Sven Bender | Playerprofile
Sven 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, for Borussia Dortmund from 2009-2017 and has played for Bayer 04 Leverkusen since 2017.
Current season 2019/20
With one assist, Sven Bender presently has the ninth-most in his team along with Jonathan Tah, Leon Bailey, Paulinho, Lars Bender, Julian Baumgartlinger, Lucas Alario and Daley Sinkgraven. The 1.86m-tall defender was in the starting line-up in all previous 25 games of the season. Of these, he won 14 games with his club.
His pass success rate amounts to 94.29 per cent. This result enables the 30-year-old to occupy third place in the league ranking for this category. His tackle success rate amounts to 62.61 per cent. In the league ranking for this category, he is sixth-best with this result. He has had 2,218 individual ball possessions this season. With this, Sven Bender occupies second place in the Bundesliga statistics for this category. He is credited as being especially assertive on the pitch. Hence, he has already won 288 tackling duels and in doing so has fought his way to the fourth rank in the league. Few players have covered a greater distance in the ongoing season than Sven Bender. He is currently the ninth-best runner with 268 km run on the pitch.
The player with the shirt number 5 played his last game on the 25th matchday of the 2019/20 season (7 March 2020). He was victorious over Eintracht Frankfurt while playing for Bayer 04 Leverkusen with a score of 4-0. He was in the starting line-up in this game and played as a defender for 35 minutes. In terms of total touches, he had 32 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had six tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, Sven Bender was able to win four. He was additionally able to make 26 successful passes. He covered a distance of 4.2 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, Sven Bender had a total of six sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Sven Bender has played 239 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 143. He has netted six goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Sven Bender has completed 81 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of two goals. He took the German championship title in 2010/11 and 2011/12 while playing for Borussia Dortmund. With a total of 239 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, Sven Bender currently has played the 28th-most career matches.
Up to now, Sven Bender has played seven international matches for Germany. He won the DFB-Pokal in 2011/12 and 2016/17 with Borussia Dortmund. He won the Supercup in 2013 and 2014 with Borussia Dortmund.