score of 1-0. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a defender for 45 minutes. In terms of total touches, he had 48 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had nine tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Lars Bender was able to win four. He was additionally able to make 33 successful passes. He covered a distance of 5.7 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 11 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
The player with the shirt number 8 has played 242 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 124. 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 242 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he presently has played the 28th-most career matches.
So far, Lars Bender has played 19 international matches for Germany. He scored a total of four goals in these games.