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 six of the previous seven games of the season, the 30-year-old was in the starting line-up. Of these seven games, he won 3 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for one game. The 1.85m-tall midfielder is in fifth place in his team's internal ranking for both pass success rate (87.94 per cent) and tackle success rate (50 per cent).
The player with the shirt number 8 played his last game on the ninth matchday of the 2019/20 season (26 October 2019). Playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, he played against SV Werder Bremen and tied with 2-2. He played as a defender throughout this entire game. In terms of total touches, he had 108 individual ball possessions, which is the highest amount of any player in the game. Furthermore, he had 18 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Lars Bender was able to win 12. He was additionally able to make 76 successful passes – the best performance in the game. He covered a distance of 11.8 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Lars Bender had a total of 28 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Lars Bender has played 231 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 117. 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 19 balls in the net. With a total of 231 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.